The MCSE SQL Server 2012 - MCSE: Business Intelligence certification validates your knowledge and techniques needed to design, build, and deploy solutions that deliver more data to more people across the organization. This course prepares you for the following exams:

  • Microsoft Course 10778 (Exam 70-466)
  • Microsoft Course 20467 (Exam 70-467)
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The MCSA: SQL Server 2012 certification

Microsoft Course 10778

Exam 70-466 - This instructor-led course describes how to empower information workers through self-service analytics and reporting. Students will learn how to implement PowerPivot and tabular data models, create and deliver rich data visualizations with Power View and SQL Server Reporting Services, and discover business insights by using data mining.

This course helps students prepare for Exam 70-466.

Audience Profile

The primary audience for this course are database professionals who need to fulfill BI Developer role to create analysis and reporting solutions. Primary responsibilities will include:

  • Implementing reporting solutions by using SQL Server Reporting Services
  • Implementing multidimensional databases by using SQL Server Analysis Services
  • Creating tabular semantic data models for analysis by using SQL Server Analysis Services
  • Create visualizations of data by using Power View
  • Create data mining solutions by using SQL Server Analysis Services

At Course Completion you should be able to:

  • Describe the components, architecture, and nature of a BI solution.
  • Create reports with Reporting Services.
  • Create reusable report items that simplify self-service reporting.
  • Manage a reporting infrastructure.
  • Create a multidimensional database with Analysis Services.
  • Implement dimensions in a cube.
  • Implement measures and measure groups in a cube.
  • Use MDX Syntax.
  • Customize a cube.
  • Implement a Tabular Data Model in PowerPivot.
  • Use DAX to query a tabular model.
  • Implement a Tabular Database.
  • Use Power View to create interactive data visualizations.
  • Use Data Mining for predictive analysis.

Microsoft Course 20467

This course is specifically designed to teach students how to design and implement a BI infrastructure. The course discusses design, installation, and maintenance of a BI platform.

This course is mapped to skills and knowledge measured by Microsoft Exam 70-467, and in conjunction with on-the-job experience, can help prepare you for the exam.

Audience Profile

This course is intended for BI professionals such as BI Architects or database professionals who need to design BI solutions. BI Architects are responsible for the overall design of the BI infrastructure, including how it relates to other data systems in use. In addition, their responsibilities include Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) cube design and integration with Microsoft SharePoint or line-of-business applications. Finally, they may apply those skills in a Windows Azure SQL Server database environment.

At Course Completion you should be able to

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Plan the components of a BI solution.
  • Plan a BI infrastructure.
  • Design a data warehouse.
  • Design an ETL solution.
  • Plan analytical data models.
  • Plan a BI delivery solution.
  • Design a Reporting Services solution.
  • Design an Excel reporting solution.
  • Plan a SharePoint Server BI solution.
  • Monitor and optimize a BI solution.
  • Plan for BI operations.


Before attending this course, students must have:

  • A basic understanding of dimensional modelling (star schema) for data warehouses.
  • The ability to create Integration Services packages that include control flows and data flows.
  • The ability to create a basic multidimensional cube with Analysis Services.
  • The ability to create a basic tabular model with PowerPivot and Analysis Services.
  • The ability to create Reporting Services reports with Report Designer.
  • The ability to implement authentication and permissions in the SQL Server database engine, Analysis Services, and Reporting Services.
  • Familiarity with SharePoint Server and Microsoft Office applications, particularly Excel.

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