INFORMATICA PowerCenter 9.5 Developer Training

INFORMATICA PowerCenter 9.5 Developer Training

Course Overview:
This course will be delivered through a four-day instructor led format. The course introduces students to Informatica PowerCenter 9.x through lecture and hands-on exercises (24×7 online Lab facility). Working with the PowerCenter Designer, Workflow Manager, and Workflow Monitor tools, performing tasks such as creating transformations, mappings, reusable objects, sessions and workflows to extract, transform and load data. They will develop cleansing, formatting, sorting and aggregating procedures. They can learn how to use routers, update strategies, parameters /variables and overrides. This course will cover many different types of lookups, such as cached, persistent, and multiple row returns. Workflow tasks will be created to define a set of instructions for executing the ETL.

Course Objectives:
• Understand the core features of Informatica PowerCenter 9.5 through lecture, and hands-on exercises and workshops (40% Lecture & 60% Hands-on-labs).
• Use Informatica PowerCenter tools to develop on ETL / Datawarehouse projects.
• Gain insight into the Extraction-Transformation-Loading (ETL) & data integration platform.
• Prepares for Certification Path: Informatica Certified Professional – PowerCenter Data Integration Developer/Specialist.

Course Audience:
• No prerequisites. Course is suitable for people from all backgrounds with a bachelor’s degree.

Course Schedule & Fee:
Timing: 9 AM to 5 PM.
Only $350

Training Location:
McLean Islamic Center
1340 Old Chain Bridge Rd, McLean, VA 22101

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About Instructor:
Instructor is a certified Informatica, Oracle, Teradata, and MicroStrategy consultant, with 11+ years of experience with Informatica and Datawarehouse projects. He is a member of the Informatica Cloud Product Advisory Council.

1. Overview of Datawarehouse & Data Integration
• Overview of what is Datawarehouse; Intro to ETL; purpose of ETL / Data Integration.

2. An Overview of Informatica PowerCenter 9.5
• Overview of PowerCenter covering areas such as the Architecture, Terminology, Tools GUI, Mappings, Transformations, Sessions, Workflows and Workflow Monitor

3. ETL Fundamentals
How to create:
• Flat file and relational Sources using the Source Analyzer
• Flat file and relational Targets using the Target Developer
• Mappings using the Mapping Designer
• Workflows using the Workflow Designer
• Monitor the workflow using the Workflow Monitor
• Preview Target Data using the PowerCenter Designer

4. Trouble Shooting
Understand PowerCenter Log files. Use PC log files to:
• View and look up error messages
• Correct mapping and workflow errors

5. PowerCenter Transformations, Tasks and Reusability
• Define list of PC Designer Transformations and Workflow Tasks
• Clarify Active vs. Passive Transformations
• Use the Expression Transformation and Editor in a mapping which applies a file list to load multiple flat files into a stage table utilizing expression and filter transformations to format and screen erroneous customer data.
• Use Reusable Designer Transformations to apply same formatting logic to Employee records

6. Joins and Link Conditions
• Define Joins
• Clarify Heterogeneous vs Homogeneous Joins
• Use a Joiner Transformation to join relational and flat file sources
• Use the Source Qualify to join two relational sources
• Make use of Link Conditions to execute one session when the first finishes successfully.

7. Using the Debugger
• Outline Debugger Interface
• Show creation of a break point
• Show Evaluate the Expression™ functionality
• Re-Execute mapping with different values

8. Sequence Generators, Lookups and Caching
• Define the Sequence Generator
• Define the Lookup Transformation
• What are the different types of Lookups?
• Clarify Lookup Caching
• Use a Flat File Lookup to add data to a relational target.
• Build a Dates Lookup Cache for use in determining start and end dates of target records
• Utilize Event Wait, Event Timer and Email Tasks to wait for flat files and email users upon successful/failed load.

9. Update Strategies, Routers and Overrides
• Build a mapping that uses Update Strategies and Routers to determine insert/update logic for a target. Overrides will be used for incremental (daily) loading of the target.

10. Sorter, Aggregator, Unconnected Lookups, and Mapplets /Worklets.
• Define Sorter Transformation
• Detail Aggregator Transformation and Aggregate Functions
• Explain Unconnected Lookups and how they are called.
• Describe Mapping Parameters/Variables and initialization priority
• Outline Mapplets and Worklets
• Use these Transformations to create a mapping which loads records from warehouse Dimension tables to a Fact table.

11. Workflow Variables and Tasks
• Use PC workflow variables to pass information from one point in a workflow to another.
• Use an Assignment task to establish the value of a workflow variable within a workflow
• Use a decision task to set criteria by which the workflow will decide which execution branch to follow

12. Parameter Files and Command Tasks
• Use a Parameter file to make mappings and workflows more flexible by defining values for mapping variables, source files, database connections for sessions and workflow log files.
• Command Tasks will be used to run scripts to rename and move files.

13. More Lookup Functionality
• Create a Multiple Row Return Lookup, use Aggregators and Expressions to count the number of orders a Customer has as well as total the sales for that customer. Add those values to a target.

14. Mapping Design Workshop
• Business requirements details will be provided so that the student can design and build their own mapping necessary to load a Aggregate table. The workshop will provide Velocity Best Practices documents that can be used to determine the correct logic for the mapping.

15. Workflow Design Workshop
• Business requirements details will be provided so that the student can design and build their own workflow necessary to load all staging tables in a single workflow. The workshop will provide Velocity Best Practices documents that can be used to determine the correct logic for the workflow.