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SQL Server Integration Services 2012 Design Patterns

8th September 2014 - 11th September 2014

Who is it for?

The target audience for this course is intermediate SQL Server Integration Services developers (or quick learners) who wish to learn best practices and design patterns, and those who wish upgrade their existing SSIS skills to 2012. Since there are almost no changes between SSIS 2012 and 2014, this course will also be suitable for SSIS 2014 users too.

What you will learn


  • Training overview, expectations, and introductions.

Metadata Collection

  • Using SSIS as an enterprise metadata collector. Automate the execution and collection of SQL Server performance metrics in the enterprise.

SSIS 2012 Catalog Execution

  • A look “under the hood” of the SSIS 2012 Catalog and SSISDB database. Learn where the SSIS Catalog metadata resides in SSISDB, see examples of custom reporting, and examine ways to extend functionality with custom objects.

Scripting in SSIS

  • Leveraging the Script Task to perform operations inside SSIS.
  • Using the Script Task and .Net to interface with external operations.

Designing Custom Tasks

  • Take SSIS scripting to the next level by building custom SSIS tasks in .Net.

Advanced Parameter and Variable Management

  • Using the new Project and Package Parameters.
  • Plumb the depths of the SSIS Expression Language.

SSIS Connections and Configurations Management

  • Using Environments in the SSIS 2012 Catalog.
  • Custom Connections Management.

Data Cleansing

  • Using the new Data Cleansing Transform. 

Advanced Loop Containers

  • Typical (and atypical) uses of For Loop and Foreach Loop Containers. 

Enterprise Data Integration Lifecycle Management

  • SSIS Project and Package Deployment Models.
  • Security, Deployment, Execution, Monitoring, and Maintenance.

Advanced SSIS Messaging 

  • Impact of Deployment Model on project and package messaging.
  • Events and Event Handlers.
  • Logging, Reports, Configurations, and Environments.

ETL Design Patterns

  • Execution Patterns.
  • Custom Logging Patterns.

ETL Instrumentation Patterns.

  • Data Warehouse ETL Patterns
  • Dimension Loads.
  • Fact Loads.
  • Incremental Loads.
  • Change Detection methods.
  • Lookup Patterns.

Data Integration Automation

  • Package Generation in .Net.
  • Business Intelligence Markup Language (Biml).

Key benefits

At the conclusion of the training, attendees will have been exposed to:

  • New features in SSIS 2012
  • Advanced patterns for loading data warehouses
  • Error handling
  • The Project Deployment Model
  • Scripting in SSIS
  • Designing Custom Tasks
  • Managing, monitoring, and administering SSIS in the enterprise

Cost: £999 (up to March 31 2014) 1099 (from 1 April 2014) +VAT


Andy Leonard is a consultant, trainer and author with decades of ETL experience and years of SQL Server Integration Services and BIML experience. He is a BIML Hero and regularly provides advice and free instruction at his blog at and on Twitter (@AndyLeonard).



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legal disclaimer

Cancellations must be submitted in writing, either via email or by post. Registrants whose cancellations are received at least 2 weeks before the beginning of the course are entitled to a full refund minus a £80 processing fee plus any credit card charges incurred. No refunds will be given to registrants who cancel less than 2 weeks before the beginning of the course or who fail to attend.

In the extraordinary case where the course is cancelled a full refund will be given to all paid registrants. Crossjoin Consulting will not refund any other amount paid by registrants to other companies, including travel expenses and hotel reservations.

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