Data Management & SQL for Business Analysts

Data is a valuable corporate asset that is used to make informed business decisions. Companies are collecting larger volumes and varieties of data and storing it in different types of database management technologies.  The skills to access and use these databases, as well as a knowledge of programming languages (ie SQL) are in high demand.

.All courses are taught online by live Instructors

  • SQL for Business Analysts coming Fall 2024

Continuing Education Units

A Certificate of Completion is provided with each course showing number of contact hours (instruction), and field of study as "Information Technology" for continuing education purposes. Most courses provides 12 contact hours and are equivalent to 1.2 CEU's.

The term CEU is not a trademarked term; therefore, any educational institution may use it to describe their courses. Professions and industries usually regulate their approved continuing education within their bylaws and not one institute or accrediting body has become a standard to accept in this regard. Professionals should always consult their Association or regulating body prior to embarking on continuing education and not assume a CEU will be accepted as part of their professional development.

Introduction to SQL for Business Analysts

This course will be online with a live instructor.  

This short course is a hands-on introduction to using SQL for data analysis.  It is intended for the business analyst who is familiar with general database concepts and wants to perform their own data discovery.  We will explore how to find answers in the data, pitfalls to avoid, and how to take analysis to the next level.


Familiarity with general database concepts is recommended (but not required) for those with no prior database experience.

  • 4 online sessions
  • Time commitment 12-16 hours     
  • Certificate of Completion.
  • Required class for “Python for Data Sciencel” Certificate of Competency

Online Course Fees: See registration page

These trainings can also be customized and delivered at your location.

                                SQL for Business Analysts Course Outline
Day One Day Two  

Database Fundamentals and Vocabulary

Connecting to a Database

Basic SQL Syntax

Table Joining

Exporting Data

Aggregate Functions

Ranking Functions

Database Views

Data Definition Language

Table Creation

Indexes and Performance Tuning



Jim Monahan is a Principal Consultant with Pinnacle Solutions Group where he focuses on data related business applications.He holds a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering and an MBA from the University of Cincinnati.He brings experience in systems across a wide range of industries and technologies including eCommerce and Data Warehousing.


  • Thank you for a great course.  I learned a lot and your course was designed very well.
  • I enjoy these classes and appreciate the chance to learn so much in a short period of time
  • Great foundation for learning SQL.
  • Instructor clarified if we were getting what we needed and adjusted materials and labs based on class feedback.
  • Great pace, materials, labs!  Loved having the time to work through them and ask questions, and having solutions to look back on for work.
  • He was great and should teach more of these classes

Data Stewardship and Data Quality

Business stakeholders need to trust the predictions created by analytic solutions. Testing and validating the quality and performance of the predictions is often overlooked in analytics. Data stewardship & quality are key capabilities to enabling mass adoption of data, analytics, and AI throughout the organization.  Improving the quality and context of data in the business increases the velocity and impact of analytics solutions to drive strategic value.

The Data Stewardship & Quality is a  4 half-day online  training, with live instructors,  that provides business professionals with the methods to improve context and quality from data capture through curation. The workshop (detailed below) focuses on defining standards for use cases from data capture, through the analytics itself, into monitoring performance in production. This course includes an overview of the responsibilities, methods, and best practices of data stewardship and quality to drive trust.

This workshop is for anyone who generates, captures, or interacts with data. There are no prerequisites for this course.


  • Understand the responsibilities and expectations of a data steward
  • Enable self-service for datasets in the organization
  • Define, measure and improve data quality for analytics solutions
  • Understand data lineage within data pipelines
  • Data quality definitions, calculations and improvements
  • Understand use-case centric vs data-centric improvements
  • Set thresholds for data quality to enable monitoring
  • Monitor and troubleshoot data quality concerns with the organization
Topics Covered in Data Stewardship and Data Quality Training
Sessions 1 & 2   Sessions 3 & 4

-Understand data stewardship and why the capability is important

-Common roles and responsibilities involved in data stewardship

-Providing context, structure, and quality for the data that the organization relies upon-

-Key components of an operational analytic solution

-Translation from traditional spreadsheet reports into the components of an analytic solution

-Communicating crucial dataset factors and conditions for the rest of the organizatio

-Creating data walks and schemas to document the context of a dataset

-Best practices for data schemas, business process analysis, and documentation of datasets

-Key aspects of quality including availability, timeliness and accuracy

-How to define the quality of a data set in technical and business terms

-Importance of structuring, measuring and monitoring dataset quality

-Practical methods to improve the quality of a dataset

  • 4 online sessions
  • Time commitment 12-16 hours     
  • Certificate of Completion.
  • Required class for “Python for Data Sciencel” Certificate of Competency

Online Course Fees: See registration page

These trainings can also be customized and delivered at your location.


Brandan Kelly

Brendan focuses on helping teams align their processes, tools, and architecture to their product and business strategy. Brendan enjoys helping teams solve complex problems in technology adoption and innovation to change how people work. He brings hands-on experience helping enterprise organizations to design, deploy, and optimize ML and AI models. He also has helped teams utilize Agile, DevOps, ITSM, and ModelOps methodologies to drive organizational change. He also loves teaching and training on a variety of subjects including Analytics, Product, and Entrepreneurship

Nick Woo

Nick approaches analytics & AI as an integrated production system to drive intelligent business decisions. He has experience in the aerospace, automotive, non-profit, food and insurance industries and he’s built operational analytics functions from the ground up. Across all sectors, the main constant and key to success in analytics has been the people. Nick works with teams to close the knowledge gap between data ‘producers’ and data ‘consumers’ throughout operations. He enjoys building skillsets and standing up internal communities to create centers of excellence, and emphasizes experimentation to raise the overall capability of the organization. Nick’s mission is to add value to people’s lives and empower them to do the same.


Introduction to Data Management

Data is the foundation from which business analytics, data visualization, and business intelligence originates. This course focuses on learning the steps to get data into a well-designed database and teaches participants how to use Structure Query Language (SQL) to interact with data. The course will start with topics related to database design and data rules to provide participants with a sound knowledge of databases and relational data design. The class will finish with the coverage of practical examples to solve common business problems, efficient database structure design, and solutions on how to create interactions between analytical tools and a database.

In this short course you will learn:

  • Database design and data rules.
  • How to get data into a well designed database.
  • The steps to use SQL to interact with data.
  • Practical examples for solving common business problems, efficient database structure and design, and how to create interactions between analytical tools and a database.

This course will allow novice users and those with some experience the chance to learn skills, syntax, and techniques to perform analytics and data mining on datasets.

                                      Introduction to Data Managment Course Outline
Day One Day Two  

Data Modeling and Database Design

·       Conceptual Design

·       Logocal Design

·       Normalization

·       Physical Design

·       Extract-Transform-Load Processes

Data Warehousing, Dimensional Modeling, and Big Data

·       Comparing Relational and Dimensional Modeling

·       Kimball's 10 Rules of Dimensional Design

·       Dimension Tables

·       Fact Tables

·       Extending Dimensional Models

·       Key Value Data Models and Big Data

·       Data Manipulation in Big Data Systems

·       Extending the ETL with Data Integration



  • 4 online sessions
  • Time commitment 12-16 hours     
  • Certificate of Completion.
  • Required class for “Python for Data Sciencel” Certificate of Competency

Online Course Fees: See registration page

These trainings can also be customized and delivered at your location.


Andrew Harrison is an Assistant Professor of Information in the Lindner College of Business. Andrew's research interests include consumer fraud, deception, security systems, privacy, media capabilities and virtual worlds.


  • "I appreciate the time he took to answer questions and to make sure we understood."
  • "While only part of the course is directly applicable to my current position, the concepts learned in this course will enable me to better communicate with DBA’s in the organization."
  • "This course was a great opportunity to pull many concepts, tools and jargon together to understand how it all works. Very holistic and helpful."
  • "Course covered exactly what I expected from the description.  Adequately challenged me with information and pace."
  • "The instructor had a ton of knowledge but broke it down into ways that were easy to understand."

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