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You asked for it! #DataVault 2.0 Boot Camp with The #DataWarrior in The Woodlands, Texas

Yes it is on! This is your one chance this year to come to Texas and learned Data Vault

WHEN: Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 8:30 AM – Friday, September 18, 2015 at 12:00 PM (CDT)

WHERE: The Woodlands, TX

How Much?

Early Bird Price: If you purchase before August 20, 2015 you get this discounted rate of $2,695.00

Standard Price: $2,895.00

This is a small intimate venue, so the total number of attendees is strictly limited.

Event Details

Data Vault 2.0 Boot Camp & Private Certification, hosted and taught by me, The Data Warrior, in the beautiful Woodlands, Texas! (This is the same class as developed and taught by Dan Linstedt)

THIS IS A 3 DAY COURSE. The morning of the 4th day (Friday) will be offered as a 2 hour exam time for those that wish to stay and take the exam. Everyone will have the opportunity to study for a week (instead of taking it the morning of the 18th), and then take the exam on-line.

This class is a 3 day intensive course that covers all aspects of the Data Vault 2.0 System of Business Intelligence. It really teaches you how to be a general practitioner, and enables you to implement Data Vault 2.0 successfully within your organization. CDVP2 (Certified Data Vault 2.0 Practitioner) is available privately for those who complete this course.

Prerequisite: This class will NOT cover DV basics, so you should have Data Vault 1.0 modeling certification or prior DV implementation experience. You should also have read the main Data Vault book – Super Charge Your Data Warehouse.

Here is the agenda for the class:

Day 1:

Business Justification:

– what, why

– where it fits

– who’s using it


– Systems architecture, Loading Architecture,

– managed self service BI (intro)

– where does NoSQL fit?

– integrating with Hadoop

Day 2:

DV2.0 Methodology:

– Agility (SCRUM, PMP, Six Sigma, KPA/KPI), issues, drivers

– team management, project overview

– CMMI & DV2.0 Project

DV2.0 Modeling (review section)

– Basic components, standard structures,

– reference tables

– PIT & Bridge constructs

Day 3:

DV2.0 Implementation

– Set Logic, Performance,

– Data Distribution

– ETL Templates to follow

– Working SQL example code

Review & Q&A

– Open session for questions, answers

– white-boarding

– deep-dive into specific topics


There are many great hotels nearby the event center. Contact me if you need a recommendation.

The event will be held in a state of the art conference room overlooking Lake Woodlands. There are plenty of restaurants and a Whole Foods within easy walking distance for lunch and happy hour (after class of course).

If you are coming from out of town, your best option is to fly into Houston Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH). It is an easy 20-30 minute drive up to The Woodlands

So sign up now to reserve your spot via Data Vault 2.0 Boot Camp & Private Certification with The Data Warrior Tickets, The Woodlands | Eventbrite.r

See you soon!


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Data Vault 2.0 Training: Upcoming Public Classes

After my well-attended talk at #EDW14 in Austin this week (which was a GREAT event), a lot of you asked about where you could find a public class on Data Vault 2.0.

At the time I knew of none, but on my drive back home I was talking to Dan Linstedt (inventor of Data Vault) and he had great news for all of us: Dan will be teaching not one, but two public classes this summer!


So the first one will be for all our friends in Europe. It will be June 2-4 in Helsinki, Finland. This will be a full 3-day Data Vault 2.0 Bootcamp class where you will get all the details on DV 2.0 modeling and methodology. If you want there is even an option to get the coveted CDVP2 after the class via a private certification exam.

This will be the 1st DV 2.0 class in Europe. So if you are in Europe, or have friends there, head over here for more details:

Following the class, Dan will be giving a keynote at the Oracle User Group Finland event on June 5-6 (I will be presenting there too!). To find out about OUGF check in over here: (scroll down to see the description and the agenda).

For the folks in USA and North America, Dan’s second public class will be  in Cincinnati, Ohio later in the summer. Details on this are not final yet. I will update this post as they become available.

So there you have it – DV 2.0 classes coming your way.



P.S. If these do not work for you you can always talk to Dan or myself about scheduling a private onsite class for you organization.

Are you certifiable?

Just a quick note to let everyone know that Dan Linstedt, (inventor of the Data Vault Model and Methodology) has announced that he will be teaching a live Data Vault 2.0 Certification Class on July 29th in St Albans, Vermont.

This class will cover all the new DV2.0 standards which incorporate big data, and NoSQL as options for implementation.

So do you have what it takes to become a Certified Data Vault Practitioner – CDVP2?

Check out these details:

Concepts that are covered include the following:

  • Implementation (ETL & SQL) best practices – structured, performance and restartability
  • Data Integration Strategies – real time, big data, and unstructured
  • Overview of Architecture – 3 tier systems architecture
  • Overview of Methodology – agile project planning & delivery
  • Overview of Data Vault Modeling – DV tables, patterns, business vault
  • Foundation of NoSQL & Big Data – where it fits, key structures, parallel loading
  • DV2.0 Methodology (Agility, Roles and Responsibilities, Architecture, CMMI Level 5)
  • DV2.0 Structure Changes
  • Managed Self Service BI
  • Loading Templates (including DV2.0 performance improvements)
  • Business Vault – introduction and overview, application & use

The new course relies heavily on the Super Charge your Data Warehouse book. Students must have completed reading the book before attending class. The class will spend minimal time covering the structural details of the Data Vault itself, and will focus more on the application of the Data Vault, the methodology (or project implementation), and the overall architecture. Including a look at managed self-service BI.

via Data Vault Certification | Class Descriptions.

Get the time, place, costs etc. on the Data Vault Certification site.

Join the elite ranks of certified Data Vault Practitioners.

Get certified!

Take care.


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