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Introduction to dbt

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This course introduces dbt for data modeling, transformations, testing, and building documentation.

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dbt, or the data build tool, has taken the data world by storm. This course introduces you to the concepts, terminology, and methods of using dbt to implement an example data warehouse. You'll gain an understanding of what dbt is, when it should be used, and best practices when implementing data warehousing. You will work with real datasets and perform extract, load, and transform operations as implemented in data analyst, data engineering, and analytics engineering roles. Learners will develop the skills to define a data warehouse from scratch, model and transform data, and build tests and documentation! This course will provide you with a solid foundation to build upon in your dbt journey, regardless of the type of data warehouse you intend to implement. Gain confidence about how and when to use dbt by working through exercises using SQL and shell commands.
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  1. 1

    Welcome to dbt

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    Learn about the reasons behind dbt's existence and how it's used to create data transformation projects.

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    What is dbt?
    50 xp
    Users of dbt
    100 xp
    Version of dbt
    100 xp
    dbt subcommands
    50 xp
    Creating a dbt project
    50 xp
    Initializing a dbt project
    100 xp
    Creating a project profile
    100 xp
    Working with a first project
    50 xp
    dbt project workflow
    100 xp
    Running a project
    100 xp
    Modifying a model
    100 xp
  2. 4

    Implementing dbt in production

    Utilize what you've learned about dbt with some added details to implement dbt in a production environment. We'll cover dbt seeds and snapshots, along with how to automate builds. Finally review what you've learned throughout the course and implement a dbt pipeline.

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Prerequisites

Data Warehousing ConceptsIntroduction to ShellJoining Data in SQL
Mike Metzger HeadshotMike Metzger

Data Engineer Consultant @ Flexible Creations

Mike is a consultant focusing on data engineering and analysis using SQL, Python, and Apache Spark among other technologies. He has a 20+ year history of working with various technologies in the data, networking, and security space.
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  • Szymon T.
    4 months

    One of best courses I’ve watched, Mike always delivers!

  • Bradley S.
    5 months

    Great exercises and intro

  • Allyson B.
    6 months

    Excelent course with pratical examples.

  • Ali F.
    6 months

    In my current job, we use dbt very much. This course was great. I wish there were more dbt courses on Datacamp.

  • Baptiste B.
    8 months

    great

"One of best courses I’ve watched, Mike always delivers!"

Szymon T.

"Great exercises and intro"

Bradley S.

"Excelent course with pratical examples."

Allyson B.

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