Dimensional Data Modeling Training

Dimensional Data Modeling Training is essential to learn how to create accurate data models for complex Business Intelligence solutions. It always uses the concepts of facts (measures), and dimensions (context).

 

Dimensional Data Modeling Training Curriculum

Project/Program Planning

Professional Responsibilities
Professional Boundaries
An Engineer’s View
Beware the Objection Removers
What Does the Central Team Do?
Avoid DW/BI Isolation
Implementation Analysis & Paralysis
Kimball Methodology
Kimball Lifecycle in a Nutshell
Think Critically When Applying Best Practices
Eight Guidelines for Low Risk Enterprise Data Warehousing.

Requirements Definition

Gathering Requirements
Business Requirements
Requirements Gathering Dos and Don’ts
Surprising Value of Data Profiling
Organizing around Business Processes
Focus on Business Processes
Identifying Business Processes
Business Process Decoder Ring
Relationship between Strategic Business Initiatives and Business Processes.
Requirements
Data Architecture

Making the Case for Dimensional Modeling
Is ER Modeling Hazardous to DSS?
A Dimensional Modeling Manifesto
Enterprise Data Warehouse Bus Architecture
Divide and Conquer, The Matrix
The Matrix Revisited
Drill Down into a Detailed Bus Matrix
Integration Instead of Centralization
Integration for Real People Data Stewardship : The First Step to Quality And Consistency
To Be or Not To Be Centralized
Contrast with the Corporate Information Factory
Differences of Opinion
Don’t Support Business Intelligence with a Normalized EDW.
Dimensional Modeling Fundamentals

Basics of Dimensional Modeling
Fact Tables and Dimension Tables
Drilling Down, Up, and Across
Myths about Dimensional Modeling
Dangerous Preconceptions
Fables and Facts.
Fact Table Core Concepts

Granularity, Declaring the Grain, Keep to the Grain in Dimensional Modeling
Types of Fact Tables
Fundamental Grains
Factless Fact Tables
Sound Like Jumbo Shrimp
Parent-Child Fact Tables
Patterns to Avoid When Modeling Header/Line
Item Transactions
Fact Table Keys and Degenerates
Fact Table Surrogate Keys
Reader Suggestions on Fact Table Surrogate Keys
Miscellaneous Fact Table Design Patterns
Put Your Fact Tables on a Diet
Keeping Text Out of the Fact Table
Dealing with Nulls in a Dimensional Model.
Dimension Table Core Concepts

Dimension Table Keys
Surrogate Keys
Keep Your Keys Simple
Date and Time Dimension Considerations
It’s Time for Time
Surrogate Keys for the Time Dimension
Time Dimension Tables
Smart Date Keys to Partition Fact Tables
Handling All the Dates
Miscellaneous Dimension Patterns
Data Warehouse Role Models
Mystery Dimensions, De-Clutter with Junk Dimensions
Showing the Correlation Between Dimensions
Causal (Not Casual) Dimensions
Resist Abstract Generic Dimensions
Hot-Swappable Dimensions
Accurate Counting with a Dimensional Supplement
Slowly Changing Dimensions
Perfectly Partitioning History with Type SCD
Many Alternate Realities, Monster Dimensions
When a Slowly Changing Dimension Speeds Up
When Do Dimensions Become Dangerous?
Slowly Changing Dimensions Are Not Always as easy as.
More Dimension Patterns And Case Studies

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