Managing SQL Business Intelligence Operations (10988)


Duration :3 days

This three-day instructor-led course is aimed at database professionals who manage Business Intelligence (BI) operations. This course looks at various options that provide the ability of business users to analyze data and share their findings, starting with managed BI data sources and expanding to personal and external/public data sources.

The primary audience for this course is business intelligence professionals.
The secondary audiences for this course are technically proficient business users.

After completing this course, students will be able to:

Describe key features of a self-service BI solution
Describe the key capabilities of SQL Server BI in a SharePoint environment
Describe common Analysis Services operational tasks
Describe PowerPivot for SharePoint server
Describe Power Query
Describe Windows Azure HDInsight


In addition to their professional experience, students who attend this training should already have the following technical knowledge:

Some basic knowledge of data warehouse schema topology (including star and snowflake schemas)
Some exposure to basic programming constructs (such as looping and branching)
An awareness of key business priorities such as revenue, profitability, and financial accounting is desirable.
Familiarity with SharePoint Server and Microsoft Office applications – particularly Excel

What’s included?

  • Authorized Courseware
  • Intensive Hands on Skills Development with an Experienced Subject Matter Expert
  • Hands-on practice on real Servers and extended lab support 1.800.482.3172
  • Examination Vouchers & Onsite Certification Testing- (excluding Adobe and PMP Boot Camps)
  • Academy Code of Honor: Test Pass Guarantee
  • Optional: Package for Hotel Accommodations, Lunch and Transportation

With several convenient training delivery methods offered, The Academy makes getting the training you need easy. Whether you prefer to learn in a classroom or an online live learning virtual environment, training videos hosted online, and private group classes hosted at your site. We offer expert instruction to individuals, government agencies, non-profits, and corporations. Our live classes, on-sites, and online training videos all feature certified instructors who teach a detailed curriculum and share their expertise and insights with trainees. No matter how you prefer to receive the training, you can count on The Academy for an engaging and effective learning experience.


  • Instructor Led (the best training format we offer)
  • Live Online Classroom – Online Instructor Led
  • Self-Paced Video

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Module 1: Introduction to Operational Management in BI Solutions

This module is designed to set the scene for the rest of the course.


The rationale for BI Operations
Roles in BI Operations
Technologies Used in BI Operations
Environment and Operational Standards
Lab: Introduction to Operational Management in BI Solutions

After completing this module, you will be able to:

Describe the rationale for BI operations.
Describe roles in BI operations.
Describe the technologies used in BI operations.
Describe environments and operational standards.

Module 2: Configuring BI Components

This module focuses on optimizing the data platforms on which the BI solutions reside, adhering to best practices to meet the requirements of the business.


The Importance of Standardized Builds
Configuration Considerations for BI Technologies
BI Architectures
SharePoint BI Environments
Lab: Configuring BI Components

After completing this module, you will be able to:

Describe the importance of standardized builds.
Describe the configuration considerations for BI technologies.
Describe BI architectures.
Describe SharePoint BI environments

Module 3: Managing Business Intelligence Security

This module discusses how managing the security of data within an organization should be the first priority for any operational team.


Security Approach to BI Solutions
Security Components
Security Approach for BI Components
The Security Approach in Different BI Environments

Lab: Managing Business Intelligence Security

After completing this module, you will be able to:

Describe the security approach to a BI solution.
Understand the security components available.
Apply the security components to BI technologies.
Manage security in different environments

Module 4: Deploying BI Solutions

This module helps you to understand the tools that are available and the benefits they offer will help you to pick the right tool for the job and aid deployment.


Application Life Cycle Management for BI Solution
Stand-Alone Deployments
Team-Based Deployments
Lab: Deploying BI Solutions

After completing this module, you will be able to:

Understand application life-cycle management for BI solutions.
Understand stand-alone deployments.
Understand team-based deployments

Module 5: Logging and Monitoring in BI Operations

This module introduces techniques to ensure the continued service of key applications that are used within the business.


The Need for Logging and Monitoring
Logging Options
Monitoring Options
Setting Up Alerts
Lab: Monitoring BI Solutions

After completing this module, you will be able to:

Describe the need for logging and monitoring.
Use various logging options.
Use monitoring tools.
Set up notifications.

Module 6: Troubleshooting BI Solutions

This module introduces techniques to troubleshoot failed BI operations.


Troubleshoot Failed BI Solutions
Troubleshooting the Data Warehouse
Troubleshooting SQL Server Analysis Services
Troubleshooting SQL Server Reporting Services
Lab: Troubleshooting BI Solutions

After completing this module, you will be able to:

Troubleshoot failed BI solutions
Troubleshoot data warehouses
Troubleshoot Analysis Services
Troubleshoot Reporting Services

Module 7: Performance Tuning BI Queries

This module introduces tuning the query aspects of the BI solution to improve performance.


The Need for Performance Tuning
BI Queries to Performance Tune
Tools for Performance Tuning
Remediating Performance Issues
Lab: Performance Tuning a BI Solution

After completing this module, you will be able to:

Understand the need for performance tuning.
Describe the BI queries required to carry out performance tuning.
Use the tools for performance tuning.
Remediate performance problems