M2797: Designing a Reporting Solution Architecture Using Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Reporting Service
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The purpose of this 2-day course is to teach Business Intelligence (BI) professionals working in enterprise environments to design a reporting solution architecture that supports their BI solution. Students will go through the entire process—from identifying report data to promoting the reporting solution to production. Students will scale a reporting solution. Students will also be taught best practices for collaborating with application developers to integrate applications and reporting services.
This course is intended for experienced BI professionals. The target students for this course already have an understanding of how to use the SQL Server 2005 tools to implement BI functionality, but need to develop their understanding of design principles and best practices when planning, implementing, and deploying a Reporting Services solution.
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Designing a Reporting Solution (2 topics)
- Evaluating Business Requirements for a Reporting Solution
- Designing for Reporting Services
Developing a Reporting Solution (2 topics)
- Developing Reports
- Developing Report Models
Integrating Reporting Services with Applications (2 topics)
- Integrating with Custom Applications
- Controlling Reporting Services by Using Web Services
Deploying and Managing a Reporting Solution (2 topics)
- Deploying a Reporting Services Solution
- Managing Report Distribution
Designing Security for a Reporting Solution (3 topics)
- Designing an Authentication Strategy
- Designing an Authorization Strategy
- Designing a Secure Communication Strategy
Optimizing Report Performance (3 topics)
- Monitoring Report Execution
- Designing a Report Execution Strategy
- Scaling Reporting Services
Before attending this course, students must: - Have hands-on experience with database development tasks. For example: - Creating Transact-SQL queries - Writing and optimizing advanced queries (for example, queries that contain complex joins or subqueries) - Creating database objects such as tables, views, and indexes - Have foundational conceptual understanding of Business Intelligence presentation architecture. For example, data source management, the function of pivot tables versus grids versus charts, what drill down and linked reports are, and what schema abstraction (Report Builder) is. - Have foundational understanding of Web-based architecture. For example, SSL, SOAP, IIS, and WSS/SPS-Web parts—what they are and what their role is. - Be familiar with SQL Server 2005 features, tools, and technologies. In particular, they must have used Report Designer, Report Manager, and Report Builder. - Have foundational understanding of Microsoft Windows security. For example, how groups, delegation of credentials, and impersonation function in a security context. - Have foundational understanding of Web-based architecture. For example, SSL, SOAP, and IIS—what they are and what their role is. - Must understand the difference between replication and ETL. - Already know how to use: - Microsoft Office Visio - Microsoft Office Excel - Microsoft SQL Server Business Intelligence Development Studio - Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio - Performance Monitor - Microsoft SQL Server Profiler