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Classroom training -  SSAS - Tabular Model

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SSAS Tabular Model training course

Live online training course - classroom version also available

£795 + VAT (where applicable)

Two days (09:30 to 16:30 UK time each day)

Analysis Services comes in two distinct flavours: the old fashioned multi-dimensional model, allowing you to build dimensions and cubes, and tthe newer tabular model (the subject of this course).

During the two days things you'll learn how to do include:

  • linking to data sources and creating a data model
  • using this as a basis for an Excel pivot table
  • creating calculated columns
  • creating basic measures using DAX
  • creating and use calendars
  • creating date calculations, using time-intelligence functions

Note that you won't need any software installed on your computer, as you'll be linking to our laptops.

Course schedule

Here are our next few online SSAS - Tabular Model course dates:

Dates Times Price (excl. VAT)
15-16 Aug 09:30-16:30 £795 Book
28-29 Sep 09:30-16:30 £795 Book
21-22 Nov 09:30-16:30 £795 Book
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Got a handful of like-minded people in your organisation? You could consider creating your own customised online course to run on a date convenient to you).

Course Contents

The contents of this course are as follows:

Getting started

  • Multidimensional vs tabular
  • Separate named instances

Visual Studio basics

  • Visual Studio windows
  • Setting startup options
  • Creating a project

Connecting to SQL Server

  • Creating and using connections
  • Filtering rows and columns

Creating a data model

  • Hiding from client tools
  • Renaming tables/columns
  • How column storage works
  • How processing works

Relationships

  • Diagram view
  • Creating relationships

Excel pivot tables

  • Analysing data in Excel
  • Connecting from Excel
  • Using Excel pivot tables

Covered if time allows If time

Power BI Desktop overview

  • Importing from SSAS
  • Basic visualisations
  • How publishing works

Other data sources

  • Linking to Excel
  • Pasting in data

Calculated columns

  • Using IF and SWITCH
  • BLANK arithmetic
  • Linking tables using RELATED

Measures

  • Creating measures
  • SUMX, AVERAGEX, etc.

Changing query context

  • The CALCULATE function
  • Using FILTER

Prototyping using PowerPivot

  • Using PowerPivot
  • Importing PowerPivot models into SSAS
  • Constraints

Accessing DAX queries

  • From within Excel
  • From Reporting Services

Calendars

  • Creating a calendar table
  • Using multiple calendars

Date calculations

  • Working days
  • Period to date
  • Prior and parallel periods
  • Semi-additive measures

Hierarchies

  • Creating a hierarchy
  • Viewing hierarchies

KPIs

  • The parts of a KPI
  • Absolute and relative measures
  • Creating and viewing KPIs

Perspectives

  • Creating perspectives
  • Using in Excel

Covered if time allows If time

Security

  • How security works
  • Creating roles
  • Filtering rows by role

You can download a PDF file giving the course contents.

Benefits of our online training

Here are some reasons to choose Wise Owl online courses:

  • Maximum of 6 people per class
  • Excellent colour courseware manual posted to you in advance
  • Pre-course set-up included in the days before the course
  • No need to install any software on your computer
  • All courses given by one of our 6 Wise Owl trainers
  • 482 references viewable online

What other people have said

Many thanks to those listed below for kindly agreeing to let us use their names. All of the reviews are from the last 3 calendar years (although some may be for classroom courses):

"Excellent course + trainer + facilities + food."

Alasdair Rose (SQL North Ltd)

"Our trainer knew his stuff - and was able to accommodate our many questions about SSAS, as applicable to our work context. Previously, I have mostly attended in person training - so still getting the hang of "online" version, and was pleased to have useful course resources provided in advance."

Victor Ochieng (Plan International)

"Great course, very insightful and the trainer was comprehensive with everything he showed me. Thanks!"

Jordan Byrom (Addleshaw Goddard)

"2 days passed quickly as the course involved lots of hands on exercises. Contents were relevant and I would recommend it."

InSun Ahn (Tokyo Electron Europe Ltd)

"This is my second training and as before, the trainer was knowledgeable and very clear with his explanations. He was able to tailor the course to match my experience and I am very satisfied overall. I wanted to improve my SSAS skills. Though the course was about a model we don't use at work right now, I am positive I will get the opportunity to put it to good use."

Folakemi Ayoade (Bank of England)

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How our live online training courses work

We've published a full summary of what it's like to attend a Wise Owl course online - here are the main things you need to know.

What you'll need

You'll need three things for the course:

  1. A computer (obviously) running Windows.
  2. A good internet connection.
  3. A microphone and (ideally) webcam.

In addition you'll find the course very difficult without an additional monitor (so that you can participate in the course on one screen, and use the software you're learning on the other).

What will happen when you book a place

Within a few hours of your booking a place on one of our online courses, we'll be in touch to get you set up correctly.  This usually takes about half an hour, and can be done at any mutually convenient date/time.

A few days before your course begins you'll receive a parcel in the post (free for UK bookings) containing:

  • A full colour courseware manual;
  • An exercise booklet to go with the course; and
  • A USB stick containing the files for the course, should you need a back-up.

Your parcel will even include a Wise Owl biro (they're good; trust us) and pad.

What you won't need

You won't need to install any software at all on your computer.  This is because:

  • you'll use Windows Remote Desktop to connect to our computers, and these will have all of the necessary files and software installed; and
  • we use Teams for our online training, which you can run through most modern browsers.
On and after the course

On the day of the course itself you will be able to join the course up to half an hour before it begins. This will give you time to:

  • familiarise yourself with the set-up;
  • meet your trainer; and
  • get to know the other delegates!

After the course finishes you'll receive an electronic certificate proving your attendance (we will gladly send a paper copy on request also).

You can see full details of exactly how our online courses work here.