Training courses coming up!

Here are the courses on which we still have places in the next 4 weeks or so:

Dates Venue Course Summary Book
19‑20 Nov Manchester Introduction to Visual C#

If you're just starting to learn how to program in Visual C#, this is the course for you! The beginner course spends the minimum amount of time on the user interface, and instead concentrates on the things you'll need to know, such as declaring variables, writing conditions, looping and using lists.

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21‑22 Nov Manchester Advanced SQL

If you already know how to write SELECT statements in SQL, maybe it's time to find out how to program in SQL with our advanced course! Learn how to create stored procedures (including passing parameters to them), write your own user-defined functions, work with temporary tables and table variables and much more.

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26‑27 Nov Manchester Reporting Services

If you're wondering whether you should be learning SQL Server Reporting Services, the answer is yes! SSRS (as it's often called) allows you to create impressive reports, including drill-through, indicators, gauges and lots of other whizzy features.  You can then publish these reports directly to your company's website in a number of different formats, or push them out to subscribers by email.

This two-day course runs in SSRS 2016, but if you're using SSRS 2012 you'll still be able to attend, as the report design interface has barely changed (even since SSRS 2008 R2).

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26‑27 Nov Manchester SSAS - Tabular Model

For anyone who is familiar with relational databases, tabular models in Analysis Services are easier to create and use than the old multi-dimensional 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 (among other things): how to create tabular models by combining tables from SQL Server, Access, Excel and other data sources; how to create DAX calculated columns and measures to extend your data mode; and how to extract data from these models using clients such as Excel pivot tables.

This course runs in SQL Server 2016, but will be appropriate if you're using SQL Server 2012, 2014 or 2017 too.  If you're in any doubt about the differences between the various SQL Server versions, ask us!

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28‑29 Nov Manchester Report Builder

Report Builder is almost identical to Reporting Services (the difference is that Report Builder allows you to create reports without having to download or learn Visual Studio). If you're not sure of the differences, speak to us and we can talk you through which application you should be using (or have a look here). 

This two-day course explains how to create reports in Report Builder 2016 (this is pretty much identical to Report Builder 3, so if you're using the older version you can still attend).  During the course you'll learn how to create tables, lists and matrices, format reports so that they look beautiful and add fancy devices like indicators and gauges.

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03‑04 Dec Manchester Introduction to SSIS

SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) lets you automate the import, export and conversion of data. You can use SSIS to fill your data warehouse, import a batch of CSV files or Excel workbooks or just draw beautiful flow diagrams! 

Refreshingly, this introductory course doesn't use a large, impenetrable Microsoft database, but instead just uses simple examples to illustrate real-world tasks.

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03‑04 Dec London Introduction to Power BI

There are three parts to creating a Power BI report, all of which are covered by this two-day course.  Firstly, you'll learn how to get data from all manner of different sources, how to use Query Editor to manipulate the results and how to build a data model; secondly, you'll learn how to create, format and use visualisations (tables, charts, gauges, maps and many more); and thirdly, you'll learn how to create calculated columns  using basic DAX language.  You'll also learn how to publish reports to Power BI Service.  If you're not sure whether you want to book on this course or on our two-day Excel Power BI tools course, have a look here.

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05‑06 Dec Manchester Introduction to SQL

You can use SQL to retrieve information from your corporate database (providing, of course, that you understand its structure). This two-day introductory course will show you how to create tables in SQL Server, and then how to write SQL to extract information from them. You'll learn about the WHERE clause (for setting criteria); the ORDER BY clause; how to aggregate data using GROUP BY; and how to create inner, outer and full joins!

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09‑10 Dec Manchester Advanced Power BI

If you've mastered the basics of creating Power BI reports, you may like to find out what else it can do - but you should only consider attending this course if you use Power BI regularly.  Learn how to create report themes and templates, find out how to use quick measures and bookmarks, delve further into Query Editor and maps, and much more!

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10‑11 Dec London Advanced SQL

If you already know how to write SELECT statements in SQL, maybe it's time to find out how to program in SQL with our advanced course! Learn how to create stored procedures (including passing parameters to them), write your own user-defined functions, work with temporary tables and table variables and much more.

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12‑13 Dec London Introduction to SQL

You can use SQL to retrieve information from your corporate database (providing, of course, that you understand its structure). This two-day introductory course will show you how to create tables in SQL Server, and then how to write SQL to extract information from them. You'll learn about the WHERE clause (for setting criteria); the ORDER BY clause; how to aggregate data using GROUP BY; and how to create inner, outer and full joins!

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16‑17 Dec Manchester Excel Advanced

Excel can do so much more than simple formulae!  This two-day advanced course will show you how to use VLOOKUP and MATCH/INDEX functions, create pivot tables and much, much more.  The idea is that by the time you finish the course you will have seen virtually everything that Excel can offer(apart from VBA, the subject of a separate two-day Excel VBA course).

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17‑18 Dec Manchester SSAS - Multidimensional

SQL Server Analysis Services comes in two varieties: multidimensional or tabular models. This course covers the former (creating multidimensional models, which until version 2012 was the only method possible in SSAS).

This two-day course shows you how to build "cubes" to report on data tied up in your data warehouse or day-to-day transactional database, and show results from these in pivot tables, KPIs and much more. During your the course journey you'll learn how to create dimensions and hierarchies, how to create measures in MDX and how to build and deploy cubes.

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You can download our full course schedule here.

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