Developing SQL Data Models


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Course Description:

The focus of this 3-day instructor-led course is on creating managed enterprise BI solutions. It describes how to implement both multidimensional and tabular data models and how to create cubes, dimensions, measures, and measure groups







Course Topics

  1. Introduction to Business Intelligence and Data Modeling
    • Introduction to Business Intelligence
    • Microsoft Business Intelligence Platform
  2. Create Multidimensional Databases
    • Introduction to Multidimensional Analysis
    • Create Data Sources and Data Source Views
    • Cubes
    • Overview of Cube Security
    • Configure SSAS
    • Monitoring SSAS
  3. Working Cubes and Dimensions
    • Configure Dimensions
    • Define Attribute Hierarchies
    • Implementing Sorting and Grouping Attributes
    • Slowly Changing Dimensions
  4. Working with Measures and Measure Groups
    • Working with Measures
    • Working with Measure Groups
  5. Introduction to Multidimensional Expressions (MDX)
    • MDX Fundamentals
    • Add Calculations to a Cube
    • Use MDX to Query a Cube
  6. Customize Cube Functionality
    • Implement Key Performance Indicators
    • Implement Actions
    • Implement Perspectives
    • Implement Translations
  7. Implement a Tabular Data Model by Using Analysis Services
    • Introduction to Tabular Data Models
    • Create a Tabular Data Model
    • Use an Analysis Services Tabular Model in an Enterprise BI Solution
  8. Introduction to Data Analysis Expression (DAX)
    • DAX Fundamentals
    • Using Dax to create Calculated Columns and Measures in a Tabular Data Model
  9. Perform Predictive Analysis with Data Mining
    • Overview of Data Mining
    • Create a Custom Data Mining Solution
    • Validate a Data Mining Model
    • Connecting to and Consume a Data Mining Model
    • Using the Data Mining add-in for Excel

Labs Outline

  • Lab 1: Exploring a BI Solution
  • Lab 2: Create a Multidimensional Database
  • Lab 3: Work with Cubes and Dimensions
  • Lab 4: Configure Measures and Groups
  • Lab 5: Use MDX
  • Lab 6: Customize a Cube
  • Lab 7: Working with an Analysis Services Tabular Data Model
  • Lab 8: Create Calculated Columns and Measures using DAX
  • Lab 9: Using Data Mining

Skills Gained

  • Components, architecture, and nature of a BI solution
  • Create a multidimensional database with analysis services
  • Implement dimensions in a cube
  • Implement measures and measure groups in a cube
  • Use MDX syntax
  • Customize a cube
  • Implement a tabular database
  • Use DAX to query a tabular model
  • Use data mining for predictive analysis

Target Audience

  • Data analysts and power information workers
  • Database professionals who fulfill a BI developer role and create enterprise BI solutions and whose primary responsibilities include:
  • Implementing multidimensional databases by using SSAS
  • Creating tabular semantic data models for analysis by using SSAS


  • Basic knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system and its core functionality.
  • Experience of querying data using Transact-SQL.


With CCS Learning Academy, you’ll receive:

  • 3 Day Certified Instructor-led training
  • Official Training Seminar Student Handbook
  • Collaboration with classmates (not currently available for self-paced course)
  • Real-world learning activities and scenarios
  • Exam scheduling support*
  • Enjoy job placement assistance for the first 12 months after course completion.
  • This course is eligible for CCS Learning Academy’s Learn and Earn Program: get a tuition fee refund of up to 50% if you are placed in a job through CCS Global Tech’s Placement Division*
  • Government and Private pricing available.*

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