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IT 6713 Business Intelligence

Offering Schedule: fall semester every year (IT courses schedule plan).
Next time offered: fall 2017 - check IT 6713 class schedule

This course discusses the concepts, technologies, processes, and applications of business intelligence. Student will go through the complete business intelligence process of data model design, data integration, data analysis, and reporting, in a specific application domain.

Business intelligence systems have been widely adopted and implemented in today’s enterprise environments due to growing amount of data and increasing need for data analytical processing. The IT4153/6733 course focuses more on traditional transactional database administration but misses some parts of data modeling, analysis, and reporting. This course is aimed to complement that by focusing analytical processing technologies and applications.

Lecture notes on the BI Overview

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Open Access of Learing Materials

The following ZIP file contains all modules (study guides, lecture notes, tutorials, labs, samples) developed and used in fall 2015. The materials were made available to the public as part of the Affordable Learning Georgia project.

Download business intelligence open access learning materials

Past course highlights

  • Real-world client project: Lexis Nexis Insurance Data OLAP
  • Real-world client project: BravePoint performance dashboard using QlikView
  • SPSU CSE class schedule and registration data modeling, analysis, and reporting
  • Dashboard assignment

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