SSRS - SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services (55119) SSRS SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services (55119) Training Course

SSRS - SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services (55119) Training Course

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This three-day instructor-led is intended for information workers and database professionals who are interested in expanding their knowledge about SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services. During this course, attendees will learn how to Report Designer in SSDT and Report Builder, work with solutions and projects, design basic reports, enhance reports with formatting and images, effectively group and summarize data, work with parameterized reports, incorporate charts and custom maps, and work with drillthrough reports, and manage reports.

Module 1: SSRS Overview and Tools

  • Reporting Services Features
  • Tools Available with SQL Server 2012
  • SQL Server Documentation
  • Understand Reporting Services Features.
  • Identify the SQL Server 2012 Tools.
  • Find and Use SQL Server Documentation.

Module 2: Working with Solutions and Projects

  • Working with SQL Server Data Tools
  • Understanding Solutions and Projects
  • Working with the Visual Studio Interface

Lab : Working with Solutions and Projects (Optional)

  • Work with SQL Server Data Tools.
  • Understand solutions and projects.
  • Work with the Visual Studio interface.

Module 3: Creating Basic Reports

  • What is a Data Source?
  • What is a Dataset?
  • Using the Report Wizard
  • What is Tablix?
  • Creating a Tabular Report
  • Creating a List Report
  • What is a Matrix?
  • Deploying a Project

Lab : Creating Basic Reports

  • Understand the differences between shared and embedded data sources and datasets.
  • Create shared and embedded data sources and datasets
  • Use the Report Wizard to build basic reports.
  • Create a basic matrix report from a shared dataset.

Module 4: Formatting Reports

  • Working with Text Boxes
  • Rich Text Formatting
  • Managing Text Boxes
  • Drawing Lines and Boxes
  • Images
  • Page Headers and Footers
  • Adding a Document Map
  • Rendering Reports

Lab : Formatting Reports

  • Format data to enhance a report.
  • Add images to a report.
  • Work with page headers and footers.

Module 5: Custom Expressions

  • Understanding Expressions
  • Defining Expressions
  • Working with Report Variables
  • Understanding Lookup, LookupSet, and Multilookup Functions
  • Expression Samples

Lab : Custom Expressions

  • Use expressions to work with custom formulas.
  • Use expressions to change the way data is displayed in report.
  • Use expressions to incorporate data from more than one dataset.

Module 6: Summarizing and Sorting

  • Creating Groups
  • Parent/Child vs. Adjacent Groupings
  • Adding Totals and Aggregations
  • Creating Aggregates of Aggregates

Lab : Summarizing and Sorting

  • Add both row and column parent groups to an existing report.
  • Aggregate data for summary reports.
  • Create reports using adjacent groups in a matrix.
  • Work with group properties.

Module 7: Add Flexibility with Parameters

  • Adding Parameters to a Report
  • Report Parameters vs. Query Parameters
  • Manage Report Parameter Properties
  • Use Parameters with SQL Queries and Stored Procedures
  • Work with Cascading Parameters
  • Sort Based on a Parameter Setting
  • Filtered Reports

Lab : Add Flexibility with Parameters

  • Customize report data with both query and report parameters.
  • Use parameters to define interactive sort and visibility options.
  • Add filters to a dataset.

Module 8: Enhanced Report Items

  • Charts
  • Gauges
  • Add a Map to a Report
  • Data Bar, Indicator, and Sparkline Report Items
  • Nesting Data Regions
  • Sub-reports and Drill-through Reports
  • Working with Drill-through Reports

Lab : Enhanced Report Items

  • Use lessons up to this point to create a complete solution.
  • Choose between data visualization options.
  • Add data visualization items to an existing report.
  • Add a drill-through report send parameters to the drill-through report.

Module 9: Using Report Manager

  • Deployment
  • Navigating Report Manager
  • Understanding Permissions
  • Viewing Reports
  • Working with Shared Data Sources
  • Managing Reports

Lab : Using Report Manager

  • Create and deploy a project by using SSDT.
  • Work with Report Manager to view and manage reports.
  • Create a linked report.
  • Add report snapshots by using Report Manager.

Module 10: Using Report Builder for SQL Server 2012

  • ClickOnce vs. Stand-alone
  • Installing the Stand-alone Version
  • Using the Report Builder Tool
  • Creating Datasets
  • Creating Reports
  • Creating Reports Using Wizards
  • Creating Reports Without a Wizard
  • OPening Existing Reports
  • Working with Report Parts

Lab : Using Report Builder for SQL Server 2012

  • Implement basic features from previous modules in Report Builder
  • Add data visualization items to a report using Report Builder.

This course prepares candidates to take the Microsoft official exam.

Please note the exams are not included in the course and must be booked separately through Pearson Vue.

This course includes:

  • Training from a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT)
  • Computer / Laptop to use for the duration of the course
  • Microsoft official courseware
  • Online labs (if available)
  • Refreshments

Course Key Points


Duration: 3 days

Accredited: Available

Exam(s): Not Included

Practice Exam(s): Not Included

Type: Available as Classroom, Virtual Live and In-house

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