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Smart Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 by Kevin S. Goff Lynn Langit Davide Mauri, Sahil Malik, and John C. Welch

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Skills Necessary for BI Projects

In this section, we discuss both the required and optional (but nice to have) skills the members of your BI team need. Required skills include concepts such as understanding the use of the BI development tools in SQL Server 2008—not only SSAS and SSRS, but also SSIS. This section also includes a brief discussion of skills that relate to some of the new features of SQL Server 2008. The reason we include this information is that you might choose to use SQL Server 2008 as a data repository for source data based on your understanding of these new features. Following the discussion of required skills, we cover optional skills for BI teams.

Required Skills

The following is a set of skills that we have found to be mandatory ...

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