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This course teaches students to implement Reporting Services solutions in an organization. The course discusses how to use the Reporting Services tools to create reports and how to use the Reporting Services tools to manage a Reporting Services solution.

Course Outline
About this Course Elements of this syllabus are subject to change. 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. Audience Profile This course is intended for information technology (IT) professionals and developers who need to implement reporting solutions by using Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services. At Course Completion After completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe SQL Server Reporting Services and its components.
  • Create a Reporting Services report.
  • Enhance a Reporting Services report.
  • Create and manipulate data sets.
  • Use report models to implement reporting for business users.
  • Configure report publishing and execution settings.
  • Implement subscriptions for reports.
  • Administer Reporting Services.
  • Implement custom Reporting Services applications.
Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services Lessons

  • Overview of SQL Server Reporting Services
  • Installing Reporting Services
  • Reporting Services Tools
Lab : Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services
  • (Level 200) Exploring Report Designer
  • (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. Lessons
  • Creating a Basic Table Report
  • Formatting Report Pages
  • Calculating Values
Lab : Authoring Basic Reports
  • (Level 200): Creating a Basic Table Report
  • (Level 200): Formatting Report Pages
  • (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. Lessons
  • Interactive Navigation
  • Displaying Data
Lab : Enhancing Basic Reports
  • (Level 200) Using Dynamic Visibility
  • (Level 200) Using Document Maps
  • (Level 200) Initiating Actions
  • (Level 200) Using a List Data Region
  • (Level 200) Creating a Tablix Report
  • (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. Lessons
  • Defining Report Data
  • Using Parameters and Filters
  • Using Parameter Lists
Lab : Manipulating Data Sets
  • (Level 200) Using Parameters to Restrict Query Results
  • (Level 200) Using Parameters to Filter Report Data
  • (Level 200) Creating Dynamic Parameter Lists
  • (Level 200) Using Parameters with a Stored Procedure
  • (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. Lessons
  • Creating Report Models
  • Using Report Builder
Lab : Using Report Models
  • (Level 200) Creating a Report Model
  • (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. Lessons
  • Publishing Reports
  • Executing Reports
  • Creating Cached Instances
  • Creating Snapshots and Report History
Lab : Publishing and Executing Reports
  • (Level 200) Publishing Reports
  • (Level 200) Executing Reports
  • (Level 200) Configuring and Viewing a Cached Report
  • (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. Lessons
  • Introduction to Report Subscriptions
  • Creating Report Subscriptions
  • Managing Report Subscriptions
Lab : Using Subscriptions to Distribute Reports
  • (Level 200) Creating a Standard Subscription
  • (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. Lessons
  • Reporting Server Administration
  • Performance and Reliability Monitoring
  • Administering Report Server Databases
  • Security Administration
  • Upgrading to Reporting Services 2008
Lab : Administering Reporting Services
  • (Level 200) Using Reporting Services Configuration Manager
  • (Level 200) Securing a Reporting Services Site
  • (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. Lessons
  • Querying for Server Information Using a Web Service
  • Automating Report Management
  • Rendering Reports
  • Creating Custom Code
Lab : Programming Reporting Services
  • (Level 200) Using URL Access to Display a Report
  • (Level 200) Building a Reporting Services Web Service Client
  • (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.

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.
Prerequisites & Certificates

Before attending this course, students must have: �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

Certificate of Completion

Cancellation Policy
All registration cancellations made within five (5) working days of the date of the course are billable at 100%. Synesis reserves the right to cancel any public courses due to lack of sufficient participants.
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I followed the Access beginner class with them, and now I did the intermediate. Both classes were good, the only negative point is that few things were repeating between both levels. However I'm not sure if the beginner class went ahead of itself, or the intermediate really repeated information.
Reviewed by 2017
I want to make it clear that the course material I rated so low was the material for practicing once the course is over. My instructor provided great material and his teaching style was spot on. However, I am interested in practicing but the files given to us and the instructions in the book do not match and are therefore mostly useless.
Reviewed by 2017
The Instructor was excellent, kept it very interesting the whole time. Never a boring moment!!
Reviewed by 2016
Very professionally presented. The instructeur really knew his stuff.
Reviewed by 2014
The instructor knew her stuff but we worked on only one lame example. Granted time was the culprit, she could have provided or suggested more exercises to practice later on. The only way to learn a software is to practice the software by doing exercises, that part was really disappointing.
Reviewed by 2014
The course was very well outlined Teacher excellent. I would see the need to add another day.To much material to cover in 2 days. More practice needed.
Reviewed by 2013
Our instructor was fantastic. He did such a grat job and requested him for our next course.
Reviewed by 2013
It was wonderful! I highly recommended it to my co-workers and some of them are actually gonna go! Congratulations! Great experience!
Reviewed by 2013
I really enjoyed taking the Excel Beginners course. The course objective were all met and the teacher was fabulous. I was very much looking forward to taking the Excel Intermediate course as well. I was put into a class where the teacher spent almost 1 hour preparing what he would be teaching. By first break we had learned one new thing and by lunch we had learned almost nothing. I went to the receptionist who was extremely nice and very helpful. She call the director. Another girl and myself transferred out of the class. I was put into the other intermediate Excel class where I was totally lost. They had already covered a lot of the course objectives so I was basically lost from the beginning and it just kept getting worse as the day progressed. The second day I was so lost I spoke with the teacher and told her I would just sit beside another student and watch because I was holding back the whole class asking questions every 2 minutes. The teacher was very nice but it was too late because they had already learned too much the first morning that I had missed because I was enrolled in the other class. I should be refunded for my course. It was a total waste of time and completely frustrating. I paid a lot of money and the first class I was in, the teacher was more interested in speaking about his personal experiences with Excel, instead of teaching the course objectives. We didn't even receive a sheet with the course objectives. I don't think he had any. He was abrasive with other students. There were only four in the class. It was a very unpleasant experience. It was even more unpleasant to be put into another class where I was totally lost. I am not a slow person. I catch on very quickly, but I felt incompetent being put into a class where I had already missed a whole morning and as the day went on I did nothing but panic trying to keep up and understand what the teacher was doing because I had missed so much and was so far behnind.
Reviewed by 2012
The seminar is scheduled over two days with hour long lunches (that go long) and two break (morning and afternoon). With all of that free time, the course still ended quite early each day. This course could definitely be condensed into a four hour morning or afternoon.
Reviewed by 2012
I would DEFINITELY recommend this to my co-workers.
Reviewed by 2011
The classroom was cold
Reviewed by 2011

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