Designing Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server 2014

“Staying ahead of the technological curve, this Microsoft course is due to retire on 30/12/2021 – Contact Us to discuss the new replacement course”


This five-day instructor-led 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.



After completing this course, students will gain the skills 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 visualisations
  • use Power Map in Microsoft Excel to create geographic data visualisations
  • 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 analyse big data in Windows Azure HDInsight
  • design and implement Big Data processes to support self-service BI.

Support your training with these additional resources:

On Demand Labs: 20467 Designing Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server 2014

Exam: 70-467: Designing Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server 2014

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If you need training for three or more people, ask us about training at your site. You can enjoy the convenience of reduced travel cost and time, as well as a familiar environment for your staff. Additionally, we can customise the course for your business needs.

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