Integration Services (SSIS) Training Courses

This page gives oodles of training to help you to learn Integration Services, whether you prefer classroom training, videos or any other format.

Integration Services classroom training

SSIS classroom training

Wise Owl currently run two SSIS training courses - one to introduce the topic, and an advanced course for experienced users:

Can't see the course you want? Have a look at our onsite Integration Services training page, or see our other SSIS training resources.

Not sure which course you want? See what you can learn on one of our SSIS courses.

Which is the right SSIS course for you?

SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) is what's called ETL software, standing for Extract, Transform and Load.  SSIS allows you to do the following:

Task Notes
Extract You can get data from a wide range of data sources (the course will concentrate on SQL Server, Excel and CSV or text files, but the principles apply to any data source).
Transform Integration Services includes a wide variety of data transforms.  The course will show you (for example) how to use data conversion transforms to convert data; derived column transforms to add new columns; lookup transforms to compare data against a master list; and conditional split transforms to split data according to some test that you execute against each row.
Load Finally, you can send data to a variety of destinations, including SQL Server, Excel and text files.

In addition to the above, the introductory course will show you how to work with files using file system tasks.  Here are some of the things you'll learn how to do:

What Notes
Basic tasks Creating folders and copying files.
Loops Looping over all of the files in a folder.
Multiple imports Loop over (for example) all of the workbooks in a folder, importing the data from each.

In addition to the above, we also have a two-day advanced SSIS course, which concentrates on script tasks and script components in SSIS, teaching you how to write script like this:

public void Main()

{

// work out number of films

int gf = Convert.ToInt32(Dts.Variables["GoodFilms"].Value);

int bf = Convert.ToInt32(Dts.Variables["BadFilms"].Value);

int nf = gf + bf;

// show results

MessageBox.Show("There are " + nf.ToString() + " films");

Dts.TaskResult = (int)ScriptResults.Success;

}

We use C# rather than VB as a scripting language for several reasons, one of them being that this is the language used in SSIS expressions anyway.

The advanced course will also show how you can use SSIS to send mail, react to events, log data - and much more! 

If you're still not sure whether this course is right for you, there's more help available for choosing here.

10 things our SSIS courses include

Each of our scheduled courses includes:

  1. Small course sizes - we have a maximum of 6 people on each course, and frequently run courses with fewer.
  2. A computer for each delegate (obviously).
  3. A trainer! And not just anyone - Wise Owl courses are only ever given by Wise Owls.
  4. Full colour courseware of oustanding quality (download a sample SSIS courseware chapter to judge this claim for yourself) .
  5. Interesting exercises to reinforce what you've learnt (you can review some of the SSIS exercises we use here).
  6. Lunch out each day at a local restaurant (chosen on the day of the course, after discussion!).
  7. 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.
  8. A one gigabyte USB stick, containing course files, answers to exercises and (by the end of the course) your answers too.
  9. A Sheaffer biro and notepad.
  10. 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).

Have a look at our full list of benefits, or read hundreds of testimonials to the quality of our training.

Scheduled SSIS training dates

Here are the SSIS courses we have scheduled for the next 3 months:

Course Dates Days Venue Price Booking
Thu/Fri 24-25 May 2018 2 £850 Book places
Tue/Wed 19-20 June 2018 2 £850 Book places
Tue/Wed 24-25 July 2018 2 £695 Book places
Tue/Wed 31st Jul/1st August 2018 2 £850 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 SSIS training at your offices (we'll even provide the computers and projector).

About our SSIS training

Here's a scenario where using Integration Services could not only free up your time, but also ensure that data was processed accurately too:

  • Imagine that each month each division of your organisation submits results in a CSV file.  This contains a few free-text header lines which you always have to delete, then thousands of rows of transactions.
  • You know that the data is often a bit iffy: dates come in a format which no other software application will read, and product names are frequently misspelt.
  • You want to import all of the data into a single SQL Server table, cleaning it up in the process, then move the CSV files to an archive folder, renaming them in the process.

Integration Services would allow you to do all of the above in a single package, which would have the additional advantage of having a flow diagram clearly laid out showing the order of execution of the different tasks.

Other Integration Services training resources

Integration Services exercises

Try our SSIS exercises

You can use the following Integration Services exercises either to practice before a course, or to assess your level of ability - or just for fun!

Integration Services training venues

SSIS training venues

We run our Integration Services training at one the following venues:

Integration Services blogs

Blogs on SSIS

Looking for help with Integration Services? Some of these blogs may help:

Integration Services courseware

SSIS courseware manuals

To help you choose the right Integrations Services course, have a look at this sample SSIS courseware chapter:

Integration Services videos

Videos on SSIS

Choose to learn Integrated Services by watching our SSIS videos:

Integration Services consultancy

SSIS consultancy

As well as training on Integration Services, we also offer consultancy too:

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