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ICT 700 Business Intelligence Introduction

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Course Description

This course introduces students to the concepts, practices and tools used to successfully deploy business intelligence projects. Emphasis will be given to people and processes with an introduction to the technologies involved.


Course Details

Business Intelligence (BI) is an umbrella term that includes the applications, infrastructure, tools, and best practices that enable access to and analysis of information to improve and optimize decisions and performance. It is both a business and a technology endeavour.

Its success depends largely on bringing business and technology together in the right ways around people, process, technology and data. For both business and IT managers, BI skills are some of the most in-demand skills in business today.

This course is designed to introduce users to the concepts, practices and tools used to successfully deploy Business Intelligence projects. Basic skills on how to build and manage a data warehouse platform for business intelligence applications will be covered, but emphasis will be given to people and processes with an introduction to the technologies involved.


Prerequisites

  • This course does not have prerequisites, students must however meet the recommendations and requirements in the Notes section along with any proficiencies identified below.

Delivery

Courses are instructor-led, face-to-face and may be delivered in three formats:

  • In Class - all classes are taught in a computer lab.
  • Online - all classes are taught synchronously in real-time.
  • Blended - delivery is both in a computer lab and synchronously online, alternating weekly.

It is the students responsibility to carefully read the course section content below to know which delivery options are available for the course they are registering into.

Registration

  • Registrations within 24 hours of course start time must be made by phone (403-220-2988).

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Course Content

Course Level Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate understanding of key concepts of Kimball method for Data Warehousing & Business Intelligence

Topics of Instruction

  • Introduction to Business Intelligence
  • Program Requirements and Architecture of a Business Intelligence Solution
  • Launching and Managing a program
  • Requirements Gathering
  • Establishing the Technical Architecture
  • Product Selection
  • Designing a Business Intelligence Solution
  • Designing Dimensional Models
  • Designing the Physical Databases
  • Introduction to ETL
  • Designing Business Intelligence Applications
  • Deployment and Support
  • Growing and expanding the program

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Notes

Recommendations and Requirements

Course Duration

Courses are 30 hours and are scheduled to be completed in either 5 weeks or 10 weeks. Generally, 5 week courses have two classes per week, and 10 week courses have one class per week.

Delivery Formats

Courses may be delivered in class, online, or blended (both in class and online). All delivery formats will use Desire2Learn (D2L) and Adobe Connect Meeting (ACM) tools to varying degrees and it is the students responsibility to ensure they are comfortable with these tools prior to the start of the first class.

Students are encouraged to read Student Online Learning Resources to determine the delivery format that will best meet their learning needs.

  • Students familiar with D2L and ACM from previous course work require no further introduction to these learning tools.
  • Students who register into an in class only course section and who are unfamiliar with D2L and ACM learning tools are recommended to take the necessary time to fully explore these learning tools prior to the start of class.
  • Students who register into an online or blended course section and who are unfamiliar with D2L and ACM learning tools are recommended to take BMC 352 Learning Online.

Required Tools

For online and blended delivery, students should have access to their own computer with required software, Internet connection, a headset with speakers and microphone, webcam, and a monitor large enough to display multiple applications (or the use of two monitors). Students should test their environment prior to the start of class to ensure everything is working properly.

Required Software

  • The software used in this course is Visual Studio 2015 which is a free download from Microsoft.
  • If necessary, additional software requirements will be announced at the start of the course.

Textbooks

Attendance

It is strongly recommended that students attend every class. It is the responsibility of the student to communicate potential absenteeism to the instructor.

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Prerequisites

  • This course does not have prerequisites, students must however meet the recommendations and requirements in the Notes section along with any proficiencies identified below.

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Proficiencies

  • Students who register into an online or blended course section and who are unfamiliar with D2L and ACM learning tools are recommended to take BMC 352 Learning Online.
  • Students must be familiar with the personal computer, keyboard and mouse.
  • Students must have Microsoft Windows skills and knowledge, and be able to perform the following tasks:
    • start and run Windows
    • use the taskbar, Start button and Help feature
    • use Minimize, Maximize, Restore Down/Up and Close
    • use the left and right mouse buttons appropriately
    • understand file management techniques
    • navigate between files, folders, or drives.

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Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s)




Sections

  ICT 700 - 007 Business Intelligence Introduction  
  Fall 2016   Status:  Enrolment Closed
 
Class:   Mon 6:00PM - 9:00PM
19 Sep 2016 to 28 Nov 2016
Number of Sessions: 10 Sessions
Hours: 30.00
Course Fees:   Flat Fee non-credit    $975.00
 
Campus: Main Campus
Delivery Options:  Class
Instructor(s): Doris Schupp
  Section Notes:  

COURSE SCHEDULE AND DELIVERY

This course has 10 classes scheduled once per week for 10 weeks. There is no class Thanksgiving Day, Monday, October 10, 2016. This course is delivered in an in class format. Classes are held in a classroom lab. Click the '10 Sessions' link above for details.

PREREQUISITES

There are no prerequisites for this course.

PROFICIENCIES

Students who are unfamiliar with D2L / ACM are recommended to take BMC 352 Learning Online.

TRANSFER AND WITHDRAWAL FEES

A $25 fee applies for course withdrawals and transfers. For our standard Refund, Withdrawal and Transfer Policy visit conted.ucalgary.ca/refund

  
 
  ICT 700 - 008 Business Intelligence Introduction  
  Fall 2016   Status:  Enrolment Closed
 
Online:   Mon 6:00PM - 9:00PM
19 Sep 2016 to 28 Nov 2016
Number of Sessions: 10 Sessions
Hours: 30.00
Course Fees:   Flat Fee non-credit    $975.00
 
Delivery Options:  Online Synchronous
Instructor(s): Sarah Cameron, Doris Schupp
  Section Notes:  

COURSE SCHEDULE AND DELIVERY

This course has 10 classes scheduled once per week for 10 weeks. There is no class Thanksgiving Day, Monday, October 10, 2016. This course is delivered in an online format. Classes are held online only synchronously in real time. Click the '10 Sessions' link above for details.

PREREQUISITES

There are no prerequisites for this course.

PROFICIENCIES

Students who are unfamiliar with D2L / ACM are recommended to take BMC 352 Learning Online.

TRANSFER AND WITHDRAWAL FEES

A $25 fee applies for course withdrawals and transfers. For our standard Refund, Withdrawal and Transfer Policy visit conted.ucalgary.ca/refund

  
 


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