Course Description

This course will help business and technical people, providing training and exposure that is necessary for both development and the effective use of common data systems.

Course Details

The ability to use data systems has become an essential skill for the modern business and data analyst in the workplace. The volume and the complexity of modern data analysis requires a fundamental understanding of the systems designed to serve data requirements.

Students will learn the rudiments of standard and analytically-oriented data storage theory and design complemented by hands-on development. Upon completion of this class, students will be able to explain and execute the process of creating an analytical data solution, from conceptual design, transforming and loading data, to the exposure of information through an analytical semantic layer.

Course Level Learning Outcomes

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

  • Develop basic ETL Packages
  • Design, develop and implement a SQL Server BI solution using the Analysis Services Tabular Model
  • Query a Tabular Model with DAX
  • Develop familiarity with SQL Server BI Client Tools through hands on work

Topics of Instruction

  • Design and create a dimensional model
  • Transform and load data with integration services
  • Load data into analysis services
  • Distinguish and decide selection between multi-dimensional or tabular models
  • Develop multi-dimensional and tabular models


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  • A minimum of 6 months experience working with relational databases
  • Familiarity with the roles, processes, techniques and technology related to business intelligence applications

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Online Synchronous
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Sep 05, 2023 to Nov 07, 2023
Schedule and Location
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $979.00
Section Fees
Transcript $10.00 Optional
Reading List / Textbook

Title: Delivering Business Intelligence with Microsoft SQL Server 2016
Edition: 4th
Authors: Brian Larson
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 978-1259641480

Please note: ICT textbooks are not available through the University of Calgary Bookstore

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. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L.
  • Zoom web conferencing software.
  • A virtual lab with VMware Horizon, a platform that provides access to virtual applications including the latest software for the course. You will be provided with a VMware account and login information once the course starts.

For the best experience, your computer and internet connection should meet certain requirements. See the recommended requirements...

For more information, 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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