SetFocus’s The Master’s Program: Business Intelligence
SetFocus, LLC is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Company, that has been in existence since 1997. Since its beginning, SetFocus has trained professionals to reach the next level in their careers with competitive and real-world skills in their preferred area of interest. Furthermore, spawning employment connections between qualified trainees and hiring partners seeking a specialized skill set.
The Master’s Program is an in-depth, intensive program to challenge and fully immerse IT professionals in the Microsoft SQL Server 2008R2 Business Intelligence technologies of:
SQL Server Integration Services
SQL Server Analysis Services
SQL Server Reporting Services
From applied knowledge of code assessments, examinations, individual, and group projects
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To design and build a SQL Server 2008 database to track employee (timesheet and labor) and client (job order, job materials, and customer invoice) information utilizing SSIS for AllWorks, Inc., a fictitious construction company.
Create database with T-SQL scripts
Create SSIS Packages to import and validate data from flat files into database
Create variables and configurations for flexible and robust SSIS code
Send emails for status on SSIS Packages
Create Maintenance Tasks for DB staging clean-up
Manage a master package with all the SSIS Packages to deploy to a “Production” environment as well as scheduling utilizing SQL Server Agent
Control Flow for County Load Source Data for County Send Successful Email Send Unsuccessful Email (if package fails) Data Flow for County Extract Data for County Data Derive County Description Validate County Data Exists Update Data Conditions (if exists) Load County Data (if does not exist)
Utilizing Business Intelligence Development Studio (BIDS) to create, define, and analyze an analysis database with fact and dimension data based on denormalization for query optimization using aggregations and hierarchies.
In addition, the following concepts were applied during the SSAS Module:
Designing “Star” Schema Models
Define storage OLAP models (ROLAP, MOLAP, HOLAP, etc.) within cube
Utilizing Business Intelligence Development Studio (BIDS) to create and deploy SSRS reports to the SSRS Report Manager or integrate with SharePoint. Create parameters for more flexible and customized reporting.
Utilize SSRS Report Manager to create subscriptions, snapshots, linked reports, etc. as well as provide security permissions to users.