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3-day fast track Integration Services (SSIS) course

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

This course is available in the following formats (all prices exclude VAT):

Classroom (London)
£1,895
Classroom (Manchester)
£1,595
Onsite (your office)
Please ask
Online (your home)
£1,295
You can book a place on this course either online through this website, by phone, by email or by filling in our enquiry form.

Although you don't need any knowledge of SQL Server to attend this course, you will find life easier if you know how to write a basic SQL statement.  What you must have, however, is a very good aptitude for computing (the course's three days will pass very slowly if you don't!).

Course schedule

Here are our next few Fast track SSIS course dates:

Dates Times Venue Price (excl. VAT)
08-10 Jul 09:30-16:30 Online £1,295 Book
02-04 Sep 09:30-16:30 Online £1,295 Book
04-06 Nov 09:30-16:30 Online £1,295 Book
13-15 Jan 09:30-16:30 Online £1,295 Book
12-14 Mar 09:30-16:30 Online £1,295 Book
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Got a handful of like-minded people in your organisation? You could consider booking your own customised onsite course, whereby you get to pick the dates and venue!

Course Contents - PDF

Fast track SSIS - Course Contents

For most people our two-day introduction to SSIS course will suffice to meet their Integration Services training needs, but to cater for those who want to hoover up as much knowledge as possible in as short a time as possible we've created this three-day intensive SSIS course, including units also from our advanced SSIS course.  Go from zero to SSIS hero in three intensive days!

This fast-track course combines topics from the following other Wise Owl courses:

From our INTRODUCTION TO SSIS course

SSIS basics

  • Solutions and projects
  • Basic packages
  • Control and data flow tasks
  • The 32-bit question

Data flow tasks

  • Connection managers
  • Sources and destinations

Using different data connections

  • SQL Server (OLEDB)
  • Connecting to Excel workbooks
  • New and existing flat files
  • Multiple flat files

Data viewers

  • Attaching data viewers
  • Data buffers

Basic data transforms

  • Sorting and aggregating
  • Sampling data
  • Dividing and uniting data

Data conversion transforms

  • The SSIS data types
  • Unicode and ASCII data
  • Type cast functions

Variables and expressions

  • The Row Count transform
  • User and system variables
  • Expression tasks

Debugging

  • Setting breakpoints
  • The Locals window

Derived column transforms

  • SSIS expressions
  • Using SSIS functions
  • Using the conditional operator

Handling errors

  • Redirecting and ignoring errors
  • Truncation errors

Conditional split transforms

  • Splitting data by expression
  • Using comparison operators
  • Syntax for multiple conditions

Lookup transforms

  • Redirecting unmatched rows
  • Choosing a cache mode
  • Setting unmatched rows to Unknown
  • Adding unmatched rows automatically

File system tasks

  • Working with files
  • Working with folders

Looping over files

  • The file name variable
  • Configuring the loop
  • Expression constraints

Importing multiple files

  • Using expressions for connections
  • Dynamic connections within loops

Looping over rows

  • Object variables
  • Reading in data
  • Looping over ADO rows
  • Dynamic connection strings

Using parameter placeholders

  • Using the ? Symbol
  • Mapping parameters

Merge joins

  • How they work
  • Comparing two data sets

Basic deployment

  • Project-level deployment
  • Creating a catalog
  • Deploying and viewing in SSMS

Using parameters   if time

  • Package and project parameters
  • Using parameters in expressions
  • Deploying parameters
  • Why to avoid environments

From our ADVANCED SSIS course

A quick C# primer

  • Writing methods
  • Using variables
  • Using namespaces

Script tasks

  • Message boxes
  • Setting return status

Variables in script

  • Passing variables in/out
  • Referencing in code

Script components

  • Input and output flows
  • Manipulating values in script

Sending mail   if time

  • Limitations of the Send Mail task
  • The System.Mail namespace
  • Sending emails in code

Accessing file attributes   if time

  • FileInfo and DirectoryInfo
  • Accessing file properties
  • Filtering by file date/time

Logging and auditing   if time

  • Logging to text files
  • Logging to SQL Server
  • Audit transforms

Events

  • Creating an event
  • Pre- and post-execute events
  • Error-handling using events

Why Choose Us?

Here are some reasons to choose Wise Owl courses:

In addition, here are some benefits unique to classroom training:

And some benefits specific to online training:

  • Courseware manual posted to you in advance
  • Free half-hour pre-course check-up included
  • Our clever system means you can use our laptops (and we can see them)

What other people have said

Our thanks to everyone who agreed to share their thoughts. All of the following reviews are from the last 3 calendar years:

"I really enjoyed the course, excellent hands on using Power BI and felt I had a good grasp of how to use the application at the end of the course. The trainer was excellent and answered all my questions and explained things in an easy to understand manner."

Margo Bowes (Tracsis)

"I really enjoyed the course. Thank you for all the additional information and the videos you have available. I almost chose the beginner course but after a great chat with one of your trainers, I think I correctly chose the advanced course. I've also had great feedback from other employees at my company who have also taken a course with Wise Owl. Great staff at every point through the journey."

Kyle Anabossi (Hoist Finance)

"A great trainer and very knowledgeable! The confidence in his training was amazing and I knew that my understanding of SQL will be much better under his guidance. I liked how he was able to support anyone that was finding it hard or challenging, he didn't let anyone feel alone."

Raj Bains (PEI Group)

"Our Tutor, was most knowledgeable about the content of the course. He was also patient and made himself available during breaks and after course hours. He was also willing to go over any topic or interest we had on the subject. All in all - He was brilliant."

Samantha Jones (The Little Greene Paint Company Ltd)

"It was great that the manual was available straightaway when we were in the classroom and as an introductory course, I believe the fundamentals of Power BI were covered. The trainer was patient and ensured all delegates were working on the modules at the same pace. Classroom and refreshments provided were perfect. Lovely touch taking delegates out of the classroom for lunch."

Jill Renwick (Improveasy Ltd)

There are lots more where these came from (or just refresh this page to change the quotes shown).

How our training courses work

Below are some notes on how Wise Owl courses work, to help you decide whether they're for you or not.

What you'll need

If you book on a classroom course, the only thing you need to bring to the course is ... yourself! We even provide a notepad and a suprisingly nice pen for you to take notes with.

For online training you'll need two things:

  1. A good internet connection (otherwise you'll have a frustrating time); and
  2. A second screen (a requirement, not a nice-to-have!)

You can see full details of our online course requirements here.

When you book a place

If you book a place on one of our courses:

  • For classroom courses we will send out a joining email. That's it!
  • For online courses we will get in touch to organise a half-hour pre-course check to iron out any connection problems before the course (rather than during it).

Whatever type of course you book, we will also send you out a reminder a few days before the course is due to take place - not that (we hope) you'll have forgotten!

What you won't need

For classroom training, you won't need a computer - we (obviously) will provide that. However, you're welcome to use your own laptop if you prefer, providing that you have the correct software installed.

For online training you will need a computer, but you won't need to have any software installed.  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.

The start of the course

For online courses you will be able to join up to half an hour before the course begins. This will give you time to:

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

For classroom training it's always nice if people arrive a bit early too, to give people time to meet each other (and drink coffee).

You'll be given a full colour courseware manual, an exercise booklet to go with the course and a USB stick for taking course files away (we'll post all this to you for online courses).

After the course

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

We don't have any formal arrangement for answering questions after the course, but if you get stuck on something and email your trainer they should (and nearly always do!) respond as quickly as their training schedule allows.

Related Courses

You might like to consider these related courses:

Introduction to SSIS

Basic

2 day course

Advanced SSIS RECOMMENDED

Advanced

2 day course

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