SQL Business Intelligence Certificate

Learn SQL business intelligence development skills online and on-demand with personal facilitation.

4-course program: $3,600

The SQL Business Intelligence certificate program includes coverage of RDB fundamentals, SQL programming, Reporting Services (SSRS), Integration Services (SSIS), Analysis Services (SSAS), and Power BI. It includes comprehensive coverage of SQL syntax including complex queries, as well as creating and using stored procedures, functions, views and triggers. You will learn how to deploy and manage SSRS, create and customize reports including Table, Matrix, Parameterized and Linked reports. You’ll be introduced to the design and use of data warehouses and the use of SSIS to import/export data. A thorough introduction to SSAS includes creation of data cubes to support business analytics, and syntax for extracting information including the use of MDX to develop Multidimensional models. Students will also learn to use Microsoft's Power BI suite of products to import, analyze, and visualize business data, and to share business intelligence.

Upon completion of the program, students will have developed an appropriate knowledge base for a variety of positions related to database programming, data reporting, and data analysis. Students will have gained an appropriate skillset to pursue an entry level database reporting or business intelligence position at companies which use Microsoft SQL Server.

On-Demand learning gives you the flexibility to plan study time around the rest of your day. Our programs combine video, hands-on lab exercises and one-on-one facilitation to enable you to learn as your schedule allows. Labs are performed via remote access to a dedicated lab machine (unless a student requests to utilize their own equipment). Our unique commitment to student success includes a personal instructor to assure that your courses are completed on time and with full understanding of both the lecture content and the lab exercises. For a short video with more information about our on-demand training, please click here.

At Bright Star, we are happy to find out your personal career goals, and to discuss your personal situation to determine which IT and programming certificate programs are a good fit for you. Course Advisors are available at 978.256.9077 to answer any questions you may have, or you may request information here.

Program Overview

  • Designing normalized table structures for relational databases
  • Creating databases and tables
  • Writing SQL queries
  • Understanding the main components of databases (stored procedures, functions, views triggers, constraints and indexes)
  • Programming features of T-SQL
  • Installing multiple instances of SQL Server
  • Using the SQL Server client tools to manage and configure SQL Server 
  • Installing and configuring SQL Server Reporting Services
  • Creating multi-dimensional, two-dimensional, and tabular data sources and data sets
  • Creating and deploying reports
  • Securing reports and data sources
  • Configuring report interactivity, including drill-downs, report maps, and book marks
  • Using visualization objects to create Charts, Spark Lines, Data Bars, and Tree Maps
  • Adding mages, page headers and footers, and report metadata to reports
  • Understanding the architecture of SQL Server Integration Services and how to use it as an ETL utility
  • Understanding how to design and build data warehouses
  • Understanding the BI semantic Model
  • Understanding how SQL Server Analysis Services can be used to create cubes to support business analysis
  • Implementing data mining algorithms against cubes to support predictive and trending analysis
  • Shaping, transforming, and combining data from diverse sources to create useful reports in Power BI
  • Choosing and creating the data visualizations that are best suited for various types of analysis


Required Courses Duration PDF
Microsoft Transact-SQL Programming 35 hours
SQL Server 2017 Reporting Services 21 hours
SQL Server 2017 Business Intelligence: Integration Services and Analysis Services 35 hours
Analyzing and Presenting Data with Power BI 21 hours

The Power BI course has an optional extension that is available at no extra cost.

Optional Extension of Required Course Duration PDF
Analyzing Data Using DAX and M Power Query 14 hours

Getting Started

Feel free to call us to discuss your desired curriculum – one of our advisors will be happy to discuss your training objectives and confirm that your goals and selected courses align. Your advisor will assist you in customizing the appropriate track to your personal situation.

After enrollment and speaking to your advisor, payment can be made anytime prior to your chosen start date for your first course. For multi-course certificate programs, you may pay for each course as you start it (pay as you go). Financing is also available.

  • You will receive electronic copies of the student and lab guides.
  • Login credentials will be sent to you for the lecture portions and lab portions of class.
  • A personal facilitator will be assigned to you for each course, assisting with questions or lab issues that arise during your training.
  • You will receive a certificate of completion at the end of class.
  • There are no registration fees or cancellation fees.


About Our Online Training Platform

  • Courses are designed to be a combination of lecture and comprehensive problem solving lab exercises
  • You are provided login credentials to view the course on any device whether it be a phone, tablet or computer
  • You receive electronic copies of the student and lab guides for each course
  • Lab exercises are performed via a dedicated lab machine
  • An instructor is assigned to assist you in completing lab exercises and to help with any questions about the course content
  • Our support team provides you with course selection guidance, personal course setup assistance and technical support
  • There are no registration fees or cancellation fees
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