James is a big data and data warehousing technology specialist at Microsoft. He is a thought leader in the use and application of Big Data technologies, including MPP solutions involving hybrid technologies of relational data, Hadoop, and private and public cloud. Previously he was an independent consultant working as a Data Warehouse/Business Intelligence architect and developer. He is a prior SQL Server MVP with over 30 years of IT experience. James is a popular blogger (JamesSerra.com) and speaker, having presented at dozens of PASS events including the PASS Business Analytics conference and the PASS Summit. He is the author of the book “Reporting with Microsoft SQL Server 2012”. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.
If you are new to Business Intelligence (BI) and learn best by watching videos and “playing”, then this course is perfect for you. The SQL Server 2008 R2 Business Intelligence Training Course (SQLInsights) will help you build your first Microsoft Business Intelligence solution. It will teach you the basics of how to build solutions that deliver integrated reporting, analytics and dashboard experiences. It contains eleven videos and hands-on labs that are perfect for self-paced learning.
There are online version and an offline version.
Along the same lines, there is also a SQL Server 2008 R2 Update for Developers Training Kit.