This course provides students with the skills necessary to design a successful data warehouse using multi-dimensional data modeling techniques. It is based on the following Ralph Kimball book: The Data Warehouse Toolkit: The Definitive Guide to Dimensional Modeling, Third Edition, Wiley, ISBN: 1118530802, published on July 1, 2013. The students each get this book plus a set of printed PowerPoint slides. The course also discusses additional industry-wide best practices concerning Dimensional Modeling and Star Schemas. The class uses the free CA Erwin Community edition data modeling software. The customer should talk with the instructor before the course concerning which data modeling software to use.
4 Days/Lecture & Lab
This course is targeted at technical staff, team leaders, project managers, and users who need to understand how to design a data warehouse using multi-dimensional data modeling techniques.
Students should have at least some experience with any relational database management system.