MS6236: Implementing and Maintaining Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services

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Code 6236

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This three-day instructor-led course teaches students how to implement a Reporting Services solution in an organization. The course discusses how to use the Reporting Services development tools to create reports, and how to use the Reporting Services management and administrative tools to manage a Reporting Services solution.

Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe SQL Server Reporting Services and its components.
  • Create a Reporting Services report.
  • Enhance a Reporting Services report.
  • Create and manipulate data sets.
  • Use report models to implement reporting for business users.
  • Configure report publishing and execution settings.
  • Implement subscriptions for reports.
  • Administer Reporting Services.
  • Implement custom Reporting Services applications.

Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services (10 topics)

  • Lesson 2: Installing Reporting Services
  • Lesson 3: Reporting Services Tools
  • Lab: Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services
  • Exercise 1: (Level 200) Exploring Report Designer
  • Exercise 2: (Level 200) Exploring Report Manager
  • After completing this module, students will be able
  • to:
  • Describe the features of SQL Server Reporting Services.
  • Install Reporting Services.
  • Describe the Reporting Services tools.

Authoring Basic Reports (11 topics)

  • Lesson 1: Creating a Basic Table Report
  • Lesson 2: Formatting Report Pages
  • Lesson 3: Calculating Values
  • Lab: Authoring Basic Reports
  • Exercise 1 (Level 200): Creating a Basic Table Report
  • Exercise 2 (Level 200): Formatting Report Pages
  • Exercise 3 (Level 200): Adding Calculated Values
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Create a basic table report.
  • Format report pages.
  • Calculate values for a report.

Enhancing Basic Reports (11 topics)

  • Lesson 1: Interactive Navigation
  • Lesson 2: Displaying Data
  • Exercise 1: (Level 200) Using Dynamic Visibility
  • Exercise 2: (Level 200) Using Document Maps
  • Exercise 3: (Level 200) Initiating Actions
  • Exercise 4: (Level 200) Using a List Data Region
  • Exercise 5: (Level 200) Creating a Tablix Report
  • Exercise 6: (Level 200) Adding Chart Subreport to Parent Report
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Create reports with interactive navigation.
  • Display data in various formats.

Manipulating Data Sets (12 topics)

  • Lesson 1: Defining Report Data
  • Lesson 2: Using Parameters and Filters
  • Lesson 3: Using Parameter Lists
  • Exercise 1: (Level 200) Using Parameters to Restrict Query Results
  • Exercise 2: (Level 200) Using Parameters to Filter Report Data
  • Exercise 3: (Level 200) Creating Dynamic Parameter Lists
  • Exercise 4: (Level 200) Using Parameters with a Stored Procedure
  • Exercise 5: (Level 200) Displaying All Categories in a Parameter List
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Define report data.
  • Use parameters and filters.
  • Use parameter lists.

Using Report Models (7 topics)

  • Lesson 1: Creating Report Models
  • Lesson 2: Using Report Builder
  • Exercise 1: (Level 200) Creating a Report Model
  • Exercise 2: (Level 200) Using Report Builder to Create a Report
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Create Report Models.
  • Use Report Builder.

Publishing and Executing Reports (14 topics)

  • Lesson 1: Publishing Reports
  • Lesson 2: Executing Reports
  • Lesson 3: Creating Cached Instances
  • Lesson 4: Creating Snapshots and Report History
  • Lab: Publishing and Executing Reports
  • Exercise 1: (Level 200) Publishing Reports
  • Exercise 2: (Level 200) Executing Reports
  • Exercise 3: (Level 200) Configuring and Viewing a Cached Report
  • Exercise 4: (Level 200) Configuring and Viewing a Snapshot Report
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Publish reports.
  • Execute reports.
  • Create cached instances.
  • Create snapshots and report history.

Using Subscriptions to Distribute Reports (10 topics)

  • Lesson 1: Introduction to Report Subscriptions
  • Lesson 2: Creating Report Subscriptions
  • Lesson 3: Managing Report Subscriptions
  • Lab: Using Subscriptions to Distribute Reports
  • Exercise 1: (Level 200) Creating a Standard Subscription
  • Exercise 2: (Level 200) Creating a Data-Driven Subscription
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe report subscriptions.
  • Create report subscriptions.
  • Manage report subscriptions.

Administering Reporting Services (15 topics)

  • Lesson 1: Reporting Server Administration
  • Lesson 2: Performance and Reliability Monitoring
  • Lesson 3: Administering Report Server Databases
  • Lesson 4: Security Administration
  • Lesson: 5 Upgrading to Reporting Services 2008
  • Lab: Administering Reporting Services
  • Exercise 1: (Level 200) Using Reporting Services Configuration Manager
  • Exercise 2: (Level 200) Securing a Reporting Services Site
  • Exercise 3: (Level 200) Securing Items
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Administer the reporting server.
  • Monitor performance and reliability.
  • Administer the Report Server databases.
  • Administer security.
  • Upgrade to Reporting Services 2008.

Programming Reporting Services (13 topics)

  • Lesson 1: Querying for Server Information Using a Web Service
  • Lesson 2: Automating Report Management
  • Lesson 3: Rendering Reports
  • Lesson 4: Creating Custom Code
  • Lab: Programming Reporting Services
  • Exercise 1: (Level 200) Using URL Access to Display a Report
  • Exercise 2: (Level 200) Building a Reporting Services Web Service Client
  • Exercise 3: (Level 200) Using the Report Viewer Control
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Query server information using a Web service.
  • Automate report management.
  • Render reports.
  • Create custom code.

Before attending this course, students must have: Exposure to creating reports in Microsoft Access or other third-party reporting products, such as Crystal Reports. Conceptual understanding of the push and pull distribution/subscription paradigm. Experience navigating the Microsoft Windows Server environment. Experience with Windows services (starting and stopping) Experience creating service accounts and permissions Experience with Microsoft SQL Server, including: SQL Server Agent. SQL Server query language (SELECT, UPDATE, INSERT, and DELETE). SQL Server System tables. SQL Server accounts (users and permissions).

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