Analyzing Data with SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services (SSRS)

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Business intelligence is the use of technology, information and analytical tools to turn large amounts of data into actionable information that can help any enterprise make strategic decisions. Coping with a growing volume of data can be overwhelming, but using insight from business intelligence will help organizations generate profits based on trends in the market, customer insights, and any other available information.

For professionals looking to validate their skills with SQL Server, reporting abilities, and business intelligence, this is the right course for you. Check out the dates below to enroll in this Analyzing Data with SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services course today.

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Course Information

Module 1: Introduction to Reporting Services

This module introduces Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services, its components, and the tools used to work with it.

Lessons:

  • Introduction to reporting services
  • Reporting services components
  • Reporting services tools

Lab: Exploring reporting services

  • Exploring reports
  • Reporting services configuration

Module 2: Reporting Services Data Sources

Almost every report published by using SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) is built using data obtained from one or more source systems. This lesson explains how to configure SSRS to interact with source data systems by working with data sources.

Lessons:

  • Data sources
  • Connection strings
  • Datasets

Lab: Configuring data access with report builder

  • Configuring data access with report builder

Lab: Configuring data access with report designer

  • Configuring data access with report designer

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Module 3: Creating Paginated Reports

In this module, delegates will discover how to create reports. This module demonstrates how to create different types of reports in both applications, in addition to using the Report Wizard.

Lessons:

  • Creating a report with the report wizard
  • Creating a report
  • Publishing a report

Lab: Creating reports

  • Use the report wizard – report designer
  • Use the report wizard – report builder
  • Creating and publishing a report – report designer
  • Creating and publishing a report – report builder

Module 4: Working with Reporting Services Data

It is common for business requirements to change regarding the information they need and how they want data presented. On viewing a detailed report, senior management might ask for higher level, summarized, or filtered versions of the same report. Report Builder and Report Designer support these scenarios via filtering, sorting, drilldowns, grouping and the parameterizing of reports. In this module, delegates will learn how to use filters and parameters to make reports more dynamic and useful to business users.

Lessons:

  • Data filters
  • Report parameters
  • Implementing report filters and parameters

Lab: Create a parameterized report

  • Using parameters in report designer
  • Using parameters in report builder

Module 5: Visualizing Data with Report Services

As the amount of data being generated continues to grow, the need to make sense of its meaning increases. Delegates will use data visualization to make data easier to understand, and faster to interpret. Data visualizations highlight comparisons, show trends, and convey scale much faster than a table of numbers could. The detail is important, but visualizations are a highly effective way of conveying meaning and insights quickly and accurately.

Lessons:

  • Formatting data
  • Images and charts
  • Data bars, spark lines, indicators, gauges, and maps

Lab: Manage formatting

  • Report designer
  • Report builder

Module 6: Summarizing Report Data

In this module, delegates will learn how to create group structures, summaries data, and provide interactivity in your reports, so that users see the level of detail or summary that they need.

Lessons:

  • Sorting and grouping
  • Report sub-reports
  • Drilldown and drill through

Lab: Summarizing report data

  • Sorting and grouping in report builder
  • Sorting and grouping in report designer

Module 7: Sharing Reporting Services Reports

This module covers report scheduling, caching, and the report life cycle, and automatic subscription and delivery of reports.

Lessons:

  • Schedules
  • Report caching, snapshots, and comments
  • Report subscription and delivery

Lab: Sharing reporting services reports

  • Create a shared schedule
  • Configure caching
  • Subscribe to a report

Module 8: Administering Reporting Services

System administrators take responsibility for the configuration and day-to-day operations of IT systems. In SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), administrative tasks include the configuration of the web portal and web service, branding the web portal, and ensuring that access to sensitive reports is carefully controlled. Administrators also monitor and optimize performance.

Lessons:

  • Administering reporting services
  • Reporting services configuration
  • Reporting services performance

Lab: Administering reporting services

  • Authorize access to reports
  • Web portal branding

Module 9: Extending and Integrating Reporting Services

Although Reporting Services is a powerful tool, its built-in capabilities might not always meet requirements. This module covers the methods for extending the functionality of Reporting Services with expressions and custom code. Delegates will also learn about the methods for working with Reporting Services programmatically, and integrating Reporting Services reports into other applications.

Lessons

  • Expressions and embedded code
  • Extending reporting services
  • Integrating reporting services

Lab: Extending and integrating reporting services

  • Custom code – report designer
  • Custom code – report builder
  • URL access

Module 10: Introduction to Mobile Reports

This module introduces the design and publication of reports that are intended for consumption on mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets. Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) includes support for mobile reports, although the tools that are used to design and publish mobile reports are different to the tools used for the paginated reports discussed in the earlier modules of this course.

Lessons:

  • Overview of mobile reports
  • Preparing data for mobile reports
  • Mobile report publisher

Lab: Introduction to mobile reports

  • Format data for a mobile report
  • Create a mobile report
  • Create KPIs

Module 11: Developing Mobile Reports

In this module, delegates will learn about the element types that can be added to Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services mobile reports. Delegates will also learn about working with dataset parameters, and how to add drill through actions to your reports.

Lessons

  • Designing and publishing mobile reports
  • Drill through in mobile reports

Lab: Developing mobile reports

  • Add a dataset with parameters
  • Design a mobile report
  • Publish a mobile report
  • Add a drill through to a custom URL

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Audience Profile

The primary audience for this course is database professionals who need to undertake a BI developer role to create reports. Primary responsibilities include implementing reports and creating mobile reports.

The secondary audiences for this course are power information workers. 

Q: Who is the primary audience of Analyzing Data with SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services (SSRS)?

A: The primary audience of Analyzing Data with SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services (SSRS) is database professionals who want to learn about creating reports. Prior responsibilities will include implementing reports and mobile reports, whereas the other target audiences for this course are power information workers.

Q: What will you be able to learn and cop within Analyzing Data with SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services (SSRS) course?

A: You will be able to learn and describe key features of data modeling within business intelligence, some of the report service data sources and how these are configured, create reports with the report designer and/or report designer, configure reports with the report designer and/or report builder, and most importantly, makes Server mobile reports.

Q: What is the duration of this course?

A: This course is 5 days long, in which you will learn to implement a SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services solution for data.

Q: What is SSRS in SQL Server?

A: These add-on services include SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS). The services are core products of the SQL Server 2008 R2 version, but they also differ a lot in the services they provide as a part of their full server suite.

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