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Using the same approach Dr. Frimpong (see instructor background) has followed over the last 10 years to deliver online instructions for a number of Universities in the US, students with access to the Internet, will have visibility to his desktop.
Online instruction is not as scary as it sounds if you have an experienced instructor guiding you through. To prove this, there will be a 10 min demo before you decide to sign up for the class. Students with access to the Internet, will have visibility to the instructor's desktop and share his screen as the virtual classroom board. Students will be able to verbally communicate and exchange information with the live instructor at no additional phone cost. Students have the option to record all scheduled sessions, as well as capture demonstrations for future reference.
Discussion and implementation of a real-life project (Scenario 1) to give an overall sense of the entire course. This will give you a picture of a BI Developer on a project, highlighting on the tasks that most functional BI consultants are involved on a day-to-day basis. After this demonstration, we delve into the syllabus below, pointing out the underlying intricacies of the BI project we just implemented (Scenario 1).
Enterprise Data warehousing Concepts: OLAP, OLTP, Data manager, etc
Demystifying the buzz words: ERP, ETL, Master Data, Transactional data, Meta data, Business Content Objects, ASAP methodology, Functional/Technical specs, Testing, Data Targets, Cubes, DSO/ODS, Infoset, Multitpovider, PSA, etc
Exploring the system Environment as a beginner: Logon, Navigation, Transaction Codes, Business Content and Metadata Repository, System Landscape/Transports, etc
Installing BI Content and Exploring the metadata
Creating InfoObjects (Characteristics & Key Figures), DataStore objects, InfoCubes, InfoSets, MultiProviders, Master data- texts, Attributes, Hierarchies
Reporting features & properties; Rows, columns, Free Characteristics, Filters.
BEx Query Designer: Queries, Workbooks Restricting Characteristics, Formulas and Exception Cells; Defining Exceptions, Conditions, Restricted and Calculated Key Figures, Variables, Creating Re-usable structures; Report-to-Report Interface
Web Application Designer (WAD): WAD: Functions of WAD, Web Items Window, Template Window, Properties Window; Web Applications: Creating Web Applications
Design: Designing the Layout of Web Templates; Web Items, etc.
Maintaining Data Sources, transformations, process chains, extraction process monitoring; Start routine, End routine, Characteristics routine
Overview of ECC 6/R3 extraction
Generic data extraction
Understanding Delta Management
Maintaining SAP delivered datasource
Line item dimension
BI content Interview drill
A real-life project will be assigned to you as if you are on a real consulting assignment; With this project, you will most likely encounter difficulties and even though the course may be over, you will be pointed in the right direction to research and complete this project on your own. You may use this project as your first experience.
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Although SAP is the 3rd largest software provider world-wide, it remains NUMBER ONE when it comes to business solutions. Look around you and most of the major corporations will be on SAP. [ see the link: CompaniesWhoUseSAP.pdf ]
But why SAP BW/BI and not any of the other SAP modules such SD, MM, PP, CRM, etc?
SAP BI not only provides the capability to analyze data from the various SAP modules and other
business applications but also facilitates the extraction and analysis of data from external sources.
After some intense research you may be able to make a decision but from someone who has been engulfed in the field for a while I am convinced that BI Solutions, by nature, brings all the various functional modules together. BI serves as a central repository where business owners pull information if they are interested in seeing all aspects of a project. This ability is a sure sign that this will continue to be a highly lucrative area to be in.
Visit Dice.com and perform a search for a position with the key word SAP and make the decision for yourself. Talk to recruiters and get a real sense of what is going on in your environment.
The instructor, Yaw Frimpong, Ph. D., is an IT consultant with over 20 years of industry experience, 10 years of which, he concurrently taught as an adjunct professor for a number of Universities in the US. His most recent IT experience is in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) with emphasis on SAP Business Intelligence Solutions (BI/BW). Datawarehouse experience includes: Data modeling, Extraction, Transformation and Loading of Data (ETL), Performance tuning, etc.
His prior IT experience was in Networking and as such, he has a strong technical background (operating systems, Firewalls, LANs/WANs, etc); he is a Microsoft and Novell Certified Instructor and Engineer. He also became a member of the HTCIA (High Technology Crime Investigation Association).
Over the last several years, as a consultant, Dr. Frimpong has worked on projects in companies such as Schering Plough, Merck, Jersey City B.O.E., Scholastic Institute, United National Bank, Accenture, Johnson and Johnson, American Standard, etc.
He once noted “ … I like teaching because it helps sharpen my theoretical skills. You see, often we get bogged down with the day to day routine practice and do not think of the theory behind the practice… then soon, it becomes challenging to think theoretical … but think of it, if you have to go for an interview today, theories such as the options related to the various "Slowly Changing Dimensions" alone can put a seasoned consultant to shame …”
Using the same approach that he has followed over the last 10 years to deliver online instructions for a number of Universities in the US, students with access to the Internet, will have visibility to his desktop and share his screen as the virtual classroom board. Students will be able to verbally communicate and exchange information with him at no additional phone cost. Students have the option to record all scheduled sessions, as well as capture demonstrations for future reference.
He has in the past, maintained a traditional Computer Training facility but he is now doing the same by saving students the facility cost in this virtual environment. Student will now be able to join him online, in small classes, with access to the state of the art ERP systems (SAP BI 7.0 connected to SAP ECC6/R3 with installed IDES data) for less than one-half of the cost of what training used to be before this virtual setup.
He approaches problem solving through "use cases" i.e. scenario-based lectures. For example, instead of just showing students how to design Datastore objects and Cubes, he presents real life scenarios in corporate environments and takes students through the entire project life cycle. On completion, students get the opportunity to replicate exactly what he demonstrates to ensure that students not only understand the underlining theory but also know how to gather functional requirements from business users and implement them on BI systems.
Education: MS in Business Administration (Boston University, Boston/MA); Ph D. in Information Systems (Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale/FL).
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