Due to the continued success of the Diploma in Data Analytics, we are delighted to annouce the next intake of this course will be in September 2021. This course will provide a high-level understanding of the main concepts associated with data analytics through the use of Rstudio and Excel. The course will teach you the tools to help you use analytics to formulate and support them in solving business problems and communicating that analysis to a management team.
The Diploma in Data Analytics is approved by the Analytics Institute of Ireland for dual accreditation. This means that anyone who has successfully completed the Diploma in Data Analytics, will be eligible for this dual qualification and will now have the opportunity to register as a Certified Business Data Analyst with The Analytics Institute of Ireland.
This course is delivered over 5 full-day sessions (9:30am - 5pm) between September 2021 and March 2022. Participants will earn 8 CPD hours for each session (40 hours for the full course). Participants will be given access to our online learning management system, Canvas, where additional resources and activities will be made available.
In order to gain the Diploma, participants must successfully complete an assessment (assignment and examination)
Upon completion of this course, attendees will have an understanding of:
Data Analytics Tools: Acquire skills you can exercise in your work and develop an appreciation of how data-driven models can enhance your capacity to make prompt, more informed decisions.
Data Visualization and Data Transformation Skills: Develop skills to clearly report your analysis to all relevant stakeholders. Learn to evaluate the reliability of data, extract key business insights, and apply modelling to predict future trends.
Excel and RStudio: Acquire training in Excel and RStudio for filtering small and large datasets, graphing same using RStudio Tidyverse. IBM Watson studio will also be introduced.
Machine Learning Techniques: Demonstrate your capacity to apply your data skills, leverage data using standard machine learning techniques and extract business insights often hidden in unrefined data banks.
Course Content & Schedule:
Workshop: Friday 24th September 2021 – Compulsory Workshop
Session 1: Friday 22nd October 2021 – Intro to data and descriptive stats
Session 2: Friday 3rd December 2021 – Model estimation and evaluation
Session 3: Friday 14th January 2022 – Models of qualitative choice and machine learning
Session 4: Friday 18th February 2022 – Risk models and predictive analysis
Session 5: Friday 11th March 2022 – Exam review