Developing Data Models with LookML

Data Analytics

This course builds up on Analyzing and Visualizing Data with Looker, providing a complete foundation on how to manage and curate Looker explores to support looks and dashboards. In this training, the focus is on LookML – the Looker Modeling Language. With LookML, analysts can develop semantic data models through dimensions, measures, and data relationships. Moreover, advanced topics such as project version control, caching, and datagroups are also covered.

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What will you learn?

After the training, you will be able to:

Create LookML models independently and equip your stakeholders with standardized, ready-to-use data to answer their questions.

Understand LookML basic terms and building blocks

Use derived tables to instantaneously create new ones

Use the Looker Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and project version control to modify LookML models.


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
  • Project Version Control: Git within Looker, project version control
  • Model Files: SQL within Looker, Explores, joins, symmetric aggregations, filters
  • Derived Tables: Best practices
  • Caching and Datagroups: Caching, Datagroups

This training is for you if:

You want to develop scalable and performant LookML data models

You want to create and design explores that make data accessible to business users

You are interested in learning Looker best practices, such as the Git workflow for LookML projects

This training is not for you if:

You have no previous experience with Looker (check out our Analyzing and Visualizing Data with Looker training instead)

You don’t have a basic knowledge about SQL (check out our SQL for Data Analysis course) or Git

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?

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

Looker is a browser-based platform, so it’s not necessary to download any application to your computer.

You need to bring your own laptop for this training.

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