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Intensive fast-track 3-day Reporting Services (SSRS)

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.

You don't need any pre-existing knowledge of SQL or SQL Server to attend this course, although if you understand how databases are constructed using tables and relationships you'll have a head start.  What you must have is a very good aptitude for IT, otherwise you won't enjoy your three days!

Course schedule

Here are our next few Fast track SSRS course dates:

Dates Times Venue Price (excl. VAT)
28-30 May 09:30-16:30 Online £1,295 Book
15-17 Jul 09:30-16:30 Online £1,295 Book
16-18 Sep 09:30-16:30 Online £1,295 Book
28-30 Oct 09:30-16:30 Online £1,295 Book
04-06 Dec 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 SSRS - Course Contents

We're definitely not pushing this course, as we think for the majority of people our two-day Introduction to SSRS course will be sufficient for their needs.  However, there are some extra goodies on the three-day fast-track course such as:

  • Using variables in expressions in SSRS

  • Creating dropdown parameters based on stored procedures

  • Creating truly dynamic reports

Be warned that if you don't know any SQL you will find parts of this course difficult (you'll also find it a long three days if you're not the sort of person who picks up new software reasonably easily).

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

From our REPORTING SERVICES course

Introduction to SSRS

  • Visual Studio and SSDT
  • Solutions and projects
  • The Visual Studio environment

Designing a Simple Report

  • Authoring a report
  • Using report items
  • Selecting and formatting report items
  • Number formats

Data sources and datasets

  • Shared data sources
  • Shared versus embedded datasets
  • Using Query Designer

Tables

  • Structure of a table
  • Formatting tables
  • Inserting rows
  • Interactive sorting
  • Repeating page headers

Grouping tables

  • Using the grouping panes
  • Row and column groups
  • Displaying subtotals
  • Outlining

Expressions

  • Calculated fields
  • The ReportItems collection
  • Using built-in fields
  • Conditional formatting - expressions

Pages and printing

  • Page headers and footers
  • Pagination between groups
  • Header and footer expressions

Parameters

  • Using query parameters
  • Creating drop lists
  • Multi-value drop lists
  • Formatting using parameters

Indicators

  • Creating indicators
  • Changing the symbols displayed
  • Stopping indicators stretching

Gauges

  • Creating and formatting gauges
  • Gauge panels
  • Pointers, scales and ranges

Matrices

  • Areas of a matrix
  • Sorting and grouping matrices
  • Creating and formatting subtotals

Charts

  • The areas of a chart
  • Creating charts
  • Formatting charts

Data bars and sparklines

  • Need for a grouped row
  • Creating data bars
  • Creating sparklines

Lists   if time

  • Creating and formatting lists
  • Grouping using lists
  • Using rectangles in lists

Subreports   if time

  • Creating a child report
  • Creating the main report
  • Creating and formatting subreports

Drill-through reports

  • Parent and child reports
  • Creating actions
  • Passing values to a child report

Maps   if time

  • ESRI shapefiles / SQL spatial data
  • Linking to datasets
  • Map layers
  • Center points and point layers

Deploying reports

  • Setting the target server
  • Deploying an entire project
  • Deploying single reports

The SSRS web portal

  • Browsing to the web portal
  • Viewing reports
  • Managing reports

KPIs and mobile reports   if time

  • Creating a KPI
  • Installing Mobile Report Publisher
  • Creating a mobile report

Subscriptions   if time

  • How subscriptions work
  • Creating a new subscription
  • Managing subscriptions

From our ADVANCED SSRS course

Advanced expressions

  • Understanding scope
  • Using RowNumber
  • Running totals

Variables

  • How variables work
  • Report variables
  • Group variables

Embedding code

  • Setting code for a report
  • Calling functions in expressions
  • Better ways to write code

Using SQL views

  • Why views are a good idea
  • Designing views
  • Scripting views
  • Creating virtual tables

Stored procedures in SSRS

  • Pros and cons of stored procedures
  • Server Explorer vs SSMS
  • Creating and editing procedures
  • Using for reports

Stored procedure parameters

  • Creating report parameters
  • Refreshing fields
  • Default and null values

Dropdowns with procedures

  • The stored procedures needed
  • Cascading dropdowns
  • Replacing SELECT A VALUE

Multivalue parameter procedures   if time

  • Splitting the choices made in SQL
  • Displaying the chosen data
  • Restricting the number of choices

Improving report navigation

  • Document maps
  • Using bookmarks
  • Setting tooltips

Dynamic reports

  • Dynamic datasets
  • Dynamic grouping
  • Dynamic matrices

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:

"The trainer was really engaging and paced the content well."

Ian Getty (Torus62 Ltd)

"Really slick course detailing useful SQL and shortcuts. Brilliant trainer; interested in everyone's progress and helped without embarrassing candidates. Proper nerdy environment, I loved it!! I would recommend Wise Owl to anyone who will listen. Chose the course to fill gaps in my knowledge as I've worked with SQL for over 20 years but never had any formal training."

Catherine Reilly (Derby and Burton Hospitals NHS FT)

"I really enjoyed the course. I'd previously had a quick insight into Power BI and it looked very complicated but the trainer made it look easy & relatively straightforward. Course was very organised and the manual and notepad were very useful – I’ll certainly be using them in the future."

Emma Russell (Torus62 Ltd)

"The course content was excellent and easy to follow, led by a very personable trainer who knew his stuff!"

Hayden Bryon (Derby and Burton Hospitals NHS FT)

"A good introduction to Python. A very patient trainer who did a great job delivering and giving extra help when required. Many thanks."

Louise Moir (The Phoenix Group)

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:

Reporting Services

Basic

2 day course

Advanced SSRS

Advanced

2 day course

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