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Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS)

With this course, you will be able to become an expert in employing both engines within a company’s infrastructure. Analysis Services is composed of two powerful applications – VertiPaq and Data Mining for multidimensional cubes, as well as xVelocity for Tabular Data Models. It provides enterprise-level semantic data modeling abilities to construct business intelligence systems such as Power BI, Excel Reporting Services and other information visualization tools that can make your organization even more successful!

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8  Training Hours
Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS)
50 On-demand Videos
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Course Topics
9  Topics
Prep Questions
75 Prep Questions
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Course Description

Analysis Services is a combination of two analytical engines (VertiPaq for multidimensional cubes and Data Mining and xVelocity for Tabular Data Models) used in decision support and business analytics. It provides enterprise-grade semantic data model capabilities for business intelligence (BI), data analysis, and reporting applications such as Power BI, Excel, Reporting Services, and other data visualization tools. This course provides a full introduction to the use of both of these engines in an enterprise environment.

The third major component of the course is a form of Machine Learning called Data Mining.  Data Mining is the analysis of large data set to reveal hidden patterns and trends. This course will teach you how to create a Data Mining solution, how to compare and validate different data mining options (models) for a given data set, and how to use your chosen model in a consumer-friendly client.

Frequently Asked Questions About Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS)

Who is the instructor for the course?

The course is led by James Ring-Howell, a Microsoft Certified Trainer, Developer, and Database Expert. James is a full-stack developer with over 40 years of experience, and he has developed applications across all major industries, for Fortune 100 companies as well as local small businesses

How is this Microsoft course delivered?

The course is delivered online, and you can access it anytime with the All Access Monthly Subscription. The subscription not only gives you access to this course but also to over 2,500 hours of on-demand content. You can start a 7-day free trial with no obligation, and you have the option to cancel anytime​.

What’s the history of SSAS? How has it evolved?

In 1996, Microsoft entered the OLAP Server industry after acquiring Panorama Software’s OLAP software technology. The technology was later renamed to Analysis Services in 2000 when data mining services were added. Analysis Services 2000 saw several improvements, including a more flexible dimension design and an advanced calculation engine. Microsoft Analysis Services released the Unified Dimensional Model (UDM) in 2005 as a major update. This model supports MOLAP, ROLAP, and HOLAP all in one place, meaning it remains neutral in the ongoing debate between MOLAP and ROLAP in OLAP products.

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Course Outline

Microsoft SQL Server 2019 Analysis Services (SSAS) Course Content

Module 1 - Introduction to Business Intelligence and Data Modeling

  •    1.1 Course Introduction

  •    1.2 Module 1 Introduction

  •    1.3 Introduction to Business Intelligence

  •    1.4 The Microsoft Business Intelligence Platform

  •    1.5 Exploring a Data Warehouse

  •    1.6 Exploring a Data Model

Module 2 - Multidimensional Databases

  •    2.1 Module 2 Introduction

  •    2.2 Introduction to Multidimensional Analysis

  •    2.3 Overview of Cube Security

  •    2.4 Creating and Configuring a Cube

  •    2.5 Data Sources

  •    2.6 Data Source Views

  •    2.7 Adding a Dimension to a Cube

Module 3 - Cubes and Dimensions

  •    3.1 Module 3 Introduction

  •    3.2 Dimensions

  •    3.3 Attribute Hierarchies and Relationships

  •    3.4 Sorting and Grouping Attributes

  •    3.5 Slowly Changing Dimensions

Module 4 - Measures and Measure Groups

  •    4.1 Module 4 Introduction

  •    4.2 Measures

  •    4.3 Measure Groups and Relationships

  •    4.4 Measure Group Storage

Module 5 - Introduction to MDX

  •    5.1 Module 5 Introduction

  •    5.2 MDX Fundamentals

  •    5.3 Adding Calculations to a Cube

  •    5.4 Querying a cube using MDX

Module 6 - Customizing Cube Functionality

  •    6.1 Module 6 Introduction

  •    6.2 Key Performance Indicators

  •    6.3 Actions

  •    6.4 Perspectives

  •    6.5 Translations

Module 7 - Tabular Data Models

  •    7.1 Module 7 Introduction

  •    7.2 Introduction to Tabular Data Models

  •    7.3 Creating a Tabular Data Model

  •    7.4 Configure Relationships and Attributes

  •    7.5 Configuring Data Model for an Enterprise BI Solution

Module 8 - Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)

  •    8.1 Module 8 Introduction

  •    8.2 DAX Fundamentals

  •    8.3 Calculated Columns

  •    8.4 Relationships

  •    8.5 Measures

  •    8.6 Time Intelligence

  •    8.7 KPI

  •    8.8 Parent - Child Hierarchies

Module 9 - Data Mining

  •    9.1 Module 9 Introduction

  •    9.2 Overview of Data Mining

  •    9.3 Custom Data Mining Solutions

  •    9.4 Validating a Data Mining Model

  •    9.5 Consuming a Data Mining Model

  •    9.6 Course Wrap Up

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Your Training Instructor

James Ring-Howell

James Ring-Howell

Microsoft Certified Trainer | Microsoft Certified Developer | Database Expert

James is a full-stack developer with over 40 years of experience. He has developed applications across all major industries and for Fortune 100 companies as well as local small businesses. James has also been teaching technology courses for over 20 years. In addition to his extensive background in technology, he has also worked as a professional opera singer.

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