Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Business Intelligence Developer SQL Server 2008 - Only 8 Days

Seven reasons why you should sit your SQL Server 2008 course with Firebrand Training

Find Out How We Help You To Learn New Skills Quickly

  1. You'll be SQL Server 2008 certified in just 8 days. With us, you’ll be SQL Server 2008 trained in record time
  2. Our SQL Server 2008 course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  3. Pass SQL Server 2008 first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  4. You’ll learn more SQL Server 2008. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  5. You’ll learn SQL Server 2008 faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  6. You’ll be studying SQL Server 2008 with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 64,889 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business
  7. You'll do more than study SQL Server 2008 courseware. We use practical exercises to make sure you can apply your new knowledge to the work environment. Our instructors use demonstrations and real-world experience to keep the day interesting and engaging

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Here's the Firebrand Training review section. Since 2001 we've trained exactly 64,889 students and asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently, 96.53% have said Firebrand exceeded their expectations:



"It is definitely tiring, hard work, but it is also worth it. A much better way of learning."
Edmond Eilerts de Haan, DIIG UK Ltd. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Business Intelligence Developer SQL Server 2008 (8 days) (20/1/2013 to 27/1/2013)

"It was intense, but it drove me to study hard. Expect a long week but worth it."
Neil Moss, EE. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Business Intelligence Developer SQL Server 2008 (8 days) (20/1/2013 to 27/1/2013)

"The centre is great, class rooms are clean, and well kitted out. The books and stationary provided are brilliant to get you through the course, and the free refreshments along with the fact that you can access the training facility at any time day or night is brilliant. The instructor was great, really nice woman, very funny and not like any other IT trainers I've ever had before. I think that the whole experience would have felt a lot longer, and I would have been less engaged with another trainier. She also obviously knows her stuff and was able to provide real world situations to relate what we were learning to - which was great."
Chris Hannah, Mersey Care NHS Trust. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Business Intelligence Developer SQL Server 2008 (8 days) (10/11/2012 to 15/11/2012)

"Great location, great facilities, great course material, great instructor... just make sure you know what your in for as its tough ;)"
Steven Oates, EE. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Business Intelligence Developer SQL Server 2008 (8 days) (10/11/2012 to 17/11/2012)

"Firebrand training is decidedly excellent. It is a perfect environment that brings together great resources, teachers and a friendly staff."
Marvin Perrott, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Business Intelligence Developer SQL Server 2008 (8 days) (10/11/2012 to 17/11/2012)

"Excellent course but very intense, study and rest balance is about right but be expected to be fully immersed in learning"
pete carl, EE. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Business Intelligence Developer SQL Server 2008 (8 days) (10/11/2012 to 15/11/2012)

"Hardwork!"
M.G. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Business Intelligence Developer SQL Server 2008 (8 days) (18/3/2012 to 23/3/2012)

"I had a great time on the course, the instructor was extremely knowledgeable, the people on the course were great and the content was extremely well tailored for the exam. The instructor was able to answer our questions/queries without any problem and made himself available to us after class if we wanted to ask further questions etc. Thanks!"
P.J, Berkeley Group. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Business Intelligence Developer SQL Server 2008 (8 days) (18/3/2012 to 25/3/2012)

"Good Stuff !!! I'm refreshed and ready to unleash a better understanding of BI to my life and work."
Anon.. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Business Intelligence Developer SQL Server 2008 (8 days) (18/3/2012 to 25/3/2012)

"It was intense and not for the faint hearted but a lot of knowledge was definitely attained"
Anon.. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Business Intelligence Developer SQL Server 2008 (8 days) (5/2/2012 to 10/2/2012)

"The hotel and training facilities were both excellent."
Anon.. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Business Intelligence Developer SQL Server 2008 (8 days) (5/2/2012 to 10/2/2012)

"The learning experience at Firebrand is nothing less than awesome! It is intense and it requires 100% focus on the task at hand, but the reward after a week is well worth the effort. Firebrand made my stay as comfortable as you will ever get, the accommodation & food was excellent and the standard of training is without a doubt at the highest level...it is the Oxford of IT training in my humble opinion. I have been very privileged to have had the opportunity to study here - thank you to all the staff at Firebrand for an amazing experience."
Michael de Jager. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Business Intelligence Developer SQL Server 2008 (8 days) (10/10/2011 to 16/10/2011)

"Excellent training. Hard work, long days and evenings, but worth the experience."
P.G. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Business Intelligence Developer SQL Server 2008 (8 days) (10/10/2011 to 16/10/2011)

"A superb way to lock yourself away from the distractions of normal life and immerse yourself into your subject area to intensively study and consolidate your knowledge."
Ben Chorlton, Findel Educatuib. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Business Intelligence Developer SQL Server 2008 (8 days) (10/10/2011 to 16/10/2011)

"For this course you really need to have a firm understanding of T-SQL and an appreciation of SSIS, SSAS & SSRS. You need to be prepared and its worth reading some BI books before you attend. This course hits the ground running and you need to keep up. The course has given me a good overview of what is available within the BI suite of applications in order for me to use in the real world. Forget the outside world for a week and immerse to succeed. "
John Atkinson, Food Partners Group. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Business Intelligence Developer SQL Server 2008 (8 days) (4/7/2011 to 10/7/2011)

"If you want to get certified quickly this is the ideal place."
T.O-S. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Business Intelligence Developer SQL Server 2008 (8 days) (4/7/2011 to 10/7/2011)

"The course gave me a solid overview of a big subject within a limited timespan."
I. E. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Business Intelligence Developer SQL Server 2008 (8 days) (16/5/2011 to 22/5/2011)

"A great deal of very hard work but an extremely worthwhile 7 days. I cannot praise our Instructor and the facilities enough. I will have no hesitation whatsoever recommending Firebrand to anyone!"
Stephen Barrett. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Business Intelligence Developer SQL Server 2008 (8 days) (8/11/2010 to 14/11/2010)

"The course was very hard, you will need to put in lots of work and manage without sleep, but the experience is very rewarding. The instructor was superb and overall it is personally rewarding."
Barry Johnson, Spice PLC. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Business Intelligence Developer SQL Server 2008 (8 days) (8/11/2010 to 14/11/2010)

"The learning experience at Firebrand was exceptional. The knowledge and enthusiasm of the course tutor was nothing short of phenomenal."
Matthew Denison, Spice PLC. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Business Intelligence Developer SQL Server 2008 (8 days) (8/11/2010 to 14/11/2010)

"Preparation, Preparation, Preparation. The intensive bootcamp doesnt leave much time for your general education if your goal is certification. If certification is secondary to the product awarness etc then just be prepared for long days and heaps of information!"
A.P. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Business Intelligence Developer SQL Server 2008 (8 days) (24/5/2010 to 30/5/2010)

"Despite a few problems with the lab set up, I found Firebrand exceptionally helpful and the week a very worthwhile experience. The instructor was demonstrated exceptional knowledge and conveyed it in a "real world" manner which greatly added value to the course materials."
Tony Pead, Self. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Business Intelligence Developer SQL Server 2008 (8 days) (1/3/2010 to 7/3/2010)

"All work, no play !"
Bjarki Kristjansson , Capacent. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Business Intelligence Developer SQL Server 2008 (8 days) (19/2/2012 to 26/2/2012)

"Without question the most time-effective way to get certified, provided that you are willing to work hard."
Fredrik Örnlid , Business Vision. - Microsoft MCTS / MCITP Business Intelligence Developer SQL Server 2008 (8 days) (8/11/2010 to 14/11/2010)

"This course was condensed but covered most of the topics. Will recommend to my colleagues and friends. One has to understand OOP, SDLC, VS, .net +Core. The Dev course was tough for me but the trainer made it understandable for me. "
P.A., kpdsolutions Ltd and contract client - TfL. - Microsoft MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure (Azure) (9 days) (9/9/2017 to 17/9/2017)

"As expected, I had an excellent experience here and the instructor knew the subject matter very well. I will definitely recommend Firebrand anytime and any day."
Ekhorutomwen Asemota, Capgemini. - Microsoft Specialist: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions (2 days) (16/9/2017 to 17/9/2017)

"Excellent and to the point, cannot not praise enough the instructor whose delivery was impeccable. "
P.V.. - Microsoft MCSD: Azure Solutions Architect (9 days) (9/9/2017 to 17/9/2017)

"The training was well structured and comprehensive. I filled in my Azure knowledge gaps and the instructor prepared me for the exams excellently, and was extremely knowledgeable, patient, and friendly throughout. All hail Lord Chinzilla!"
Chris Smallman. - Microsoft MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure (Azure) (9 days) (9/9/2017 to 17/9/2017)

"Lots of long days paid off - the course was tough but greatly rewarding. The instructor was a brilliant coach and we wouldn't have made it through the 9 days without him. The food wasn't bad either!"
Joseph Ellis, PA Consulting. - Microsoft MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure (Azure) (9 days) (9/9/2017 to 17/9/2017)

"The instructor has been great. Extremely enthusiastic and engaging. Would definitely recommend him to my colleagues. The structure and coverage of the material will definitely help me succeed with Azure, thanks Victor!"
Tarun Julka, Diligent Corporation. - Microsoft MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure (Azure) (9 days) (9/9/2017 to 17/9/2017)

"I always enjoy my courses at Firebrand and would recommend people take their courses here."
Ridhan Romjon, Retail 247. - Microsoft MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure (Azure) (9 days) (9/9/2017 to 17/9/2017)

"Intensive means just that. Long and exhausting training days but the quality of instruction makes the time fly by. Looking forward to part 2!"
C.P.. - Microsoft Specialist: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions (3 days) (9/9/2017 to 11/9/2017)

"The instructor was very engaging and knew his stuff! "
Anonymous - Microsoft Specialist: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions (3 days) (9/9/2017 to 11/9/2017)

"The quality of the training at Firebrand is perfect for preparing your for the exams!"
Rachel Hillier, Computer-eye2. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows 10 (6 days) (21/8/2017 to 26/8/2017)

"If you need massive amounts of knowledge in a short time, these are the guys to train with. Excellent facility and instructors. "
Darrall Jarman, Dazzle Computer Solutions (Self Employed). - Microsoft MCSA: Windows 10 (6 days) (21/8/2017 to 26/8/2017)

"Great place to come if like me you cant sit at home and read through a book, as it just does not go in. I came here having read books and have learnt a lot in the 6 days I was here. The classrooms are quite a nice environment and if you get a good trainer then it makes the whole thing better. The days are long and a bit of a slog at times getting in at 8/8.30 and then leaving at 9. Obviously there are breaks in between but still long days and don't sleep much. Overall a great experience and will definitely be using Firebrand for training again. "
Ben Farnath-Jones, OC&C Strategy Consultants. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows 10 (6 days) (21/8/2017 to 26/8/2017)

"Although the course consisted of very long days, the instructor was brilliant, it was a good laugh in the classroom and covered the subject areas very well! "
Anonymous - Microsoft MCSA: Windows 10 (6 days) (21/8/2017 to 26/8/2017)

"The trainer was great and very engaging. I thoroughly enjoyed the course and felt that all of the modules were covered clearly and concisely."
Ethan ODonnell. - Microsoft Windows Server 2016 - Identity (4 days) (17/8/2017 to 20/8/2017)

"After finishing the training for the MCSA course, I now feel confident in taking the examination!"
Callum Nocton-Gribben, Onefile ltd. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Database Development (6 days) (14/8/2017 to 19/8/2017)

"Had a great time at Firebrand. Thank you for all your support."
Jacob Johnson, St Johns School. - Microsoft Windows Server 2016 - Networking (3 days) (14/8/2017 to 16/8/2017)

"MCSD - App Builder course experience was great, got to know lot of new stuff like Azure & MVC and information about how to develop/plan enterprise level web application. The instructor was great through out the course explaining lot of modern stuff which goes on and also balancing the course with exam perspective. "
Amit Rathod. - Microsoft MCSD: App Builder (9 days) (5/8/2017 to 13/8/2017)

"The instructor was great and answered all questions in detail as well as making sure everyone understood. I found the course challenging but learning at Firebrand helps beginners get better knowledge of all the courseware covered."
Hannah McEwan. - Microsoft MCSD: App Builder (9 days) (5/8/2017 to 13/8/2017)

"The course was of very high quality and has provided me with the relevant information to allow me to put it into practice. I attended the course with little knowledge of administering SharePoint and I am leaving knowing that I have the relevant knowledge to build and administer a SharePoint farm. This is all thanks to the instructor - he has been fantastic!"
Benjamin Riley, Halton Borough Council. - Microsoft MCSE: SharePoint 2016 (6 days) (7/8/2017 to 12/8/2017)

"Very experienced tutor also allowed flexible learning environment to discuss wider scope of applied knowledge. All In one location (accommodation and self contained classroom building that is 24 hours accessible)."
A.A.. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Database Administration (6 days) (7/8/2017 to 12/8/2017)

"The quality of the training experience was excellent! Good facilities, helpful staff and brilliant instructors. This was my first experience of official Microsoft training and Firebrand have definitely made me want more... and with them! I will be Back!"
D.W., Declaro Support Limited. - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (7/8/2017 to 11/8/2017)

"Excellent facility with excellent trainers."
Owen Heaume . - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (7/8/2017 to 11/8/2017)

"It has been a great course, the instructor takes a fast-paced & information dense course, yet somehow makes it feel relaxed. Its been a great 3 days."
Anonymous - Microsoft Developing ASP.NET MVC Web 4 Applications (3 days) (8/8/2017 to 10/8/2017)

"Very good course, enjoyable under many aspects. The instructor was very friendly, knowledgeable and patient (I ask many questions). Thank you"
Christian Dornetto, CRM Dynamics Ltd. - Microsoft Specialist: Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 (3 days) (5/8/2017 to 7/8/2017)

"Firebrands intensive courses are great for achieving qualifications fast!"
Muhammed Haque. - Microsoft Specialist: Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 (3 days) (5/8/2017 to 7/8/2017)

"The training was very helpful and puts a lot of things into perspective and real life. It is explained in a way that makes sense, which isn't always captured from a book."
M.J., Knauf Insulation. - Microsoft MTA Networking, Security & Windows Server Administration (6 days) (31/7/2017 to 5/8/2017)

SQL Server 2008 Business Intelligence platform provides a scalable business intelligence (BI) platform optimised for data integration, reporting, and analysis, enabling organisations to deliver intelligence where users want it.

During this course, delegates will learn how to implement Business Intelligence solutions, using SQL Server 2008’s suite of tools, including Integration Services, Reporting Services and Analysis Services. Delegates will also learn how to implement Data Mining Solutions with Analysis Services.

This technical specialist/IT Professional course is intended for business intelligence system designers and developers who are responsible for designing, implementing and maintaining BI Solutions in SQL Server 2008.

This blended-learning program employs outcome-based (Lecture | Lab | Review) delivery - that focuses on preparing you with the real-world skills required to obtain your certification and to hit the ground running in your career. Our Trainers are among the most senior consultants in the industry, affording each Firebrand Training student the benefit of many years of real-world development expertise - while being able to effectively translate complex technical theory into easily understood terms.

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Use your free Microsoft training vouchers

You may be entitled to heavily-discounted training via Microsoft's Software Assurance Training Voucher (SATV) scheme. If your business has bought Microsoft software, check to see if it came bundled with free training vouchers! Vouchers can be exchanged against training for all Microsoft technologies. If you’re unsure, get in touch with us

Other accelerated training providers rely heavily on lecture and independent self-testing and study.

Effective technical instruction must be highly varied and interactive to keep attention levels high, promote camaraderie and teamwork between the students and instructor, and solidify knowledge through hands-on learning.

Firebrand Training provides instruction to meet every learning need:

  • Intensive group instruction
  • One-on-one instruction attention
  • Hands-on labs
  • Lab partner and group exercises
  • Question and answer drills
  • Independent study

This information has been provided as a helpful tool for candidates considering training. Courses that include certification come with a Certification Guarantee. Pass first time or train again for free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs). We do not make any guarantees about personal successes or benefits of obtaining certification. Benefits of certification determined through studies do not guarantee any particular personal successes.

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Firebrand Training provides thorough instructor-led training to ensure that you learn the fundamentals and obtain hands-on skills. You will emerge able to immediately apply your new knowledge in your career environment.

SQL Server 2008 BI Course Content

  • Module 1: Introduction to SQL Server 2008 Integration Services, Developing Integration Services Solutions, Implementing Control Flow, Implementing Data Flow, Implementing Logging, Debugging and Error Handling, Implementing Checkpoints and Transactions, Configuring and Deploying Packages, Managing and Securing Packages
  • Module 2: Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services, Creating Multidimensional Analysis Solutions, Working with Cubes and Dimensions, Working with Measures and Measure Groups, Querying Multidimensional Analysis Solutions, Customizing Cube Functionality, Deploying and Securing an Analysis Services Database
  • Module 3: Maintaining a Multidimensional Solution, Introduction to Data Mining, Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services, Authoring Basic Reports, Enhancing Basic Reports, Manipulating Data Sets, Using Report Models Publishing and Executing Reports, Using Subscriptions to Distribute Reports, Administering Reporting Services, Programming Reporting Services
  • Module 4: Exam Preparation, Exam 70-448
  • Module 5: Designing An Integration Services Solution, Designing A Reporting Services Solution, Designing An Analysis Services Solution
  • Module 6: Designing A BI Architecture
  • Module 7: Exam Preparation, Exam 70-452

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Exam 70-448: TS: Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Business Intelligence Development and Maintenance

Exam 70-452: PRO: Designing a Business Intelligence Infrastructure Using Microsoft SQL Server 2008

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Included:

  • MCTS Self-Placed Training Kit (Exam 70-448): Microsoft SQL Server 2008 - Business Intelligence Development and Maintenance - Book/CD Package
    ISBN: 9780735626362
  • Delivering Business Intelligence with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 (Paperback) - ISBN: 9780071549448

Microsoft Official Curriculum

  • MOC 6234 AK - Implementing and Maintaining Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2008 Analysis Services
  • MOC 6235 AK - Implementing and Maintaining Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2008 Integration Services
  • MOC 6236 AK - Implementing and Maintaining Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2008 Reporting Services

Firebrand Training offers top-quality technical education and certification training in an all-inclusive course package specifically designed for the needs and ease of our students. We attend to every detail so our students can focus solely on their studies and certification goals.

Our Accelerated Learning Programmes include:

  • Intensive Hands-on Training Utilising our (Lecture | Lab | Review)TM Delivery
  • Comprehensive Study Materials, Program Courseware and Self-Testing Software including MeasureUp *
  • Fully instructor-led program with 24 hour lab access
  • Examination vouchers **
  • On site testing ***
  • Accommodation, all meals, unlimited beverages, snacks and tea / coffee****
  • Transportation to/from designated local railway stations
  • Examination Passing Policy

Our instructors teach to accommodate every student's learning needs through individualised instruction, hands-on labs, lab partner and group exercises, independent study, self-testing, and question/answer drills.

Firebrand Training has dedicated, well-equipped educational facilities where you will attend instruction and labs and have access to comfortable study and lounging rooms. Our students consistently say our facilities are second-to-none.

Firebrand goes digital

We’re currently migrating from printed to digital courseware. Some courseware is already available in digital, while other books remain in printed form. To find out if this course is digital, call us on 080 80 800 888.

There are several benefits of easy-to-use digital courseware: downloads are immediate, and you’ll always have your courseware available wherever you are. You won’t need to wait for a printed book to be delivered before you start learning – and it’s better for the environment. You can choose to download the courseware to your own device, or borrow one of ours.

Considering a Microsoft course? Always have the most up-to-date Microsoft digital courseware with ‘Fresh Editions’. This gives you access to all versions of digital courseware – you’ll receive updates and revisions of your textbook, at no charge, for the life of that course.

Examination Passing Policy

Should a student complete a Firebrand Training Program without having successfully passed all vendor examinations, the student may re-attend that program for a period of one year.  Students will only be responsible for accommodations and vendor exam fees.

Please note

  • * Not on all courses
  • ** Examination vouchers are not included for the following courses: PMI, GIAC, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, CISSP CBK Review and CSX Practitioner Level 1,2 and 3
  • *** On site testing is not included for our PMI, GIAC, CSX Practitioner or ITIL Managers and Revision Certification Courses.
  • **** Accommodation not included on the CISSP CBK Review Seminar

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Delegates are required to meet the following prerequisites:

  • Working knowledge of the Microsoft .NET Framework
  • Experience developing SQL Server 2005 BI components
  • Experience using the Business Intelligence Development Studio (BIDS)
  • Knowledge of relational and multi-dimensional database schemas
  • Full understanding of T-SQL

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites?

Don’t worry - we’ll discuss your technical background, experience and qualifications to determine whether this accelerated course suits you.

Just call us on 080 80 800 888 and speak to one of our enrolment consultants.

Firebrand is an immersive environment and requires commitment. Some prerequisites are simply guidelines; you may find your unique experience, attitude and determination enables you to succeed on your accelerated course.

Interested? See prices or call 080 80 800 888