This course is intended for those that are new to SQL Server Integration Services or are interested in learning the features available. This course uses an instructor-led topic explanation, instructor performing detailed demonstrations, then the student performing exercises to duplicate what the instructor demonstrated. This style of training is a combination of traditional classroom training and mentored learning. Additionally, videos of the demonstrations performed by the course author are included with the course as a take-away. The course completes with additional scenario-based labs to reinforce the course content.
This course is intended for IT Professionals.
This module explains how the class will be structured and introduces course materials and additional administrative information.
Lab 1: Course Overview
In this module we will explore architecture and version changes of SQL Server Integration Services. We’ll then cover the building blocks needed to understand packages and how they are created.
Lab 1: SQL Server Integration Services Architecture
In this module we will learn about and utilize the tools available to assist with package creation.
Lab 1: SQL Server Integration Services Tools
SSIS tasks are the foundation of the Control Flow in SSIS. In this module we will walk through tasks and utilize them.
Lab 1: SQL Server Integration Services Tasks
The Data Flow Task is where the bulk of your data heavy lifting occurs in SSIS. In this module we’ll discuss methods for optimizing sources and explain destination options.
Lab 1: Data Flow
At one point or another, when utilizing SSIS packages, you will encounter the need for dynamic capabilities. This module aims to give you an understanding of how expressions work, and how variables and parameters set up expressions on your SSIS project.
Lab 1: Variables, Parameters and Expressions
Containers are objects in SQL Server Integration Services that provide structure to packages and services to tasks. In this module we will explain how to create and configure containers, and utilize them effectively.
Lab 1: Containers
By using joins, you can retrieve data from two or more tables based on logical relationships between the tables. In this module we will explore joins and demonstrate how to use them.
Lab 1: Performing Joins
Before putting your package into production, it is beneficial to take some time to review your package with an eye toward preventing, or at least mitigating, performance problems. In this module we will take a close look at how the SSIS engine works and cover best practices to ensure proper performance.
Lab 1: Tuning SQL Server Integration Services Packages
This module describes procedures for debugging SSIS packages and follows with a section on error handling.
Lab 1: Debugging SQL Server Integration Services Packages
Design patterns help to solve common problems encountered when developing data integration solutions. In this module we’ll discuss how to choose among certain options, and cover deployment strategies.
Lab 1: Common SQL Server Integration Services Design Patterns
This module includes concept reinforcement scenarios to encourage students to use what they’ve learned throughout this course. Scenario solutions are provided.
Lab 1: Concept Reinforcement Scenarios