Developing & Administering SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)


Course Overview

The Developing and Administering SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) class teaches attendees how to use SSIS to build, deploy, maintain, and secure Integration Services projects and packages. SSIS is used to extract, transform, and load data to and from SQL Server.

We also offer a 4-day class, Introduction to SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) that covers package development and the basics of deploying packages if your group does not wish to include administrative topics.

Note: This class is appropriate for SQL Server 2012 through 2019.


Key Learning Areas

  • Create sophisticated SSIS packages for extracting, transforming, and loading data
  • Use containers to efficiently control repetitive tasks and transactions
  • Configure packages to dynamically adapt to environment changes
  • Use Data Quality Services to cleanse data
  • Incrementally load data into a data warehouse
  • Deploy and execute packages
  • Successfully troubleshoot packages
  • Configure package reliability

Course Outline

SSIS Overview

  • SSIS Overview
  • Import/Export Wizard
  • Exporting Data with the Wizard
  • Common Import Concerns
  • Quality Checking Imported/Exported Data

Working with Solutions and Projects

  • Working with SQL Server Data Tools
  • Understanding Solutions and Projects
  • Working with the Visual Studio Interface

Basic Control Flow

  • Introduction to the Control Flow
  • Working with Tasks
  • Understanding Precedence Constraints
  • Annotating Packages
  • Grouping Tasks
  • Package and Task Properties
  • Connection Managers
  • Favorite Tasks

Common Tasks

  • SSIS Tasks in the Common Section
  • Analysis Services Processing
  • Bulk Insert Task
  • Data Profiling Task
  • Execute Package Task
  • Execute Process Task
  • Expression Task
  • File System Task
  • FTP Task
  • Hadoop Tasks
  • Script Task Introduction
  • Send Mail Task
  • Web Service Task
  • XML Task

Data Flow Sources and Destinations

  • The Data Flow Task
  • The Data Flow SSIS Toolbox
  • Working with Data Sources
  • SSIS Data Sources
  • Working with Data Destinations
  • SSIS Data Destinations
  • Chapter 5 Lab
  • Answers to Exercises

Data Flow Transformations

  • Transformations Overview
  • Transformations
  • Configuring Transformations

Making Packages Dynamic

  • Features for Making Packages Dynamic
  • Package Parameters
  • Project Parameters
  • Variables
  • SQL Parameters
  • Expressions in Tasks
  • Expressions in Connection Managers
  • After Deployment
  • How it all fits together


  • Sequence Containers
  • For Loop Containers
  • Foreach Loop Containers

Troubleshooting and Package Reliability

  • Understanding MaximumErrorCount
  • Breakpoints
  • Redirecting Error Rows
  • Logging
  • Event Handlers
  • Using Checkpoints
  • Transactions

Deploying to the SSIS Catalog

  • SSIS Deployment Overview
  • The SSIS Catalog
  • Deploying Projects
  • Working with Environments
  • Executing Packages in SSMS
  • Executing packages from the command line
  • Deployment Model Differences

Who Benefits



Students should be comfortable with SQL Server Management Studio and writing basic queries.

Want this course for your team?

Atmosera can provide this course virtually or on-site. Please reach out to discuss your requirements.