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 65,217 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 65,217 students and asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently, 96.56% 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)

"It was a great experience. Definitely would recommend the course."
Junaid Shakoor, Perspective Publishing Limited. - Microsoft Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 (3 days) (11/11/2017 to 13/11/2017)

"I found the whole experience very good. It was new to literally living at the training centre and purely focus on this, but I think this works really well. Can't fault anything to do with the training centre or the trainer, who was exceptional."
Andrew Martin, Pennine. - Microsoft Deploying Enterprise Voice with Skype for Business 2015 (3 days) (9/11/2017 to 11/11/2017)

"Very good course and instructor, mixed course details with real life experience."
Anonymous - Microsoft Deploying Enterprise Voice with Skype for Business 2015 (3 days) (9/11/2017 to 11/11/2017)

"An intensive course but still managed to go through all material."
Anonymous - Microsoft Core Solutions of Skype for Business 2015 (3 days) (6/11/2017 to 8/11/2017)

"The Location is perfect, quiet and peaceful. Great experience."
Dave Palmer, Capgemini. - Microsoft Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions (2 days) (4/11/2017 to 5/11/2017)

"Firebrand have a clear mission to assist you with their capacity to teach. They are very customer friendly at the Centre and always try to help. AAA+++"
Simon Korie, NA. - Microsoft Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions (2 days) (4/11/2017 to 5/11/2017)

"The instructor made the course accessible and interesting."
Matthew Ottley, Manuli Hydraulics UK Ltd. - Microsoft MCSE: Server Infrastructure (6 days) (30/10/2017 to 4/11/2017)

"The trainer had good hands-on experience of the product, which made the course interesting."
Thomas Thomas, Diyar United Co. - Microsoft MCSE: Messaging (Exchange 2016) (6 days) (2/10/2017 to 7/10/2017)

"Excellent trainer. "
J.PK, Diyar United Company. - Microsoft MCSE: Messaging (Exchange 2016) (6 days) (2/10/2017 to 7/10/2017)

"My level of knowledge of SQL was null when I started the course, after the first three days I had a basic idea of how to use TSQL to write queries, although the second part of the course was really advance for a beginner, it was really good explained and I was able to understand most of it and will keep in the future. Didn't pass the first test and I did not do the second test. "
Merce Bauza Cerezo, HEE. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Database Development (6 days) (30/10/2017 to 4/11/2017)

"Enjoyed my time doing SQL 2016 DD. The condensed long day format works very well for me. I even have a a Failure is not an option T-Shirt. I really like these courses."
Roy Casella, Designated. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Database Development (6 days) (30/10/2017 to 4/11/2017)

"Good course, very intense though. Very good coverage of all concepts - trainer was extremely knowledgeable and helpful."
Barry Henty, Natures Way Foods Ltd. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Database Development (6 days) (30/10/2017 to 4/11/2017)

"It is a great experience with very good course quality."
Brayan De Abreu, Service Works Group.. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Database Development (6 days) (30/10/2017 to 4/11/2017)

"Firebrand exceeded my expectations. With just starting career in IT I was provided with courseware and referencing material I will constantly be referring to even after the course has finished."
Hayley Bean, Steelite International Ltd. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Database Development (6 days) (30/10/2017 to 4/11/2017)

"I had heard a few things about Firebrand training prior to arriving certain individuals said I would be forced to stay up reading and studying all night. But after experiencing it myself I learnt that everyone's experience is different. The food and accommodation is amazing and the learning is set to a bearable pace that you have the opportunity to settle down and let the knowledge sink in."
Alexander Farrow Harson, Department for Education. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Database Development (6 days) (30/10/2017 to 4/11/2017)

"Great location, friendly and helpful team. The food was delicious! "
Mark Tshuma, ICAEW. - Microsoft Dynamics 365 Development (3 days) (30/10/2017 to 1/11/2017)

"Great facilities and experienced staff and trainer."
Michael ODonnell, Sopra Steria Ltd. - Microsoft MCSE: Private Cloud (6 days) (23/10/2017 to 28/10/2017)

"Training was brilliant, our instructor was superb and actually managed to make IT engaging and interesting so kudos to that. Facilities are good, but the days are long and intense!"
James Lewis, Carillion Communications Ltd. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows 10 (6 days) (23/10/2017 to 28/10/2017)

"If you are serious about learning and want to excel in your chosen profession take a Firebrand course and set yourself up for life."
S.L.. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows 10 (6 days) (23/10/2017 to 28/10/2017)

"Instructors are extremely knowledgeable, supportive and very approachable."
Stephen Austin, Clearcast. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows 10 (6 days) (23/10/2017 to 28/10/2017)

"If you need training or qualifications, and you need it now, forget trying to learn from a book, or local collage where it may get strung out over months. A course at Firebrand delivers everything you need quickly, comprehensively and in a smooth professional manor. So who you gonna call?"
D.J., Dazzle Computer Solutions (Self Employed). - Microsoft MCSA: Windows 10 (6 days) (23/10/2017 to 28/10/2017)

"The training provided was hard, however the trainer made it easier to cope with and get knowledge out of the lesson without getting bogged down in information"
D.V., Platinum Stairlifts LTD . - Microsoft MCSA: Windows 10 (6 days) (23/10/2017 to 28/10/2017)

"This is the best experience I have had over my seven trips to Firebrand Wyboston and this is because of how the instructor has put the knowledge across to us. "
Anonymous - Microsoft MCSA: Windows 10 (6 days) (23/10/2017 to 28/10/2017)

"Had a good experience with firebrand Training. It was hard but was produce well by my lecturer which gave us a better chance of taking in the information and learning it for the exam. Must be prepared for very long days and very short nights but apart from that all was good and accommodation in executive suite was nice, clean and sanitary."
Jack Pollinger, Lockheed martin. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows 10 (6 days) (23/10/2017 to 28/10/2017)

"Having studied at firebrand previously I was eager to return for the MCSA Server 2016 course. The learning environment and proximity of hotel at the Wyboston site suited me well. If you never find time to study at work or in your personal time then firebrand provide the perfect environment for both learning and passing exams, and all without taking too much time away from work."
Anonymous - Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2016 (11 days) (12/10/2017 to 22/10/2017)

"A fantastic course with a great instructor. Worth every penny."
Daniel De La Flor. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2016 (11 days) (12/10/2017 to 22/10/2017)

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