Certificate in Business Intelligence: Building the Data Warehouse

Transform Raw Data Into Valuable Business Assets


Program Details

  • Location: Bellevue, Online
  • Duration: 9 months
  • Times: Evenings
  • Cost: $3,900

About this Program

Business intelligence is a discipline that relies on ready access to a huge volume of stored data, sometimes referred to as a data warehouse. In this three-course certificate program, you’ll develop the conceptual knowledge and skills to create a midsize data warehouse. You’ll explore the entire life cycle of development, from defining business requirements to reporting and analysis. We’ll cover different aspects of data modeling and database design, and take a deep dive into the ETL (extract, transform and load) process. By the end of the program you’ll have completed your data warehouse and expanded your professional portfolio.


Database developers and administrators. Those who work on the data analysis side of BI should consider taking our Certificate in Data Analytics: Techniques for Decision Making.

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Video Overview

Instructor Randal Root talks about the topics covered in the program and how students can use the knowledge and skills they learn to advance their careers.

Duration 01:56


  • Key terms and concepts of BI, including the snowflake and star schemas, project planning and project management
  • How to define project scope and essential business requirements
  • Best practices for using Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services to perform the ETL process
  • Methods for building a professional BI solution, including planning, documentation and reporting
  • Implementation, development and management of Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) Cubes


  • Create and refine a data warehouse
  • Execute a business intelligence project that includes the construction of OLAP Cubes on various data warehouses

Program Overview

Complete the courses listed below to earn the certificate. You may be able to take individual courses without enrolling in the certificate program; check the course pages for details.

Learning Formats

Online With Real-Time Meetings

Combine the convenience of online learning with the immediacy of real-time interaction. You’ll stream courses online and interact with your instructors and fellow students via chat, web conferencing or phone, all in real time. Learn More »


Attend classes part time at one of our convenient locations in the Puget Sound region. You’ll engage face to face with your classmates and instructors as part of a highly interactive curriculum. Learn More »

Program Sessions

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