Duration: 5 Days
Delivery Method: Instructor-led (in-class & virtual)
Software Assurance Value:
This five-day instructor-led course also provides students with the necessary knowledge to develop reports using Microsoft Report Builder 3.0. The training environment includes SQL 2008R2, SQL Express 2012 and SQL 2012 Standard and Enterprise so that the students can utilize Report Builder 3.0 and generate reports from multiple sources to investigate the different features of each release.
The course covers the Report Builder 3.0 wizards, basics of report design, intermediate reports with report parameters and report expressions, report visualizations including graphs, charts, images, and gauges, advanced reporting including the utilization of maps, interactive reports, Report Parts and subreports.The course concludes with a special module that includes over 100 tips and tricks for Report Builder 3.0 with step-by-step instructions. All of the examples are available as a take-away for the students after the course.
This course also provides students with the necessary knowledge to work with PerformancePoint 2013 Services. The new and improved Business Intelligence Center is explored, and all the exciting new features within the SharePoint 2013 release are covered.
The focus of this course is on the SharePoint 2013 business intelligence platform and not on the SQL business intelligence services. PowerPivot and Dashboards have included modules.
After completing this course, students will be able to:
This course is intended for power users, developers, and IT professionals that will be involved with the design, development, and maintenance of reports created with Report Builder 3.0. This course is also intended for power users, business intelligence developers, and IT professionals that will be involved with the design, development and maintenance of SharePoint 2013 business intelligence solutions.
Module 1: Course Overview
This module explains how the class will be structured and introduces course materials and additional administrative information.
Lab: Course Overview
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Module 2: Introduction to Report Builder 3.0This module introduces the interface of Report Builder 3.0, the different features available, and variances in data sources and sets.
Lab: Introduction to Report Builder 3.0
Module 3: Report Builder 3.0 WizardsThis module explains the wizards.
Lab: Report Builder 3.0 Wizards
Module 4: Report Builder 3.0 Basic ReportsThis module covers report basics with lists, matrix, and tables, then goes into parameters and the expresionable aspect of reports.
Lab: Report Builder 3.0 Basic Reports
Module 5: Report Builder 3.0 GraphicsThis module is a detailed look at graphics including embedded and Bing maps.
Lab: Report Builder 3.0 Graphics
Module 6: Intermediate ReportsThis module covers intermediate reporting with emphasis on actionable reports.
Lab: Intermediate Reports
Module 7: Report Builder 3.0 Tips and TricksThis module is a collection of how-to with examples.
Lab: Report Builder 3.0 Tips and Tricks
Module 8: The Business Intelligence StackIn this module we will first look at the three different ways in which business intelligence can be viewed. Then we’re going to look at the services SQL 2012 provides us and how they apply to business intelligence. We will then move to SharePoint 2013 and look at the SharePoint services to examine their relevance and how we can use them in business intelligence to surface data. In this section we will also cover the new business intelligence features available within the SharePoint 2013 release. Finally, we will take a brief look at PowerPivot, examining the new features and their significance. PowerPivot is covered in more detail in a later module.
Lab: The Business Intelligence Stack
Module 9: SharePoint 2013 Business Intelligence CenterIn this module, we will explore the new and improved 2013 SharePoint Central Administration site. We are going to cover specifically the new 2013 Business Intelligence Center template within SharePoint. We are also going to cover some things that generically apply to SharePoint that you can use within business intelligence. Permissions and Roles will be illuminated and the included Document Library and List apps will be explained.
Lab: SharePoint 2013 Business Intelligence Center
Module 10: PerformancePoint 2013In this module, we will cover in-depth 2013 PerformancePoint Services features. Dashboard Designer is explored along with many of the objects and connections available within.
Lab: PerformancePoint 2013
Module 11: PowerPivotPowerPivot is not a feature of SharePoint business intelligence, however, an Excel workbook with PowerPivot can be saved to a SharePoint site and then used in a business intelligence scenario. This module is intended as an overview of the product only and covers all the new features available in the 2013 release of the add-in.
Module 12: DashboardsThis module borrows from the three-day Microsoft course on Dashboards number 50596A. Monitoring, analyzing, and managing dashboards are discussed along with details on how to use them most effectively. This module does not cover Dashboard Designer as it is covered in more detail in the PerformancePoint Services module. Coverage of the Microsoft Report Builder 3.0 tool is brief as this course focuses on the SharePoint space.