In conjunction with our Iceland partners Miracle, we’re offering three BI classes in Iceland in September, taught by Stacia Misner. The three classes are as follows:



  • September 17th-19th: Expanding Your SQL Server 2005 Business Intelligence Skills, Part 1

    • Abstract: Deeper than traditional introductory courses for SQL Server 2005 business intelligence technologies, this course teaches students how and when to implement advanced techniques, how to troubleshoot solution performance, and how to secure solutions properly. Part I of this course focuses on Integration Services and Reporting Services. By the end of this three-day course, students will understand how to create flexible, reusable Integration Services packages, improve Integration Services package management by tracking of package activity with auditing and logging of errors and execution details, find and correct Integration Services performance bottlenecks, secure Integration Services packages in production, solve challenging report design problems, create better report models to support  ad hoc reporting, use MDX and DMX queries effectively with Reporting Services, and troubleshoot performance and security issues with Reporting Services
    • For more details and for registration info, see here.

  • September 22nd-23rd: Expanding Your SQL Server 2005 Business Intelligence Skills, Part 2

    • Abstract: Part II of this course is focused exclusively on Analysis Services. By the end of this two-day course, students will understand how to use Analysis Services management features to create a secure, available environment, find and fix the root cause of Analysis Services performance issues, create more efficient MDX calculations and queries, and leverage data mining technologies.
    • For more details and for registration info, see here.

  • September 24th: Using Excel 2007 with Analysis Services 2005

    • Abstract: Whether you regularly analyze data now or provide technical support for those who do, this class teaches you how take business intelligence to the next level using Excel 2007 and Analysis Services 2005. This course includes an introduction to PivotTable fundamentals, and builds on these concepts to more advanced analytical techniques to explore and visualize data. In addition, this course covers working with OLAP data in a free-form format using CUBE functions. This course will also review the use of data mining to find the hidden information in your business using the Data Mining Add-Ins for Excel 2007. By the end of this one-day course, students will understand how to create and format a PivotTable,  use a PivotTable to explore data by drilling, isolating and eliminating data, or launching actions, use visualization features to summarize PivotTable data for easier identification of trends and exceptions, and use Data Mining Add-Ins for Excel 2007 to simplify investigative and predictive analysis.
    • For more details and for registration info, see here.

All classes will be presented in Reykjavik.