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Course Overview

Teradata Factory
Student Manual #1
Teradata Concepts NCR System Architectures

Course Description
The primary focus of this ten day course is to teach you about the design, implementation, and administration of the Teradata Database.
The major topics in this course include:

Teradata RDBMS features and functions

The parallelism of the Teradata RDBMS

How Teradata is implemented on NCR systems (e.g., 4980/5380) How to perform physical database design for Teradata RDBMS Teradata SQL ANSI Differences for Version 2 How to create and populate the Teradata RDBMS using the Teradata application utilities

How to perform common administrative functions for the Teradata RDBMS

Who Should Attend and Prerequisites

Who Should Attend
This course is designed for ...

NCR Teradata Professional Services Consultants NCR Channel Partners


An understanding of the logical data model, relational, SQL, and data

processing concepts.

Useful, but not required:

Experience with relational databases and SQL Experience with UNIX SVR4 MP-RAS Experience with NCR large systems

Class Format and Rules

Class Format
This ten day class consists of ...

Instructor presentations Class discussions Workshop exercises

Classroom Rules
The classroom rules are

Turn off your cellular phones and pagers.

Leave your laptop closed in the classroom during lecture. Come to class on time in the morning and after breaks. Enjoy the two weeks.

Outline of the Four Books

1. Teradata Concepts
Teradata features and functions Parallelism and Teradata

NCR System Architectures

Characteristics of NCR 49xx and 53xx systems typical configurations Disk Array subsystems and how Teradata utilizes disk arrays

2. Teradata Physical Database Design

Primary and secondary index selection; partitioned primary indexes How the Teradata database works

Features of Teradata SQL

SQL ANSI syntax & features; Teradata and ANSI transaction modes Temporary tables, System Calendar, and V2R5 System Limits

3. Teradata Application Utilities

Load utilities (e.g., BTEQ, FastLoad, MultiLoad, and TPump) Export utilities (e.g., BTEQ and FastExport)

4. Teradata Database Administration

Dictionary tables and views; system hierarchy and space management Users, Databases, Access Rights, Roles, and Profiles

Teradata Certification
Certified Teradata Professional 1 (Basics)

Certified Teradata Implementation Specialist 2

Certified Teradata SQL Specialist 3

Certified Teradata Administrator 4

Certified Teradata Designer 5

Certified Teradata Application Developer 6

This course helps prepare you for these Teradata Certification tests.

Teradata Certification Materials to Focus On

Certified Teradata Professional Test 1 (Basics)
Teradata Factory (TF) Book 1 modules 1-10 Teradata Factory (TF) Book 2 modules 1 (pg. 1-25), 5 (pg. 1-19) Teradata Factory (TF) Book 3 module 1 This course helps prepare you for these Teradata Certification tests.

Certified Teradata Implementation Specialist Test 2

TF Book 1 modules 10 and 13, Book 2 ALL, Book 3 modules 1 and 9, Book 4 modules 1 through 3

Certified Teradata SQL Specialist Test 3

Attend WBT or Customer Education SQL classes

Certified Teradata Administrator Test 4

75% - TF Book 4 ALL 25% - Scattered in TF Books 2 and 3

Certified Teradata Designer Test 5

70% - TF Book 2 ALL 30% - Scattered in TF Books 1, 2 and 3

Certified Teradata Application Developer Test 6

80% - TF All Books 20% - Advanced SQL, OLAP, Preprocessor, CLI, ODBC, DATE, etc.

Additional Resources
Teradata Certification Program

NCR Documentation (Teradata Warehouse Solutions, search for Product ID B035)

NCR Discussion Lists (e.g., ATR)

NCR University

Teradata SQL WBT courses

Teradata Configuration WBT Course

Teradata Warehouse Builder WBT Course

Teradata System Performance Information