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COMP 3838 - Data Warehouse Foundations for Business Intelligence

Computer Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

Course Details

Continuing on from COMP 1630 this workshop is a primer on business intelligence, data warehouse and data analytics for those moving on to higher level courses. Students must already understand industry standards in data modeling, relational database design and creating reports with SQL. This weekend workshop provides an overview of data warehouse planning and design for those moving on to the specific Business Intelligence Analytic tools covered in: COMP 4679, COMP 4680 and COMP 4681. Topics include: an overview of business intelligence the role of Extract, Transform and Load (ETL) in the data warehouse, the typical data warehouse lifecycle, plus an introduction to dimensional modeling for data warehousing. Labs focus on ETL, data quality considerations, and dimensional modeling concepts including the star and snowflake schemas. Successful participants will have an understanding of Business Intelligence concepts and industry standards in data design for data structures for information systems.

Prerequisite(s)

COMP 1630 or equivalent knowledge of data modeling and SQL.

Credits

1.0

Cost

$236.00

Winter 2019

Below are two offerings of this course for the Winter 2019 term.

CRN 82083

Sun Mar 10 - Sun Mar 24 2 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Mar 10 - Mar 24 Sun 09:00 - 16:00 DTC Rm. 370

Instructor

Donabel Santos

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$236.00

Notes

  1. No class March 17.

Three seats remaining as of Dec 11, 2018 7:29 pm PST. Seats remaining may change at any time prior to registration and payment.

CRN 81032

Sun Feb 10 - Sun Feb 24 2 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Feb 10 - Feb 24 Sun 09:00 - 16:00 DTC Rm. 370

Instructor

Donabel Santos

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$236.00

Notes

  1. No class February 17.

This course offering is full. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

Full

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Differentiate between relational database and data warehouse modeling concepts.
  • Identify requirements and components for a data warehousing project.
  • Describe the typical data warehouse lifecycle.
  • Explain the role of ETL.
  • Determine ETL and Data Quality considerations.
  • Describe dimensional modeling concepts, including star and snowflake schemas.
  • Relate current trends in data warehousing.

Effective as of Winter 2014

Related Programs

COMP 3838 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Applied Data Analytics
    Part-time   Certificate
  2. Applied Database Administration and Design
    Part-time   Associate Certificate
  3. Computer Systems
    Part-time   Diploma

Books & Supplies

The BCIT bookstore carries textbooks, general reference books, software, and stationery. Please visit bcit.ca/bookstore for more information.

Winter 2019

Books for Winter 2019 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering you are considering.

BCIT Downtown Campus Bookstore

If you are taking this course at the BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Downtown Campus Bookstore.

Data Warehouse Toolkit
Author Kimball
Publisher Wiley
Copyright 2013
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-1-11853-080-1
Price $78.95
Required

Agile Data Warehouse Design
Author Corr
Copyright 2011
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-0-95681-720-4
Price $57.50
Optional

Data Warehouse Lifecycle Toolkit
Author Kimball
Publisher Wiley
Copyright 2008
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-0-47014-977-5
Price $65.95
Optional

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