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Classroom training -  Fast track SSIS

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3-day fast track Integration Services (SSIS) course

Live online training course - classroom version also available

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

Our Introduction to SSIS course will be enough for most people, but it has one big omission - it doesn't cover script components or script tasks.  For most people this won't be a problem, but if you do want to discover how to program data and control flow tasks in C#, this three-day fast-track course might be the one for you!  Please only consider booking onto this course if you're comfortable learning new software quickly, otherwise you won't enjoy your three days ...

Course schedule

Here are our next few online Fast track SSIS course dates:

Dates Times Price (excl. VAT)
22-24 Sep 09:30-16:30 £995 Book
23-25 Nov 09:30-16:30 £995 Book
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Got a handful of like-minded people in your organisation? You could consider creating your own customised online course to run on a date convenient to you).

Course Contents

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

Covered if time allows If time

Using parameters

  • 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

Covered if time allows If time

Sending mail

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

Covered if time allows If time

Accessing file attributes

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

Covered if time allows If time

Logging and auditing

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

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
  • 554 references viewable online

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):

"Fantastic course - perfectly tailored to our organisation. Course trainer also very knowledgeable and friendly which made the 2 days a breeze. Would definitely recommend to others."

Thomas Sanderson (Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust)

"Very knowledgeable trainer and good resources."

Julie Ross (Thurrock Council)

"The trainer was really thorough and explained the various topics well. He was also very friendly and approachable which made it very easy to ask questions. I look forward to completing future Wise Owl courses."

Natalie Sheard (Alzheimers Research UK)

"Great course, useful content, fun trainer. Moved at a good pace. Really enjoyed it and will recommend to colleagues. (Loved the lunches - nice touch!) Colleague's recommendation - who had previously attended."

Sarah Berryman (Southbank Centre)

"Excellent, crystal clear and logical. Really like the course manual."

Natalia Ortynskaya (Montagu Private Equity LLP)

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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.