This Training Kit is designed for information technology (IT) professionals who support
or plan to support data warehouses, extract-transform-load (ETL) processes, data quality
improvements, and master data management. It is designed for IT professionals who also
plan to take the Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) exam 70-463. The authors
assume that you have a solid, foundation-level understanding of Microsoft SQL Server 2012
and the Transact-SQL language, and that you understand basic relational modeling concepts.
This book is intended for Information Technology (IT) professionals who
have been hearing about or have been tasked to evaluate, learn or
implement data warehousing technologies.
Far from being just a passing fad, data warehousing technology has grown
much in scale and reputation in the past few years, as evidenced by the
increasing number of products, vendors, organizations, and yes, even
books, devoted to the subject. Enterprises that have successfully
implemented data warehouses find it strategic and often wonder how they
ever managed to survive without it in the past....