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MS2794 - Designing a BI Solution for the Enterprise Using MS SQL 2005

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The purpose of this 2-day instructor-led course is to teach Business Intelligence (BI) professionals working in enterprise environments to design a BI solution architecture. Students will be taught the importance of keeping all components of the solution and stages of the lifecycle in mind. The first day focuses on foundational standards and practices for the enterprise. The second day focuses on a project-specific lifecycle for capturing requirements and deriving a solution architecture. This is the first course in the Business Intelligence curriculum and will serve as the entry point for other courses in the curriculum
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Before attending this course, students must: • Have observed all phases of the BI project lifecycle: • Collecting requirements • Defining database models • Developing ETL • Creating OLAP solutions • Developing reports • Supporting deployed solutions • Have foundational conceptual understanding of data warehousing, data marts, and Business Intelligence. Students must be well versed on the subjects of data warehousing, data marts, and BI, and preferably have read at least one book by Ralph Kimball or Bill Inmon. Practical experience with OLAP, ETL, and Reporting on the Microsoft SQL Server Platform. For example, constructing cubes, developing packages, and writing reports. Conceptual understanding of the components of SQL Server 2005. For example, changes to the OLAP, ETL, and reporting technologies. • Have foundational understanding of Microsoft Windows security. For example, how groups, delegation of credentials, and impersonation function in a security context. • Have foun
Detailed Class Syllabus

Module 1: Introduction to Business Intelligence Architecture
  • In this module, students will learn about key design principles that should be considered when scoping a BI solution, and how to gather business and technical requirements that will ensure that the solution and architecture meets the needs of its users.

  • Overview of Business Intelligence

  • Overview of Business Intelligence Architecture

  • Lab 1: Identifying Business Intelligence Solution Requirements

  • Determining Business Requirements

  • Designing a High Level Architecture

  • Module 2: Overview of the Business Intelligence Project Lifecycle
  • This module examines the core processes and requirements to achieve a successful Business Intelligence project.

  • Planning a Business Intelligence Project

  • Determining Business Intelligence Requirements

  • Revising and Updating a Business Intelligence Project

  • Lab 2: Planning a Business Intelligence Project

  • Examining Solution Requirements

  • Preparing a high level project plan

  • Planning a Business Intelligence Project

  • Module 3: Introduction to Business Intelligence Development
  • This module describes how to plan and manage the development process for a Business Intelligence project. It discusses considerations for assembling the development team, managing the development process, testing, and deploying the solution.

  • Overview of Business Intelligence Development

  • Managing Business Intelligence Development

  • Determining Data Management Process

  • Lab 3: Developing a Business Intelligence Solution

  • Identifying Team Requirements

  • Determining Development Standards

  • Module 4: Designing Business Intelligence Infrastructure
  • This module describes how to identify infrastructure requirements for a Business Intelligence solution, and how to design an effective infrastructure to provide the required levels of scalability and availability.

  • Determining Infrastructure Requirements

  • Designing the Infrastructure

  • Planning for Scalability and Availability

  • Lab 4: Supporting Business Intelligence Infrastructure growth

  • Determining Growth Requirements

  • Projecting Capacity and Throughput Requirements

  • Identifying Reporting Services Growth Requirements

  • Module 5: Managing Business Intelligence Operations
  • This module explains how to manage and operate a Business Intelligence solution.

  • Overview of Business Intelligence Operations

  • Managing Maintenance and Operations Tasks

  • Managing Data Archiving

  • Managing Business Intelligence Operations for Business Continuity

  • Lab 5: Using Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF) to Manage Business Intelligence Operations

  • Planning the Operations Solution

  • Determining the Current State of Operations

  • Evaluating Operational Costs and Risks
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