Special Delivery of Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence Training

Susan Andre2004

Alicornio Africa, business intelligence training specialists to facilitate specialised DW and BI courses in April.

Alicornio Africa (previously Sagent Southern Africa), specialist trainers, consultants and software implementation facilitators will be running two highly informative courses during the month of April. Alicornio Africa, are the recognised South African authority on the Sagent Solution technology and Doc1 product suite. The courses to be run, namely Business Analysis for Analytical Systems and Alicornio's flagship training programme, Data Warehouse Architecture, Dimensional Design and Modelling are technology independent courses however, and therefore will appeal to all who need to improve and update their Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing and Information Integration skills, regardless of the technology their organisation utilises.

A special deal for corporate bookings is being offered for these courses presented in April. For every third delegate registration or more from the same company, a 25 percent discount per additional delegate will be afforded to the company.

The first course, Business Analysis for Analytical Systems, is a one-day course being held on the 21st April 2004 at the Regus Building, The Woodlands, Building 2, Woodmead. The course will run from 09H00 – 16H30. The key purpose of this course is to emphasise the importance of effective business analysis requirement, and is specifically geared to accommodate and empower the delegate to handle the demanding organisational information needs for analytical purposes. There are no pre-requisites for delegates to attend from a qualification or designation perspective, and the training programme will appeal to Business Analysts, Data Warehouse Practitioners and Project Managers alike. The content of the course comprises an introduction to business analysis with a focus on analytical systems. Thereafter, a detailed training programme will include coverage on an array of topics ranging from business architecture, the importance of business analysis, how to gather and document the business requirements and prioritisation techniques to name a few.

The second and also Alicornio Africa's flagship course, Data Warehouse Architecture, Dimensional Design and Modelling is an intensive three day course running from 28th – 30th April 2004. The key area of focus of this incredibly popular training programme is for delegates to achieve the required levels of knowledge to design and implement a data warehouse. Topics for detailed discussion include the planning phase of a data warehouse, business architecture, technical architecture and implementation architecture. A methodology popularised by Dr Ralph Kimball and widely accepted throughout the world for planning, designing, developing and deploying data warehouses and dimensional modelling techniques are also focussed on. For the Data Warehouse Practitioner, Project Manager, Developer, Analyst and Data Warehouse Administrator, this training programme promises to highly informative and beneficial.

For further information on the courses or for online registration facilities visit www.alicornio.co.za. Contact Fiona King at Alicornio Africa (011) 258 8739, e-mail FionaK@alicornio.co.za or info@alicornio.co.za to obtain detailed pricing information.