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Course Description

In this course, students will learn to create useful analysis for the business within a functional reporting framework. Also, students will learn to gather the right requirements and ask the right business questions to create dashboards and reports for presenting the results of business analysis using the MAD framework.


Course Details

Business Intelligence is often misunderstood because it resides in-between the business and the technology departments of an organization. Both its challenges and its potential are borne from the dependence on collaboration to achieve the desired outcome. However, this collaboration requires that both groups understand the needs and capabilities that Business Intelligence solutions can provide.

The concepts in this course will be taught through a class-long mini-project where you will engage in the hands-on development of dashboards, scorecards and reports primarily using tools from the Microsoft suite.


Course Level Learning Outcomes

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

  • Model a MAD framework presentation
  • Use industry best practices to develop visual dashboard layouts
  • Develop monitor level dashboards using SQL Server Mobile Report Publisher
  • Develop analysis level dashboards using Power BI Desktop
  • Develop detail level reporting using SQL Server Reporting Services

Topics of Instruction

  • Identify business problems to solve through reporting and analysis
  • Translate requirements into information presentation designs
  • Develop a MAD framework for the information delivery solution
  • Use semantic layers to drive report development
  • Develop interactive operational reports
  • Enable drill, slice and filter capabilities within the reporting solution
  • Design user experiences that enable effective information consumption
  • Develop executive dashboards and scorecards
  • Explore advanced data visualization tools and techniques

Notes

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

Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s)

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Type
Class
Days
M, T, W, Th, F
Time
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Dates
Oct 25, 2021 to Oct 29, 2021
Schedule and Location
Hours
30.0
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $975.00
Instructor(s)
Reading List / Textbook

Title: Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services
Edition: 5th
Authors: Brian Larson
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 978-1259641503

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

Section Notes

Delivery format may change in response to COVID-19. Students will be informed of any changes.

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.

This course uses:

  • 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.

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
Feb 23, 2022 to Mar 23, 2022
Type
Online Synchronous
Days
Sa
Time
9:00AM to 12:00PM
Dates
Feb 26, 2022 to Mar 26, 2022
Schedule and Location
Hours
30.0
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $975.00
Instructor(s)
Reading List / Textbook

Title: Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services
Edition: 5th
Authors: Brian Larson
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 978-1259641503

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

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.

 

Type
Class
Days
M
Time
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Apr 11, 2022 to Jun 27, 2022
Schedule and Location
Hours
30.0
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $975.00
Instructor(s)
Reading List / Textbook

Title: Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services
Edition: 5th
Authors: Brian Larson
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 978-1259641503

Section Notes

Delivery format may change in response to COVID-19. Students will be informed of any changes.

This course uses:

  • Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L.
  • 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 about D2L and Virtual Machines 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.

No class April 18th, 2022 and May 23rd, 2022.
 

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