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Business Intelligence fundamentals

4BIS 7 chapters 2 ECTS credits Level Intermediate


This course provides the fundamentals in Business Intelligence (BI) projects design. We define the BI, its goals, challenges and constraints.
The first part focuses on a rigorous project management method. It discusses, among other, analysis and clear definition of objectives as well as the establishment of a competency center.
Students will then implement a technical solution on a MS SQL Server environment. They study the process of Extract, Transform and Load (ETL), the creation of the data warehouse and the creation of dashboard and reports.

Learning path


    • Define BI
    • Apply a rigorous approach to achieve the objectives
    • Appreciate the quality of a BI system
    • Identify key stakeholders and their roles in the project
    • Describe the BI ecosystem and data's kinematic within the enterprise
    • Discover MS SQL Server BI tools

    Course content

    • Introduction

      Course : 100 min - Labs : 50 min
    • BI Maturity Levels

      Course : 100 min - Labs : 80 min
    • Making the Business Case for BI

      Course : 90 min - Labs : 60 min
    • Articulating Clear Outcomes

      Course : 120 min - Labs : 60 min
    • Organizing a BI Competency Center

      Course : 90 min - Labs : 30 min
    • Building the Data Warehouse

      Course : 90 min - Labs : 240 min
    • Using BI Tools

      Course : 90 min - Labs : 240 min


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