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Logical Data Modeling Training Course

Mapping & Analyzing Data-Oriented Business Rules
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Logical Data Modeling Training Overview

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Logical Data Modeling is an essential component of professional business analysis. Logical data modeling is often mistaken for database design.  However, 
logical data modeling is the foundation for excellence in business analysis, business systems analysis and business intelligence requirements analysis.

Inteq’s Logical Data Modeling training course provides the basis for understanding the complex moving parts of an organization - its data-oriented business rules - the foundation for precision and agility in requirements analysis.

Business terminology embodies an organization’s business concepts, rules and underlying relationships. These concepts, rules and relationships form a body of knowledge called “data-oriented business rules.”

In most organizations, data-oriented business rules live as tribal knowledge, informally, in the minds of the people doing the essential day-to-day work of the organization.

However, these informal rules unofficially govern how organizations operate and how decisions are made. These rules are surprisingly vague and ambiguous; they are rarely subject to critical analysis. Yet, these rules are the basis for articulating business system requirements that are equally vague and ambiguous.

Vague, ambiguous, incomplete, incorrect, inflexible, missing business rules result in:

• Systems that are ridged and rapidly become obsolete and ineffective.
• Non-productive time spent on “work-arounds” to compensate for lack of functionality.
• Business processes that are cumbersome and inflexible.
• Costly, inflexible and maintenance-intensive information systems; systems, that even after significant
   investment, still do not deliver the necessary functionality.

That’s truly unfortunate because there is a clear path to getting the requirements right. Based on decades of experience, Inteq has uncovered and refined the foundational patterns of data-oriented business rules. Participants in Inteq's Logical Data Modeling training course utilize these patterns to rapidly discover, critically analyze and precisely specify data-oriented business rules via entity relationship (ER) diagrams. 

Inteq's Logical Data Modeling results in the specification of data-oriented business rules that:

• Are thorough, clear and accurate. Data-oriented business rules that fully support business 
  and user requirements.
• Scale to support the enterprise. Data-oriented business rules are often more complex at the
   enterprise level than they initially appear at the departmental or business unit level.
• Enable organizational agility. Rules that can adapt and evolve over time. Data-oriented
   business rules that transcend specific project solutions to seamlessly adapt to future requirements 
   as the organization evolves.
• Support business intelligence. Data-oriented business rules must be thorough and accurate to
   enable effective tactical and strategic decisions.

IT Professionals Worldwide Choose Inteq's Training


Inteq's Logical Data Modeling training course has emerged as the gold standard for professional-level logical data modeling training - and are simply the most effective logical data modeling training course available in the industry.
 
Inteq's Logical Data Modeling training course is more than education; it's transformation - for the participants, project teams and their organizations. 

That’s why over 300,000 business and IT professionals worldwide choose Inteq's business analysis training courses - Including Inteq's Logical Data Modeling training course.

Business Process ModelingTraining Course Outline

Introduction and Foundation
  • Data-oriented business rules
  • The business vocabulary
  • Business transactions vs. business intelligence
  • Rules vs. knowledge
  • E/R diagrams and data models
Framework for E/R Diagramming
  • Business entity types
  • Attributes and meta-data
  • Cardinality and dependency
  • Principle relationships
Diagramming Baseline Rules and Patterns
  • Domain entity types
  • Associative relationships
  • Domain-based associations
  • Repeating groups
  • Transactional relationships
Diagramming Complex Rules and Patterns
  • Super type / sub-type relationships
  • Recursive hierarchies
  • Recursive networks
  • Role-based associations
  • Time-dependent data
Diagramming BI Rules and Patterns
  • Tactical and strategic business questions
  • Business facts and dimensions
  • Analyzing cross-organizational facts
  • Dimensional modeling
Business Rule Generalization
  • Normalizing business data
  • Generalizing business entities
  • Analyzing meta-data for abstractions
Practical Guidance
  • Scaling models to the enterprise level
  • Model transformation: conceptual, logical, physical 
  • Using reference models to leverage analysis
  • Implementation considerations and best practices
  • Getting started
Who Should Attend?
Inteq's Logical Data Modeling training course is designed for Business Analysts, Business Systems Analysts, BI Requirements Analysts, Data Modelers, Data and Enterprise Architects, DBAs, Project Managers, Developers and IT Professionals, Subject Matter Experts and Business Professionals focused on discovering, analyzing and specifying data-oriented business rules and requirements.
Prerequisites:
None. Inteq's Logical Data Modeling provides a comprehensive and cohesive approach data modeling and entity-relationship diagramming regardless of background and level of experience.

Logical Data Modeling is an excellent precursor and integrates seamlessly with Inteq’s Advanced Data Modelingtraining course and is an excellent companion course with Inteq's Business Systems Analysis training course. 
Learning Options:
Anytime eLearning™: Anytime | Anywhere | Any Device | Self-Paced

Onsite Training: Onsite at your locations worldwide or via our live virtual classroom | Contact us for details.
Course Length:
The course is designed for two full days of training. However, Anytime eLearning™ participants can learn at their own pace and on their own schedule.

Participants to go back and review the material at their own pace and time schedule to reinforce and further internalize the concepts.

Anytime eLearning™ participants have 45-days to complete the course and most participants typically complete the training over 1-3 weeks.
What’s included?
In addition to the world-class training, participants also receive a comprehensive course workbook - which is yours to keep, supplemental materials, a personalized Certificate of Completion and CEU (continuing education unit) credits.
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Key Data Modeling Techniques that You Will Learn:

  • Critical thinking skills to cut through superficial and ambiguous discussions to distill core business concepts.
  • To recognize recurring patterns of data-oriented business rules to improve the quality and speed of analysis.
  • Techniques that enable thorough analysis of complex business rules and validation of complex requirements.
  • To create a precise, common vocabulary that is consistent among business end-users, analysts, IT professionals and other stakeholders, across the organization.
  • To developed clear, precise entity-relationship (ER) diagrams that capture and specify virtually any set of data-oriented business rules.
  • ... and much more

What is the Next Step?

Inteq's business and systems analysis training courses are available via Anytime eLearning™ and private group training onsite at your locations worldwide or via our live virtual classroom.

Register and start training as soon as today! Or, contact us for details at info@inteqgroup.com or 800.719.4627 to discuss your business analysis training objectives and how Inteq's Business Systems Analysis training can help you in achieving those objectives.
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