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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.

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.


Course Level Learning Outcomes

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Describe the four main components of a business intelligence system
  • Discuss the roles, processes, techniques, and technology related to business intelligence applications
  • Explain the role of data management in successful business intelligence systems
  • Apply dimensional modelling techniques
  • Recognize the roles, processes, techniques, and technology related to Extract-Transform-Load (ETL) systems

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

Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s)

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Type
Class
Days
W
Time
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Sep 18, 2019 to Nov 20, 2019
Schedule and Location
Hours
30.0
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $975.00
Instructor(s)
Reading List / Textbook

Title: The Data Warehouse Lifecycle Toolkit
Edition: 2nd
Authors: Kimball, Ross, Thornthwaite, Mundy, Becker
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 978-0-470-14977-5

Section Notes

This course is delivered in a lab synchronously with an online class. The instructor will teach both online and classroom students at the same time, and may have help from an assistant.

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

Type
Online Synchronous
Days
W
Time
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Sep 18, 2019 to Nov 20, 2019
Schedule and Location
Hours
30.0
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $975.00
Instructor(s)
Reading List / Textbook

Title: The Data Warehouse Lifecycle Toolkit
Edition: 2nd
Authors: Kimball, Ross, Thornthwaite, Mundy, Becker
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 978-0-470-14977-5

Section Notes

Classes are held online in real time (Mountain Time) at the specified time and dates. This course is delivered online synchronously with students in a lab. The instructor will teach both online and classroom students at the same time and may have help from an assistant.

You will require access to a computer, Internet connection, a headset with speakers and microphone, webcam, and a monitor large enough to display multiple applications (or the use of two monitors).

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system, and Adobe Connect (AC) web conferencing software. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L. If you are unfamiliar with the D2L and AC learning tools it is strongly recommended to take BMC 352 Learning Online prior to enrolling in this course. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students who register on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

Type
Online Synchronous
Days
Sa
Time
9:00AM to 12:00PM
Dates
Sep 21, 2019 to Dec 07, 2019
Schedule and Location
Hours
30.0
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $975.00
Instructor(s)
Reading List / Textbook

Title: The Data Warehouse Lifecycle Toolkit
Edition: 2nd
Authors: Kimball, Ross, Thornthwaite, Mundy, Becker
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 978-0-470-14977-5

Section Notes

Classes are held online in real time (Mountain Time) at the specified time and dates.

You will require access to a computer with an Internet connection, a headset with speakers and microphone, webcam, and a monitor large enough to display multiple applications (or the use of two monitors).

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system, and Adobe Connect (AC) web conferencing software. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L. If you are unfamiliar with the D2L and AC learning tools it is strongly recommended to take BMC 352 Learning Online prior to enrolling in this course. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students who register on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

The University is closed on holidays and no classes are run on these dates or their long-weekends:

  • Saturday, October 12, 2019 (Thanksgiving, Monday, October 14, 2019)
  • Saturday, November 9, 2019 (Remembrance Day, Monday, November 11, 2019)
Type
Class
Days
M, T, W, Th, F
Time
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Dates
Sep 30, 2019 to Oct 04, 2019
Schedule and Location
Hours
30.0
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $975.00
Instructor(s)
Reading List / Textbook

Title: The Data Warehouse Lifecycle Toolkit
Edition: 2nd
Authors: Kimball, Ross, Thornthwaite, Mundy, Becker
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 978-0-470-14977-5

Section Notes

Due to the intensive nature of this course, it is recommended that you familiarize yourself with course materials before your first class.

Assignments and group work will be required throughout the course duration and a final assignment may be due after the course has ended.

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L one week prior to the course start date. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Students are expected to attend all sessions.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

Type
Online Synchronous
Days
Th
Time
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Jan 16, 2020 to Mar 19, 2020
Schedule and Location
Hours
30.0
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $975.00
Instructor(s)
Reading List / Textbook

Title: The Data Warehouse Lifecycle Toolkit
Edition: 2nd
Authors: Kimball, Ross, Thornthwaite, Mundy, Becker
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 978-0-470-14977-5

Section Notes

Classes are held online in real time (Mountain Time) at the specified time and dates.

You will require access to a computer with an Internet connection, a headset with speakers and microphone, webcam, and a monitor large enough to display multiple applications (or the use of two monitors).

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system, and Adobe Connect (AC) web conferencing software. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L. If you are unfamiliar with the D2L and AC learning tools it is strongly recommended to take BMC 352 Learning Online prior to enrolling in this course. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students who register on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

Type
Class
Days
M, W
Time
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Feb 24, 2020 to Mar 25, 2020
Schedule and Location
Hours
30.0
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $975.00
Instructor(s)
Reading List / Textbook

Title: The Data Warehouse Lifecycle Toolkit
Edition: 2nd
Authors: Kimball, Ross, Thornthwaite, Mundy, Becker
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 978-0-470-14977-5

Section Notes

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

Type
Online Synchronous
Days
W
Time
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Apr 15, 2020 to Jun 17, 2020
Schedule and Location
Hours
30.0
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $975.00
Instructor(s)
Reading List / Textbook

Title: The Data Warehouse Lifecycle Toolkit
Edition: 2nd
Authors: Kimball, Ross, Thornthwaite, Mundy, Becker
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 978-0-470-14977-5

Section Notes

Classes are held online in real time (Mountain Time) at the specified time and dates.

You will require access to a computer with an Internet connection, a headset with speakers and microphone, webcam, and a monitor large enough to display multiple applications (or the use of two monitors).

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system, and Adobe Connect (AC) web conferencing software. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L. If you are unfamiliar with the D2L and AC learning tools it is strongly recommended to take BMC 352 Learning Online prior to enrolling in this course. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students who register on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

Type
Online Synchronous
Days
T, Th
Time
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Jul 07, 2020 to Aug 06, 2020
Schedule and Location
Hours
30.0
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $975.00
Instructor(s)
Reading List / Textbook

Title: The Data Warehouse Lifecycle Toolkit
Edition: 2nd
Authors: Kimball, Ross, Thornthwaite, Mundy, Becker
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 978-0-470-14977-5

Section Notes

Classes are held online in real time (Mountain Time) at the specified time and dates.

You will require access to a computer with an Internet connection, a headset with speakers and microphone, webcam, and a monitor large enough to display multiple applications (or the use of two monitors).

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system, and Adobe Connect (AC) web conferencing software. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L. If you are unfamiliar with the D2L and AC learning tools it is strongly recommended to take BMC 352 Learning Online prior to enrolling in this course. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students who register on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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