How to become a certified data vault data modeler #CDVDM


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How to become a certified data vault data modeler #CDVDM

  1. 1. 25568 Genesee Trail Rd Golden, Colorado 80401 (303) 526-0340 Data Vault Modeling and Approach  DW2.0 and Unstructured Data  Master Data Management and Metadata Data Vault Certification Certified Data Vault Data Modeler #CDVDM Partners for NL and BOctober 2012
  2. 2. Genesee Academy• Genesee Academy is a world leader in blended training for data warehousing, data vault and business intelligence professionals.• At Genesee Academy, we are committed to helping business professionals develop the skills and knowledge necessary to pursue opportunities in todays fastest growing career fields.• Genesee Academy is committed to providing certification programs that are based on the current leading best practices and real life experiences. USA +1 303.526.0340 Sverige 070 250 2102 2
  3. 3. Centennium BI expertisehuis• Since 2008 business partner of GA in NL and B• Independent, 45 consultants, The Hague, NL• Consultancy, ad-interim support, project implementation and training services, but primarily a knowledge partner for our clients• We take or share responsibility for the execution and management of BI and DWH projects and provide second or third line support for existing implementations• We offer an extensive portfolio of courses and training services• We provide our customers with the knowledge and practical insights required to be(come) self-sufficient in maintaining and expanding their BI-environments• >10 certified Data Vault professionals• Leader in Data Vault implementations in NL 3
  4. 4. Data Warehousing Industry• Problems Experienced with EDW: – Not auditable, lack of traceability, cannot support corporate accountability, fails compliance initiatives – Time to build, complexity, & 50 to 70 percent failure rates – Lack of agility, expensive and extensive re-engineering required to adapt – Inability to effectively integrate disparate systems – no enterprise view – fails to meet objectives – Duplicate efforts & higher costs resulting from spread marts 4
  5. 5. Data Vault and Enterprise DatawarehousingImportant Data Vault benefits:• Business • Ability to adapt quickly to business needs • Data is traceable allowing for a fully auditable, integrated data store • Allows the EDW to absorb all information all of the time • Elegantly adapts to new data sources and changing business rules• Projects • Ideal for agile/iterative development • Can be built incrementally without compromising the core architecture• Architecture • Parallel loading and restartability • Architecture that supports future growth and a low TCO. • Can scale to virtually any size without breaking down 5
  6. 6. The Data Vault modeling approach• The Data Vault is a data modeling approach …so it fits into the family of modeling approaches: 3rd Normal Form Data Vault Star Schema• While 3rd Normal Form is optimal for Operational Systems …and Star Schema is optimal for OLAP Delivery / Data Marts …the Data Vault is optimal for the Data Warehouse (EDW) 6
  7. 7. Data Vault Around the World An estimated 500 Data Vault based Data Warehouses around the world 400+ Certified Data Vault Data Modelers around the world
  8. 8. Why become certified?• Data Vault certification is a strong differentiator in the BI and DWH market• Data Vault is gaining momentum and attention: prepare yourself to be part of it, by gaining deep and practical knowledge• Genesee Academy is THE Data Vault body-of-knowledge worldwide and leads & participates in numerous platforms and conferences• Customer are asking for Certified Data Vault Data Modelers!“Certification processes are critical for assuring that core principles are consistently represented, for Data Warehousing this is my DW2.0 Certification and for the Data Vault it is the Genesee Academy CDVDM Certification” - Bill Inmon 8
  9. 9. How Do You Become Certified? 1 2 3The hybrid model provides the means to prepare yourself for the onsite part at your own pace and convenience. 9
  10. 10. 1. On-demand data vault training 10
  11. 11. 2. 2,5 day on-site seminar • Pre-Requisites: On-line courses MUST be completed • The class will move at a pace that assumes students are generally familiar with basic data warehousing concepts and have some education and experience in the field. • Students who have experience with the data vault will find the course very valuable to synchronize on best practices and to align understanding with data vault guru Hans Hultgren. • Review of standards, basics and rule sets • Case study, group work, hands on model building, and review 11
  12. 12. 3. Certification exam (part of on-site seminar) • The written exam has a 3 hour time limit and is in English. • Only knowledge, ideas and concepts are graded. • No points are deducted or awarded for grammar or spelling. • Allow 4 to 6 weeks for the results to become available. • Each student will be notified individually by e-mail. • You have to score 90% to pass. • Re-exams are available (fees apply) • Certification is valid for two years, re-certification classes are available (fees apply) 12
  13. 13. 2012-2013 Schedule There will be 4 CDVDM seminars in Holland in 2013: - February - April - June - October - Check or for more details. 13
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