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Informatica PowerCenter 9.x Level 1 Developer
Course Description
Delivery Methods
    Public Instructor-led training Virtual Public Instructor –Led training Onsite Instructor-led training Dedicated Virtual InstructorLed training

Course Overview
This five-day, instructor led course introduces students to Informatica PowerCenter 9.x through lecture and hands-on exercises. The course is designed for Database Developers who are new to Informatica PowerCenter. Informatica PowerCenter is a collection of thick client workbench tools that Developers can use to create, execute, monitor and schedule ETL processes. The course will introduce attendees to 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, dynamic and multiple row returns. Workflow tasks will be created to define a set of instructions for executing the ETL.

Course Duration
  Five Days of instructor-led training 60% lecture, 40% hands on lab

Target Audience
 Database developers with little or no experience of PowerCenter.

  Windows GUI At least two years’ work experience and some knowledge of SQL Contact your Informatica Education Representative for pricing information


After successfully completing this course, students should be able to:  Use Informatica Support to resolve questions and problems with PC9.x.       Use PowerCenter 9.x Designer to build mappings that extract data from a source to a target, transforming it as necessary. Use PowerCenter transformations to cleanse, format, join, aggregate and route data to the appropriate targets Perform error handling/trapping using PowerCenter mappings Use PowerCenter 9.x Workflow Manager to build and run a workflow which executes a sessions associated with a mapping Design and build simple mappings and workflows based on essential business needs. Perform basic troubleshooting using PowerCenter logs and debugger.

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Sessions. Sequence Generators. source files. 11. database connections for sessions and workflow log files Use Command Tasks to run scripts to rename and move files 6. 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 9. Aggregator. Lookups and Caching        Define the Sequence Generator Define the Lookup Transformation Understand the different types of Lookups Clarify Lookup Caching Use a Flat File Lookup to add data to a relational target. Update Strategies. ETL Fundamentals  How to create: o Flat file and relational Sources using the Source Analyzer o Flat file and relational Targets using the Target Developer o Mappings using the Mapping Designer o Workflows using the Workflow Designer Monitor the workflow using the Workflow Monitor Preview Target Data using the PowerCenter Designer   8. Transformations. Unconnected Lookups.  10. Overrides will be used for incremental (daily) loading of the target. Tasks and Reusability    Define list of PC Designer Transformations and Workflow Tasks Clarify Active vs. Trouble Shooting   Understand PowerCenter Log files Use PC log files to: o View and look up error messages o Correct mapping and workflow errors 4. Mapping Parameter/Variables and Mapplets/Worklets       Define Sorter Transformation Detail Aggregator Transformation and Aggregate Functions Explain Unconnected Lookups and how they are called. 2. Routers and Overrides  Build a mapping that uses Update Strategies and Routers to determine insert/update logic for a target. 3. An Overview of Informatica PowerCenter 9  Overview of PowerCenter covering areas such as the Architecture. PowerCenter Transformations. 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 5. Using the Debugger     Outline Debugger Interface Show creation of a break point Show ‘Evaluate the Expression’ functionality Re-Execute mapping with different values  . Tools GUI. Mappings. Joins and Link Conditions      Define Joins Clarify Heterogeneous vs. Sorter. Event Timer and Email Tasks to wait for flat files and email users upon successful/failed load.Course Agenda 1. Parameter Files and Command Tasks  Use a Parameter file to make mappings and workflows more flexible by defining values for mapping variables. Terminology. Build a Dates Lookup Cache for use in determining start and end dates of target records Utilize Event Wait. Describe Mapping Parameters/Variables and initialization priority Outline Mappets and Worklets Use these Transformations to create a mapping which loads records from warehouse Dimension tables to a Fact table. 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. Workflows and Workflow Monitor 7.

Workflow Design Workshop  Business requirement 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. 14. Add those values to a target. The workshop will provide Velocity Best Practices documents that can be used to determine the correct logic for the workflow. 13. update or logged to a file as an error. use Aggregators and Expressions to count the number of orders a Customer has as well as total the sales for that customer. Mapping Design Workshop  Business requirement details will be provided so that the student can design and build their own mapping necessary to load a Promotions Aggregate table. Use PowerCenter Best Practices to create a mapping to trap fatal and non-fatal errors. More Lookup Functionality  Create a Multiple Row Return Lookup.12. Router and Update Strategy in a mapping do a lookup on the target table and determine if the record should be an insert. Dynamic Lookups and Error Logging/Handling  Use Dynamic Lookup. The workshop will provide Velocity Best Practices documents that can be used to determine the correct logic for the mapping  15. .

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