Data Modeling Interview Questions

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General Questions: » Have you exported objects from the data model to different database? What is the use of it? » What is aggregated data and why do you need aggregated data? » What is the role of a logical data modeler and physical data modeler? » How do you gather requirements for creating data model? » What is the naming convention you follow? » What are the different notations that can be used? » What is cardinality? » What is identifying and non identifying relationship? » Why do you need phrases in a data model? » Have you generated reports for data models? Why do you need reports from data model? » How you will recover if data modeling file is corrupted? » What is Meta data? What kind of Meta data do you capture in a data model? » Explain a difficult situation in data modeling and how did you resolve it?

Logical Data Modeling Questions: » What is logical data modeling? » What is conceptual data modeling? Why do you need that? » What is enterprise data modeling? Why do you need that? » What is relational data modeling? When you will use relational data modeling? » When you will go for relational data modeling? » What is OLTP? » What is OLAP data modeling? » What is dimensional data modeling? » What is a dimension? » What is a slowly changing dimension? What are the types of slowly changing dimension? Which one you will use it? » What is super type and sub type? Where you will use in logical or physical data model? If you generate the super type and sub type structure it in a database, what are the consequences?

» What is Star Schema? When you use Star Schema? » What is Snow Flake? When you will use Snow Flake Schema? » What is the difference between Snow Flake and Star Schema? » Can you compare logical data model with data base? How?

» How you will find out the difference between the logical data models created previous month and current month? » What is Data Ware House? » What is Data Mart? » What is the difference between data ware house and data mart? Physical Data Modeling Questions: » What is physical data modeling? » What is the difference between logical and physical data modeling? » Can you compare physical data model with data base? How? » How version controlling is done in a data model? .

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