PASS Pre Con – Building a Microsoft Business Intelligence Platform

PASS Summit is quickly approaching and while many of you are registering I wanted to remind you of some of the great Pre Conference seminars that are available (more specifically mine!).  On Tuesday, October 11, 2011 Brian Knight and I will be presenting on building a BI Solution from the ground up in our seminar called “Building a Microsoft Business Intelligence Platform”.  Brian and I have presented several times together on the topic and we would love to have you join us for a full day learning extravaganza!  We always make these sessions entertaining so the 7 hours we have together will likely fly by.

Here’s an extract from the Q and A blog run by Lori Edwards about the session written on 7/18/2011:

Today’s post is from Brian Knight who, along with Devin Knight, will be presenting "Building a Microsoft Business Intelligence Platform". You can read more about his session here:

Is there an audience that would benefit especially from this session?
Someone who has a beginner to novice experience in some of the BI suite will gain a huge amount from the real-world experience we’re going to bring to the table. If you’re a beginner, you’ll also gain quite a bit from the interactive style of the session. During the day, we’re going to build an end-to-end BI solution using SSRS, SSIS and SSAS. Attendees should bring their own laptops to build the solution with us and get the most out of the session.
After having attended your seminar, what are two or three things that an attendee will be able to take back to the office and put to use right away?
An attendee will have the broad knowledge to build an end-to-end BI solution at his or her company. This includes designing and loading the data warehouse, building a cube on the warehouse and building a presentation-layer.
What background should attendees ideally have to be fully prepared for your seminar?
The session is interactive. Because of this, for the attendee to get the most out of the session, he or she should know how to navigate around the Business Intelligence Development Studio (BIDS) environment. The attendee should also have a good understanding of T-SQL and a fundamental knowledge of the BI tools.
What experience are you, as a speaker, bringing to this session?
Devin and I have created BI solutions across the globe for more than a hundred different companies. In 2011, we trained more than 3,000 people in a fun and interactive way that will make the day fly by. You’ll hear tons of information about real-world examples that we can provide from the field.

Go here to register for the 2011 PASS Summit.

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