50429: SharePoint 2010 Business Intelligence Training in Ann Arbor

Enroll in or hire us to teach our 50429: SharePoint 2010 Business Intelligence class in Ann Arbor, Michigan by calling us @303.377.6176. Like all HSG classes, 50429: SharePoint 2010 Business Intelligence may be offered either onsite or via instructor led virtual training. Consider looking at our public training schedule to see if it is scheduled: Public Training Classes
Provided there are enough attendees, 50429: SharePoint 2010 Business Intelligence may be taught at one of our local training facilities.
We offer private customized training for groups of 3 or more attendees.

Course Description

This 5-day instructor-led course explores how to use SharePoint as your platform for Business Intelligence. Journey through the SharePoint Business Intelligence Center, Excel Services, Reporting Services, Analysis Service, Performance Point and PowerPivot to implement your BI Strategies and enable your decision makers to see data in new and dynamic ways! This course will take you down a path of building a BI environment from scratch to full interactive dashboards using the Microsoft BI Stack.
Course Length: 5 Days
Course Tuition: $2090 (US)


Sr Business Intelligence Architects and Consultants, Sr Business Analysts, anyone responsible for implementing BI with SharePoint.

Course Outline


Module 1: Overview
A simple introduction module.
After completing this module, students will be able to:
•Understand your course, classroom, classmates, facility and instructor.

Module 2: Business Intelligence
In this module we review what Business Intelligence (BI) is and what the typical BI goals are. We also explore how Microsoft BI tools are enabling more advanced Business Intelligence features to filter down/up to the decision makers and Information Workers in general.
•Business Intelligence
Lab : Business Intelligence Worksheet
•Answer Business Intelligence Questions
After completing this module, students will be able to:
•Define Business Intelligence
•Understand what P=R-C means to BI
•Accept that empowering end users is a GOOD thing
•Understand your BI will only be as good as your data, tools and processes

Module 3: Business Intelligence Center
In this module we are going to explore the Business Intelligence Center site definition that comes with SharePoint 2010.
•Business Intelligence Center
Lab : Business Intelligence Center
•Explore SharePoint Business Intelligence Center
•Explore Dashboard Designer
After completing this module, students will be able to:
•Navigate the Business Intelligence Center Site Definition
•Understand what a SharePoint Dashboard is
•Understand what a KPI is and what data they can analyze
•Understand what integration points are compatible with the Business Intelligence Center

Module 4: Data Mart and Data Warehouses
In this module we explore what data is and some of the many forms that it takes. We then explore and define the terms Data Warehouse and Data Mart. This module is important in that as we move through the remainder of the course, we will need to have data to manipulate and work with to build our BI components.
•Understanding Data and Data Formats
•Building Data Marts and Data Warehouses
Lab : Data and Data Formats
•Explore Data Formats
Lab : Build A Data Warehouse
•Create a Simple Data Warehouse
Lab : Extract and Load
•Explore the Extract stage
Lab : Transform and Load
•Explore Transform and Load stages
•Realize the importance of primary/unique keys
Lab : Granularity
•Create Data Warehouse Granularity Levels
Lab : Build A Data Mart
•Create a Data Mart
Lab : SQL Server to SharePoint Lists
•Populate a SharePoint List with SQL Server data
After completing this module, students will be able to:
•Differentiate between multiple data formats
•Understand differences between data warehouse and data marts
•Be able to describe what happens in an Extract, Transform and Load (ETL) process

Module 5: Business Connectivity Services
In this module we are going to take a look at the new Business Connectivity Services.
•Business Connectivity Services
Lab : BCS Basics
•Explore External Content Types
•Create a new External Content Type
•Create an External List
Lab : BCS With Data Warehouse
•Create an Large External List using ECTs
•Using Filters and External lists
•Creating and Configuring Entity Profile Pages
Lab : Office and BCS for BI
•Explore Office and BCS Integration
After completing this module, students will be able to:
•Understand how BCS works
•How to build new BCS applications
•How to Upgrade your older BDC applications

Module 6: Analysis Services
In this module we will explore the feature of SQL Server called Analysis Services (SSAS). When regular SQL queries can't handle your data, MDX queries in SSAS can!
•Analysis Services
Lab : Analysis Services
•Create Dimension and Fact tables with SSIS
Lab : Building An Analysis Services Database
•Create a Analysis Services Database
•Create a Cube
•Create Dimensions
•Create Fact Tables
•Create a KPI
After completing this module, students will be able to:
•Describe OLAP terms
•Understand how to navigate Analysis Services
•How to build a simple cube
•How to write simple MDX queries
•How to use data mining models

Module 7: Filter Web Parts
In this module we will explore Filter Web Parts and the important role they play in building Business Intelligence portals.
•Filter Web Parts
Lab : Filter Web Parts
•Use each of the Filter Web Parts
Lab : UserProfiles and Filters
•Integrate User Profiles with Filters and Reports
After completing this module, students will be able to:
•Describe what Filter Web Parts are
•Work with Filter Web Parts
•Understand how to integrate Filter Web Parts into other BI technologies

Module 8: Excel Services
In this module we will explore and work with the various features of SharePoint's Excel Services.
•Excel Services
Lab : Create An Excel Report
•Create An Excel Report
Lab : Excel Services
•Learn to use Excel Services
•Create/Publish to Excel Services
•Configure Excel Services
•Shared Data Connections
Lab : MDX
•Explore Excel 2010 MDX features
•Create a Slicer
•Create an MDX Set
Lab : Sparklines
•Use Excel 2010 Sparklines
Lab : Filters and Excel Services
•Explore Filter Web Parts and Excel Services
Lab : REST and Web Services
•Explore REST features of Excel ServicesExplore the Excel Services Web Service
After completing this module, students will be able to:
•Setup and configure Excel Services
•Use the Excel Services Web Parts
•Use Excel to modify MDX queries
•Use Excel to create Sparklines
•Use Excel Services REST-ful APIs

Module 9: PowerPivot
In this module we explore the new PowerPivot tools of SQL Server 2008 R2 and Excel 2010.
•PowerPivot For SharePoint
•PowerPivot For Excel
Lab : Install Power Pivot
•Install PowerPivot for Excel
•Install PowerPivot for SharePoint 2010
•Configure PowerPivot for SharePoint
Lab : Use PowerPivot
•Explore PowerPivot Functions
•Use Basic PowerPivot
•Use PowerPivot with Large DataSets
•Create PowerPivot Linked Tables
•Publish to SharePoint
•Automating Data Refresh
•Analyzing Usage Data
After completing this module, students will be able to:
•Create PowerPivot enabled spreadsheets
•Utilize common PowerPivot functions and tools

Module 10: Reporting Services
In this module we will explore Reporting Services, its integration with SharePoint and how to build Reporting Services reports.
•Reporting Services
Lab : Install Reporting Services
•Configure Reporting Services
•Create a Reporting Services Report
•Configure Reporting Services Web Part
Lab : Building Reports with Reporting Services
•Create Advanced Reporting Services report
•Filter Web Parts and Reports
Lab : Automating Reports with Reporting Services
•Create Report Part Gallery
•Create a Report Library
•Create Report Parts
•Create a Report using Report Parts
•Automated Report Delivery
Lab : Reporting Services and PowerPivot
•Setup Reporting Services RSS Feed
•Create and Use Data Feed Library
•Utilize Reporting Services data in PowerPivot
•Utilize PowerPivot data in Reporting Services
After completing this module, students will be able to:
•Understand and describe the integration between reporting services and SharePoint
•Build Reporting Services reports
•Use the Reporting Services web part
•Create Report and Report Part Libraries
•Integrate Reporting Services and PowerPivot

Module 11: Performance Point
In this module we will explore Performance Point and how it supercharges your BI Dashboards and Key Performance Indicators.
•Performance Point
Lab : Performance Point
•Explore Performance Service Application
•Explore the Dashboard Designer
•Create A Scorecard
•Create A PP KPI
•Explore Time Intelligence
•Create Performance Point Reports
•Create Filters
•Create A Dashboard
After completing this module, students will be able to:
•Describe features of Performance Point
•Create Performance Point Scorecards and KPIs
•Use Time Intelligence features in your BI solutions

Module 12: Visio and Access Services
In this module we will explore Visio and Access Services and how to integrate it into your Report process.
•Visio Services
•Access Services
Lab : Visio Services
•Use Visio Services
•Publish a Visio to SharePoint
•Tie report process to Visio
Lab : Access Services
•Explore Access Services
•Publish Access Database To SharePoint
After completing this module, students will be able to:
•Create and deploy interactive Visio diagrams to SharePoint
•Create and deploy Access databases to SharePoint

Module 13: GeoSpatial Data with Charts and Maps
In this module we will explore GeoSpatial data and how to use the new .NET Charts and Mapping features of SharePoint 2010.
•Charts and Maps
•GeoSpatial Data
Lab : GeoSpatial Data with SQL Server
•Populate a SQL Server Database using Shape2SQL
•Utilize the new Spatial Data Types in SQL Server
•Create a Reporting Services Report using Geospatial Data
•Publish Geospatial Data to SharePoint 2010
Lab : Bing Maps
•Utilize Bing Maps API
•Create a Simple Map With Content Editor Web Part
•Create an Advanced Map with Data Views
•Explore Filters, Data Views and Bing Maps integration
•Integrate Geospatial Customer data into SharePoint Sites
Lab : NET Charts
•Utilize NET Charts
After completing this module, students will be able to:
•Understand how .NET Charts are used in SharePoint 2010
•How to build geospatial maps using BI data

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