Implementing Data Models and Reports with Microsoft SQL Server 2014 (M20466)

  • Database professionals who fulfill a BI developer role
  • Database professionals who create analysis and reporting solutions whose responsibilities include:
    • Implementing analytical data models, such as OLAP cubes
    • Implementing reports and managing report delivery
    • Creating business performance dashboards
    • Support data mining and predictive analysis


  • Minimum two years experience with relational databases
  • Knowledge and skills that include:
    • Normalized database design
    • Creating tables and relationships
    • Querying with Transact-SQL
    • Data warehouse schema topology, including Star and Snowflake schemas
    • Basic programming constructs: looping and branching
    • Key business priorities for revenue, profitability, and financial accounting

Expected Duration
5 day


In this course, you will learn the tools needed to create managed enterprise business intelligence (BI) solutions. You will learn about data modeling by creating multidimensional databases, cubes and dimensions, measures and measure groups, MDX fundamentals, analysis services, and Data Analysis Expressions (DAX). You will then learn how to create and publish reports using reporting services, report execution and delivery, SharePoint PerformancePoint Services, and data mining.

This course is designed for those interested in learning SQL Server 2012 or 2014 and covers the new features in SQL Server 2014 as well as the important capabilities across the SQL Server data platform.

This course incorporates material from the Official Microsoft Learning Product 20466: Implementing Data Models and Reports with Microsoft SQL Server. It covers the skills and knowledge measured by Exam 70-466 and along with on-the-job experience, helps you prepare for the exam.


1.Introduction to Business Intelligence and Data Modeling

Elements of an Enterprise BI Solution
The Microsoft Enterprise BI Platform

2.Create Multidimensional Databases

Multidimensional Analysis
Create Data Sources and Data Source Views
Create a Cube
Cube Security

3.Work with Cubes and Dimensions

Configure Dimensions
Attribute Hierarchies
Sorting and Grouping Hierarchies

4.Work with Measures and Measure Groups

Define Fact Tables
Associate Dimensions with Measures

5.Multidimensional Expressions (MDX)

MDX Fundamentals
Add Calculations to a Cube
Using MDX to Query a Cube

6.Customize Cube Functionality

Implement Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
Implement Actions, Perspectives, and Translations

7.Implement an Analysis Services Tabular Data Model

Analysis Services Tabular Data Models
Create a Tabular Data Model
Analysis Services Tabular Data Models in an Enterprise BI Solution

8.Data Analysis Expression (DAX)

DAX Fundamentals
Enhance a Tabular Data Model with DAX

9.Implement Reports with SQL Server Reporting Services

Reporting Services
Create a Report with Report Designer
Grouping and Aggregating Data in a Report
Show Data Graphically
Filter Reports using Parameters

10.Automate Report Execution and Delivery

Manage Report Security
Manage Report Execution
Subscriptions and Data Alert
Troubleshoot Reporting Services

11.Deliver BI with SharePoint PerformancePoint Services

SharePoint Server as a BI Platform and PerformancePoint Services
PerformancePoint Data Sources and Time Intelligence
Reports, Scorecards, and Dashboards

12.Perform Predictive Analysis with Data Mining

Data Mining
Data Mining Add-ins for Microsoft Excel
Create a Data Mining Solution
Validate a Data Model
Consume Data Mining Data



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