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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

$231.00

Winter 2018

Below are two offerings of this course for the Winter 2018 term.

CRN 82083

Sun Mar 11 - Sun Mar 18 2 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Mar 11 - Mar 18 Sun 09:00 - 16:00 DTC Rm. 890

Instructor

Donabel Santos

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$231.00

CRN 81032

Sun Feb 18 - Sun Feb 25 2 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Feb 18 - Feb 25 Sun 09:00 - 16:00 DTC Rm. 890

Instructor

Donabel Santos

Course Outline

Cost

$231.00

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

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Spring/Summer 2018

Below are two offerings of this course for the Spring/Summer 2018 term.

CRN 62416

Sun Apr 29 - Sun May 06 2 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 29 - May 06 Sun 09:00 - 16:00 DTC Rm. 370

Instructor

Donabel Santos

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$231.00

Notes

  1. This course is delivered in four lessons over two full days. Missing any lessons may result in course failure or forced withdrawal.

CRN 63403

Sun Jun 03 - Sun Jun 10 2 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jun 03 - Jun 10 Sun 09:00 - 16:00 DTC Rm. 370

Instructor

Donabel Santos

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$231.00

Notes

  1. This course is delivered in four lessons over two full days. Missing any lessons may result in course failure or forced withdrawal.

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 2018

Books for Winter 2018 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.

The Data Warehouse Toolkit: The Definitive Guide to Dimensional Modeling
Author Ralph Kimball, Margy Ross
Publisher Wiley
Copyright 2013
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-1-11853-080-1
Price $72.50
Required

Agile Data Warehouse Design: Collaborative Dimensional Modeling, from Whiteboard to Star Schema
Author Lawrence Corr, Jim Stagnitto
Publisher DecisionOne Press
Copyright 2011
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-0-95681-720-4
Price $57.50
Optional

The Data Warehouse Lifecycle Toolkit
Author Ralph Kimball, Margy Ross, Warren Thornthwaite, Joy Mundy, Bob Becker
Publisher Wiley
Copyright 2008
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-0-47014-977-5
Price $60.50
Optional

Spring/Summer 2018

No information on books is currently available for Spring/Summer 2018 offerings of this course.

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