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Classroom training -  Advanced SSIS

Online Training

Advanced SSIS

Live online training course - classroom version also available

£650 + VAT (where applicable)

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

The aim of our two-day advanced Integration Services course is mostly to cover scripting in C#, allowing delegates to create script tasks (in control flow) and script components (in data flow).  However, the advanced course also includes some more niche features, such as auditing, logging and events.

We don't have any dates scheduled for this online course. We may consider adding more dates - it's always worth asking. Alternatively, if you have a handful of like-minded people in your organisation, you could consider booking your own customised online course to run on a date convenient to you!

Course Contents

The contents of this course are as follows:

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

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

Accessing file attributes

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

Dynamic expressions

  • Using expressions for properties
  • Ideas for expressions to use

Advanced loops

  • Looping over XML files
  • Looping over items
  • FOR loops

Caching data

  • Cache connection managers
  • Using cache files in lookups

Using package parts

  • Storing components for reuse
  • Using package parts

Covered if time allows If time

Logging and auditing

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

Covered if time allows If time

Events

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

You can download a PDF file giving the course contents.

Benefits of our online training

Here are some reasons to choose Wise Owl online courses:

  • Maximum of 5 people per class
  • Excellent colour courseware manual posted to you in advance
  • Pre-course set-up included in the days before the course
  • No need to install any software on your computer
  • All courses given by one of our 6 Wise Owl trainers

What other people have said

Many thanks to those listed below for kindly agreeing to let us use their names. All of the reviews are from the last 3 calendar years (although some may be for classroom courses):

"All very useful & being able to take everything away to review on my own will be very useful. Other people in the team have done the course before and recommended."

Jason Thomas (Crown Commercial Service)

"The manual is very clear and will be useful to refer back to. I wasn't bored at any point and feel I have learnt a lot."

Alison Goulder (Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG))

"Good content taught well, engaging and surprisingly useful. Top teacher, friendly & made the courses as fun as possible. Thanks for the cake!"

Akaash Rajput (PricewaterhouseCoopers)

"Great knowledge, great professional, friendly and helpful trainer. Thanks; highly recommend as the best training material as well as trainer."

Nicky Sabetpour (Derby and Burton Hospitals NHS FT)

"Really enjoyed the course. I now understand joins - wahooo! Had a fantastic trainer. Recommendation for course came from someone who completed it previously."

Amy Searle (London CRC Thames Valley CRC & MTC Ltd)

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How our live online training courses work

We've published a full summary of what it's like to attend a Wise Owl course online - here are the main things you need to know.

What you'll need

You'll need three things for the course:

  1. A computer (obviously) running Windows.
  2. A good internet connection.
  3. A microphone and (ideally) webcam.

In addition you'll find the course very difficult without an additional monitor (so that you can participate in the course on one screen, and use the software you're learning on the other).

What will happen when you book a place

Within a few hours of your booking a place on one of our online courses, we'll be in touch to get you set up correctly.  This usually takes about half an hour, and can be done at any mutually convenient date/time.

A few days before your course begins you'll receive a parcel in the post (free for UK bookings) containing:

  • A full colour courseware manual;
  • An exercise booklet to go with the course; and
  • A USB stick containing the files for the course, should you need a back-up.

Your parcel will even include a Wise Owl Sheaffer biro (they're good; trust us) and pad.

What you won't need

You won't need to install any software at all on your computer.  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; and
  • we use Teams for our online training, which you can run through most modern browsers.
On and after the course

On the day of the course itself you will be able to join the course up to half an hour before it begins. This will give you time to:

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

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

You can see full details of exactly how our online courses work here.