Dashboards for Monitoring, Analysing and Managing

This course is designed to empower the students to effectively design web-based dashboards by utilising the three main tools for dashboard building in the Microsoft tool set. Report Builder 3.0 from SQL Reporting Services, Dashboard Designer from PerformancePoint Services and SharePoint Designer. In using each of these tools you gain the best of breed to combine features and develop dashboards that are highly effective for monitoring, analysing and managing your business.

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Utilise the dashboard development methodology
  • Optimise visual design of dashboards
  • Structure dashboards hierarchies
  • Understand the basics of data visualisations
  • List the thirteen crucial errors in dashboard design
  • Implement user menus in scorecards
  • Understand how to connect into multiple data sources
  • Gain familiarity with the definitions of common Business Intelligence terms
  • Learn the methodology for connecting into and displaying near-real-time data
  • Create parameterised reports
  • Create sub reports
  • Create map based reports
  • Use the Decomposition Tree in PerformancePoint Services
  • Connect together SharePoint components into PerformancePoint components
  • Use report parts as a library
  • Know when to use Report Builder, Dashboard Designer and SharePoint Designer
  • Use and understand Report Builder 3.0
  • Use and understand Dashboard Designer from PerformancePoint Services
  • Use and understand SharePoint Designer for working with dashboards
  • Utilise Excel Services to share Excel workbooks
  • Design and implement Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Understand the scoring methodologies used with indicators to change visual displays
  • Be able to develop proper filters for easy end-user click to detail on dashboards
  • Group scorecards into dashboards and link them together
  • Modify the web page hosting the dashboards for branding
  • Implement master pages in dashboards for consistency with company standards.
  • Develop multiple-valued KPIs. For example this year actual and target and last year actual and target at the same relative point in time
  • Implement time intelligence features to query such as Year-To-Date, Last 6 Months etc.
  • Develop filters for scorecards
  • Understand the implications of where a filter is applied
  • Create effective graphs
  • Create visual reports
  • Create effective gauges
  • Utilise sparklines in reports
  • Understand how to secure dashboards
  • Use dynamic hierarchies in dashboards
  • Implement user menus in dashboards
  • Create monitoring dashboards
  • Create analytical dashboards
  • Create management dashboards

The goal of creating effective dashboards is a collaborative team effort. This course is targeted at that team.

  • The Project Manager to gain an understanding of best practices, follow a design methodology and gain an understanding of ineffective dashboard designs
  • The Business Managers so they can understand the input that they will need to provide to the project team and what they should expect back from these dashboards
  • IT as they manage the infrastructure
  • Report Builders' so their designs can be effectively presented to the report consumer
  • Business Intelligence/SQL Personnel as it is their data that is displayed and analysed

This course utilises the tools in such a manner that we do not expect the students to have developer level skills

Before attending this course, students should have:

  • An understanding of the state of the data repository in their environment

All our public scheduled training courses offer delegates the following facilities which are all included at no extra cost: 

  • Mini Continental Breakfast, with a choice of Croissants, Pastries, Cereals, Juices, and of course Tea and Coffee
  • Buffet Lunch
  • A Selection of Soft Beverages are available throughout the Training Day
  • Full Course Manual (Official Curriculum Courseware for Technical Courses where Designated)
  • Course Exercise Files on CD\DVD or Online
  • Course Stationery Pack (Pen, Pencil and Paper)
  • Course Certificate (Vendor Accredited where Designated)
  • FREE Internet Access during your visit (Wi-Fi as Available)

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Course Details:

Duration: 3 Days
Delivery: Instructor led
Type: Course
Setting: Classroom
Language: English
Audience: IT Professionals
Code: MS50596
Exam: -
Level: 200

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