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Pentaho BI Training Course Outline

Introduction to Pentaho Tool

  • Pentaho User Console
  • Overview of Pentaho Business Intelligence and Analytics Tools
  • Database Dimensional Modelling
  • Using Star Schema for Querying Large Data Sets
  • Understanding Fact Tables and Dimensions Tables
  • Snowflake Schema
  • Principles of Slowly Changing Dimensions
  • Knowledge of How High Availability is Supported for the DI Server and BA Server
  • Managing Pentaho Artifacts
  • Knowledge of Big Data Solution Architectures

Introduction to Pentaho BI Suite

  • Describe Pentaho
  • Pentaho BI (CE vs EE)
  • Pentaho Data Integration (PDI)
  • Pentaho Report Designer (PRD)
  • Pentaho Metadata Editor (PME)
  • Pentaho Schema Workbench (PSW)
  • Dashboard Capabilities

Data Architecture

  • Designing Data Models for Reporting
  • Pentaho Support for Predictive Analytics
  • Design a Streamlined Data Refinery (SDR) Solution for a Client

Clustering in Pentaho

  • Understanding the Basics of Clustering in Pentaho Data Integration
  • Creating a Database Connection
  • Moving a CSV File Input to Table Output and Microsoft Excel Output
  • Moving from Excel to Data Grid and Log

Pentaho Report Designer - Basic

  • PRD Layout
  • Understanding its Basic Features
  • Designing a Basic Report Containing Graphical Chart
  • Conditional Formatting
  • Studying the PRPT File Format
  • Building a Basic Report in PDF Report

Pentaho Report Designer – Advanced

  • Working with Group
  • Group Header
  • Group Footer
  • Data Source Connection
  • Query Designer
  • API Based Reporting
  • Passing Parameter
  • Using Formula
  • Designing Report with Subreport

Pentaho Data Integration Development

  • Create an ETL Job
  • Knowledge of the Pentaho Data Integration (PDI) Steps
  • Explain the PDI Steps to Create an ETL Transformation
  • Explain the Use of Property Files

Pentaho Data Integration – Introduction

  • Define Extract, Transform, Load (ETL) Concepts
  • PDI GUI Layout
  • Repository
  • Wizard
  • Marketplace
  • Supported Data Types for Connectivity

Pentaho Data Integration – Transformation

  • What is Transformation?
  • Variable
  • Step
  • Hop
  • Steps for various Input and Output
  • Steps for Transformation
  • Scripting
  • Steps for Big Data
  • Integration with Hadoop HDFS and NoSQL MongoDB
  • PDI and Map Reduce

Pentaho Data Integration – Job and More

  • Introduction to PDI-Job
  • Integrating Report
  • Entries
  • Job Orchestration
  • Logging
  • Understanding Repository
  • Database Repository
  • File-Based Repository
  • Example with Job Containing Multiple Entries

Pentaho BA Server and USER Console

  • Pentaho Business Analytics
  • User Console Navigation
  • JPivot
  • Analysis Tools
  • Using Data Sources
  • Integrating Report on BI


  • Securing Data
  • Integrating User Security with Other Enterprise Systems
  • Extending BA Server Content Security
  • Pentaho’s Support for Multi-Tenancy
  • Using Kerberos with Pentaho

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The delegates are expected to have:

  • Knowledge of basic database concepts
  • Familiarity with IT terms
  • Understanding of any one programming language
  • Knowledge of Data warehouse concepts


This course is suitable for:

  • Business Analyst, BI Developer, Data Scientist, DW Programmer, Solution Architect
  • Mainframe and Testing Professionals
  • Those who want to take up a career in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics

Pentaho BI Training​ Course Overview

Pentaho is an open-source platform to build a BI solution. It provides ETL (Extract, Transform, Load), reporting and data integration capabilities. This course teaches the essential knowledge and skills required to use Pentaho Business Intelligence (BI) Suite effectively.

In this 2-day Pentaho BI training course, delegates will gain an in-depth knowledge of Pentaho tools and their features. This training focuses on both technical and non-technical Business Intelligence practitioners. They will understand how an individual can integrate Pentaho BI suite with big data stack like Hadoop and HDFS. This training program will be delivered by Certified Pentaho BI Professionals.

At the end of this certification, delegates will understand the advanced concepts of Pentaho, various product offerings, use of Pentaho report designer to design and publish custom reports and features of reporting as well as the ETL concepts, PDI features, transformation, file formats for KJB and KTR and Pentaho BA Server.

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  • Delegate pack consisting of course notes and exercises
  • Manual
  • Experienced Instructor

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Why choose us

Ways to take this course

Our easy to use Virtual platform allows you to sit the course from home with a live instructor. You will follow the same schedule as the classroom course, and will be able to interact with the trainer and other delegates.

Our fully interactive online training platform is compatible across all devices and can be accessed from anywhere, at any time. All our online courses come with a standard 90 days access that can be extended upon request. Our expert trainers are constantly on hand to help you with any questions which may arise.

This is our most popular style of learning. We run courses in 1200 locations, across 200 countries in one of our hand-picked training venues, providing the all important ‘human touch’ which may be missed in other learning styles.


Highly experienced trainers

All our trainers are highly qualified, have 10+ years of real-world experience and will provide you with an engaging learning experience.


State of the art training venues

We only use the highest standard of learning facilities to make sure your experience is as comfortable and distraction-free as possible


Small class sizes

We limit our class sizes to promote better discussion and ensuring everyone has a personalized experience


Great value for money

Get more bang for your buck! If you find your chosen course cheaper elsewhere, we’ll match it!

This is the same great training as our classroom learning but carried out at your own business premises. This is the perfect option for larger scale training requirements and means less time away from the office.


Tailored learning experience

Our courses can be adapted to meet your individual project or business requirements regardless of scope.


Maximise your training budget

Cut unnecessary costs and focus your entire budget on what really matters, the training.


Team building opportunity

This gives your team a great opportunity to come together, bond, and discuss, which you may not get in a standard classroom setting.


Monitor employees progress

Keep track of your employees’ progression and performance in your own workspace.

What our customers are saying

Frequently asked questions


Please arrive at the venue at 8:45am.
Knowledge of basic database concepts.
Business Analyst, BI Developer, Data Scientist, DW Programmer, Solution Architect
We are able to provide support via phone & email prior to attending, during and after the course.
Delegate pack consisting of course notes and exercises, Manual, Experienced Instructor, and Refreshments
This course is 1 day.
Once your booking has been placed and confirmed, you will receive an email which contains your course location, course overview, pre-course reading material (if required), course agenda and payment receipts
The price for Pentaho BI Training certification in Australia starts from AUD1295
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider in the world for Pentaho BI Training.

Why choose us


Best price in the industry

You won't find better value in the marketplace. If you do find a lower price, we will beat it.


Many delivery methods

Flexible delivery methods are available depending on your learning style.


High quality resources

Resources are included for a comprehensive learning experience.

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