Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012: Data Warehouse Implementation (Exam 70-463)
Course Description

You have created databases and performed database administration tasks. As business expands, organizations build data warehouses to manage the huge volumes of data and obtain strategic information from it. To meet these requirements, you will create dimension tables and fact tables and implement them in a data warehouse in SQL Server 2012.
You will also perform ETL operations by creating SSIS packages, managing a control flow and data flow, executing packages, and troubleshooting errors. To ensure the smooth functioning of the ETL operations, you will manage SSIS packages and secure them. In addition to these tasks, you will work with master data and access databases in the Windows Azure cloud platform. By familiarizing yourself with these tasks, you can implement a data warehouse in your organization that suits the requirements of your business. In this course, you will implement a data warehouse.
Course Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to implement data warehouse in Microsoft SQL Server 2012.

What you will learn:

  • Identify the Basic Features of Data Warehouses and Data Warehousing Concepts
  • Create Dimensions and Change Granularity of Dimensions
  • Create Fact Tables and ColumnStore Indexes
  • Implement Data Warehouses in SQL Server 2012
  • Work with Integration Services
  • Manage Control Flow
  • Work with Dynamic Variables
  • Implement Data Flow
  • Manage Data Flow Capabilities
  • Manage SSIS Packages Execution
  • Debug and Troubleshoot Packages
  • Deploy Packages
  • Secure Packages and Databases
  • Work with MDS and Windows Azure

Target Student:
This course is designed for Extract Transform Load (ETL) and Data Warehouse developers who are already handling the creation and implementation of Business Intelligence (BI) solutions such as data cleansing, ETL, and implementing Data Warehouse. This course is also intended for database professionals who aspire to become a BI developer and want to gain hands on experience on creating BI solutions.
The primary responsibilities of the students may include the following:

  • Implement a data warehouse
  • Develop SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) packages for data extraction, transformation, and loading (ETL)
  • Synchronize data, migrate data, and manipulate and transform ad hoc data
  • Enforce data integrity using Master Data Services
  • Cleanse data using Data Quality Services
  • Migrate application or one-time data
  • Schedule ETL jobs
  • Manage, configure, and deploy SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) packages

This course is also for students who are seeking the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) certification and who want to take the exam 70-463: Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012 as a stand-alone, or as part of the requirement for the MCSA: SQL Server 2012; MCSE: Data Platform; MCSE: Business Intelligence certifications.

To ensure your success in this course, you should have:

  • A minimum of two years of experience in administering relational databases
  • Designed a normalized database
  • Created tables and relationships
  • Used query with Transact-SQL
  • Basic knowledge on key business priorities such as revenue, profitability, and financial accounting
  • Basic Knowledge in programming constructs such as looping and branching
  • Relational Database Design Courses
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012: Database Querying (Exam 70-461)
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012: Database Administration (Exam 70-462)

Course-specific Technical Requirements
For this course, you will need one computer for each student and one for the instructor. Each computer will need the following minimum hardware configurations:

  • Processor: 1.4 GHz 64-bit processor
  • Hard disk: 500 GB or above
  • RAM: 8 GB or above
  • Network adapter: Compatible with Windows Server 2012
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • Keyboard and mouse (or other pointing device)
  • 1024 x 768 resolution monitor recommended
  • Projection system to display the instructor's computer screen
  • Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012 Standard Edition 64-bit operating system
  • Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 Enterprise Edition 64-bit
  • Microsoft® Office® 2010
  • Microsoft® Silverlight® 64-bit

Course Content
Lesson 1: Introduction to Data Warehouses
Topic A: Overview of Data Warehouses
Topic B: Examine Data Warehousing Concepts
Topic C: Introduction to Data Analysis and Reporting Concepts
Lesson 2: Creating Dimensions and Changing Granularity of Dimensions
Topic A: Create Dimensions
Topic B: Change Granularity
Lesson 3: Creating Fact Tables and Columnstore Indexes
Topic A: Create Fact Tables
Topic B: Create Columnstore Indexes
Lesson 4: Implementing Data Warehouses in SQL Server 2012
Topic A: Overview of Data Warehouse Components
Topic B: Install Integration Services
Lesson 5: Working with Integration Services
Topic A: Create an SSIS Project
Topic B: Add Packages to an SSIS Project
Lesson 6: Managing Control Flow
Topic A: Deploy a Control Flow
Topic B: Execute Packages from Different Control Flow
Lesson 7: Working with Dynamic Variables
Topic A: Create Expressions with Variables
Topic B: Create Package Templates
Lesson 8: Implementing Data Flow
Topic A: Add Data Flow Components to a Data Flow Task
Topic B: Perform Transformation Tasks
Topic C: Track Changed Data
Lesson 9: Managing Data Flow
Topic A: Add Script Tasks and Script Components to an SSIS Package
Topic B: Profile OLTP Data
Topic C: Cleanse Data Using DQS
Lesson 10: Managing SSIS Package Execution
Topic A: Execute SSIS Packages on the Server
Topic B: Configure the Package Execution Strategy
Lesson 11: Debugging and Troubleshooting Packages
Topic A: Debug Package Execution Components
Topic B: Troubleshoot Package Failures
Lesson 12: Deploying Packages
Topic A: Deploy SSIS Packages
Topic B: Examine MSI Packages
Lesson 13: Securing Packages and Databases
Topic A: Secure Packages
Topic B: Secure Databases
Lesson 14: Working with MDS and Windows Azure
Topic A: Configure MDS
Topic B: Work with MDS Databases
Topic C: Work with Windows Azure
Appendix A: Exam 70-463: Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012