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<ul><li> 1. Top 20 ssrs interview questions andanswersIf you need top 7 free ebooks below for your job interview, please visit:4career.net Free ebook: 75 interview questions and answers Top 12 secrets to win every job interviews 13 types of interview quesitons and how to face them Top 8 interview thank you letter samples Top 7 cover letter samples Top 8 resume samples Top 15 ways to search new jobsInterview questions and answers free pdf download Page 1 of 30</li></ul> <p> 2. Tell me about yourself?This is probably the most askedquestion in ssrs interview. It breaks theice and gets you to talk aboutsomething you should be fairlycomfortable with. Have somethingprepared that doesn't sound rehearsed.It's not about you telling your life storyand quite frankly, the interviewer justisn't interested. Unless asked to do so,stick to your education, career andcurrent situation. Work through itchronologically from the furthest backto the present.Interview questions and answers free pdf download Page 2 of 30 3. Can you use a stored procedure to provide datato an SSRS report?Yes, you can use a stored procedure toprovide data to an SSRS report byconfiguring the dataset to use a storedprocedure command type. However,your stored procedure should returnonly a single result set. If it returnsmultiple result sets, only the first one isused for the report dataset.Interview questions and answers free pdf download Page 3 of 30 4. What Can You Do for Us That Other CandidatesCan't?What makes you unique? Thiswill take an assessment ofyour experiences, skills andtraits. Summarize concisely:"I have a unique combinationof strong technical skills, andthe ability to build strongcustomer relationships. Thisallows me to use myknowledge and break downinformation to be more user-friendly."Interview questions and answers free pdf download Page 4 of 30 5. What types of roles are available in SSRS 2008,and what are their purposes?Item-level roles and system-level rolesare the two types of roles available inSSRS 2008. An item-level role is acollection of tasks related to operationson an object of the report objecthierarchy of SSRS 2008. A system-levelrole is a collection of tasks relatedto operations on server objects outsidethe report object hierarchy of SSRS2008.Interview questions and answers free pdf download Page 5 of 30 6. What are the three SSRS command-line utilitiesand their primary functions?RSConfig.exe is used to define theconnection properties from the SSRSinstance to the Report Serverdatabase; RSKeyMgmt.exe performsencryption key operations and scale-outdeployment setup; RS.exe runsReport Server Script files that canperform report deployment andmanagement operations.Interview questions and answers free pdf download Page 6 of 30 7. You want to include an image in a report. How doyou display the Image Properties dialog box?When you drag an image item fromthe Toolbox window to the ReportDesigner, the Image Properties dialogbox automatically opens.Interview questions and answers free pdf download Page 7 of 30 8. Can you use data mining models in SSRS?Yes, you can use the DMX Designerto create data mining queries forSSRS reports. However, do not forgetto flatten the result set returned by theDMX query.Interview questions and answers free pdf download Page 8 of 30 9. What is the main difference between a Matrixreport item and a Table report item?The main difference between a Matrixand a Table report item is in the initialtemplate. Actually, both report items arejust templates for the Tablix data region.Interview questions and answers free pdf download Page 9 of 30 10. What is the main purpose of a report parameter?The main purpose of a reportparameter is to add interactivity toyour reports, letting users change thereport behavior based on options theyselect.Interview questions and answers free pdf download Page 10 of 30 11. What is the main benefit of using embeddedcode in a report?The main benefit of using embeddedcode in a report is that the code youwrite at the report level can be reused inany expression in the report.Interview questions and answers free pdf download Page 11 of 30 12. Can you edit a report that an end user created byusing Report Builder in BIDS?Yes, if an end user created a report byusing Report Builder in BIDS andsaved the report definition file, you canopen the file in BIDS and edit it.Interview questions and answers free pdf download Page 12 of 30 13. Why should you not overwrite a shared datasource in production?You should not overwrite aproduction-shared data sourcebecause the administrator hasprobably already changed someconnection string properties.Interview questions and answers free pdf download Page 13 of 30 14. When storing the credentials of a data source inthe server, are those credentials safe?Yes, the data source credentials are safebecause Reporting Services encrypts them andstores them in the ReportServer SQL Serverdatabase.Interview questions and answers free pdf download Page 14 of 30 15. What happens if you do not specify a parametervalue in a subscription and the parameter does nothave a default value?If you do not specify a parameter value in asubscription and the parameter does not havea default value, the execution of the reportwill fail.Interview questions and answers free pdf download Page 15 of 30 16. Can you always create a cache of a report?No, you can create a cache of a reportonly when certain requirements, such ashaving credentials stored in the ReportServer, are met.Interview questions and answers free pdf download Page 16 of 30 17. If you want to disable one of the rendering options inthe Save As drop-down list when viewing a reportthrough Report Manager, where do you do that?The visibility property for any of therendering devices can be changed bymodifying the RSReportServer.configfile and locating thetag for the specific device.Interview questions and answers free pdf download Page 17 of 30 18. What mechanisms do you identify to reduce theoverhead of Reporting Services data sources?Snapshots and cached reports can helpreduce the processing pressure on datasources and improve report responsetime.Interview questions and answers free pdf download Page 18 of 30 19. Can you edit the .rdl code associated with alinked report?No, because a linked report has no .rdlcode of its own. It refers to the .rdl codeof the base report.Interview questions and answers free pdf download Page 19 of 30 20. What can you do if your query with properties for adata-driven subscription does not provide values forall of the subscription properties?If your query with properties for a data-drivensubscription does not providevalues for all of the subscriptionproperties, you can use text and defaultvalues instead. These values are thenused for parameters of all subscriptionsyou get from the query.Interview questions and answers free pdf download Page 20 of 30 21. Which rendering formats are affected by thePageSize properties?Because only the Adobe PDf file,Word, and Image rendering extensionsuse physical page breaks, they are theonly formats that are affected by thePageSize properties.Interview questions and answers free pdf download Page 21 of 30 22. Useful job interview materials:If you need top free ebooks below for your job interview, please visit:4career.net Free ebook: 75 interview questions and answers Top 12 secrets to win every job interviews Top 36 situational interview questions 440 behavioral interview questions 95 management interview questions and answers 30 phone interview questions Top 8 interview thank you letter samples 290 competency based interview questions 45 internship interview questions Top 7 cover letter samples Top 8 resume samples Top 15 ways to search new jobsInterview questions and answers free pdf download Page 22 of 30 23. Top 6 tips for job interviewInterview questions and answers free pdf download Page 23 of 30 24. Tip 1: Do your homeworkYou'll likely be asked difficult questionsduring the interview. Preparing the list oflikely questions in advance will help youeasily transition from question to question.Spend time researching the company. Lookat its site to understand its mission statement,product offerings, and management team. Afew hours spent researching before yourinterview can impress the hiring managergreatly. Read the company's annual report(often posted on the site), review theemployee's LinkedIn profiles, and search thecompany on Google News, to see if they'vebeen mentioned in the media lately. Themore you know about a company, the moreyou'll know how you'll fit in to it.Ref material: 4career.net/job-interview-checklist-40-pointsInterview questions and answers free pdf download Page 24 of 30 25. Tip 2: First impressionsWhen meeting someone for the first time, weinstantaneously make our minds about various aspects oftheir personality.Prepare and plan that first impression long before youwalk in the door. Continue that excellent impression inthe days following, and that job could be yours.Therefore: Never arrive late. Use positive body language and turn on yourcharm right from the start. Switch off your mobile before you step into theroom. Look fabulous; dress sharp and make sure you lookyour best. Start the interview with a handshake; give a nicefirm press and then some up and down movement. Determine to establish a rapport with theinterviewer right from the start. Always let the interviewer finish speaking beforegiving your response. Express yourself fluently with clarity andprecision.Useful material: 4career.net/top-10-elements-to-make-a-Interview questions and answers free pdf download Page 25 of 30 26. good-first-impression-at-a-job-interviewTip 3: The Hidden Job MarketMany of us dont recognize that hidden jobmarket is a huge one and accounts for 2/3of total job demand from enterprises. Thismeans that if you know how to exploit ahidden job market, you can increase yourchance of getting the job up to 300%.In this section, the author shares hisexperience and useful tips to exploit hiddenjob market.Here are some sources to get penetratinginto a hidden job market: Friends; Family;Ex-coworkers; Referral; HR communities;Field communities; Social networks suchas Facebook, Twitter; Last recruitmentads from recruiters; HR emails of potentialrecruitersInterview questions and answers free pdf download Page 26 of 30 27. Tip 4: Do-It-Yourself Interviewing PracticeThere are a number of ways to preparefor an interview at home without thehelp of a professional career counseloror coach or a fee-based service.You can practice interviews all byyourself or recruit friends and family toassist you.Useful material: 4career.net/free-ebook-75-interview-questions-and-answersInterview questions and answers free pdf download Page 27 of 30 28. Tip 5: Ask questionsDo not leave the interview withoutensuring that you know all that youwant to know about the position. Oncethe interview is over, your chance tohave important questions answered hasended. Asking questions also can showthat you are interested in the job. Bespecific with your questions. Ask aboutthe company and the industry. Avoidasking personal questions of theinterviewer and avoid asking questionspertaining to politics, religion and thelike.Ref material: 4career.net/25-questions-to-ask-employers-during-your-job-interviewInterview questions and answers free pdf download Page 28 of 30 29. Tip 6: Follow up and send a thank-you noteFollowing up after an interview canhelp you make a lasting impression andset you apart from the crowd.Philip Farina, CPP, a security careerexpert at Manta Security ManagementRecruiters, says: "Send both an email aswell as a hard-copy thank-you note,expressing excitement, qualificationsand further interest in the position.Invite the hiring manager to contact youfor additional information. This is alsoan excellent time to send a strategicfollow-up letter of interest."Ref material: 4career.net/top-8-interview-thank-you-letter-samplesInterview questions and answers free pdf download Page 29 of 30 30. Interview questions and answers free pdf download Page 30 of 30 </p>