Oracle - Course Details

OraBISEE10gB Oracle BI Suite Enterprise Edition 10g Bootcamp

Oracle Course Description:
The course provides an introduction to the fundamental concepts of business intelligence and the Oracle BI Enterprise Edition architecture, step-by-step procedures for building and verifying the three layers of an Oracle BI repository, and step-by-step instructions for creating ad-hoc queries in Oracle BI Answers and incorporating them into Interactive Dashboards. Students begin by using the Oracle BI Server Administration Tool to construct a simple repository to address a fictitious company's business requirements. They import schemas, design and build logical business models, and expose them to users in Oracle BI Answers. Students then extend the initial repository and learn how to model more complex business requirements. They also learn how to implement Oracle BI Server security and manage Oracle BI Server cache. Next, they explore Oracle BI EE user interfaces, and learn to build a simple Oracle BI Interactive Dashboard. They will start with basic requests created in Answers, then add more complexity as the topics progress, including pivot tables, charts, prompts and embedded content. They will also use Oracle BI Delivers to send real-time, personalized alerts to Interactive Dashboards for subscribed users, and explore the Administration features of the BI Presentation Services.
Oracle Course Duration:
5 DAYS
Oracle Course Target Audience:
Application Developers,Business Analysts,Business Intelligence Developer,Data Modelers,Functional Implementer,Reports Developer,Technical Consultant
Oracle Course Prerequisite:
Basic SQL,Database design,Dimensional modeling
Course Content:
  • Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition: Overview and Architecture

    • Define and describe business analytics and business intelligence
    • Identify the analytical business challenge and the solution provided by Oracle BI products
    • Define and describe data warehousing and data modeling
    • Identify the major components that make up the Oracle BI Enterprise Edition architecture
    • Describe the role of key components in the architecture
    • Describe the relationships among the components

  • Repository Basics and Building the Physical Layer of a Repository

    • Repository structure, features, and functions
    • Using the OracleBI Administration Tool
    • Creating a repository
    • Loading a repository into Oracle BI Server memory
    • Importing data sources
    • Setting up connection pool properties
    • Defining keys and joins
    • Creating alias and select tables

  • Building the Business Model and Mapping Layer of a Repository

    • Building a business model
    • Building logical tables, columns, and sources
    • Defining logical joins
    • Building measures
    • Examining business model object properties

  • Building the Presentation Layer of a Repository

    • Exploring Presentation layer objects
    • Creating Presentation layer objects
    • Modifying Presentation layer objects
    • Examining Presentation layer object properties

  • Testing and Validating a Repository

    • Checking repository consistency
    • Turning on logging
    • Defining a repository in the initialization file
    • Testing a repository using Oracle BI Answers
    • Inspecting the query log

  • Adding Multiple Logical Table Sources and Calculations to a Fact Table

    • Adding multiple logical table sources to a logical table
    • Creating new calculation measures based on existing logical columns
    • Creating new calculation measures based on physical columns
    • Creating new calculation measures using the Calculation Wizard

  • Creating Dimension Hierarchies and Level-Based Measures

    • Creating dimension hierarchies
    • Creating level-based measures
    • Creating share measures
    • Creating rank measures

  • Using Aggregates, Partitions, Fragments and Repository Variables

    • Modeling aggregate tables to improve query performance
    • Testing aggregate navigation and Using the Aggregate Persistence Wizard
    • Purpose for segmenting data into partitions and fragments
    • Partition types and Modeling partitions in an Oracle BI repository
    • Session variables and Repository variables
    • Initialization blocks
    • Using the Variable Manager
    • Using dynamic repository variables as filters

  • Modeling Time Series Data

    • Using time comparisons in business analysis
    • Using Oracle BI time series functions to model time series data

  • Configuring Oracle Business Intelligence data and metadata to support multilingual environments

  • Setting an Implicit Fact Column

    • Adding fact columns automatically to dimension-only queries
    • Ensuring the expected results for dimension-only queries
    • Selecting a predetermined fact table source
    • Specifying a default join path between dimension tables

  • Security and Cache Management

    • Creating users and groups
    • Setting permissions for users and groups
    • Authenticating using a external database and database authentication
    • Setting query limits and timing restrictions
    • Restricting tables as non-cacheable
    • Using Cache Manager, Inspecting cache reports and Purging cache entries
    • Modifying cache parameters and options
    • Seeding the cache

  • Setting Up and Administering Usage Tracking

    • Tracking and storing Oracle BI Server usage at the detailed query level
    • Using usage tracking statistics to optimize query performance and aggregation strategies
    • Analyzing usage results using Oracle BI Answers and other reporting tools

  • Multi-user Development

    • Setting up a multi-user development environment
    • Developing a repository using multiple developers
    • Tracking development project history

  • Filtering Requests in Oracle Business Intelligence Answers

    • Introduction to filters in Answers
    • Adding filter prompts to requests
    • Using saved requests as filters

  • Oracle Business Intelligence Answers: Advanced Features

    • Combining request criteria using set operations
    • Executing direct database requests
    • Editing logical SQL generated by a request

  • Building Views and Charts in Requests

    • Introduction to Answers views and charts
    • Creating and editing charts
    • Performing common view tasks

  • Showing Results with Pivot Tables

    • Introduction to pivot tables
    • Formatting pivot tables
    • Setting aggregation rules and building formulas

  • Creating and Configuring Oracle Business Intelligence Interactive Dashboards

    • Introduction to Interactive Dashboards and pages
    • Dashboard Editor UI elements
    • Composing dashboard elements
    • Types of dashboard content
    • Embedding content in Interactive Dashboards
    • Using bookmark links to distribute and save Interactive Dashboards

  • Customizing the Oracle Business Intelligence User Interface

    • Modifying cascading style sheets
    • Modifying XML message files
    • Making configuration changes using the instanceconfig file

  • Administering the Oracle Business Intelligence Presentation Catalog

    • Maintaining the Oracle BI Presentation Catalog
    • Managing security
    • Understanding security inheritance
    • Describing the Presentation Catalog structure
    • Permission types
    • Setting permissions using the Manage Catalog screen

  • Using Oracle Business Intelligence Delivers

    • Introduction to Oracle BI Delivers
    • Configuring delivery devices
    • Adding delivery profiles
    • Building alerts
    • Introduction to Oracle BI Scheduler
    • Scripted jobs