Business Data Analytics

There are no prerequisites for this business data analytics course other than an analytical mindset. However, we do expect the participants to have a basic knowledge of working with Microsoft Office, Internet and Business Analysis Acumen.

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  • Online live classroom available
  • Quality learning materials
  • Small Class Sizes
  • State of the Art Facility
  • Free Retakes
  • Instructor Led Classroom training
  • Certified Industry Experienced Teachers
  • 100% Job Placement assistance

Global Information Technology’s IIBA endorsed will prepare you for Certification in Business Data Analytics (IIBA®- CBDA). What you learn in this course will give you a strong foundation in all the areas that support analytics and will help you to better position yourself for success within your organization. You’ll develop skills and a perspective that will make you more productive faster and allow you to become a valuable asset to your organization.

The new Certification in Business Data Analytics (IIBA®- CBDA) recognizes your ability to effectively execute analysis related work in support of business analytics initiatives.

Business data analytics is a practice by which a specific set of techniques, competencies and procedures are applied to perform the continuous exploration, iteration, and investigation of past and current business data, for the purposes of obtaining insights about a business that can lead to improved decision-making.

Earning this certification informs employers of your passion for and competencies performing business analysis on analytics initiatives. The certification helps identify skilled business data analytics professionals to organizations seeking these in-demand skills.

Data-focused organizations perform better and making the most of the data is key in making sound business decisions. Business analysis skills coupled with the knowledge, competencies and experience performing business data analytics activities are in high demand. Certification in Business Data Analytics is the key to help you prepare for these in-demand skills and to remain on top of industry trends.

This course is designed for both beginners and experienced professionals who are inexperienced or have recently stepped into the field of analytics. This course is beneficial for: IT developers and testers, Data analysts, Junior data scientists, Analytics professionals, BI and reporting professionals, Project managers, Students and Professionals working with data in any industry

  • You will learn the concepts and best practices for Business Analytics.
  • You will do hands-on, in-class exercises and homework assignments.
  • The tool of choice for class will be Tableau.
  • You will do a minimum of 1 presentation on your Business Analytics research work.
  • Students will be graded on their attendance, assignments, and participation.
  • The class will draw from the IIBA standards for Business Analysis and Business Data Analytics
  • Students will be prepared to successfully take the certification exam for CBDA through IIBA, and have the skills to work as Business Data Analytics professionals.

Introduction to Data Analytics for Business and Strategy development

Process Framework

  • Gather requirements and understand the target; define the objective
  • Identify and know the data
  • Pull the data and perform analysis, discovery and insights; tying your results to strategy and the objective
  • Build your dashboard
  • Present and communicate your findings

HOMEWORK: Begin your project, create 2 subjects with description and rationale to be approved

Gathering the requirements to understand and define the objective

  • Strategy, mission, objectives
  • Lifecycles and current state
  • Understanding the stakeholders
  • Benchmarking and the competition
  • Overview of data and data architecture
  • Approach Plan
  • HOMEWORK: find the data for your dashboard assignment

Identifying and knowing the data

  • Identifying and sourcing the data
  • Internal company data and external sources
  • Parsing the data for the analysis
  • Data quality, vernacular, and availability; data dictionaries
  • Types of Analysis: predictive, diagnostic, prescriptive, descriptive
  • Pulling it all together
  • In-Class introduction to Tableau and exercise
  • HOMEWORK: Analytics assignment unique for each student to build their dashboard

In-depth exploration of Tableau as a tool

Building great dashboards

  • Elements of dashboards
  • Reporting and dashboards
  • Customer requirements and dashboards; building data visualizations
  • Interpreting your results
  • Skills
  • Presenting and communicating
    • Best practices
    • Using the url
    • Facilitating decision-making
    • Dashboards for ongoing use
    • Tell the Story technique

IN-CLASS: student presentations

Who will benefit from this course?

This course is designed for both beginners and experienced professionals who are inexperienced or have recently stepped into the field of analytics. This course is beneficial for: IT developers and testers, Data analysts, Junior data scientists, Analytics professionals, BI and reporting professionals, Project managers, Students and Professionals working with data in any industry

What are the prerequisites for taking a Business Data Analytics training?

There are no prerequisites for this business data analytics course other than an analytical mindset. However, we do expect the participants to have a basic knowledge of working with Microsoft Office, Internet and Business Analysis Acumen.

How are the jobs for Business Data Analytics in general?

An early career Business Intelligence Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $87,466 based on 293 salaries. A mid-career Business Intelligence Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $103,178 based on 407 salaries. An experienced Business Intelligence Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $111,713 based on 426 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $122,204. www.payscale.com

Why should you become Business Data Analytics- CBDA certified?

Data-focused organizations perform better and making the most of the data is key in making sound business decisions. Your strong business analysis skills coupled with the knowledge, competencies and experience performing business analytics activities are in high demand.A recent article* ranked business analysis amongst the most in-demand hard skills of 2019, along with analytical reasoning. Certification in Business Data Analytics is the key to help you prepare for these in-demand skills and to remain on top of industry trends. *LinkedIn Talent Blog “The Most In-demand Hard and Soft Skills of 2019”

Business analysis professionals who have the skills to effectively perform on business data analytics initiatives contribute to their teams in various ways, including providing the ability to:

  • Translate business problems into questions that analytics can answer
  • Use analytics results to identify viable options
  • Explain technical results to non-technical stakeholders
  • Visualize data and translate results via data storytelling
  • Build and demonstrate empathy for the customer

What will I be able to do after successfully finishing the program?

  • Initiate and execute technical/pricing negotiations with data providers
  • Look at data sources and search for big data predictors
  • Carry out big data processes (for e.g. Text connotation and filtering)
  • Identify data trends from sets
  • Business goals and best work practices
  • Supply accurate data models, code and produce data rules from the analysis
  • Produce solutions for real-time distributed data processing

How many weeks is this course?

The course typically lasts over five weeks; it’s very comprehensive and very hands-on. Also, the gap during the week allows the students to fully study and gain a strong understanding and practice what is being taught in the class.

Is Tableau another programming language?

No Tableau is not a programming language. Tableau is a tool which can help anyone see and understand their data. Connect to almost any database, drag and drop to create visualizations, and share with a click.

Do I need programming background or knowledge?

Programming knowledge is not a requirement at all. All you need is an analytical mindset, basic Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Internet and Business Analysis Acumen.

Is this Program only for Data Scientists?

No this program is not only for Data Scientists, but for IT developers and testers, Data analysts, Junior data scientists, Analytics professionals, BI and reporting professionals, Project managers, Students and Professionals working with data in any industry wishing to work on analytics projects, hence you must not expect to be too technical in terms of algorithms.

The IIBA®- CBDA exam includes questions pertaining to the six Blueprint Domains, five practitioner-based domains discussed in IIBA’s Introduction to Business Data Analytics: A Practitioners View, and one organizational-based domain from IIBA’s Introduction to Business Data Analytics: An Organizational View:

  • Identify Research Questions – 20% (Domain 1)
  • Source Data – 15% (Domain 2)
  • Analyze Data – 16% (Domain 3)
  • Interpret and Report Results – 20% (Domain 4)
  • Use Results to Influence Business Decision Making – 20% (Domain 5)
  • Guide Company-level Strategy for Business Analytics – 9% (Domain 6)

Course Number : BUSD-0-0100

Duration : 48 hours

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