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Developing SQL Data Models

The focus of this 3-day instructor-led course is on creating managed enterprise BI solutions. It describes how to implement both multidimensional and tabular data models and how to create cubes, dimensions, measures, and measure groups. This course helps you prepare for the Exam 70-768.

Audience Profile

The primary audience for this course is database professionals who need to fulfil BI Developer role to create enterprise BI solutions. Primary responsibilities will include:

  • Implementing multidimensional databases by using SQL Server Analysis Services
  • Creating tabular semantic data models for analysis by using SQL Server Analysis Services

Participant Prerequisites

  • Experience of querying data using Transact-SQL

Course Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the components, architecture, and nature of a BI solution
  • Create a multidimensional database with Analysis Services
  • Implement dimensions in a cube
  • Implement measures and measure groups in a cube
  • Use MDX syntax
  • Customize a cube
  • Implement a tabular database
  • Use DAX to query a tabular model
  • Use data mining for predictive analysis

Course Outline

The following items describe the outline of the course:
Module 1: Introduction to Business Intelligence and Data Modeling
Module 2: Creating Multidimensional Databases
Module 3: Working with Cubes and Dimensions
Module 4: Working with Measures and Measure Groups
Module 5: Introduction to MDX
Module 6: Customizing Cube Functionality
Module 7: Implementing a Tabular Data Model by Using Analysis Services
Module 8: Introduction to Data Analysis Expression (DAX)
Module 9: Performing Predictive Analysis with Data Mining

Course Materials

The following materials are included as part of the course:

  • Microsoft Official digital Curriculum (MOC)

MS 20768 - Developing SQL Data Models

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