MS-55042 - SharePoint 2013 Business Intelligence

This three-day instructor-led course provides students with the necessary knowledge to work with all the associated SharePoint business intelligence services including PerformancePoint Service, Excel Services, Business Connectivity Services, and Visio Services. The new and improved Business Intelligence Center is explored, and all the exciting new features within the SharePoint 2013 release are covered.

The focus of this course is on the SharePoint 2013 business intelligence platform and not on the SQL business intelligence services.

As far as possible each of the modules is stand-alone allowing for customization of the course for those audiences that may not have an interest in a certain service.

Instructor did a great job, from experience this subject can be a bit dry to teach but he was able to keep it very engaging and made it much easier to focus. Student
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Before attending this course, students must have:
  • An understanding of the benefits of business intelligence.

Detailed Class Syllabus

Module 1: Course Overview

Course Materials
What We'll Be Discussing

Module 2: The Business Intelligence Stack

Business Intelligence in Three Ways
SQL 2012 Business Intelligence
New 2013 SharePoint Business Intelligence Features
New 2013 PowerPivot in Excel Features

Module 3: SharePoint 2013 Business Intelligence Center

New 2013 SharePoint Central Administration
New 2013 Business Intelligence Center
Permissions and Roles
Included Document Library and List Apps

Module 4: SharePoint 2013 Excel Services

New 2013 Excel Services Features
Core Components
Excel Web Access (EWA)
What Excel Web Access is Not
Differences in the Browser vs. Desktop
SharePoint Libraries to Store Workbooks
Power View Add-in for Excel
The Save and Share Process
Excel Web App
Best Practices

Module 5: SharePoint 2013 PerformancePoint 2013

New 2013 Overview of PerformancePoint Services
Dashboard Designer
Data Sources
Visual Reports

Module 6: SharePoint 2013 Visio Services

New 2013 Visio Services Features
Visio Graphics Service
Visio Drawings in the Browser
Visio Web Access Web Part
Visio Drawings with Data Connections

Module 7: PowerPivot

New 2013 PowerPivot Features
PowerPivot and Excel
PowerPivot and SharePoint
Enterprise Business Intelligence and PowerPivot
Importing Data
Enriching Data
SharePoint Sharing

Module 8: SharePoint 2013 Business Connectivity Services

New 2013 Business Connectivity Service Features
What is Business Connectivity Services?
BCS Terminology
BCS Security
Using SharePoint Designer 2013 with BCS
Surfacing the BCS Data

Module 9: Dashboards

Dashboard Migration
Three Types of Dashboards
Successful Dashboards
Tables or Graphs
Types of Graphs
Choosing a Chart Type
Key Performance Indicators
Pitfalls In Dashboard Design
Microsoft Report Builder 3.0
Plan Your Reports
New 2013 SharePoint Designer Features
SharePoint Web Apps