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Business Intelligence System Infrastructure (Graduate Certificate)

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Program Information

School:Algonquin College - Graduate Programs
Faculty:School of Advanced Technology
Degree:Certificate; Co-op
Field of Study:Information Technology
Description:This one-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate program prepares students for careers requiring specialized technical knowledge to support corporate use of Business Intelligence (BI). Students develop technical and team skills to work independently and collaboratively to collect, analyze, design, build, support, integrate and manage systems that assist business decision making through data analysis using IBM Cognos Enterprise software to access complex databases and data warehouses.

Students install, configure and troubleshoot BI platforms. Hands-on experience is provided in database design, database administration, operating systems fundamentals, networking essentials and programming basics. Students research and evaluate current BI offerings and industry trends. In Level 01, courses focus on helping students understand and develop core competencies in the essential technologies utilized in delivering BI/BA solutions. The courses in Level 02 focus on assisting students to understand and develop hands-on experience using the designated IBM Cognos, and/or similar or related software. Examples of hands-on activities include writing complex SQL aggregation queries, creating data warehouses, developing multidimensional models, creating metadata frameworks and provisioning a variety of reporting styles. Projects provide students with experiential learning opportunities where they are tasked to address real-world problem solving situations and delivering business responsive solutions within tight timelines utilizing an agile-inspired approach.
URL:Business Intelligence System Infrastructure (Graduate Certificate) at Algonquin College - Graduate Programs
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $6,098

Admission Requirements

Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 88]

Applicants with International transcripts must provide proof of the subject specific requirements noted above along with proof of either: IELTS-International English Language Testing Service-Overall band of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each band; OR TOEFL-Internet-based (iBT)-overall 88, with the minimum in each component: Reading 22; Listening: 22; Speaking: 22; Writing: 22.

Additional Admission Requirements:
    Ontario College Diploma, Ontario College Advanced Diploma or Degree in the related field. (especially in technical areas of business, information systems, computer science, engineering).

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on December 25, 2018