BI Quick Start Boot Camp


Instructor: Manuel Quintana
Duration: 5 Days
Location: Pragmatic Works
1845 Town Center Blvd.
Suite 505
Fleming Island, FL 32003
2/5/2018 - 2/9/2018
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Eastern Standard Time
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No additional classes are currently planned.


The Pragmatic Works BI Boot Camp provides a hands on lab environment. In five days you’ll build a fully functional prototype data warehouse using SQL Server 2012/2014, along with the complete Microsoft BI Platform: SSIS, SSAS, SSRS. and Power BI

  • Learn the Microsoft BI platform from top to bottom.
    1. SSIS, SSRS, SSAS, PowerPivot
  • 100% hands on, you will be designing. You will be building with Pragmatic Works mentors.
  • Learn Best Practices : tips and tricks.
  • Become proficient with the BI developer tools that will accelerate your projects and improve your solutions
  • Return home ready to undertake the toughest BI projects for your organization.
  • Receive an email containing the BI solution you have built, including all components and a complete documentation set of the solution.


Day 1: Discovery and Design

Review the data sources in our Boot Camp Lab and establish presentation layer goals for the week’s BI solution. Design conceptual database diagram for data warehouse.

Day 2: Data Model & ETL

Design the data model and physical database for fact tables and related dimensions. Build an SSIS framework to load the data warehouse. Integrate/enhance warehouse with public data sources.

Day 3: Cubing With SSAS Multidimensional

Learn OLAP cube technology with SSAS on top of the data warehouse and KPI functionality. Design the cube and load it.

Day 4: Power Pivot / Tabular and Presentation Layer

Start the day learning about the other Analysis Services with Power Pivot and Tabular.  Then, start a tour of the many data presentation options that are available in the Microsoft stack.  Build a sample SSRS report(s) using the cube and data warehouse. Connect Power BIwith KPI's to Cube and fact tables. Excel pivot tables for ad hoc analysis. Generate solution documentation set.

Day 5: Presentation Layer and Review

Demonstrate other presentation layer options like Power View.   Review Best practices and Planning a BI project.

Key Features and Benefits

  • Post Boot Camp assistance:  You are provided a USB with the full solution and the key data sources. Plus the boot camp includes an hour of our VM services for follow-up assistance.
  • Tools: To increase our productivity you’ll be using our best of breed BI developer tools to build the ETL and cube.
  • Lunch is included every day

Every BI Boot Camp also includes:

  • Solution documentation set
  • Post Boot camp Virtual Mentoring (1 hour)

Please Note: You do not need to bring a Laptop


There are no prerequisites for this course.


A computer will be provided for lab work. There are no additional system requirements for this course.

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