55321AC: SQL Server Integration Services

Length: 5 Day(s)     Cost:$3650 + GST

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This five-day instructor-led course is intended for IT professionals who need to learn how to use SQL Server Integration Services to build, deploy, maintain, and secure Integration Services projects and packages, and to use SSIS to extract, transform, and load data to and from SQL Server.

This course is similar to the retired Course 20767-C: Implementing a SQL Data Warehouse but focuses more on building packages, rather than the entire data warehouse design and implementation.

The primary audience for this course is database professionals who need to fulfil a Business Intelligence Developer role. They will need to focus on hands-on work creating BI solutions including Data Warehouse implementation, ETL, and data cleansing.

  • Basic knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system and its core functionality.
  • Working knowledge of relational databases.
  • Working knowledge of T-SQL and SQL Server Agent jobs is helpful, but not required.
  • Some experience with database design.

At the completion of this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Create sophisticated SSIS packages for extracting, transforming, and loading data
  • Use containers to efficiently control repetitive tasks and transactions
  • Configure packages to dynamically adapt to environment changes
  • Use Data Quality Services to cleanse data
  • Successfully troubleshoot packages
  • Create and Manage the SSIS Catalog
  • Deploy, configure, and schedule packages
  • Secure the SSIS Catalog

Module 1: SSIS Overview

This module explains the purpose of SSIS and teaches how to use the Import/Export Wizard to exchange data between data structures and also covers quality checks.

Module 2: Working with Solutions and Projects

In this module, students learn to work with SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) to design and deploy reports and understand solutions and projects. The Visual Studio interface is also used.

Module 3: Basic Control Flow

The Control Flow tab of the SSIS Designer is used to organize the general flow of your package execution. The control flow of a package includes different element types, such as tasks, containers, and precedence constraints. Each of these element types has a set of properties that you will use to define and manage individual instances of these elements. In this module, students learn to add containers or tasks from the SSIS Toolbox to the Control Flow Designer, how to annotate packages and how to work with connection managers.

Module 4: Common Tasks

Microsoft has organized the tasks in the Common section of the SSIS Toolbox alphabetically. This module will touch on the functionality of each of these tasks, and provide Try It exercises for the tasks that are most commonly seen in classes and companies.

Module 5: Data Flow Sources and Destinations

In this module, students will learn to work with data flow sources and destinations.

Module 6: Data Flow Transformations

In this module, students learn about transformations, including Derived Column and Lookup transformations, which allow you to modify data in the data flow pipeline.

Module 7: Making Packages Dynamic

In this module, students will learn to make SSIS packages dynamic.

Module 8: Containers

In this module, students learn to use containers, including Sequence, For Loop and Foreach Loop containers, which provide a way to organize tasks that need to be managed together as a group.

Module 9: Troubleshooting and Package Reliability

This module puts together common troubleshooting methods along with some of the reliability features for SSIS all in one place.

Module 10: Deploying to the SSIS Catalogue

The project deployment model provides the framework for new functionality such as the SSIS catalogue, environments, project level parameters and project level connection managers.

Module 11: Installing and Administering SSIS

In this module, students will learn to install, upgrade, and administer SSIS, including viewing built-in SSIS reports, managing SSIS logging and operation histories and automating package execution.

Module 12: Securing the SSIS Catalogue

In addition to the standard SQL Server database and instance permissions that can be configured like any other database, the SSIS catalogue has special pre-defined database roles and additional permissions that can be assigned for the management and execution of SSIS packages. In this module, students learn to work with roles and permissions to secure the SSIS catalogue.