I'm a SQL Server DBA/Developer type and would like to break into the BI
track. What kind of experiences have you folks had with the BI Bootcamps
that third-party training outfits offer?
Lawrence Garvin [MVP]
"Tim Brown" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> I'm a SQL Server DBA/Developer type and would like to break into the BI
> track. What kind of experiences have you folks had with the BI Bootcamps
> that third-party training outfits offer?
Seriously, Tim, if you're interested in breaking into 'BI', and you have the
DBA/Dev experience, I'd suggest starting by looking for "data warehousing"
applications that are improperly deployed in the Database Engine, and find
ways to re-deploy them in Analysis Services using MDX queries.
Along with that, you'll also want to study the use of SSIS for ETL tasks,
and SSRS for reporting -- but IMO those are the two easy parts of the
process. Grasping SSAS and MDX is what separates those who pass from those
Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCITP, MCBMSP, MCTS(x4), MCP
Senior Data Architect, APQC, Houston, Texas
Microsoft MVP - Software Distribution (2005-200