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Course Name: MSBI (Microsoft Business Intelligence)

Parent Group: Business Intelligence (BI)

Components: SSIS, SSAS, SSRS

Pre-requisites:  Basic knowledge of SQL

Experience level: Any experience

Duration (in weeks): 8 weekends Max: 9 weekends 6-hrs per weekend.

About Course:

MSBI stands for Microsoft Business Intelligence. This powerful suite is composed of tools which helps in providing best solutions for Business Intelligence. This tool uses Visual studio along with SQL server.

It empowers users to gain access to accurate and up-to-date information for better decision making in an organization. It offers different tools for different processes which are required in Business Intelligence (BI) solutions.

MSBI is divided into 3 categories: –

SSIS – SQL Server Integration Services – Integration tool.

SSAS – SQL Server Analytical Services -Analysis tool.

SSRS – SQL Server Reporting Services -Analysis tool.


Certifications: MCSA: SQL 2016 BI Development

Trainer profile:

Trainer is working professional with overall 14 years of experience into IT. He has more than 5 years of experience in training including classroom, online and corporate trainings. He is currently working as architect in MNC and leading a team for MSBI project. He has hands on experience on other BI tools also like PowerBI, Talend, Tableau.

Course Content :

Introduction to SQL Server Integration Services

  • Datawarehousing Basics
  • Product History
  • SSIS Package Architecture Overview
  • Development and Management Tools

Business Intelligence Development Studio

  • Launching BIDS
  • Project templates
  • The package designer
  • The Toolbox
  • Solution Explorer
  • The Properties window
  • The Variables window
  • The SSIS menu

Introduction to Control Flow and Data Flow

  • Control Flow Overview
  • precedence Constraints
  • The Execute SQL Task
  • The Bulk Insert Task
  • The File System Task
  • The FTP Task
  • The Send Mail Task
  • Containers – grouping and looping
  • The Web Service Task
  • The WMI tasks
  • The Analysis Services tasks
  • The Execute Process Task, Execute Package Task
  • Data Flow Overview
  • Data Sources
  • Data Destinations
  • Data Transformations
  • The Copy Column Transformation
  • The Derived Column Transformation
  • The Data Conversion Transformation
  • The Conditional Split Transformation
  • The Aggregate Transformation
  • The Sort Transformation
  • Data Viewers

Variables and Configurations

  • Variables Overview
  • Variable scope
  • SSIS system variables
  • Using variables in control flow
  • Using variables in data flow
  • Using variables to pass information between packages
  • Property expressions
  • Configuration Overview
  • Configuration options
  • Configuration discipline

Debugging, Error Handling and Logging

  • SSIS debugging overview
  • Breakpoints in SSIS
  • SSIS debugging windows
  • Control Flow: The OnError event handler
  • Data Flow: Error data flow
  • Configuring Package Logging
  • Built-in log providers

SSIS Using SQL Server Management Studio

  • The Import and Export Wizard
  • Importing and Exporting Data
  • Scheduling and Executing Plans

Advanced Data Flow

  • Revisiting data sources and destinations
  • The Lookup Transformation
  • Getting Fuzzy: The Fuzzy Lookup and Fuzzy Grouping Transformations
  • The Multicast Transformation
  • The Merge and Merge Join Transformations
  • The Slowly Changing Dimension Transformation
  • Transaction Handling in SSI
  • Check Point configurations

Introduction to SSIS scripting

  • The SSIS script editor
  • The SSIS object model
  • Script in Control flow: The Script Task
  • Script in Data flow: The Script Component
  • Introduction to SSIS component development

SSIS Package Deployment

  • Configurations and deployment
  • The deployment utility
  • Deployment options
  • Deployment security
  • Executing packages – DTExec and DTExecUI

SSIS Package Management

  • The SSIS Service
  • Managing packages with DTUtil
  • Managing packages with SQL Server Management Studio
  • Scheduling packages with SQL Server Agent

Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services

  • Overview of SQL Server Analysis Services
  • Installing SQL Server Analysis Services

OLAP Modeling

  • Modeling source schemas—stars and snowflakes
  • Understanding dimensional modeling— Dimensions (Type 1, 2, or 3) or rapidly changing
  • Understanding fact (measures) and cube modeling
  • Other types of modeling—data mining etc…

Understanding the development environment

  • Creating Data Sources and Data Source Views
  • Configuring Dimensions
  • Defining Attribute Hierarchies
  • Sorting and Grouping Attribute
  • Creating cubes
  • Refining Dimensions and Measures in BIDS

Intermediate SSAS

  • KPIs
  • Perspectives
  • Translations – cube metadata and currency localization
  • Partitions
  • Storage topics – basic aggregations, MOLAP, ROLAP, HOLAP
  • Aggregations


  • Using the MDX query editor in SQL Server Management Studio
  • Most-used Functions & Common tasks
  • New MDX functions


  • Securing a cube

Deployment and processing the CUBE

Introduction to SQL Server Reporting Services

Tour of Features

Reporting Services Architecture

Reporting Services Terminology

Reporting Services Editions

Taking Reporting Services for a Spin

Creating Reports

Deconstructing Reporting Services

Shared Data Sources

Creating Reports from Scratch

Calculations and Formatting

Creating Expressions

Using the Global Collections

Formatting Items

Conditional Formatting

Grouping and Sorting

Creating Groups

Calculating Totals and Percentages

Interactive Sorting

Creating Drill-Down Reports

Report Parameters

Creating Report Parameters

Creating Drop-Down Parameters

Multi-Valued Parameters

Debugging Parameter Issues

Creating Matrix Reports and Charts

Creating a Basic Matrix Report

Matrix Subtotals

Creating a Basic Chart

Exploring the Charting Possibilities

Managing Reporting Services

Deploying Reports and Data Sources

Exporting Reports and Printing

Using the Web-Based Report Manager

Using SQL Server Management Studio-based Reporting Services Manager

Reporting Services Security

Two Parts to Reporting Services Security

Securing Access to Reports

Data Source Security

Programming Reporting Services

The Many Reporting Services APIs

Integrating Reporting Services into Applications using URL Access

Using the Report Viewer Controls

Advanced Reporting Services Programming

Using the Reporting Services Web Service

Working with Custom Assemblies

Snapshots and Subscriptions

Caching and Snapshots

Creating Standard Subscriptions

Creating Data-Driven Subscriptions

Managing Subscriptions

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