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Can't attend CDVP2 Class? No problem  

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We would love for you to attend class, but realize that there are a number of issues with that happening, ranging from cost to availability (in your geographic location), and more.   So if you can't attend class what can you do?

Here are a number of suggestions that might help you in your search to learn about Data Vault, and Data Vault 2.0

1: The book: 

Building a Scalable Data Warehouse with Data Vault 2.0 (Elsevier publisher,available on

Chapter 3 through 15 are 100% hands-on.  All SQLServer.  At the end of Michael Olschimke's preface is a download link for a 15GB download - of sample data, processes, models, etc...   We realize the book is now 4 years old, yes we know we need a 2nd edition (updated), however - that said, you can get TONS of value out of the book no matter what platform you implement on.  Chapters 12, 13, 14, 15 and so on do however focus on Microsoft SQLServer technology such as Master Data Services and OLAP cubes.  The tech has moved on, but you can still work with the concepts.

The book gives everyone (including those  IN CDVP2 TRAINING) a leg up, full of working examples. 

MAKE SURE you do not skip the section on PITS & BRIDGES - these structures are nearly always necessary for improving performance of BI queries downstream (in getting data out).

2: These forums / the community

Leverage DataVaultAlliance.   Ask your questions (no matter how big or how small), we either will give you an answer, or (if consulting or training is required) we will direct you to the right place.  Feel free to post your own polls as well!!  find out what others are doing!

3. Blog Entries:

There are hundreds (if not thousands) of posts there, that I placed there over the years.  Chances of your question being already answered are pretty high.  I've switched sites and begun blogging here these days - most of those posts (while possibly old) are still very relevant.  Great place to go to get more information.

4. Articles, videos, slideshows on about Data Vault:

Feel free to take a look at the LinkedIn Channel for more information.  I've written a few articles there, and posted some slide shows, as well as a video or two.  You can also check Sanjay Pande's channel:   He also has quite a few articles listed there that may help in your journey.

As always, you can CONTACT US with your question, if you feel you need consulting, want a model review, or an assessment of your Data Vault project.   We are working on new courses here on DVA that should also help in the near future, so stay tuned!

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