Implementing a SQL Server 2016 Data Warehouse

Course Overview

This 5-day course describes how to implement a data warehouse platform to support a BI solution. Participants will learn how to create a data warehouse with Microsoft® SQL Server® 2016 and with Azure SQL Data Warehouse, to implement ETL with SQL Server Integration Services, and to validate and cleanse data with SQL Server Data Quality Services and SQL Server Master Data Services.

Course Objectives

  • Describe the key elements of a data warehousing solution
  • Describe the main hardware considerations for building a data warehouse
  • Implement a logical design for a data warehouse
  • Implement a physical design for a data warehouse
  • Create column store indexes
  • Implementing an Azure SQL Data Warehouse
  • Describe the key features of SSIS
  • Implement a data flow by using SSIS
  • Implement control flow by using tasks and precedence constraints
  • Create dynamic packages that include variables and parameters
  • Debug SSIS packages
  • Describe the considerations for implement an ETL solution
  • Implement Data Quality Services
  • Implement a Master Data Services model
  • Describe how you can use custom components to extend SSIS
  • Deploy SSIS projects
  • Describe BI and common BI scenarios

Course Content

  • Module 1: Introduction to Data Warehousing
  • Module 2: Planning Data Warehouse Infrastructure
  • Module 3: Designing and Implementing a Data Warehouse
  • Module 4: Column store Indexes
  • Module 5: Implementing an Azure SQL Data Warehouse
  • Module 6: Creating an ETL Solution
  • Module 7: Implementing Control Flow in an SSIS Package
  • Module 8: Debugging and Troubleshooting SSIS Packages
  • Module 9: Implementing an Incremental ETL Process
  • Module 10: Enforcing Data Quality
  • Module 11: Using Master Data Services
  • Module 12: Extending SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)
  • Module 13: Deploying and Configuring SSIS Packages
  • Module 14: Consuming Data in a Data Warehouse

Course Methodology

The training is going to be highly interactive combination of lectures, group discussions, questionnaires, individual reflections, role plays, simulations and videos.

Target Audience

The primary audience for this course is database professionals who need to fulfill a Business Intelligence Developer role. They will need to focus on hands-on work creating BI solutions including Data Warehouse implementation, ETL, and data cleansing.

Duration

5 Days (08:30–14:30) with appropriate breaks for tea/refreshments and lunch.

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