Design Business Intelligence Solutions

Design Business Intelligence Solutions Courses in Cape Town

 

About this Course
This course teaches students how to implement self-service Business Intelligence (BI) and Big Data analysis solutions using the Microsoft data platform. The course discusses the rationale for self-service BI, and describes how to use Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft SharePoint Server, and Microsoft Office 365 Power BI to create self-service data models and reports. The course then goes on to describe how to use Windows Azure HDInsight to perform Big Data analysis. 2KO International delivers computer courses from beginner level to advanced, and is also a leading supplier of of online IT training courses, enabling 2KO students the opportunity to study courses online world-wide, to ensure the best training possible.

At course completion
After completing this course, students will be able to
Describe key features and benefits of self-service BI.
Use SQL Server Reporting Services to implement a self-service reporting solution.
Use PowerPivot in Microsoft Excel to create analytical data models.
Use Power Query in Microsoft Excel to import data into a data model.
Use Power View in Microsoft Excel to create interactive data visualizations.
Use Power Map in Microsoft Excel to create geographic data visualizations.
Use Microsoft SharePoint Server to implement collaborative self-service BI solutions.
Provision and use a Windows Azure HDInsight cluster for Big Data analysis.  
Use Pig and Hive to analyze big data in Windows Azure HDInsight.
Design and implement Big Data processes to support self-service BI.

Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to Self-Service Business Intelligence
This module introduces self-service BI.
Lessons
Extending Enterprise BI
Microsoft Self-Service BI and Big Data Technologies

Module 2: Self-Service Reporting
This module describes how to use Report Builder as a tool for self-service Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services report authoring.
Lessons
Introduction to Self-Service Reporting
Shared Data Sources and Datasets
Report Parts

Module 3: Self-Service Data Modeling with PowerPivot
This module describes how to use PowerPivot in Microsoft Excel to create self-service data models for analysis.
Lessons
Creating Data Models in Excel with PowerPivot
Using DAX in a PowerPivot Data Model

Module 4: Importing Data with Power Query
This lesson describes how to use Power Query in Microsoft Excel to find and import data.
Lessons
Introduction to Power Query
Using Power Query to Import Data

Module 5: Visualizing Data with Power View in Microsoft Excel
This module describes how to use Power View in Microsoft Excel to create interactive data visualizations.
Lessons
Introduction to Power View
Creating Dynamic Data Visualizations

Module 6: Visualizing Geographic Data with Power Map
This module describes how to use Power Map in Microsoft Excel to create geographic data visualizations.
Lessons
Introduction to Power Map
Using Power Map

Module 7: Collaborative BI with Microsoft SharePoint Server
This module describes how to use Microsoft SharePoint Server in an enterprise environment to enable users to share PowerPivot workbooks and Power View reports.
Lessons
Sharing PowerPivot Workbooks
Managing PowerPivot Services in SharePoint Server
Using Power View in SharePoint Server

Module 8: Introduction to Big Data and Microsoft Azure HDInsight
This module introduces Big Data concepts and describes the key features of Windows Azure HDInsight.
Lessons
Introduction to Big Data
Windows Azure HDInsight

Module 9: Processing Big Data with Pig and Hive
This module introduces Pig and Hive, and describes how you can use them to process Big Data in Windows Azure HDInsight.
Lessons
Processing Big Data with Pig
Processing Big Data with Hive

Module 10: Implementing Big Data Processing Solutions with Microsoft Azure HDInsight
This module introduces key Windows Azure HDInsight technologies that enable you to design and implement automated, repeatable Big Data processing solutions that support self-service BI.
Lessons
Automating Big Data Processing Tasks
Integrating Windows Azure HDInsight with Enterprise Data