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Exam Ref 70-768 Developing SQL Data Models

Exam Ref 70-768 Developing SQL Data Models

Stacia Varga

Jun 2017, Paperback, 400 pages
ISBN13: 9781509305155
ISBN10: 1509305157
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Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-768–and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of Business Intelligence (BI) solutions development with SQL Server 2016 Analysis Services (SSAS), including modeling and queries. Designed for experienced IT professionals ready to advance their status, Exam Ref focuses on the critical thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the MCSA level.


Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives:

• Design a multidimensional BI semantic model

• Design a tabular BI semantic model

• Develop queries using Multidimensional Expressions (MDX) and Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)

• Configure and maintain SSAS


This Microsoft Exam Ref:

• Organizes its coverage by exam objectives

• Features strategic, what-if scenarios to challenge you

• Assumes you are a database or BI professional with experience creating models, writing MDX or DAX queries, and using SSAS

1: Design a Multidimensional Business Intelligence (BI) Semantic Model
Skill 1.1. Create a Multidimensional Database by Using Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS)
Skill 1.2. Design and Implement Dimensions in a Cube
Skill 1.3. Implement Measures and Measure Groups in a Cube

2: Design a Tabular BI Semantic Model
Skill 2.1. Design and Publish a Tabular Data Model
Skill 2.2. Configure, Manage, and Secure a Tabular Model

Skill 2.3. Develop a tabular model to access data in near real time

3: Develop Queries Using Multidimensional Expressions (MDX) and Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Skill 3.1. Create Basic MDX Queries
Skill 3.2. Implement Custom MDX Solutions

Skill 3.3. Create formulas by using the DAX language

4: Configure and Maintain SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS)
Skill 4.1. Plan and Deploy SSAS
Skill 4.2. Monitor and Optimize Performance
Skill 4.3. Configure and Manage Processing
Skill 4.4. Create Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and Translations

  • Authoritative and complete MCSA Exam 70-768 preparation content, straight from Microsoft
  • Covers key skills associated with creating solutions based on SSAS 2016 multidimensional and tabular models, and implementing and maintaining OLAP cubes
  • Organized by exam objectives for efficient study
  • Strategic, what-if scenarios challenge exam candidates, helping them master the big-picture thinking the exam demands
  • Contains up-to-date exam preparation tips from a highly-respected Microsoft MVP

Stacia Varga, Microsoft Data Platform MVP since 2011, has been helping organizations and individuals succeed with SQL Server Analysis Services since it launched in SQL Server 2000. She has authored or coauthored multiple books about BI (as Stacia Misner), and co-authored Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2016. Varga trains and consults through her company, Data Inspirations; speaks frequently at SQL Server events; and leads SQL Server Society of Las Vegas.