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Microsoft Business Intelligence Training Courses

Wise Owl train in all the main Microsoft Business Intelligence applications (collectively sometimes called the BI Stack), including Reporting Services and Analysis Services, as well as in the Excel Power BI Tools and Power BI.

We currently run the following scheduled Business Intelligence courses:

Not exactly the course contents you want? Why not consider organising your own tailored Business Intelligence course)?

More about our Business Intelligence training

We reckon that you work in Business Intelligence or BI if your job involves interpreting large amounts of data to make business decisions.  Below is a summary of the BI courses that we offer. 

You can also create business intelligence tools using Excel, of course, or even by programming in SQL, C# or VBA.  Business intelligence is at the heart of virtually every training course that we run!

SQL Server BI Tools

The Microsoft BI world includes the following software applications for SQL Server:



Integration Services

This allows you to extract data from a number of different formats, transform it and then load it into its final resting place (such as a data warehouse). 

Analysis Services

This comes in two flavours: multi-dimensional model SSAS used to allow you to build cubes, but for many years now tabular model SSAS has been the more modern variant. 

Reporting Services

This allows you to create reports and publish them to your corporate Intranet or to the wider Internet (we also train on the similar Report Builder reporting tool - you can see the differences here).

Other BI Tools

You can also create BI applications using Power BI:



Power BI

The standalone Power BI package allows you to create beautiful dashboards by importing data from a variety of data sources and then visualising it on screen.

We also train in DAX, the formula language used by PowerPivot and Power BI (and by Analysis Services Tabular Model too, as it happens).  

10 things our courses include

Each of our scheduled courses (whether classroom or online) includes:

  1. Small course sizes - we have a maximum of 6 people on each classroom or online course.
  2. A trainer! And not just anyone - our courses are only ever given by full-time Wise Owls.
  3. Full colour courseware and exercises of oustanding quality.
  4. A no cancellation guarantee (once you've booked and confirmed your training course, it will run).
  5. A one gigabyte USB stick, containing course files, answers to exercises and (by the end of the course) your answers too, together with a nice pen.
  6. Unofficial help after the course (although we don't have a dedicated post-course support line, in practice trainers will be happy to answer the odd ad hoc question after a course has taken place).
  7. A certificate sent out digitally or in paper form (your choice) after each course, together with (for tailored courses) the trainer's thoughts on how the course went.

In addition, our classroom courses also include:

  1. A computer for each delegate (obviously).
  2. Lunch out each day at a local restaurant (chosen on the day of the course, after discussion!).
  3. Unlimited refreshments during the day, including Tassimo or Nespresso coffee and a range of biscuits and snacks to keep you going through those dark afternoon hours.

Still not convinced? You can read hundreds of testimonials to the quality of our training (all attributed and added in the last 3 years.

Scheduled Business Intelligence training dates

Here are the next Business Intelligence courses we have scheduled:

Course Dates Days Venue Price Booking
Reporting Services Mon/Tue 20-21 May 2024 20-21 May 2 Online £825 Book places
DAX for Power BI Thu/Fri 23-24 May 2024 23-24 May 2 Online £950 Book places
Fast track SSRS Tue/Thu 28-30 May 2024 28-30 May 3 Online £1,295 Book places
Advanced Power BI Reports Thu/Fri 06-07 June 2024 06-07 Jun 2 Online £950 Book places
Power Apps Thu/Fri 06-07 June 2024 06-07 Jun 2 Online £825 Book places
Introduction to Power BI Mon/Tue 10-11 June 2024 10-11 Jun 2 Manchester £995 Book places
Fast track Power BI Wed/Fri 12-14 June 2024 12-14 Jun 3 Online £1,295 Book places
Fast track Power BI and DAX Mon/Wed 17-19 June 2024 17-19 Jun 3 Online £1,295 Book places
Introduction to Power BI Tue/Wed 18-19 June 2024 18-19 Jun 2 Online £825 Book places
Reporting Services Wed/Thu 19-20 June 2024 19-20 Jun 2 Online £825 Book places

All prices exclude VAT. If you can't see the dates you want, don't forget that you always have the option of arranging onsite training at your offices (we'll even provide the computers and projector).

About our Business Intelligence training

Whichever Business Intelligence course you choose to attend, we'll try to make it as interesting as possible.  In particular, you'll work with datasets which are as simple as they can be, while still allowing us to demonstrate the topics needing covering:


Data used

SSRS, Report Builder

Our database of 1,200 movies

Power BI, SSAS

Our Create-a-Creature database

Integration Services

A variety of different data sources

Whichever course you attend, we'll try to show you how you can analyse data (big or small) and present it in a meaningful and interesting way!

Other Business Intelligence training resources

There are many ways in which we can help you learn Business Intelligence!


As well as publishing courses and exercises, we've written a host of blogs about aspects of Microsoft's business intelligence software applications (collectively sometimes called the BI Stack).


You can learn about the Microsoft BI stack from our BI training videos.


Watch our video shorts on the Microsoft BI stack.

Training venues

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