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A Day of SSIS
Learning SQL Server Integration Services
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A Day of SSIS was developed by Andy Leonard to train technology professionals in the fine art of using SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) to build data integration and Extract-Transform-Load (ETL) solutions.
The training is focused around lectures and emphasizes a practical approach.
The target audience for this training is database professionals, application developers, and business intelligence practitioners interested in acquiring or expanding their existing SSIS skill set.
No experience with SQL Server or SQL Server Integration Services is required before attending this training.
It is helpful (but not required) that students possess some knowledge of and experience with relational databases. SQL Server knowledge / experience will be more helpful than experience and knowledge with other technologies.
At the conclusion of the training, attendees will have been exposed to:
- Using SSIS to develop data integration solutions.
- Using SSIS to load a database table.
- Troubleshooting real-world SSIS Data Flow Task errors.
- Deploying SSIS Solutions.
- Managing, monitoring, and administering SSIS in the enterprise.
Lesson 0: Introduction
Training overview, expectations, and introductions.
Lesson 1: Creating Your First SSIS package
Introduction to Business Intelligence Development Studio. Visual Studio tips and tricks, menu contents and locations.
Lesson 2: Introduction to the Data Flow Task
Introduction to the Data Flow Task. Connection Manager and Data Flow Task basics - source and destination adapters.
Lesson 3: The Control Flow
Containers, Precedence, and Work flow.
Transactions, restart-ability, and blocking.
Lesson 4: Loop Containers
Using Sequence, For Loop, and Foreach Loop Containers.
Lesson 5: Event Handlers, Logging, and Configurations
The OnError and OnInformation event handlers.
Using SSIS’s built-in logging facility to capture package execution details and statistics.
Using built-in package configurations to externalize variable values.
Lesson 6: Security, Deployment, and Execution
SSIS Package deployment options and security implications.
Lesson 7: ETL Design Patterns
Leveraging less-documented features of SSIS along with the Parent-Child design pattern to achieve “hands-free” custom logging and creative custom configuration. ETL Instrumentation.
Lesson 8: Enterprise Execution Patterns
- Leveraging the Parent-Child design pattern to build a metadata-driven SSIS execution engine
Why Train with Andy Leonard and Matt Masson?
.Andy is an author with decades of ETL experience and years of SQL Server Integration Services experience.
Andy is a professional trainer and mentor, and is passionate about SSIS.
He regularly provides advice and free instruction at his blog at SQLBlog.com and on Twitter (@AndyLeonard). When respected members of the SQL Server community have SSIS questions, they seek out Andy Leonard.
Matt Masson is a Senior Software Development Engineer working with the SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) team. Matt has worked on many aspects of the SSIS product including upgrade, performance, and overall user experience. He is a frequent presenter at Microsoft conferences, and maintains an SSIS blog at http://www.mattmasson.com. He currently lives in Montreal, Quebec, and works remotely with his Redmond-based team.