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Classroom training -  SSAS - Tabular Model

Classroom Training

SSAS Tabular Model training course

Classroom training course - online version also available

£695 + VAT for most venues (£795 + VAT for London)

2 days

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.

Course details

  • Locations for SSAS - Tabular Model coursesPossible locations:London, Manchester, Online
  • Next SSAS - Tabular Model course locationNext classroom course:Tue 16 November 2021
  • SSAS - Tabular Model course timesTime:10.00-16.30

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

Why Choose Us?

Sample customer feedback

Our thanks to everyone who agreed to share their thoughts (note that some of these reviews may be for our online courses).

"Use of fun examples makes learning a new task quite entertaining. Good that lunch is included and regular breaks to keep course interesting."

Jessica Amartsombat-Foskett (Barbican Insurance / Arch Capital Gp Ltd)

"Fab course. Loved the food."

Claire Wilcock (NHS Midlands & Lancashire CSU)

"We had a superb trainer who was very clear and extremely patient. She did a great job."

Michelle Waugh (Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA))

"Very comprehensive training course without being so much that it became overwhelming. Very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful trainer who communicated and explained the content effectively. I also think the course manual and exercises provided are excellent and I am sure will be really useful resources post-training."

David Caldwell (Cheshire East Council)

"The trainer was excellent in helping me out when I ran into issues. He was patient with the group and ensured we all fully understood all concepts/theory."

James Atkinson (PricewaterhouseCoopers)

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Scheduled SSAS - Tabular Model training dates

Here are the classroom SSAS - Tabular Model courses we have scheduled for the next 3 months:

Dates Days Venue Price Booking
Tue/Wed 16-17 November 2021 2 £695 Book places
Date(s) Venue
16/11

All prices exclude VAT. If you can't see the dates you want, ask us about running onsite SSAS training at your offices (we'll even provide and set up the computers).

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