Delivering a Relational Data Warehouse
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This computer science course from Microsoft provides learners with the knowledge and skills required to design, implement, and load a relational data warehouse. In this four week course, you’ll learn how to analyze business requirements, design dimension and fact tables, index and partition the data for performance, and create ETL solutions for ongoing loading of the warehouse.
This course is taught with short-form lectures, demonstrations, and interviews with industry experts. Quizzes and hands-on labs, using Microsoft SQL Server 2016 and Azure SQL Database, will help to reinforce your knowledge, practice skills, and solve problems.
Note: To complete the hands-on elements in this course, you will require an Azure subscription and a Windows, Linux, or Mac OS X client computer. You can sign up for a free Azure trial subscription (a valid credit card is required for verification, but you will not be charged for Azure services). Note that the free trial is not available in all regions. It is possible to complete the course and earn a certificate without completing the hands-on practices.
- Map business reporting requirements to logical data entities
- Design dimension and fact tables in a star schema
- Indexing and partitioning strategies to provide performance and scale
- Load the data warehouse with Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL) techniques
- Familiarity with database concepts and basic SQL query syntax
- Familiarity with business uses of databases, such as reports and dashboards
- A willingness to learn actively and persevere when troubleshooting technical problems is essential
Self-Paced Learning Outline
Module 1 - Introducing the Data Warehouse
- Lesson 1 - The Business Case for a Data Warehouse
- Lesson 2 - Planning for a Data Warehouse
- Lesson 3 - Exploring Data Warehouse Architectures
- Module 1 Quiz
Module 2 - Designing a Relational Data Warehouse Schema
- Lesson 4 - Designing Dimension Tables
- Lesson 5 - Designing Fact Tables
- Lesson 6 - Exploring Additional Schema Design Concepts
- Lab - Designing a Relational Data Warehouse Schema
- Module 2 Quiz
Module 3 - Optimizing a Data Warehouse for Scale and Performance
- Lesson 7 - Designing a Physical Database Architecture
- Lesson 8 - Improving Query Performance
- Lesson 9 - Improving Operational Performance
- Lab - Optimizing a Data Warehouse for Scale and Performance
- Module 3 Quiz
Module 4 - Loading and Maintaining a Data Warehouse
- Lesson 10 - Designing an Enterprise Information Management Strategy
- Lesson 11 - Designing an Extract, Transform, and Load Process
- Lesson 12 - Exploring Additional ETL Design Concepts
- Lab - Loading and Maintaining a Data Warehouse
- Module 4 Quiz
Course Final Exam
- Final Exam
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