Build a data warehouse

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver ICADBS601A, 'Build a data warehouse'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
Reference books for 'Build a data warehouse' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)


Elements and Performance Criteria

1. Confirm database design

1.1 Review database design document, including data structures, queries, reports and user interface

1.2 Compare database access and security feature design with business security plan

2. Identify required data and sources

2.1 Identify required organisational data with reference to enterprise knowledge management strategy

2.2 Identify subject areas with reference to business processes and required enterprise data

2.3 Explore the operational data and define warehouse sources and record outcomes

2.4 Develop warehouse source specifications with reference to existing data tables and files

3. Determine warehouse operational steps and processes

3.1 Develop warehouse targets with reference to business processes and required enterprise data

3.2 Identify warehouse agents according to system configuration

3.3 Identify and develop warehouse steps and processes

4. Design and develop warehouse features

4.1 Design and develop warehouse user interface with reference to principles of user-interface design

4.2 Develop and implement warehouse security strategy according to enterprise security plan

4.3 Identify dimension tables and fact tables with reference to required enterprise data

4.4 Technology requirements for implementation of the strategy are costed and included in ebusiness budgeting

4.5 Develop warehouse information catalogue with reference to the enterprise's knowledge management strategy

5. Test and implement data warehouse

5.1 Test data warehouse against business requirements to ensure that iterations meet business objectives

5.2 Recommend changes to business processes to ensure compatibility with data warehouse and knowledge management strategy

5.3 Implement the data warehouse

5.4 Establish an ongoing maintenance schedule to keep the system efficient

5.5 Benchmark and document the performance level of the data warehouse

5.6 Arrange for users to have ongoing training in the data warehouse

5.7 Validate results

5.8 Obtain sign-off of the data warehouse