Designing Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Course Overview

Designing Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Course Overview

The "Designing Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server 2014" course is aimed at BI professionals who are tasked with designing and implementing a BI infrastructure. The course covers a comprehensive range of topics essential for building a robust business intelligence solution using the Microsoft BI stack.

Starting with planning a BI solution, students learn the key elements of BI projects and how to choose appropriate technologies from the Microsoft BI platform. The course then moves on to planning SQL Server Business Intelligence infrastructure, where learners are guided on how to consider BI infrastructure requirements and how to plan for data warehouse hardware.

In designing a data warehouse, participants grasp the fundamentals of designing dimension and fact tables. The ETL solution module provides an overview of the extract, transform, load process, crucial for data integration.

Designing analytical data models and planning a BI delivery solution are covered extensively, ensuring learners can create models suitable for analysis and select the right reporting tools. Subsequent modules focus on specific technologies such as Reporting Services, Excel, and SharePoint Server for BI solutions.

Finally, the course wraps up with monitoring and optimizing, as well as operating a BI solution, ensuring that students are equipped with the knowledge to maintain and enhance the performance of their BI systems post-deployment. This comprehensive training ensures that participants are well-prepared to design and deliver effective BI solutions, leveraging the full potential of Microsoft SQL Server 2014.

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Course Prerequisites

To ensure a successful learning experience in the Designing Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server 2014 course, students are expected to have the following minimum prerequisites:


  • Basic understanding of data warehouse concepts, including dimensions, facts, and data normalization.
  • Familiarity with database design principles.
  • Working knowledge of relational databases, including the ability to understand and create database schemas.
  • Experience with SQL Server, including the ability to write basic SQL queries and familiarity with SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS).
  • Some exposure to basic programming constructs (such as loops and conditional statements) in any programming language.
  • Understanding of Excel functionality and features, particularly for data analysis and reporting.
  • An interest in learning about Business Intelligence concepts and the Microsoft BI technology stack.

These prerequisites are meant to provide students with the foundation needed to grasp the course content effectively. A willingness to learn and engage with the material is also essential to maximize the benefits of the training.


Target Audience for Designing Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server 2014

This course offers in-depth training on Microsoft SQL Server 2014 BI solutions, targeting professionals in data and BI roles.


  • Business Intelligence (BI) Developers
  • Data Analysts
  • Database Professionals
  • BI and Reporting Engineers
  • Data Warehouse Specialists
  • IT Professionals tasked with implementing BI solutions
  • Solutions Architects
  • Technical Consultants involved in BI
  • System Integrators working with business intelligence systems
  • Data Architects
  • Project Managers overseeing BI projects


Learning Objectives - What you will Learn in this Designing Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server 2014?

Introduction to Learning Outcomes

This course equips participants with the knowledge to design and implement a BI solution using Microsoft SQL Server 2014, covering aspects from planning to operation.

Learning Objectives and Outcomes

  • Understand the key elements and considerations for planning a robust BI solution using the Microsoft BI platform.
  • Learn to design and plan a scalable BI infrastructure, including data warehouse hardware and software requirements.
  • Acquire skills to design a normalized data warehouse, including dimension and fact tables, to support business requirements.
  • Develop competence in designing an Extract, Transform, Load (ETL) solution, planning for data extraction, transformation, and loading.
  • Gain expertise in designing analytical data models and understanding the use of analytical models in BI reporting.
  • Evaluate various BI delivery methods, identify common reporting scenarios, and select appropriate reporting tools.
  • Design comprehensive reports using SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and ensure report consistency across the organization.
  • Utilize Excel for data reporting and analysis, including advanced features like PowerPivot and Power View.
  • Plan and implement a SharePoint Server BI solution, ensuring security and configuration of services like Reporting Services, PowerPivot, and PerformancePoint.
  • Monitor and optimize a BI solution, including data warehousing, Analysis Services, and Reporting Services, to ensure performance and reliability.
  • Manage day-to-day operations of a BI solution, encompassing ETL, data warehouse, Analysis Services, and Reporting Services operations.