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

Why

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 67,286 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

Think you are ready for the course? Take a FREE practice test to assess your knowledge!

What

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, students will learn how to implement Business Intelligence solutions, using SQL Server 2008’s suite of tools, including Integration Services, Reporting Services and Analysis Services. Students 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 and CISSP CBK Review
  • *** On site testing is not included for our PMI, GIAC, (ISC)2, CREST, CSX Practitioner or ITIL Managers and Revision Certification Courses
  • **** Accommodation not included on the CISSP CBK Review Seminar

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Students 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.

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Reviews

Here's the Firebrand Training review section. Since 2001 we've trained exactly 67,286 students and asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently, 96.65% have said Firebrand exceeded their expectations.

Read reviews from recent accelerated courses below or visit Firebrand Stories for written and video interviews from our alumni.


"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)

"Great experience and learned quite a bit. What I did already know was also reinforced."
Reuben Phillips , Transport for London. - Microsoft MTA Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (10/5/2018 to 11/5/2018)

"Training - intense but we had a knowledgeable trainer and a lot of time for questions if required Accommodation - personally, I find excellent and the food is very welcome after a long day Staff - all staff are very helpful and on hand for any concerns/queries. Instructor - excellent and although the course was accelerated, he applied knowledge well and had a lot of time for candidates whether groups or face to face. "
Dod Frieslick, Firebrand Training. - Microsoft MTA Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (10/5/2018 to 11/5/2018)

"I feel that although the learning was quick paced, there was sufficient time and materials or extra online resources given to self study in areas of knowledge that I needed more development in."
Venessa Cox, Firebrand. - Microsoft MTA Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (10/5/2018 to 11/5/2018)

"Great learning experience. Definitely improves your chances of passing versus doing it alone. Really helps to have an industry expert for feedback and to solidify the concepts."
Matt Eisengruber, Dynatrace. - Microsoft Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions (4 days) (24/4/2018 to 27/4/2018)

"Had a Legend of an instructor, who made the whole thing interesting!"
Akmil Matloob , MySelf. - Microsoft MCSA: Cloud Platform & MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure (Azure) (10 days) (21/4/2018 to 30/4/2018)

"The instructor was great with questions and I feel completely prepared for the exam at twice the speed."
Gary Spencer, Na . - Microsoft Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions (3 days) (28/4/2018 to 30/4/2018)

"Amazing instructor, very passionate and knows his field and more!"
David Baldry, Dynatrace. - Microsoft Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions (3 days) (28/4/2018 to 30/4/2018)

"Great facilities to study, a lot easier to concentrate with food, bed and drinks right around the corner."
Peter Van Ginkel, VWPFS. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2016 (11 days) (19/4/2018 to 29/4/2018)

"Totally brutal but completely do-able."
Dominic Hogg, Brightsolid. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2016 (11 days) (19/4/2018 to 29/4/2018)

"I attended the MCSA Server 2016 course with the view of taking the exams to gain the qualification, which would be my second MCSA at Firebrand. I feel I have the resources and knowledge to attain this soon, thanks to the course."
Mason Goddard, Redriff Primary. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2016 (11 days) (19/4/2018 to 29/4/2018)

"While I have failed this exam, I am satisfied I gained a lot of information. This is the best option for those who cant fined the quietness to study at home."
A.N.L.. - Microsoft Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions (4 days) (24/4/2018 to 27/4/2018)

"Really great experience in learning key concepts of the cloud and Azure."
Darren Mayes, Adecco. - Microsoft Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions (4 days) (24/4/2018 to 27/4/2018)

"This course is very good and really gives in depth Azure knowledge."
G.B., Rikitita Solutions Ltd. - Microsoft Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions (3 days) (21/4/2018 to 23/4/2018)

"The course was very well presented. The instructor took the class at the speed of the class instead of trying to rush through everything. He was always willing to stay late and offer support on any areas required. Great course and great tutor."
Rhys Jupp, Hilton Foods UK. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows 10 (6 days) (9/4/2018 to 14/4/2018)

"Training was a nice mix of theory and practical in the form of labs, instructor humorous but very knowledgeable making the experience more enjoyable with plenty of resources available. "
S.C.. - Microsoft Windows 10 (6 days) (9/4/2018 to 14/4/2018)

"The instructor goes over and beyond with with his students whatever there skill set is. Enthusiastic, knowledgeable and passionate. His energy has rubbed off on me and makes me want to continue studying."
N.B., NDBIT. - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (9/4/2018 to 13/4/2018)

"Firebrand provides fast track IT education paired with high skilled teachers with real life experience in the areas they teach. This gives another dimension to the courses substance and validity. Highly recommended if you are looking at expanding your knowledge and career possibilities."
Anton Viberg, Enzure AB. - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (9/4/2018 to 13/4/2018)

"It is definitely intense and quite hard but its worth it. "
Mohammed Saeed, Joseph Chamberlain College birmingham. - Microsoft MTA Networking, Security & Windows Server Administration (6 days) (9/4/2018 to 14/4/2018)

"Clear and concise, with practical lab examples."
M.W., TfL. - Microsoft MTA: Windows Server Administration Fundamentals (2 days) (9/4/2018 to 10/4/2018)

"My experience at the Firebrand Training Centre has been comfortable. The environment is peaceful which aids concentration and thinking. Food is good with a variety and range that also meets my dietary requirements. "
P.A., Firebrand. - Microsoft Programming in C# (4 days) (3/4/2018 to 6/4/2018)

"I think the instructor has done really well to deliver a course which is technically demanding. He has a good way of breaking complex theory down to simple terms. "
Anonymous - Microsoft Programming in C# (4 days) (3/4/2018 to 6/4/2018)

"- Trainer was excellent, very knowledgeable and good at explaining concepts, very helpful when it came to clarifying things. - While the days were long, the frequent breaks ensured concentration could be maintained (infinite coffee also helped with this!) - Accommodation was excellent - Food and drink were excellent! Excellent variety of food on offer, and different food every day. - Wide range of facilities at Wyboston Lakes, and the lake is great for a walk after a long training session."
Anonymous - Microsoft MTA Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (26/3/2018 to 27/3/2018)

"Great course, very informative. We had a great instructor who has had practical experience. Lots of time spent with face-to-face instruction. Hands on material that we were able to work with as well. Really enjoyed my time here and will recommend to other colleagues as well. As an added bonus the food was great too!"
C.H.. - Microsoft MTA Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (26/3/2018 to 27/3/2018)

"I love the bootcamp format (tried other training provider that only deliver 9:00 am to by 5:00 pm just wont work)!"
Melody Lam. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Business Intelligence Development (5 days) (12/3/2018 to 16/3/2018)

"Excellent speedy and professional learning environment. Knowledge on subject matter for the course superb by instructor."
Fredrik Olander, Max Matthiessen. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Business Intelligence Development (5 days) (12/3/2018 to 16/3/2018)

"Having never had any working experience on any SQL Server product, I enrolled on this course. The accelerated nature and the efficient way the course was presented helped me absorb the concepts. I am over the moon to have passed my very first Microsoft exam at Firebrand!"
Gordon Hepburn , Kerry. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Business Intelligence Development (5 days) (12/3/2018 to 16/3/2018)

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