Microsoft Course 6234 - Implementing and Maintaining Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services — A 3 day course

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Synopsis

This instructor-led Microsoft M6234 course teaches students how to implement an Analysis Services solution in an organization.

The course discusses how to use the Analysis Services development tools to create an Analysis Services database and an OLAP cube, and how to use the Analysis Services management and administrative tools to manage an Analysis Services solution.

Objectives

After completing the Microsoft MS6234 training course the student will be able to:

Contents

Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services

This module introduces common analysis scenarios and describes how Analysis Services provides a powerful platform for multidimensional OLAP solutions and data mining solutions. The module then describes the main considerations for installing Analysis Services.

Creating Multidimensional Analysis Solutions

This module introduces the development tools you can use to create an Analysis Services multidimensional analysis solution, and describes how to create data sources, data source views, and cubes.

Working with Cubes and Dimensions

This module describes how to edit dimensions and to configure dimensions, attributes, and hierarchies.

Working with Measures and Measure Groups

This module explains how to edit and configure measures and measure groups.

Querying Multidimensional Analysis Solutions

This module introduces multidimensional expressions (MDX) and describes how to implement calculated members and named sets in an Analysis Services cube.

Customizing Cube Functionality

This module explains how to customize a cube by implementing key performance indicators (KPIs), actions, perspectives, and translations.

Deploying and Securing an Analysis Services Database

This module describes how to deploy an Analysis Services database to a production server, and how to implement security in an Analysis Services multidimensional solution.

Maintaining a Multidimensional Solution

This module discusses the maintenance tasks associated with an Analysis Services solution, and describes how administrators can use the Analysis Services management tools to perform them.

Introduction to Data Mining

This module introduces data mining, and describes how to implement data mining structures and models. It then explains how to validate data model accuracy.

Publicly scheduled dates, locations, and prices

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Suitable For

The primary audience for the Microsoft 6234 course is individuals who design and maintain business intelligence solutions for their organization. These individuals work in environments where databases play a key role in their primary job and may perform database administration and maintenance as part of their primary job responsibilities.

The secondary audience for this course is individuals who develop applications that deliver content from SQL Server Analysis Services to the organization.

Follow-On Courses

M6235 - Implementing and Maintaining Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration Services

M6236 - Implementing and Maintaining Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services

Prerequisites

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

Conceptual understanding of OLAP solutions

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:

Examination

This course along with M6235 - Implementing and Maintaining Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration Services and M6236 - Implementing and Maintaining Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services helps candidates prepare for Exam 70-448.

When you pass Exam 70-448: TS: Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Business Intelligence Development and Maintenance, you complete the requirements for the following certification(s):

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): SQL Server 2008, Business Intelligence Development and Maintenance.

Note this exam is also required for the MCITP: Business Intelligence Developer 2008 certification.