The dbt Bootcamp: Transform your Data using Data Build Tool

Learn dbt from scratch. Build data models, perform testing, generate documents & become an all rounded Data Engineer!

Are you looking for a cutting-edge way to extract load and transform your data? Do you want to know more about dbt aka Data Build Tool and how to use it? Well, this is the course for you. Welcome to The dbt Bootcamp: Transform your Data using Data Build Tool.

What you’ll learn

  • Learn how to use dbt end-to-end through a realistic project, hands-on project.
  • Learn the fundamentals of dbt including connecting to a data warehouse, developing models, working with sources, creating tests, deploying and much more.
  • Understand how dbt is beneficial in a modern data stack and how the Extract, Load and Transform process works.
  • Learn how to use Macros and Packages in dbt to simplify and reuse your code.
  • Learn how dbt can work with complex SQL queries.
  • Perform Testing in dbt such as singular tests, generic tests and source testing.
  • Develop documentation for your models, understand modularity and dependancies in dbt.
  • Learn about the dbt Project Structure and how to set up your own project.
  • Understand how to use JINJA in dbt.
  • Learn how to deploy in dbt under a schedule and investigate run time errors.
  • Learn how to use Seeds and Analysis in dbt.

Course Content

  • Introduction –> 4 lectures • 14min.
  • Setting up dbt –> 5 lectures • 35min.
  • Getting Started with dbt –> 2 lectures • 22min.
  • Models and Modularity in DBT –> 2 lectures • 51min.
  • Working with YML files –> 2 lectures • 21min.
  • Testing and Documentation on dbt –> 4 lectures • 50min.
  • Using Macros, Packages and Seeds in DBT –> 4 lectures • 43min.
  • Deploying on dbt –> 2 lectures • 15min.

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Are you looking for a cutting-edge way to extract load and transform your data? Do you want to know more about dbt aka Data Build Tool and how to use it? Well, this is the course for you. Welcome to The dbt Bootcamp: Transform your Data using Data Build Tool.

 

In this course you are going to learn all about Data Build Tool, from setting up dbt cloud, connecting it to Snowflake or a warehouse of your choice, developing models, creating sources, doing testing, working with the documentation and much more.

 

This course is for beginners, we will go through a realistic project and cover each of the steps mentioned in a practical approach.

 

dbt is a data modelling tool that makes life much easier for analysts and engineers. It allows you to write SQL queries without having to worry about dependencies. dbt, like traditional databases, is built on SQL, but it has additional functionality built on top of it utilizing templating engines such as JINJA.

This effectively lets you to retrieve, rearrange, and organize your data using additional logic in your SQL. You may then compile and run this code using dbt’s run command to retrieve just the pieces you need in the transformations. It can also be swiftly coded, tested, and adjusted without having to wait for it to process all your data. In addition to that, it’s automated documentation is a big time saver.

The project we will be working on is about a fictitious company called GlobalMart. GlobalMart sells household items like furniture, office equipment, Appliances and Electronics. They are in the process of hiring a small data team and would like to try out dbt for their data transformations. They require some reporting tables about their profits and want to use dbt to transform their data to get them what they want.

 

By the end of this course, we will work through the project and end up accomplishing the following:

 

1. Setting up a dbt Cloud Account

2. Connecting to a Database (in this case Snowflake)

3. Connecting dbt to a repository like GitHub

4. Understanding the dbt cloud interface

5. Building and Running Models in dbt

6. Using Modularity in dbt

7. Creating and Referencing Sources

8. Performing Tests in dbt including Singular and Generic Tests

9. How to Create and Generate Documentation in dbt

10. How to Deploy in dbt

11. How to use Jinja

12. Using Macros and Packages in dbt

13. Using Seeds and Analyses in dbt

 

This is a great, comprehensive which will really up-skill you not only in dbt but the extract, load and transform process as well.

 

Thank you so much for choosing this course and I’ll see you in the next lecture.

 

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