Monday, June 26, 2017
Master Data Management Education Services (SQL 2012 & 2008 R2)

As companies realize the value of an MDM platform such as Master Data Services and Maestro, they need ways to quickly equip their teams with the knowledge to deploy the technology successfully.  Whether your organization is looking to implement Master Data Services on its own, or enhance it with Master Data Maestro, Profisee has the curriculum, expertise, and knowledge to ramp your team on your MDM platform.

Profisee developed the official MDS education curriculum for Microsoft and employs a team of instructors with real-world MDS project expertise. This same team has created the Maestro education curriculum. So, your Maestro expert is an MDS expert, and vice versa. Profisee hosts classroom training onsite at customer’s facilities for up to 8 students, and hosts sessions in our Atlanta headquarters for classes of 8 or more students. Profisee’s training focuses on hands-on experience, ensuring knowledge is truly transferred during your education engagement.

Fixed-price MDS Education (2 days of education + ½ day system setup)

For organizations just looking to implement Master Data Services, Profisee offers MDS Education, delivered using the official MDS curriculum.

Fixed-price Maestro Education (2 days of education + ½ day system setup)

For organizations already working with MDS and looking to add Master Data Maestro to their platform, Profisee offers Maestro education, helping to further leverage your investment in MDS.

Fixed-price Maestro and MDS Education (4 days of education + ½ day system setup)

For organizations implementing both MDS and Maestro for the first time, Profisee can deliver training for both MDS and Maestro Education and ramp your entire team on the platform all at once.

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MDS Data Steward Education :: Day 1 - MDS001

Course Duration

One day; 6 hours


Basic proficiency with PCs and corporate master data

Who Should Attend

All data stewards and contributors


Through a combination of lecture, demonstration and self-paced practice, MDS001 students learn the basic functions of the Microsoft MDS Explorer as well as how to work with Version Management. The Explorer allows end-users to maintain the members in a master model—entities, hierarchies, collections and related members and attributes.

MDS Data Steward Education is broken down into six parts. This allows the instructor to pace the class as necessary, making sure that everyone thoroughly understands each concept and functionality of the product.

Part 1: Course Introduction

  • Product overview

Part 2: Explanation of the Environment

  • Product architecture
  • Terminology and concepts
  • Application basics
  • Hands-on exercise

Part 3: Managing Entities

  • Overview of entities and the member types
  • Overview of the attributes
  • Hands-on exercises managing entities and attributes

Part 4: Managing Hierarchies

  • Hierarchy functionality
  • Hands-on exercises managing hierarchies

Part 5: Creating Collections

  • Functionality of a collection
  • Hands-on exercises managing collections

Part 6: Version Management

  • Overview of the version management function
  • Understand the version control model
  • Manage the evolution of a version through its lifecycle
  • Hands-on exercises working with versions

Part 7: Excel Add-In

  • Installing the Excel Add-In
  • Creating entities
  • Managing data
  • Other features
  • Hands-on exercises

MDS Administrator Education :: Day 2 - MDS002

Course Duration

One day; 6 hours


MDS001 or demonstrated Microsoft MDS product skills and knowledge

Who Should Attend

All Administrators


Through a combination of lecture, demonstration, and self-paced practice, MDS002 students will understand the concepts behind the application and gain an in-depth knowledge of all administrative functions, as well as how to administer and maintain their product environment, including modeling guidelines, the initial data import, application security, and exporting data for subscribing systems.

MDS Administrator Education is divided into five parts. This allows the instructor to pace the class as necessary to ensure that each person understands the structural concepts within the application. Learn everything you need to know to implement an MDM model using MDS.

Part 1: Modeling Guidelines

  • Overview of MDS model components
  • Conceptual modeling approach
  • Modeling guidelines
  • Useful references during implementation

Part 2: Model Building

  • Creating a model and entities
  • Creating and assigning attributes
  • Building attribute groups
  • Creating derived hierarchies
  • Hands-on model building exercises

Part 3: Integration Management

  • Overview of the import and staging process
  • Importing data into MDS
  • Creating subscription views
  • Creating and deploying a package
  • Understanding services queuing
  • Hands-on integration exercises

Part 4: Business Rules

  • Overview of business rules concept
  • Working with the business rule editor
  • Hands-on exercises creating business rules

Part 5: Security & Permissions

  • Overview of MDS security and permissions
  • Assigning user and group permissions
  • Reviewing effects of applied security
  • Hands-on exercises assigning security permissions

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