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 ICTDBS601, 'Build a data warehouse'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Confirm the database design

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

1.2 Identify any possible "Big Data" applications

1.3 Compare the database access and security design, with the business security plan

2. Identify the required data and sources

2.1 Identify the required data, with reference to the enterprise’s knowledge management strategy

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

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

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

3. Determine warehouse operational steps and processes

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

3.2 Identify the warehouse agents, according to the system’s configuration

3.3 Identify and develop, warehouse steps and processes

4. Design and develop the warehouse features

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

4.2 Develop and implement the warehouse security strategy, according to the enterprise’s security plan

4.3 Identify dimension tables and fact tables, with reference to the required data

4.4 Cost the technology requirements for the implementation of the warehouse security strategy, and include them in e-business budgeting

4.5 Develop a warehouse information catalogue, with reference to the enterprise’s knowledge management strategy

5. Test and implement the data warehouse

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

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

5.3 Implement the data warehouse

5.4 Establish an ongoing maintenance schedule in order to keep the system efficient

5.5 Benchmark and document, the performance level of the data warehouse

6. Finalise work processes

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

6.2 Validate the results

6.3 Obtain sign-off for the data warehouse