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Data Modelling Training


Data Modelling Foundation TrainingThrough Big Data, the importance of data and data quality has been widely accepted. More and more individuals now need to play an active role within the data management function. Understanding the data structures within an organisation is key to successful information and data management. This understanding is reached by modelling the various data structures using the industry standard notations. Data structures have expanded over the years from relational operational databases to dimensional analytical cubes. This course addresses both these areas.

Course Description

The course runs over three days and includes a number of exercises that will help to consolidate the learning in a practical way. The delegate will gain a good understanding of data modelling as well as the ability to apply it. The course also looks at Big Data concepts and how Big Data projects differs from Small Data projects. NoSQL, Hadoop, data lakes, Data Science, and the impact of Big Data on both business and consumers are addressed.

(also available with Sparx Enterprise Architect, contact us for more information)


Course Outline

Day 1 (full day)
  • Introduction to Data Architecture
  • Data Modelling Components
  • Conceptual Data Modelling
Day 2 (full day)
  • Logical Data Modelling
  • Physical Data Modelling
Day 3 (full day)
  • Dimensional Data Modelling
  • Data Modelling Quality
  • Big Data
  • Data Science

Course Instructors

The course instructors have architecture experience both from consulting and corporate view-points and thus are familiar with many real-world challenges.

Course Outcomes

Delegates completing the course will be able to read a data model of any size and complexity. They will be capable of explaining relational and dimensional as well as logical and physical data models, and of building a conceptual data model for their organization.


This course is aimed at professionals who are moving into the data/information management field or those who are required to capture and understand data models as part of their work.

"Wonderful course. Stunning venue. I would definitely recommend this course to any person."
De Beers

"This course was really excellent and exactly the right information/relevance for me"
Sun International

"Well presented. Training material was very useful. Would definitely recommend it."
University of Johannesburg

"Fantastic learning. Trainer knew his subject matter very well!"
JD Group

"Exercises were very helpful and group discussions added value"
JD Group

"Useful and worthwhile course"


Courses are available on the public training schedule or on request for groups of five or more candidates.

In-house groups may request EA modelling toolset-specific courses.


R 9 850 excl VAT

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  • The text book, “Data Modelling Made Simple” by Steve Hoberman
  • A printed course manual
  • Online material including a data modelling tool.


There is a 100% cancellation fee for cancellations made within ten working days of the start of the training event.

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Course Instructors

Trainer - Bruno Vandenborre

Bruno Vandenborre

Bruno is an information and data modelling expert with over 22 years of IT experience. Born and educated in Belgium, Bruno holds a Masters in Computer Science from the KULeuven, and is TOGAF® 9 and ArchiMate 3 certified. Currently he serves as specialist trainer at Real IRM.

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