Test your basic knowledge |

Certified Project Designer Cpd

  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
  • If you are not ready to take this test, you can study here.
  • Match each statement with the correct term.
  • Don't refresh. All questions and answers are randomly picked and ordered every time you load a test.

This is a study tool. The 3 wrong answers for each question are randomly chosen from answers to other questions. So, you might find at times the answers obvious, but you will see it re-enforces your understanding as you take the test each time.
1. Create an empty Metadata database - Create the Metadata DSN connection - Create the Metadata shell

2. Level of OLTP integration

3. Schema Objects - Application Objects - Configuration Objects

4. Folder List - Object Viewer - Shortcut Bar

5. Simple - Compound - Nested - Derived

6. Subtotals reflect accumulations at selected attribute levels

7. View Filters are saved with the _____________.

8. User reporting requirements - Query performance - Data volume - DB Maintenance

9. Enables you to search for a specific Object or group of Objects that meet a certain criteria.

10. Design the logical data model - Design the data-warehouse schema - Create the project in Architect - Manage the project schema

11. Simple - Derived

12. Contains info that facilitates the transfer of data from the source systems to the data-warehouse

13. Reduced number of JOINS in the generated SQL

14. Based on facts or attributes - Place at least 1 aggregation inside of another - Include 1 or more level definitions - May include 1 or more conditions - May include 1 or more transformations

15. Simple - Nested - Compound - Numeric Constants - Simple metrics with levels - conditions or transformations as part of their definition

16. A subset of a report that users can manipulate without altering the SQL

17. History folder: To retrieve scheduled reports - MyPersonal Objects: Objects you create - visible only to you - Public Objects: Objects that can be viewed by all - Schema Objects: Objects that represent the logical data model (facts - attributes and h

18. It contains the ID and DESC columns of all higher-level attributes

19. 3 Ways: - Metric Value: Qualifies on a Metric value - Rank: Qualifies on a numeric rank of Metric values - Percent: Qualifies on the % of a Metric value being ranked

20. Needed to create other application objects - like reports or documents - such as templates - filters - metrics - etc.

21. A shortcut to an existing Object in a Project

22. Groupings of directly related attributes. Also commonly known as "dimensions".

23. The Attribute Form Expression that maps to a single column - no matter the number of tables

24. A diagram that shows the information you want to analyze in a project and how that information is related. It depicts the flow of data in an organization. It is not based on the physical structure of the data-warehouse. Used by the MSTR Engine to gen

25. You can save your auto-style from the Top Menu > Grid > Save AutoStyle As...

26. Data is read/write - Data is assigned by application - Data formatting may not be uniform - Data may be limited to recent/current data

27. Define the analytical calculations to perform on the data-warehouse. Made up of Facts.

28. The logical associations between attributes that exist based on a business rule

29. Enables you to format report values based on a condition - such as highlights - font colors - etc.

30. To define the level of aggregation for a specific metric - Used for qualifications

31. OLAP retains data ________

32. Less storage - Simple SQL - Complex ETL

33. Design View - Grid View - Graph View - Grid/Graph VIew - SQL View

34. A detailed - graphical representation of the physical structure of a database. Usually based on a logical data model.

35. The actual column name for a fact. Every fact must have at least 1 expression.

36. Data is read-only - Data is aligned by business subject - Data formatting is uniform - Data is long-term data (2-5+ years)

37. Normalized: No data redundancy - Moderately Denormalized: Some data redundancy with shared Table Keys - Completely Denormalized: Lots of data redundancy with shared Table Keys and description columns

38. Metrics you create within a report using only those objects in the report.

39. OnLine Analytical Processing - Organized by dimension and business subject - uses batch loaded - reporting - read-only - spiked usage (based on time of data-warehouse loading)

40. OLTP data storage measure

41. Enables you to select which tables from the data-warehouse to store in the Metadata database

42. May include 1 or more functions as operators - Based on the attributes and metrics in the Report Objects window - May be Simple or Compound

43. Simple: 1 fact to 1 column - Derived: 1 fact to an expression that combines multiple facts to create a derived expression

44. Used to: - Create the Project - Select Project tables - Create basic Facts - Create basic Attributes and their relationships

45. All report-level options overwrite ___________.

46. All Attributes must have an _______.

47. The default entry-points.

48. A Project Source can house ________ . A single Metadata can be used by multiple Projects.

49. Right-click on the attribute - Double-click it - Click the drill icon from the Toolbar

50. A user interface for creating and maintaining a BI environment