I am honored to present a day-long preconference before SQL Saturday 255 (Dallas) entitled A Day of SSIS 2012.
Please register here. I’m excited to visit the Dallas area! Here’s some information about the precon – I hope to see you there!
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 2012 package
- Introduction to SQL Server Data Tools. 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 2012’s built-in Catalog logging facility to capture package execution details and statistics.
- Using built-in package configurations to externalize variable values.
- Using SSIS 2012 Parameters and Environments.
Lesson 6: Security, Deployment, and Execution
- SSIS 2012 Package deployment options and security implications.
- SSIS Catalog Execution options.
Lesson 7: Hacking the SSIS 2012 Catalog
- Understand the SSIS 2012 Catalog design.
- Extending the SSIS 212 Catalog.
Lesson 8: Enterprise Execution Patterns
- Leveraging the SSIS 2012 Catalog and the Parent-Child design pattern to build a metadata-driven SSIS execution engine.
- Extending SSIS with Custom Tasks
- Data integration dashboards: One approach to data integration management.