Study material for exam 70-768 Developing SQL Data Models

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I want to take Exam 70-768, however I did cannot find too much material on internet to help me study. Do you have suggestions?


In this tip we will look at materials you can use for the Developing SQL Data Models exam.

What is the Microsoft 70-768 certification exam?

This exam is about creating and designing Multidimensional and Tabular databases.

Who should take the exam?

This is oriented towards BI developers or administrators in charge of large Business Intelligence databases in Multidimensional and Tabular Databases.

What are the Tabular and Multidimensional Databases?

These are special databases designed for reports. They are called OLAP (Online Analytical Processing) databases. They have a low number of transactions and they are used for reports with aggregations. Tabular is an in-Memory database and use RAM to store the data. Multidimensional databases are older and they are dependent on hard drive storage.

Which SQL Server 2012/2014 exam is similar to this one?

It is similar to exam 70-466. However, several topics were removed like reporting services, XMLA, AMO. In general, this new exam covers more topics than the older one. The data mining topic is back in the new exam.

Is this exam difficult?

Yes. MDX and DAX are topics that are always difficult even for experts. The performance topics are always complex topics that are not fully covered in books.

Which books would you recommend for this exam?

Here are some recommended books:

Are there some courses for this exam?

Yes, these are some courses.

Can you provide some links to study?

Gladly. Here are have some links:

Design and implement a data warehouse

Design a tabular BI semantic model

Develop queries using Multidimensional Expressions (MDX) and Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)

Configure and maintain SQL Server Analysis Services

Next Steps

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Comments For This Article

Monday, April 17, 2017 - 12:20:38 PM - alwweb Back To Top (54994)

 Nice compilation of information.  I will share this with my students.


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