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1. What is the general difference between a transactional 3rd normal form relational schema and a dimensional model?
2. Describe the purpose of a fact table?
3. Describe the purpose of a dimensional table?
4. What is a benefit of an OLAP system?
5. List a fact table from the Adventure Works Data Warehouse database.
6. List the dimension tables that support your selected fact table from the previous question.
7. List two Analysis Services project types in SQL Server Data Tools.
8. What is the general purpose for using SQL Server Management Studio?
9. What is the general purpose for using SQL Server Data Tools?
10. Name three ways or modes of installation for SQL Server Analysis Service.

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1. What is the general difference between a transactional 3rd normal form relational schema and a dimensional model?
The main difference is the degree of normalization used for each of the two approaches. Although both models use relational tables, the implementation differs and it is more complex for dimensional model....

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