Ace your preparation for the skills measured by MCTS Exam 70-445—and on the job. Work at your own pace through a series of lessons and reviews that fully cover each exam objective. Then, reinforce what you’ve learned by applying your knowledge to real-world case scenarios and practice exercises. This official Microsoft study guide is designed to help you make the most of your study time.
Maximize your performance on the exam by learning to:
Install, configure, and manage SQL Server business intelligence components and tools
Implement SQL Server Analysis Services cubes, create KPIs, work with MDX
Build data mining models and configure algorithms
Administer SQL Server Reporting Services and deploy information-rich solutions
Develop and troubleshoot SQL Server Integration Services packages
Implement package roles, protection levels, and passwords
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200+ practice and review questions.
Case scenarios, practice exercises, and best practices.
180-day evaluation version of Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition.
Fully searchable eBook of this guide.
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MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-445): Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2005 Business Intelligence—Implementation and Maintenance
Erik Veerman is a Microsoft® MVP for SQL Server®, an award-winning BI solution developer, and a popular speaker, instructor, and author. He shares his expertise with OLAP design, ETL processing, and dimensional modeling as a mentor for Solid Quality Mentors.
The mentors at Solid Quality Learning combine deep technical expertise and real-world implementation experience to provide advanced solutions and training for the Microsoft SQL Server database platform.
Teo Lachev has more than a decade of experience in designing and developing Microsoft®-centered solutions. He is technical architect for a leading financial institution where he designs and implements Business Intelligence applications for the banking industry. Teo is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for SQL Server®, Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD), and Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT). He lives with his family in Atlanta, GA.
Dejan Sarka is a mentor with SolidQ and focuses on development of database and business intelligence applications. He is a frequent speaker at international conferences such as TechEd, SqlDevCon, and PASS. He is the founder of the Slovenian SQL Server and .NET Users Group. As main author or coauthor, Dejan has written nine books about SQL Server. He has also developed three courses for SolidQ: Data Modeling Essentials, Data Quality and Master Data Management, and Data Mining.
Javier Loria is a SQL Server expert who works at Solid Quality Mentors where he combines deep technical expertise and real-world implementation experience to provide advanced solutions and training for the Microsoft SQL Server database platform.