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This three-day instructor-led course teaches students how to implement a Reporting Services solution in an organization.

Course Outline
This three-day instructor-led course teaches students how to implement a Reporting Services solution in an organization. The course discusses how to use the Reporting Services development tools to create reports, and how to use the Reporting Services management and administrative tools to manage a Reporting Services solution.

Course Outline Module 1: Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services

The students will be introduced to the role that Reporting Services plays in an organization’s reporting life cycle, the key features offered by Reporting Services, and the components that make up the Reporting Services architecture.


• Lesson 1: Overview of SQL Server Reporting Services

• Lesson 2: Installing Reporting Services

• Lesson 3: Reporting Services Tools

Lab: Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services

• Exercise 1: (Level 200) Exploring Report Designer

• Exercise 2: (Level 200) Exploring Report Manager

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Describe the features of SQL Server Reporting Services.

• Install Reporting Services.

• Describe the Reporting Services tools.

Module 2: Authoring Basic Reports

The students will learn the fundamentals of report authoring, including configuring data sources and data sets, creating tabular reports, summarizing data, and applying basic formatting.


• Lesson 1: Creating a Basic Table Report

• Lesson 2: Formatting Report Pages

• Lesson 3: Calculating Values

Lab: Authoring Basic Reports

• Exercise 1 (Level 200): Creating a Basic Table Report

• Exercise 2 (Level 200): Formatting Report Pages

• Exercise 3 (Level 200): Adding Calculated Values

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Create a basic table report.

• Format report pages.

• Calculate values for a report.

Module 3: Enhancing Basic Reports

The students will learn about navigational controls and some additional types of data regions, and how to use them to enhance a basic report.


• Lesson 1: Interactive Navigation

• Lesson 2: Displaying Data

Lab: Enhancing Basic Reports

• Exercise 1: (Level 200) Using Dynamic Visibility

• Exercise 2: (Level 200) Using Document Maps

• Exercise 3: (Level 200) Initiating Actions

• Exercise 4: (Level 200) Using a List Data Region

• Exercise 5: (Level 200) Creating a Tablix Report

• Exercise 6: (Level 200) Adding Chart Subreport to Parent Report

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Create reports with interactive navigation.

• Display data in various formats.

Module 4: Manipulating Data Sets

The students will explore data sets to a greater depth, including the use of alternative data sources and interacting with a data set through the use of parameters. Students will learn how to dynamically modify the data set underlying a data region by allowing parameters to be sent to the underlying query, as well as will learn to use best practices to implement static and dynamic parameter lists when interacting with queries and stored procedures.


• Lesson 1: Defining Report Data

• Lesson 2: Using Parameters and Filters

• Lesson 3: Using Parameter Lists

Lab: Manipulating Data Sets

• Exercise 1: (Level 200) Using Parameters to Restrict Query Results

• Exercise 2: (Level 200) Using Parameters to Filter Report Data

• Exercise 3: (Level 200) Creating Dynamic Parameter Lists

• Exercise 4: (Level 200) Using Parameters with a Stored Procedure

• Exercise 5: (Level 200) Displaying All Categories in a Parameter List

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Define report data.

• Use parameters and filters.

• Use parameter lists.

Module 5: Using Report Models

The students will learn how to create a report model so that business users can create their own reports without using the full Report Designer development environment. Students will also learn how to use Report Builder to create a report from a report model.


• Lesson 1: Creating Report Models

• Lesson 2: Using Report Builder

Lab: Using Report Models

• Exercise 1: (Level 200) Creating a Report Model

• Exercise 2: (Level 200) Using Report Builder to Create a Report

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Create Report Models.

• Use Report Builder.

Module 6: Publishing and Executing Reports

The students will learn the various options you can use to publish reports to the report server and execute them.


• Lesson 1: Publishing Reports

• Lesson 2: Executing Reports

• Lesson 3: Creating Cached Instances

• Lesson 4: Creating Snapshots and Report History

Lab: Publishing and Executing Reports

• Exercise 1: (Level 200) Publishing Reports

• Exercise 2: (Level 200) Executing Reports

• Exercise 3: (Level 200) Configuring and Viewing a Cached Report

• Exercise 4: (Level 200) Configuring and Viewing a Snapshot Report

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Publish reports.

• Execute reports.

• Create cached instances.

• Create snapshots and report history.

Module 7: Using Subscriptions to Distribute Reports

The students will learn how to implement subscriptions so that you can distribute reports either automatically by e-mail or by publishing reports to a shared folder.


• Lesson 1: Introduction to Report Subscriptions

• Lesson 2: Creating Report Subscriptions

• Lesson 3: Managing Report Subscriptions

Lab: Using Subscriptions to Distribute Reports

• Exercise 1: (Level 200) Creating a Standard Subscription

• Exercise 2: (Level 200) Creating a Data-Driven Subscription

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Describe report subscriptions.

• Create report subscriptions.

• Manage report subscriptions.

Module 8: Administering Reporting Services

The students will learn how to administer the Reporting Services server, how to monitor and optimize the performance of the report server, how to maintain the Reporting Services databases, and how to keep the system secure.


• Lesson 1: Reporting Server Administration

• Lesson 2: Performance and Reliability Monitoring

• Lesson 3: Administering Report Server Databases

• Lesson 4: Security Administration

• Lesson: 5 Upgrading to Reporting Services 2008

Lab: Administering Reporting Services

• Exercise 1: (Level 200) Using Reporting Services Configuration Manager

• Exercise 2: (Level 200) Securing a Reporting Services Site

• Exercise 3: (Level 200) Securing Items

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Administer the reporting server.

• Monitor performance and reliability.

• Administer the Report Server databases.

• Administer security.

• Upgrade to Reporting Services 2008.

Module 9: Programming Reporting Services

The students will learn how to query Reporting Services information programmatically and how to automate report management tasks. Students will also learn how to render reports without relying on Report Manager, and how to extend the feature set of a report server by creating custom code.


• Lesson 1: Querying for Server Information Using a Web Service

• Lesson 2: Automating Report Management

• Lesson 3: Rendering Reports

• Lesson 4: Creating Custom Code

Lab: Programming Reporting Services

• Exercise 1: (Level 200) Using URL Access to Display a Report

• Exercise 2: (Level 200) Building a Reporting Services Web Service Client

• Exercise 3: (Level 200) Using the Report Viewer Control

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Query server information using a Web service.

• Automate report management.

• Render reports.

• Create custom code.
Prerequisites & Certificates

• Exposure to creating reports in Microsoft Access or other third-party reporting products, such as Crystal Reports. • Conceptual understanding of the push and pull distribution/subscription paradigm. • Experience navigating the Microsoft Windows Server environment. • Experience with Windows services (starting and stopping) • Experience creating service accounts and permissions • Experience with Microsoft SQL Server, including: • SQL Server Agent. • SQL Server query language (SELECT, UPDATE, INSERT, and DELETE). • SQL Server System tables. • SQL Server accounts (users and permissions).

Certificates offered

MS Certification

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations or postponements received more than ten business days prior to the first day of the course, will be subject to a 15% administration fee, and course ware fees where applicable. The cost of the course is payable, in full, for any cancellations or postponements received within ten business days, or less, prior to the first day of the course.

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A quick note to say thanks very much for the information I garnered at the course. The training was very informative and practical; the handout material contains a lot of information that will be helpful in future.
Reviewed by 2014
I found the course to be useful and easy to follow. Would use their service again.
Reviewed by 2014
I really enjoyed this training session, I found it incredible helpful for our needs of customizing our CRM. The instructor was good
Reviewed by 2013
By choice, and as I didn't want to disturb the man next to me, I didn't ask to many questions of the instructor. I realize that taking the same course at the same time would have been ideal, but I understand why we were put in the same space. I had a few computer glitches which shuffled the course material around a bit which I eventually found a work around for. A lot of material for one day and I did find myself paying attention to the clock to make sure I finished at a reasonable time.
Reviewed by 2012
very well organized and flexible. Helped me with my specific needs. Steve was very helpful.
Reviewed by 2012
I thought that the course content was excellent, it covered a wide variety of new features in 2010 at a sufficeint level of detail. The video instructor was also very diliegent about highlighting the various ribbon features and showing alternate methods of completing a task. This teaching method may not be for everyone, but I enjoyed the ability to learn at my own pace, without being slowed down by questions that were not relevant to me. It would be nice to have better control over the video streaming in order to skip over/ahead on topics that are familiar to the user.
Reviewed by 2012
the instructor was very knowledgeable, and most importantly patient.
Reviewed by 2012
Found that the advance training was where my level was at already on most items (wishing there was a super advanced training). Found the β€˜instructor’ not to be conversant on the program I was being trained on (probably the same level as I was) which was frustrating. He did ask other personnel which did have more knowledge but did not give me a clear answer (said it was part of the limits of the program and what I was looking for was very customized, duh this is why I took the advanced) He was willing to go over the ideas of tables and relationships with me which was not covered in the course, which I was thankful for. The course did delivered though what it had said it would and it was good to get reinforcement on what I had learned on my own, that I was on the right track.
Reviewed by 2012
The course was really useful for me.
Reviewed by 2012
over all it is a good experience and I learnt something out of it.
Reviewed by 2012
Course content was not as comprehensive as I'd hoped. Would have liked more indepth lessons about macros.
Reviewed by 2012
It would be great to separate two different session for the topic. It was usufull and meantime it was too much information.
Reviewed by 2012
Hi, There was one problem with the flow. I'm not completely sure as to how best to describe it but basically, it didn't flow from one module to the next. Specifically, if I was in a particular module (say the introduction or first sub-module) and it completed, I was not automatically taken to the next sub-module within the overall module (a module being a section of the course). Feel free to give me a call to discuss at 416-686-3141.
Reviewed by 2012
The first hour of the course was difficult due to the noisy environment. There were 3 separate software platforms being mentored by 2 instructors simultaneously. As each required unique start up instructions, it was very difficult to concentrate on the video teaching for my session in spite of the headphones as there was a significant amount of background noise. I suggest that future sessions that are mentored rather than led be done as dedicated sessions (i.e. only 1 software platform being taught at a time) to minimize the impact of this situation. Additionally, the 2 instructors had side conversations that had nothing to do with teaching the sessions and needed to be asked not to do this as I found it was hindering my ability to listen to the video lesson. Unwilling to crank the volume on the headset, I could hear them clearly over the top of the lesson I was listening to.
Reviewed by 2012
Everyone was extremely laid back, kind and courteous. I felt very comfortable and no matter who you were in contact with, all employees were approachable.
Reviewed by 2012
While the instructor had a basic understanding of Project 2010, he did not have "advanced" knowledge which was the level of the course. He had not really used the software in "real life" so didn't have any context. Whenever I had questions, he looked for answers from microsoft.com (I could have done the same). I was hoping the instructor would provided added knowledge to what I was learning from the videos.
Reviewed by 2012
Fantastic and very relevant. The instructor was very pleasant and helpful.
Reviewed by 2012
Too many mistakes made in the videos, this made it confusing about what to follow and what to avoid. Seminar presenter got off-topic too much which made me pressed for time.
Reviewed by 2011
There really is not enough time in one day to do all the exersizes in the training manual, watch all the videos, take the quizzes, and discuss specifc issues with the instructor. I would suggest improving the video intruction to actual take you through some of the exersizes rather than leaving you to do it on your own, because you really only learn by doing.
Reviewed by 2011
Thought the directions in the book exercises exercises could be written a little clearer.
Reviewed by 2011
My second course with TekSource and it's always an enjoyable experience. It's a nice clean office environment close to the subway. And the staff is excellent and helpful.
Reviewed by 2011
Not instructor led hence one star rating
Reviewed by 2011
The only somewhat critical comment I have is that it can be difficult to concentrate when the mentor is explaining to another student. In a small classroom setting, I guess that is just a reality of mentor-assisted training.
Reviewed by 2011
Steve Meggenson understand French. He helped me a lot with my documents from work. Now I know how to use Access for my work. I should take this course 5 years ago! But, it's not too late! I want to take the monitored or coach course with Steve again because he can read and understand french!
Reviewed by 2011
I wish that there had been more examples and more exercises for pivot tables and vlook up. They are very valuable tools.
Reviewed by 2011
Very positive experience.
Reviewed by 2011

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