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Data Warehousing, IT-D 826

About this Course: 

This class will introduce the student to concepts needed for successfully designing, building and implementing a data warehouse. The class will provide the technological and managerial knowledge base for data modeling approaches such as the star schema and database de-normalization issues. Topics such as loading the warehouse, performance considerations, and other concepts unique to the data warehouse environment will be discussed and demonstrated in detail.


IT-D 821 Database Concepts with Oracle or experience with relational databases and familiarity with basic programming concepts and SQL are required for enrollment.

Course Outline: 

Introduction to Business Intelligence and Corporate Information
Introduction to Dimensional Modeling
Advanced Dimensional Modeling
Building Dimensional Models
Implementation of the data warehouse component
Physical design, Indexing, Physical storage
Data extraction, transformation and loading(ETL)
End User applications and Online analytical processing
Data warehouse lifecycle and project management
Data warehouse architectures and back room functions
Infrastructure and Metadata

Expected Outcomes: 

After the successful completion of this course, participants will be able to,

  • Explain top down and bottom up approaches for building data warehouses
  • Correctly use data warehouse and business intelligence terminologies
  • Explain and apply business dimensional lifecycle
  • Perform multidimensional analysis
  • Describe data warehouse infrastructure issues
  • Determine the need for and management of meta data
  • Explain the components of a data warehouse technical architecture
  • Describe techniques for data extraction transformation and loading into a data warehouse
  • Explain the techniques used for data presentation by analytical applications
  • Demonstrate the techniques for building a dimensional data mart/warehouse

Grading Details: 

Grading/CEU award for this course includes assignments, exams, projects, labs and paper.