Reporting Services 2016 Training: online, free

I’m pleased to present a four-week, on-line SSRS 2016 course on behalf of Microsoft; hosted on the edX platform developed by  Harvard, MIT and other major universities.  The first session began this week but there is still time to get started.  Additional sessions will also be offered in the future.

This is not a promotional free trial or some kind of limited offer to get you to sign-up for a more expensive training class.  It is high-quality, in-depth training sponsored and produced by Microsoft for free, and led by yours truly – and co-presented by Chris Randall; Senior Content Developer for Microsoft Learning Experiences.  The course, with all the materials are free.  If you would like an official verification certificate, it’s optional and a mere $49 extra.  This course provides general knowledge, helps students develop basic, foundational skills and then focuses specifically on data visualization using existing and newer SSRS features.

Analyzing and Visualizing Data with SQL Server Reporting Services

Learn to create mobile reports, paginated reports, and KPIs using business data with SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS).

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In this computer science course, you will learn to build reports with SQL Server Reporting Services, which includes new visualization features and mobile capabilities. You will learn to create reporting solutions, mobile reports and dashboards.

Whether you’re new to reporting services, or experienced with earlier versions, we’ll show you how to build tables, matrices, advanced visualizations, and dashboards with key performance indicators. You’ll design and deploy compelling, interactive reports for smartphones, tablets, and browsers.

By the end of the course, you’ll have developed a complete reporting solution and be ready to analyze and visualize your own business data with SQL Server Reporting Services.

Note: To complete the hands-on elements in this course, you will require an Azure subscription. You can sign up for a free Azure trial subscription (a valid credit card is required for verification, but you will not be charged for Azure services). Note that the free trial is not available in all regions. It is possible to complete the course and earn a certificate without completing the hands-on practices.

Course Syllabus

Skip Syllabus Description Module 1: Report and Dashboard Solutions
This module introduces report concepts, authoring roles, and tools available to create reports and dashboards.
Module 2: Basic Report Design
This module presents the reporting design and deployment ecosystem and lifecycle, report design techniques, and the expressions language of SQL Server Reporting Services.
Module 3: Visual and Interactive Reporting
This module introduces charts, scorecards and dashboards, and how to author analytic reports using data stored in multidimensional cubes and in-memory tabular models.
Module 4: Mobile Report Solutions
This module introduces mobile reports, including layouts and deployment, and how to add key performance indicators (KPIs) to your report environment.
Final Exam
The final exam accounts for 40% of your grade and will be combined with the weekly quizzes to determine your overall score. You must achieve an overall score of 70% or higher to pass this course and earn a certificate.

Meet the instructors

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bio for Chris Randall
Paul Turley
Intelligent Business LLC
Chris Randall
Senior Content Developer, Microsoft Learning Experiences

Learn more and enroll

A companion to the course, my new Professional SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services book from Wrox Press, is in final production and should be available any day now…

Paul Turley

Paul Turley

Microsoft Data Platform MVP, Principal Consultant for 3Cloud Solutions Specializing in Business Intelligence, SQL Server solutions, Power BI, Analysis Services & Reporting Services.

8 thoughts on “Reporting Services 2016 Training: online, free

    1. Hi Prolay, I was able to enroll and can see the materials. Perhaps you want to try different browser!
      Good luck 🙂

    2. Prolay, please try the usual web site trouble-shooting steps.. i.e. try a different browser, clear cache & cookies. If you continue to have issues, contact edX support. As a test, I’ve enrolled as a student and watching the course now.

      1. @Paul, Many Thanks for your quick reply and sorry for my late response. I have managed to enrolled using different browser. I am hoping to follow the training sessions during Xmas break. Many thanks for creating , I have lot to learn from here. Wish you a merry Xmas & happy new year.

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