Microsoft Course 2793 - Implementing and Maintaining Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services — A 3-Day Course

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Please note that this course has been retired and is no longer available. Please see the Microsoft SQL Server 2005 page for courses currently available in this subject area.

This three-day instructor-led M2793 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.

Course Objectives

On completion of this M2793 training course, students should be able to:

Intended Audience

This course is intended for information technology (IT) professionals and developers who need to implement reporting solutions by using Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services.

Course Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students should have the following prerequisites:


This course has been retired and is no longer available.

Outline Course Contents

Introduction to SQL Server 2005 Integration Services

This module introduces the role that Integration Services plays in extracting, transforming, and loading data. This module also describes the tools that you can use to build and manage Integration Services solutions.

Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services

This module introduces the role that Reporting Services plays in an organization's reporting life cycle, the key features offered by Reporting Services, and the components that make up the Reporting Services architecture.

Module: Authoring Basic Reports

This module introduces the fundamentals of report authoring, including configuring data sources and data sets, creating tabular reports, summarizing data, and applying basic formatting.

Enhancing Basic Reports

This module introduces navigational controls and some additional types of data regions, and discusses how to use them to enhance a basic report.

Manipulating Data Sets

This module explores data sets to a greater depth, including the use of alternative data sources and interacting with a data set through the use of parameters. Students learn how to dynamically modify the data set underlying a data region by allowing parameters to be sent to the underlying query. They also learn to use best practices to implement static and dynamic parameter lists when interacting with queries and stored procedures.

Using Report Models

This module describes how to create a report model so that business users can create their own reports without using the full Report Designer development environment. Students also learn how to use Report Builder to create a report from a report model.

Publishing and Executing Reports

This module explains the various options you can use to publish reports to the report server and execute them.

Using Subscriptions to Distribute Reports

This module describes how to implement subscriptions so that you can distribute reports either automatically by e-mail or by publishing reports to a shared folder.

Administering Reporting Services

This module discusses how to administer the Reporting Services server, how to monitor and optimize the performance of the report server, how to maintain the Reporting Services databases, and how to keep the system secure.

Programming Reporting Services

This module explains how to query Reporting Services information programmatically and how to automate report management tasks. Students also learn how to render reports without relying on Report Manager, and how you can extend the feature set of a report server by creating custom code.