In this course, you will learn how to use Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) to design and implement Multidimensional OLAP cubes to support Business Intelligence (BI) solutions. You will learn about the Microsoft SQL Server Visual Studio development environment (SQL Server 2008 Business Intelligence Development Studio (BIDS), SQL Server 2012/2014 Data Tools) for design, creation and deployment of SQL Server BISM (Business Intelligence Semantic Model) Multidimensional Mode projects, and SQL Server Management Studio for the management of Multidimensional databases.
The course will take delegates through building a multidimensional cube in its simplest form through to extending the features within the cube by implementing MDX calculations, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), Actions and Dimension/Cube Intelligence. The main emphasis of the course is on the design and creation of cubes, but basic administration and security of cubes are also covered.
This course is suitable for delegates working with all versions of SQL Server from SQL Server 2008 through to SQL Server 2014.
This course does not require any prior experience with Analysis Services 2008/2012/2014. It is assumed that delegates have working experience with SQL Server 2005, 2008, 2012 or 2014 and basic relational database concepts such as tables, queries, and indexing.