9781509305155

Exam Ref 70-768 Developing SQL Data Models

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    9781509305155

  • ISBN10:

    1509305157

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2017-05-05
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press

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Summary

Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-768–and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of Business Intelligence (BI) solutions development with SQL Server 2016 Analysis Services (SSAS), including modeling and queries. Designed for experienced IT professionals ready to advance their status, Exam Ref focuses on the critical thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the MCSA level.


Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives:

• Design a multidimensional BI semantic model

• Design a tabular BI semantic model

• Develop queries using Multidimensional Expressions (MDX) and Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)

• Configure and maintain SSAS


This Microsoft Exam Ref:

• Organizes its coverage by exam objectives

• Features strategic, what-if scenarios to challenge you

• Assumes you are a database or BI professional with experience creating models, writing MDX or DAX queries, and using SSAS

Author Biography

Stacia Varga, Microsoft Data Platform MVP since 2011, has been helping organizations and individuals succeed with SQL Server Analysis Services since it launched in SQL Server 2000. She has authored or coauthored multiple books about BI (as Stacia Misner), and co-authored Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2016. Varga trains and consults through her company, Data Inspirations; speaks frequently at SQL Server events; and leads SQL Server Society of Las Vegas.

Table of Contents

1: Design a Multidimensional Business Intelligence (BI) Semantic Model
Skill 1.1. Create a Multidimensional Database by Using Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS)
Skill 1.2. Design and Implement Dimensions in a Cube
Skill 1.3. Implement Measures and Measure Groups in a Cube

 

2: Design a Tabular BI Semantic Model
Skill 2.1. Design and Publish a Tabular Data Model
Skill 2.2. Configure, Manage, and Secure a Tabular Model

 

3: Develop Queries Using Multidimensional Expressions (MDX) and Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Skill 3.1. Create Basic MDX Queries
Skill 3.2. Implement Custom MDX Solutions

 

4: Configure and Maintain SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS)
Skill 4.1. Plan and Deploy SSAS
Skill 4.2. Monitor and Optimize Performance
Skill 4.3. Configure and Manage Processing
Configure Parallel, Sequential, and Writeback Processing Settings
Skill 4.4. Create Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and Translations

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