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David Haertzen

David Haertzen is chief instructor for First Place Learning (, is webmaster of, and has over 20 years of experience in the Information Technology field. David has provided training and consulting services to many organizations including: 3M, The Mayo Clinic, Diversified Pharmaceuticals, Fluor Daniel and Glaxo Welcome. He has led and contributed to the success of over 50 projects such as:

  • Creating and Improving Data Strategies
  • Designing and Developing Data Warehouses and Data Marts
  • Developing Data Models
  • Improving Results from Business Processes
  • Implementing Manufacturing, Insurance, Financial and Human Resource Applications
  • Leading Pilot Projects
  • Conducting Training and Seminars

Working with a wide range of businesses and government agencies has given David insights into the practical application of data modeling in many environments. He has developed models covering subject areas such as: human resources, assets, customers, employees, products, services, organizations, locations, orders, inventory, processes, and projects using a variety of tools including: Erwin, Rational Rose, and Visio.

Communications and training skills are strengths of Mr. Haertzen who has presented and developed seminars with subjects ranging from Data Modeling to Creativity to Interpersonal Communication. He strongly believes that learning can be fun and that learning by doing is most effective. He presents seminars and key note speeches on numerous topics including:

  • Data Modeling
  • Data Warehousing
  • Data Modeling and Database Design
  • Data Resource Management
  • Data Dictionaries and Repositories
  • Project Management
  • Business Process Reengineering
  • Process Modeling

David earned a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree through studies at the University of St. Thomas and a Bachelor of Science in Business (BsB) at the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management.

He has been active in professional organizations and has been a speaker for the Data Administration Management Association (DAMA) and other groups.

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Conceptual Data Modeling - online training course Conceptual Data Modeling

In this 3.5-hour course you will learn the secrets of successful conceptual data modeling through an effective mix of presentation and exercises. You will gain valuable insights into the job and responsibilities of the data modeler as well as the responsibilities of other data modeling contributors.

Instructor: David Haertzen

Our Price: $335.00
Logical Data Modeling - online training course Logical Data Modeling

This 4.5-hour course covers the concepts, notation, and steps needed to create and extend logical data models. The course goes beyond fundamentals, and describes numerous data modeling situations and patterns. Many exercises are included to enhance learning.

Instructor: David Haertzen

Our Price: $430.00