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This is the second course in the Data Warehousing for Business Intelligence specialization. Ideally, the courses should be taken in sequence. In this course, you will learn exciting concepts and skills for designing data warehouses and creating data integration workflows. These are fundamental skills for data warehouse developers and administrators. You will have hands-on experience for data warehouse design and use open source products for manipulating pivot tables and creating data integration workflows.You will also gain conceptual background about maturity models, architectures, multidimensional models, and management practices, providing an organizational perspective about data warehouse development. If you are currently a business or information technology professional and want to become a data warehouse designer or administrator, this course will give you the knowledge and skills to do that. By the end of the course, you will have the design experience, software background, and organizational context that prepares you to succeed with data warehouse development projects. In this course, you will create data warehouse designs and data integration workflows that satisfy the business intelligence needs of organizations. When you’re done with this course, you’ll be able to: * Evaluate an organization for data warehouse maturity and business architecture alignment; * Create a data warehouse design and reflect on alternative design methodologies and design goals; * Create data integration workflows using prominent open source software; * Reflect on the role of change data, refresh constraints, refresh frequency trade-offs, and data quality goals in data integration process design; and * Perform operations on pivot tables to satisfy typical business analysis requests using prominent open source software...
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Extraction, Transformation And Loading (ETL)PentahoData IntegrationData Warehouse
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Clock
4 hours to complete

Data Warehouse Concepts and Architectures

Module 1 introduces the course and covers concepts that provide a context for the remainder of this course. In the first two lessons, you’ll understand the objectives for the course and know what topics and assignments to expect. In the remaining lessons, you will learn about historical reasons for development of data warehouse technology, learning effects, business architectures, maturity models, project management issues, market trends, and employment opportunities. This informational module will ensure that you have the background for success in later modules that emphasize details and hands-on skills.You should also read about the software requirements in the lesson at the end of module 1. I recommend that you try to install the software this week before assignments begin in week 2....
Reading
8 videos (Total 53 min), 15 readings, 1 quiz
Video8 videos
Course objectives video lecture4m
Course topics and assignments video lecture4m
Motivation and characteristics video lecture8m
Learning effects for data warehouse development video lecture9m
Data warehouse architectures and maturity video lecture10m
Data Warehouse Examples video lecture9m
Employment opportunities video lecture6m
Reading15 readings
Powerpoint lecture notes for lesson 110m
Optional textbook10m
Powerpoint lecture notes for lesson 210m
Powerpoint lecture notes for lesson 310m
Powerpoint lecture notes for lesson 410m
Powerpoint lecture notes for lesson 510m
Powerpoint lecture notes for lesson 610m
Powerpoint lecture notes for lesson 710m
Overview of software requirements10m
Pivot4J installation10m
Pentaho Data Integration installation10m
Overview of database software installation10m
Oracle installation notes10m
Making connections to a local Oracle database10m
Optional textbook reading material10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 1 quiz30m
Week
2
Clock
7 hours to complete

Multidimensional Data Representation and Manipulation

Now that you have the informational context for data warehouse development, you’ll start using data warehouse tools! In module 2, you will learn about the multidimensional representation of a data warehouse used by business analysts. You’ll apply what you’ve learned in practice and graded problems using WebPivotTable or Pivot4J, open source tools for manipulating pivot tables. At the end of this module, you will have solid background to communicate and assist business analysts who use a multidimensional representation of a data warehouse....
Reading
7 videos (Total 45 min), 9 readings, 2 quizzes
Video7 videos
Data cube operators video lecture6m
Overview of Microsoft MDX video lecture6m
Microsoft MDX statements video lecture6m
Overview of Pivot4J video lecture6m
Overview of WebPivotTable video lecture4m
Pivot4J software demonstration video lecture5m
Reading9 readings
Powerpoint lecture notes for lesson 110m
Powerpoint lecture notes for lesson 210m
Powerpoint lecture notes for lesson 310m
Powerpoint lecture notes for lesson 410m
Powerpoint lecture notes for lesson 510m
Powerpoint lecture notes for lesson 610m
Optional textbook reading material10m
Pentaho Pivot4J tutorial10m
WebPivotTable Tutorial10m
Quiz3 practice exercises
Module 2 quiz20m
Quiz for module 2 assignment - WebPivotTablem
Quiz for module 2 assignment - Pivot4J26m
Week
3
Clock
4 hours to complete

Data Warehouse Design Practices and Methodologies

This module emphasizes data warehouse design skills. Now that you understand the multidimensional representation used by business analysts, you are ready to learn about data warehouse design using a relational database. In practice, the multidimensional representation used by business analysts must be derived from a data warehouse design using a relational DBMS.You will learn about design patterns, summarizability problems, and design methodologies. You will apply these concepts to mini case studies about data warehouse design. At the end of the module, you will have created data warehouse designs based on data sources and business needs of hypothetical organizations....
Reading
6 videos (Total 47 min), 8 readings, 2 quizzes
Video6 videos
Table design patterns video lecture8m
Summarizability patterns for dimension tables video lecture6m
Summarizability patterns for dimension-fact relationships video lecture6m
Mini case for data warehouse design video lecture8m
Data warehouse design methodologies video lecture8m
Reading8 readings
Powerpoint lecture notes for lesson 110m
Powerpoint lecture notes for lesson 210m
Powerpoint lecture notes for lesson 310m
Powerpoint lecture notes for lesson 410m
Powerpoint lecture notes for lesson 510m
Powerpoint lecture notes for lesson 610m
Practice problems for module 310m
Optional textbook reading material10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 3 quiz20m
Week
4
Clock
2 hours to complete

Data Integration Concepts, Processes, and Techniques

Module 4 extends your background about data warehouse development. After learning about schema design concepts and practices, you are ready to learn about data integration processing to populate and refresh a data warehouse. The informational background in module 4 covers concepts about data sources, data integration processes, and techniques for pattern matching and inexact matching of text. Module 4 provides a context for the software skills that you will learn in module 5. ...
Reading
6 videos (Total 48 min), 7 readings, 1 quiz
Video6 videos
Change data concepts video lecture7m
Data cleaning tasks video lecture5m
Pattern matching with regular expressions video lecture9m
Matching and consolidation video lecture8m
Quasi identifiers and distance functions for entity matching video lecture7m
Reading7 readings
Powerpoint lecture notes for lesson 110m
Powerpoint lecture notes for lesson 210m
Powerpoint lecture notes for lesson 310m
Powerpoint lecture notes for lesson 410m
Powerpoint lecture notes for lesson 510m
Powerpoint lecture notes for lesson 610m
Optional reading material10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 4 quiz30m
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Top Reviews

By EKDec 16th 2015

Very nice class, well thought out and organized. The assignments are interesting and the practice assignments are relevant. Getting hands on on Pentaho was a big plus.

By MHDec 13th 2016

Good learning for Data integration and ETL learning. How data from source to target table transform over the business requirement to be ready for processing

Instructor

Michael Mannino

Associate Professor
Business School, University of Colorado Denver

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About the Data Warehousing for Business Intelligence Specialization

Evaluate business needs, design a data warehouse, and integrate and visualize data using dashboards and visual analytics. This Specialization covers data architecture skills that are increasingly critical across a broad range of technology fields. You’ll learn the basics of structured data modeling, gain practical SQL coding experience, and develop an in-depth understanding of data warehouse design and data manipulation. You’ll have the opportunity to work with large data sets in a data warehouse environment to create dashboards and Visual Analytics. You will use of MicroStrategy, a leading BI tool, OLAP (online analytical processing) and Visual Insights capabilities to create dashboards and Visual Analytics. In the final Capstone Project, you’ll apply your skills to build a small, basic data warehouse, populate it with data, and create dashboards and other visualizations to analyze and communicate the data to a broad audience....
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