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ERIC Number: EJ1136651
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1545-679X
Microsoft Enterprise Consortium: A Resource for Teaching Data Warehouse, Business Intelligence and Database Management Systems
Kreie, Jennifer; Hashemi, Shohreh
Information Systems Education Journal, v10 n6 p84-92 Dec 2012
Data is a vital resource for businesses; therefore, it is important for businesses to manage and use their data effectively. Because of this, businesses value college graduates with an understanding of and hands-on experience working with databases, data warehouses and data analysis theories and tools. Faculty in many business disciplines try to prepare students for this data-oriented business environment by teaching database and business intelligence concepts in their courses. However, many faculty may not be aware of various important online resources. For example, the Microsoft Enterprise Consortium (MEC) provides data and instructional resources to faculty in business colleges through access to several data sets that could be used for teaching a range of topics including fundamentals of database management, beginning and advanced SQL, data warehouses, and business intelligence (data mining, data cubes and dimensional reporting). The purpose of this paper is to introduce the Microsoft Enterprise Consortium, to discuss the various teaching resources it provides, to present an overview of the materials available through the MEC, and to give an example of successful implementation and utilization of MEC resources.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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