SQL Server training -  SSAS - Tabular Model

SSAS Training

SSAS - Tabular Model (3 days)

£895 + VAT for most venues (£995 + VAT for London)

As of SQL Server 2012, you can now create tabular models in Analysis Services, rather than building cubes in legacy multidimensional models. For anyone who is familiar with relational databases, tabular models are easier to create and use than cube models; plus they use DAX as a language, rather than the harder-to-understand MDX. Tabular models are a natural extension of PowerPivot within Excel.

This course will show you how to create tabular models by combining tables from SQL Server, Access, Excel and other data sources, and how to extract data from these models using Excel pivot tables, PowerView, Reporting Services reports and above all the DAX query language.

Course details

  • Locations for SSAS - Tabular Model coursesLocations:Manchester, London
  • Next SSAS - Tabular Model course locationNext course:Mon 19 June 2017
  • SSAS - Tabular Model course timesTime:09.30-16.30

Course Contents

Getting started

  • Training topicMultidimensional vs tabular
  • Training topicSeparate named instances

Visual Studio basics

  • Training topicVisual Studio windows
  • Training topicSetting startup options
  • Training topicCreating a project

Connecting to SQL Server

  • Training topicCreating and using connections
  • Training topicFiltering rows and columns

Creating a data model

  • Training topicHiding from client tools
  • Training topicRenaming tables/columns

Relationships

  • Training topicDiagram view
  • Training topicCreating relationships

Excel pivot tables

  • Training topicAnalysing data in Excel
  • Training topicConnecting from Excel
  • Training topicUsing Excel pivot tables

PowerView

  • Training topicCreating PowerView reports
  • Training topicWays to filter data
  • Training topicPowerView charts

Other data sources

  • Training topicLinking to Access
  • Training topicLinking to Excel
  • Training topicPasting in data

Calculated columns

  • Training topicUsing IF and SWITCH
  • Training topicBLANK arithmetic
  • Training topicLinking tables using RELATED

Measures

  • Training topicCreating measures
  • Training topicSUMX, AVERAGEX, etc.

DAX editors

  • Training topicDAX Editor
  • Training topicDAX Studio
  • Training topicPros and cons of each

Changing query context

  • Training topicThe CALCULATE function
  • Training topicUsing FILTER

Prototyping using PowerPivot

  • Training topicUsing PowerPivot
  • Training topicImporting PowerPivot models into SSAS
  • Training topicConstraints

DAX queries

  • Training topicThe CALCULATETABLE function
  • Training topicAdding columns
  • Training topicSummarising data

Accessing DAX queries

  • Training topicFrom within Excel
  • Training topicFrom Reporting Services

Calendars

  • Training topicCreating a calendar table
  • Training topicUsing multiple calendars

Date calculations

  • Training topicWorking days
  • Training topicPeriod to date
  • Training topicPrior and parallel periods
  • Training topicSemi-additive measures

The EARLIER Function

  • Training topicHow it works
  • Training topicBanding

Hierarchies

  • Training topicCreating a hierarchy
  • Training topicViewing hierarchies
  • Training topicParent-child hierarchies

KPIs

  • Training topicThe parts of a KPI
  • Training topicAbsolute and relative measures
  • Training topicCreating and viewing KPIs

Perspectives

  • Training topicCreating perspectives
  • Training topicUsing in Excel

Security

  • Training topicHow security works
  • Training topicCreating roles
  • Training topicFiltering rows by role

xVelocity considerations

  • Training topicColumn storage
  • Training topicDirectQuery

Processing and Partitions

  • Training topicHow processing works
  • Training topicTypes of processing
  • Training topicCreating and using partitions

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Sample customer feedback

"Really enjoyed the course, instructor clearly explained everything. Lots relevant to my work so very useful."

Sophie Kelly (Liverpool City Council)

"The trainer was very helpful and made the course very relevant to the Excel reports we use and how we could improve our procedures."

Deborah Cousin (The Outward Bound Trust)

"Found it challenging which is unusual for most IT courses I attend, which meant I learnt useful things."

Alan Slack (Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust)

"Friendly, relaxed atmosphere making learning easy and enjoyable."

Cheryl Beckford (Warrington Primary Care Trust)

"Advantage of this course over any other I've been on, is that it's extremely flexible and the trainer responded to all questions as we went without needing to go away and get back via email."

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You should be familiar with how relational databases work to attend this course. You'll also find it difficult if you haven't used pivot tables in Excel.

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SSAS exercises

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SSAS blogs

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