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This instructor-led course is designed to take a person from the very beginning of MDX queries to journeyman. The first chapters (1-4) get you well-grounded, then from there we expand out. You won't know how to do every MDX query. You won't look at every function. But you will understand the patterns, and from them you can examine examples and build on them to code your own sophisticated queries.Queries such as: What are the top 5 customers by country over the last 8 quarters?What is our reorder point based on inventory levels?What are our best customers in terms of volume and gross profit?What effect does shipping cost have on profitability on a geographical distribution?How do we calculate the Year to Date value?How do we do Year-over-Year growth?When looking at manufacturing how do we account only for workdays?
Before attending this course, students should have: A good idea of what direction their organization wants to go with Business Intelligence Basic Microsoft interface skills such as working with Excel.
3 Days/Lecture & Lab
If the past is any indicator of the future then this course will be attended mainly by SQL Professionals, Microsoft Analysis Service cube and report developers and Business Intelligence Professionals coming from competing platforms. But you do not need those skills. The course was not written assuming those skills. Why this course may be for you:Your company is moving or implementing Microsoft SQL Server Analysis ServicesYour organization is implementing Department Business Intelligence with a Data Mart. You want to develop a skillset in high demand.The current reports from the cubes do not provide the answers.Your organization wants you to get grounding in MDX so you can build out advanced analytics.
- Getting Started with MDX. We walk then run. Learn this and you won't trip.
- The all-important Dimensions. The bearers of truth.
- Navigation and the secrets of relatives!
- MDX Calculations.
- Working with Time. Multiple calendars, divergent horizons.
- Business Insights. Now let's put it to work and get some situational answers.
- Where else will MDX work? SQL Reports
- KPIs and MDX in the Business Intelligence Development Studio Editor