Data Analyst

COURSE INTRODUCTION

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Logistics, materials, and course expectations
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Agile and integrated set of tools and best practices
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References and resources

INTRODUCTION TO DATA ANALYSIS AND DATA ANALYTICS

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Definition and history
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Current technology, the growing availability of data, and increasing challenges
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Applications for gaining competitive advantages

RETHINKING THE VALUE AND USAGE OF DATA

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The impact of vast volumes of available data especially for decision making
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Data difficulties and limitations: ROI vs. effort/expense, incomplete and inconclusive data
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Dealing with data uncertainty
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Getting real value out of your data: The data continuum
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Effective and responsible data ownership
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Advantages and disadvantages of qualitative and quantitative data types
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Solutions and best practices to transform the way your organization accesses and uses data
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Organizing the entire organization’s data for maximum efficiency using easily available tools
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Taking advantage of the expertise of the entire organization

INTRODUCTION TO DATA MINING AND DATA WAREHOUSING

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Data Mining concepts and application
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Application benefits of data warehousing

DATA DISTRIBUTION AND VARIANCE

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Decision making under uncertainty
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Probability
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Data distribution
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Variance
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Standard deviation

INFORMATION NEEDS

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Operational and executive information classes?
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Key functional transactions and documents
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Map information needs to underlying data
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Executive information needs and the balanced scorecard
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Role of the business analyst and data analyst
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How to use simple pivot tables in Excel or Google Sheets to analyze and present your data
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Tracking and managing business process performance
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Learning from data

DATA EXPLORATION CONCEPTS AND METHODS

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Basic concepts
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Descriptive measures of a sample
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Histograms
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Statistical hypothesis and inference
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Dependence and correlation
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Moving beyond data and decision uncertainty – managing risk

FORECASTING

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Forecasting methods and models
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Time series analysis
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Linear regression
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Establishing trends and business cycles (i.e., seasonality)
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Selecting independent variables for predictive models including regression techniques

REVIEW

BEST PRACTICES AND NEXT STEPS

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Data analysis and transformation
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Best practices revisited
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Next steps options

COURSE CLOSEOUT

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Putting It All Together. The Value of Powerful Data

Additional Resources and Exercises

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Additional Resources and Exercises

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

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Individuals who are interested in operations, project management, business analysis, or management, who need an introduction to data analysis

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