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Introduction to Integration Services

Defining SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)

  • Exploring the need for migrating diverse data
  • The role of Business Intelligence (BI)

SSIS Architecture and Tools

Managing heterogeneous data

  • Leveraging the Extract, Transform and Load (ETL) capabilities of SSIS
  • Running wizards for basic migrations
  • Creating packages for complex tasks

Illustrating SSIS architecture

  • Distinguishing between data flow pipeline and package runtime
  • Executing packages on the client side or hosted in the SSIS service
  • Bulletproofing a package with package environment configurations

Simplifying deployments

  • Switching between project and package deployment modes
  • Deploying packages to the SSISDB
  • Running packages from SQL Server
  • Leveraging package parameters

Implementing Tasks and Containers

Utilizing basic SSIS objects

  • Configuring connection managers
  • Adding data flow tasks to packages
  • Reviewing progress with data viewers
  • Assembling tasks to perform complex data migrations
  • Migrating multiple files with FOREACH container
  • Handling multiple iteration of data loading using FORE LOOP container.
  • Usage of Sequence Container with real time examples.

Operating system-level tasks

  • Copying, moving and deleting files
  • Transferring files with the FTP task
  • Communicating with external sources
  • Sending messages through mail

Extending Capabilities with Scripting

Writing expressions

  • Making properties dynamic with variables
  • Utilizing expressions in loop iterations

Script Task

  • Extending functionality with the Script Task
  • Debugging, breakpoints and watches

Transforming with the Data Flow Task

Performing transforms on columns

  • Converting and calculating columns
  • Transforming with Character Map

Profiling, combining and splitting data

  • Merge, Union and Conditional Split
  • Multicasting and converting data

Manipulating row sets and BLOB data

  • Aggregate, sort, audit and look up data
  • Importing and exporting BLOB data
  • Redirecting error rows

Performing database operations

  • Executing a SQL task
  • Bulk inserting data from text files

Error Handling, Logging and Transactions

Organizing package workflow

  • Defining success, failure, completion and expression precedence constraints
  • Handling events and event bubbling
  • Usage of Event handler with various examples.

Designing robust packages

  • Choosing log providers
  • Adapting solutions with package configurations
  • Auditing package execution results

Managing and Securing Packages

  • Managing Package Storage
  • Importing and Exporting Packages
  • Modifying Configuration Values at Runtime
  • Scheduling Package Execution
  • Monitoring Package Execution
  • Troubleshooting Package Execution
  • Backing Up and Restoring Packages

Lab Scenario

  • Every session comprises of a lab scenario with the real time examples.

Introduction to SQL Server Reporting Services- 10 hours

  • Top New Features of SSRS
  • The Reporting Lifecycle
  • Reporting Services Architecture
  • Highlights of Reporting Services
  • Identifying deployment: native, integrated or single-server
  • Reporting Services Scenarios

Developing Reports

Leveraging Reporting Services tools

  • Web reporting using Report Builder
  • Accessing the power of Visual Studio

Designing fundamental reports

  • Connecting to relational and multidimensional sources
  • Generating a Tablix reporting structure

Composing expressions

  • Computing custom fields
  • Linking expressions to properties

Arranging and sorting data

  • Multiple-level grouping and categorizing the results
  • Applying aggregate functions

Producing various outputs from a Tablix

  • Creating parallel dynamic group report formats
  • Combining dynamic and static columns

Integrating Parameters and Filters

Incorporating parameters into reports

  • Yielding subsets of data with query parameters
  • Constructing cascading report parameters
  • Transmitting parameters to stored procedures

Applying filters to report data

  • Augmenting performance with filters
  • Determining filters vs. query parameters

Implementing Interactive Features

Combining multiple data regions in one report

  • Applying sequential and nested regions
  • Creating master/detail reports and linking sub reports

Showing robust data with relevant detail

  • Drilling through report detail and drilling down
  • Navigating reports with document maps

Deploying and Delivering Reports

Deploying reports to the server

  • Publishing reports and configuring project properties
  • Verifying results with Report Manager

Identifying delivery options

  • Enhancing performance with cached instances
  • Configuring snapshot history

Dispatching subscription reports

  • Publishing reports via e-mail and file share
  • Seamlessly delivering reports by data-driven subscriptions

Integrating reports with SharePoint

  • Deploying reports to SharePoint
  • Viewing results in Report Center and Data Connections

Safeguarding Reporting Services

Structuring content security

  • Leveraging existing Windows authentication
  • Establishing permission levels on report items

Ensuring the RS system

  • Instituting varying levels of administrative roles
  • Granting and revoking system-level permissions

Extended Reporting and Data Visualization

Designing reports for data visualization

  • Improving data visualization with spark lines, data bars, maps and indicators
  • Implementing Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

Delivering reports to users

  • Accessing and controlling reports using URLs
  • Embedding reports in applications with the Report Viewer
  • Delivering reports through SharePoint

Introduction to SQL Server Analysis Services – 2 hours

  • Top New Features of SSAS
  • The Analysis Lifecycle
  • Analysis Services Architecture


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