Microsoft SharePoint 2013 End User Level I Training

Microsoft SharePoint 2013 End User Level I Training (M55050)


Microsoft SharePoint 2013 End User Level I Training Course Hands-on

This three-day instructor-led Microsoft SharePoint 2013 End User Level I Training course provides students with the necessary knowledge to work with all the associated SharePoint business intelligence services including PerformancePoint Service, Excel Services, Business Connectivity Services, and Visio Services. The new and improved Business Intelligence Center is explored, and all the exciting new features within the SharePoint 2013 release are covered.

The focus of this Microsoft SharePoint 2013 End User Level I Training course is on the SharePoint 2013 business intelligence platform and not on the SQL business intelligence services. As far as possible each of the modules is stand-alone allowing for customization of the course for those audiences that may not have an interest in a certain service.

Customize It:

With onsite Training, courses can be scheduled on a date that is convenient for you, and because they can be scheduled at your location, you don’t incur travel costs and students won’t be away from home. Onsite classes can also be tailored to meet your needs. You might shorten a 5-day class into a 3-day class, or combine portions of several related courses into a single course, or have the instructor vary the emphasis of topics depending on your staff’s and site’s requirements.

Audience/Target Group

This course is intended for power users, business intelligence developers and IT professionals that will be involved with the design, development and maintenance of SharePoint 2013 business intelligence solutions.

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Duration: 3 days

Class Prerequisites:

An understanding of the benefits of business intelligence

What You Will Learn:

Browse the data within the cube using SQL Server Management Studio.
Browse data using Visual Studio 2013.
Connect to a tabular source, import tables, and explore the data.
Explore the options and settings available within the new SharePoint 2013 Central Administration.
Create a new web application and business intelligence site while exploring the features of both.
Create a SharePoint library to hold Excel workbooks and explore trusted file locations.
Utilize the Power View add-in for Excel.
Create an Excel workbook with a parameter and save it to a SharePoint document library.
Add Web Apps to a webpage.
Explore the Dashboard Designer interface and know how to create and configure a data source.
Create and configure a standard KPI and a scorecard.
Create and configure a leaf KPI and a scorecard.
Create two blank KPI's and then roll them into an objective KPI.
Create and configure an analytic chart and an analytic grid, add them to a dashboard, deploy them to SharePoint, and explore the options available.
Create and configure a filter, and tie the filter into both the analytic chart and analytic grid created earlier.
Create and configure a cascading filter and then tie it into a new analytic chart and grid.
Create a Time Intelligence data connection, a Time Intelligence filter, and create a report using both.
Create four copies of the Objective Scorecard, configure settings in each of the four copies, and deploy them to SharePoint in a dashboard.
Create a new leaf KPI and use that KPI in two new scorecards, one with a filter configured, and one without.
Create a new dashboard with two pages and review editing options.
Create a drawing, upload the document to the Student BI Site documents library, and view the drawing in a browser.
Create a data-connected drawing and upload the document to the Student BI Site documents library.
Create an objective scorecard and matching strategy map, place them in a dashboard, and then upload the dashboard to the Student BI Site.
Use PowerPivot within Excel to import a table from SQL Server.
View the relationships existing within the imported tables from SQL Server and then import an additional table and configure a relationship between it and the existing.
Hide columns they don't want reflected in the resulting PivotTable.
Create a PivotTable within an existing worksheet.
Assign administrators and permissions on the BDC Metadata Store.
Explore the different content types available in SharePoint 2013 and learn how to locate them and their corresponding settings.
Create a document library, configure it to accept specific content types, and then learn how to delete the document library.
Create and configure a new external content type.
Create an external list associated with the new external content type created prior.
Create a new external content type and a new host URL, and then create an external list and profile page.
Add a custom action to an external list.
Navigate the Report Builder 3.0 interface.
Create an embedded data source connecting into a database.
Create an embedded data source connecting into an OLAP database.
Create a shared data source using the Report Manager.
Create a shared dataset using the shared connection they created in the previous exercise.
Create a new dashboard and explore three different ways to connect the Web Apps

Course Content:

Module 1: Course Overview
This module explains how the class will be structured and introduces course materials and additional administrative information.


Course Materials
What We'll Be Discussing

Module 2: The Business Intelligence Stack
In this module we will first look at the three different ways in which business intelligence can be viewed. Then, we're going to look at the services SQL 2012 provides us and how they apply to business intelligence. We will then move to SharePoint 2013 and look at the SharePoint services to examine their relevance and how we can use them in business intelligence to surface data. In this section we will also cover the new business intelligence features available within the SharePoint 2013 release. Finally, we will take a brief look at PowerPivot, examining the new features and their significance. PowerPivot is covered in more detail in a later module.


Business Intelligence in Three Ways
SQL 2012 Business Intelligence
New 2013 SharePoint Business Intelligence Features
New 2013 PowerPivot in Excel Features

Lab : The Business Intelligence Stack

SQL 2012 Multidimensional Model Basics
SQL 2012 Tabular Model Basics

Module 3: SharePoint 2013 Business Intelligence Center
In this module, we will explore the new and improved 2013 SharePoint Central Administration site. We are going to cover specifically the new 2013 Business Intelligence Center template within SharePoint. We are also going to cover some things that generically apply to SharePoint that you can use within business intelligence. Permissions and Roles will be illuminated and the included Document Library and List apps will be explained.


New 2013 SharePoint Central Administration
New 2013 Business Intelligence Center
Permissions and Roles
Included Document Library and List Apps

Lab : SharePoint 2013 Business Intelligence Center

SharePoint 2013 Central Administration
SharePoint 2013 Business Intelligence Center (Optional)

Module 4: SharePoint 2013 Excel Services
In this module, we will go over all the new 2013 Excel Services features, and we will explore the core components of Excel Services. We will cover Excel Web Access and it's capabilities along with any differences you may encounter in the browser as opposed to the desktop client. There is coverage of the Power View add-in for Excel, and then lastly we will explain the save and share process and have a look at best practices.


New 2013 Excel Services Features
Core Components
Excel Web Access (EWA)
What Excel Web Access is Not
Differences in the Browser vs. Desktop
SharePoint Libraries to Store Workbooks
Power View Add-in for Excel
The Save and Share Process
Excel Web App
Best Practices

Lab : SharePoint 2013 Excel Services

Creating a Library to Hold Excel Workbooks
Exploring the Power View Add-in for Excel
Save and Share an Excel Workbook to a SharePoint Document Library
Add an Excel Web App to a Webpage

Module 5: SharePoint 2013 PerformancePoint 2013
In this module, we will give you an overview of the new 2013 PerformancePoint Services features. Dashboard Designer is explored along with many of the objects and connections available within.


New 2013 Overview of PerformancePoint Services
Dashboard Designer
Data Sources
Visual Reports

Lab : SharePoint 2013 PerformancePoint 2013

PerformancePoint Services Dashboard Designer Introduction and Data Source Configuration
Standard or Blank KPI Demonstration
Leaf KPI Demonstration
Objective KPI Demonstration
Visual Reports
PerformancePoint Filters
PerformancePoint Cascading Filters
Time Intelligence Filters
Scorecard Settings
Scorecards Filtered Using the Wizard
PerformancePoint Dashboards

Module 6: SharePoint 2013 Visio Services
Visio drawings can be extremely effective and in this module we cover the shared service that allows users to share and view them. We will go over all the new 2013 Visio Services features and also discuss data-connected drawings and how to configure them. There is also a section on viewing drawings within a browser.


New 2013 Visio Services Features
Visio Graphics Service
Visio Drawings in the Browser
Visio Web Access Web Part
Visio Drawings with Data Connections

Lab : SharePoint 2013 Visio Services

Visio Drawing in the Browser
Visio Services Data-Connected Drawing
Dashboard Strategy Maps

Module 7: PowerPivot
PowerPivot is not a feature of SharePoint business intelligence, however, an Excel workbook with PowerPivot can be saved to a SharePoint site and then used in a business intelligence scenario. This module is intended as an overview of the product only and covers all the new features available in the 2013 release of the add-in.


New 2013 PowerPivot Features
PowerPivot and Excel
PowerPivot and SharePoint
Enterprise Business Intelligence and PowerPivot
Importing Data
Enriching Data
SharePoint Sharing

Lab : PowerPivot

Import Data from SQL
Review and Edit the Imported Relationships
Hide Unused Columns
Create a PivotTable

Module 8: SharePoint 2013 Business Connectivity Services
In this module we will explore the new features available within SharePoint 2013 Business Connectivity Services, how to configure the security, and clarify the terminology.


New 2013 Business Connectivity Service Features
What is Business Connectivity Services?
BCS Terminology
BCS Security
Using SharePoint Designer 2013 with BCS
Surfacing the BCS Data

Lab : SharePoint 2013 Business Connectivity Services

SharePoint 2013 Business Connectivity Services
Exploring Content Types in SharePoint
Add a Document Library Tied to Content Types
Creating an External Content Type
Creating an External List
Configuring the Business Connectivity Services for a Host URL & Setting up a Profile Page
Add a Custom Action to a List

Module 9: Dashboards
This module borrows from the three-day Microsoft course on Dashboards number 50596A. Monitoring, analyzing, and managing dashboards are discussed along with details on how to use them most effectively. This module does not cover Dashboard Designer as it is covered in more detail in the PerformancePoint Services module. Coverage of the Microsoft Report Builder 3.0 tool is brief as this course focuses on the SharePoint space.


Dashboard Migration
Three Types of Dashboards
Successful Dashboards
Tables or Graphs
Types of Graphs
Choosing a Chart Type
Key Performance Indicators
Pitfalls In Dashboard Design
Microsoft Report Builder 3.0
Plan Your Reports
New 2013 SharePoint Designer Features
SharePoint Web Apps

Lab : Dashboards

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