Developing Data Models with LookML

Data Analytics

This course empowers you to develop scalable, performant LookML (Looker Modeling Language) models that provide your business users with the standardized, ready-to-use data they need to answer their questions. Upon completing this course, you will be able to start building and maintaining LookML models to curate and manage data in your organization’s Looker instance.

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What will you learn?

You will be able to create LookML models independently and equip your stakeholders with standardized, ready-to-use data to answer their questions. The training provides both a theoretical background on the inner workings of LookML and hands-on experience with the tool.


Define LookML basic terms and building blocks

Use caching and data groups in Looker to speed up SQL queries

Create and design Explores to make data accessible to business users

Create dimensions and measures to curate data attributes used by business users

Key takeaways

  1. Define LookML basic terms and building blocks
  2. Use derived tables to instantaneously create new tables
  3. Use the Looker Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and project version control to modify LookML projects.


The program consists of six modules that combine theory and practice.

  • Introduction to Looker and LookML: LookML basics, Looker development environment
  • Creating Dimensions and Measures: Dimensions and Measures
  • Project Version Control: Git within Looker, project version control
  • Model Files: SQL within Looker, Explores, joins, symmetric aggregations, filters
  • Derived Tables: Derived Tables best practices
  • Caching and Datagroups: Caching, Datagroups

Who is it for?

To get the most out of this course, participants should have a basic understanding of SQL, Git, and the Looker business user experience. For learners with no previous experience as data explorers in Looker, it is recommended first to complete Analyzing and Visualizing Data in Looker.


Data developers who are responsible for data curation and management within their organizations.

Data analysts interested in learning how data developers use LookML to curate and manage data in their organization’s Looker instance.

Why should I do this training?

Become an expert in the field

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Reach your company’s goals

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Earn your data certificates

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What else should I know?

Virtual or in-person training: This training can be delivered both in-person and online. When hosting the in-person training, we provide lunch, snacks, and drinks to the participants. Accordingly, there is a discount for virtual trainings.
If you want to work with your data during the final part of the program, please bring your own data set.
The training requires a laptop.
This course is brought to you by Xebia Data.
Literature and a nice lunch are included in the price. 

After registering for this training, you will receive a confirmation email with practical information. A week before the training, we will ask you about any dietary requirements and share literature if there’s a need to prepare.

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Course information

Travel and accommodation expenses are not included.

You need to bring your own laptop for this training.

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