(Retired)PerformancePoint 2013 and MDX Combo Pack

About this Course

This six-day instructor-led course provides students with the necessary knowledge to work with PerformancePoint 2013 Services. The new and improved Business Intelligence Center is explored, and all the exciting new features within the SharePoint 2013 release are covered.
The focus of this course is on the SharePoint 2013 business intelligence platform and not on the SQL business intelligence services.
PowerPivot and Dashboards have included modules.
Using the current set of tools that Microsoft has available the average user can with minimum training utilize drag-and-drop to get the answers to questions such as: sales by quarter, reseller gross profit, and products purchased by geography. They can also create graphical reports and KPIs all without writing a single line of code! (Microsoft course 50561A)
But what if you need questions like this answered?
  • What are the top 5 customers by country over the last 8 quarters?
  • What is our reorder point based on inventory levels?
  • What are our best customers in terms of volume and gross profit?
  • What effect does shipping cost have on profitability on a geographical distribution?
  • How do we calculate the year-to-date value?
  • How do we do year-over-year growth?
  • When looking at manufacturing how do we account only for workdays?
Enter Microsoft Multidimensional Expressions (MDX). This instructor-led course is designed to take a person from the very beginning, think “Hello World” in programing to journeyman. The first chapters (1-4) get you well-grounded then from there we expand out. You won’t know how to do every MDX query. You won’t look at every function. But you will understand the patterns and from them you can examine examples and build on them to code your own sophisticated queries. The MBAs will love you!


At Course Completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Browse the data within the cube using SQL Server Management Studio.
  • Browse data using Visual Studio 2013.
  • Connect to a tabular source, import tables, and explore the data.
  • Explore the options and settings available within the new SharePoint 2013 Central Administration.
  • Create a new web application and business intelligence site while exploring the features of both.
  • Create a SharePoint library to hold Excel workbooks and explore trusted file locations.
  • Utilize the Power View add-in for Excel.
  • Create an Excel workbook with a parameter and save it to a SharePoint document library.
  • Add Web Apps to a webpage.
  • Explore the Dashboard Designer interface and know how to create and configure a data source.
  • Create and configure a standard KPI and a scorecard.
  • Create and configure a leaf KPI and a scorecard.
  • Create two blank KPI’s and then roll them into an objective KPI.
  • Create and configure an analytic chart and an analytic grid, add them to a dashboard, deploy them to SharePoint, and explore the options available.
  • Create and configure a filter, and tie the filter into both the analytic chart and analytic grid created earlier.
  • Create and configure a cascading filter and then tie it into a new analytic chart and grid.
  • Create a Time Intelligence data connection, a Time Intelligence filter, and create a report using both.
  • Create four copies of the Objective Scorecard, configure settings in each of the four copies, and deploy them to SharePoint in a dashboard.
  • Create a new leaf KPI and use that KPI in two new scorecards, one with a filter configured, and one without.
  • Create an objective scorecard and matching strategy map, place them in a dashboard, and then upload the dashboard to the Student BI Site.
  • Use PowerPivot within Excel to import a table from SQL Server.
  • View the relationships existing within the imported tables from SQL Server and then import an additional table and configure a relationship between it and the existing.
  • Hide columns they don’t want reflected in the resulting PivotTable.
  • Create a PivotTable within an existing worksheet.
  • Navigate the Report Builder 3.0 interface.
  • Create an embedded data source connecting into a database.
  • Create an embedded data source connecting into an OLAP database.
  • Create a shared data source using the Report Manager.
  • Create a shared dataset using the shared connection they created in the previous exercise.
  • Create a new dashboard and explore three different ways to connect the Web Apps.
  • Be at a mid-level of competence in MDX.
  • Understand how to use MDX in a Business Intelligence Development Studio editor.
  • Understand MDX calculations in Form view.
  • Understand how to create KPIs.


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Course Info

  • Code: 55061
  • Duration: 6 days
  • Price: Call for price

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