Access to corporate information to make business decisions has made database and reporting tools critical for business success. The Business Intelligence (BSN) program will use the Microsoft SQL Server and B.I. toolset to give you the skills you need to develop, administer and analyze corporate data. You will learn industry-standard data management best practices and techniques. Visit www.microsoft.com/bi for more information on this exciting specialization.
You will master the technical aspects of data gathering using SQL Server within a Windows platform. You will also learn to use and manage multiple databases, then apply these skills to develop corporate reports using specific reporting tools. With additional relevant work experience and exam preparation study, you will be prepared to successfully challenge and complete the relevant Microsoft designation.
Graduates may find employment as a business intelligence analyst, business intelligence consultant or data warehouse analyst.
The ideal candidate for the Business Intelligence program has:
- Previous post-secondary education in business or technology.
- A technical aptitude and a desire to combine their business and technology skills to assist business through technology solutions.
- Experience with relational databases, computer programming or operating systems (e.g. Linux/Unix, Windows).
This is an intensive program requiring a commitment of both time and energy, students who experience success are those who make their education a priority throughout the program.
Students with higher grades usually experience more success in SAIT programs.
Credentials and Accreditation
After successfully completing this program, graduates will receive a SAIT certificate in Business Intelligence: Data Analysis and Reporting.
The program, offered in conjunction with the Microsoft IT Academy initiative, is delivered using Microsoft Official Curriculum for many courses. With additional relevant work experience and additional exam preparation study, you will be prepared to successfully challenge and complete appropriate Microsoft Certifications.
Students must attain a PGPA and/or a CGPA of 2.0 or better in each semester and pass the necessary prerequisite courses to progress through the program. To qualify for graduation, students must pass all courses, attain a CGPA of 2.0 or better and complete course requirements within the prescribed timelines.