Introduction to SSRS


What Will You Learn?

  • How to create complex reports
  • Key concepts of Reporting Services from basic reporting, parameters, deploying and scheduling


Introduction to SSRS is designed to help you understand all aspects of SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), the reporting tool of choice for SQL Server developers. We will use a variety of lab exercises and small projects to ensure you gain familiarity in how the design and execution environments work, and to prepare you to build your own real-world applications using this SQL Server subsystem.



BI Consultant and Trainer
As a Business Intelligence Consultant and Trainer for Pragmatic Works, Mitchell’s focus is on the full BI Stack (SSIS, SSAS and SSRS). In addition to the BI Stack, he also has experience with Data Modeling, T-SQL, MDX, Power Pivot and the Power BI Tools. Mitchell graduated from the University of North Florida in 2007 and is constantly expanding his knowledge on all things SQL Server.


What to Know Before the Class

This class assumes that you have no previous knowledge of SSRS. In some of the coding modules, it is useful (but not mandatory) that students have some basic Visual Basic experience. Attendees will also need to know how to run a query inside of SQL Server.

Curriculum For This Course

System Requirements

  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Microsoft Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8
  • 1 GHz or faster CPU
  • 1 GB of available RAM (recommended 2 GB)
  • 20 GB of free hard drive space
  • SQL Server Developer, Standard or Enterprise Edition 2008/2008R2/2012/2014 (Some features discussed are Enterprise/Developer edition only)
    • SQL Server Database Engine
    • SQL Server Reporting Services
    • SQL Server Analysis Services (Optional)
    • SQL Server Data Tools (SQL 2012/2014) or Business Intelligence Development Studio (SQL 2008/2008R2)
    • SQL Server Management Studio
    • Follow this installation guide (https://file.ac/6OQIGwL4ngk/Pragmatic%20SSRS%20Installation%20Guide.docx) to ensure all items are installed correctly
  • AdventureWorks2008R2 or AdventureWorks2012 databases installed on the instance
  • AdventureWorksDW2008R2 or AdventureWorksDW2012 databases installed on the instance

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