Continuing on from COMP 1630 this workshop is a primer on business intelligence, data warehouse and data analytics for those moving on to higher level courses. Students must already understand industry standards in data modeling, relational database design and creating reports with SQL. This weekend workshop provides an overview of data warehouse planning and design for those moving on to the specific Business Intelligence Analytic tools covered in: COMP 4679, COMP 4680 and COMP 4681. Topics include: an overview of business intelligence the role of Extract, Transform and Load (ETL) in the data warehouse, the typical data warehouse lifecycle, plus an introduction to dimensional modeling for data warehousing. Labs focus on ETL, data quality considerations, and dimensional modeling concepts including the star and snowflake schemas. Successful participants will have an understanding of Business Intelligence concepts and industry standards in data design for data structures for information systems.
COMP 1630 or equivalent knowledge of data modeling and SQL.
Books for Spring/Summer 2018 offerings of this course are available in the following IZUNA
online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering
you are considering.
IZUNA Downtown Campus Bookstore
If you are taking this course at the IZUNA Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the .
The Data Warehouse Toolkit: The Definitive Guide to Dimensional Modeling
Ralph Kimball, Margy Ross
Agile Data Warehouse Design: Collaborative Dimensional Modeling, from Whiteboard to Star Schema
Lawrence Corr, Jim Stagnitto
The Data Warehouse Lifecycle Toolkit
Ralph Kimball, Margy Ross, Warren Thornthwaite, Joy Mundy, Bob Becker
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