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On this 5-day accelerated BCS Level 4 Diploma designed for Apprentices, you’ll learn key skills needed to master Data Analysis Concepts.
You’ll be immersed in the curriculum, through our unique Lecture | Lab | Review technique, which allows you learn and retain information faster than traditional courses.
On this course, you’ll explore different types of data; understanding the data life-cycle and learning the fundamentals of data structures. Our expert instructors will take you through the steps of carrying out routine data analysis task and database system design. You’ll also grasp:
During the course you’ll sit BCS Level 4 Certificate in Data Analysis Concepts Exam. Don’t pass the first time? Don’t worry – you’ll be covered by our Certification Guarantee.
Other accelerated training providers rely heavily on lecture and independent self-testing and study.
Effective technical instruction must be highly varied and interactive to keep attention levels high, promote camaraderie and teamwork between the students and instructor, and solidify knowledge through hands-on learning.
This information has been provided as a helpful tool for candidates considering training. Courses that include certification come with a certification guarantee. Pass first time or train again for free (just pay for accommodation and exams on your return). We do not make any guarantees about personal successes or benefits of obtaining certification. Benefits of certification determined through studies do not guarantee any particular personal successes.
1. Types of Data
In this topic, you'll explore the different types of data, including open and public data, administrative data, and research data. You'll learn to:
2. The Data Lifecycle
In this topic area, you'll explore the data lifecycle and learn to:
3. Structured and Unstructured Data
In this topic area, you'll illustrate the differences between structured and unstructured data. You'll learn to:
4. Requirements for Data Analysis
In this topic area, you'll show the importance of clearly defining customer requirements for data. You'll learn to:
5. Quality Issues for Data Analysis
In this topic area, you'll develop an understanding of the quality issues that can arise with data and how to avoid and/or resolve issues experienced. You'll learn to:
6. Data Analysis Tasks
In this topic area, you'll explore the steps involved in carrying out routine data analysis tasks. You'll learn to:
7. Compliance and Audit Considerations
In this topic area, you'll explore and gain knowledge on the range of data protection and legal issues. You'll learn to:
8. Data Structures
In this topic area, you'll explore the fundamentals of data structures and database system design, implementation and maintenance. You'll learn to:
9. Database Design, Implementation and Maintenance
In this topic area, you will explore database system design, implementation and maintenance. You'll learn to:
10. Data Architecture
In this topic area, you will work to understand the organisation's data architecture. You'll learn to:
Explain how an organisation's data architecture defines how data is stored, managed, used and integrated within an organisation and its database systems.
11. The Domain Context for Data Analytics
In this topic area, you'll explore the importance of the domain context for data analytics. You'll learn to:
The format for the exam is a one-hour, closed book multiple-choice exam consisting of 40 questions. The pass mark is 26/40 (65%).
If you're taking the exam in a language that is not your native/official language, you are entitled to 25% extra time and are allowed to use your own paper language dictionary to translate during the exam.
Exam and Firebrand developed course materials
Firebrand Training offers top-quality technical education and certification training in an all-inclusive course package specifically designed for the needs and ease of our students. We attend to every detail so our students can focus solely on their studies and certification goals.
Our instructors teach to accommodate every student's learning needs through individualised instruction, hands-on labs, lab partner and group exercises, independent study, self-testing, and question/answer drills.
Firebrand Training has dedicated, well-equipped educational facilities where you will attend instruction and labs and have access to comfortable study and lounging rooms. Our students consistently say our facilities are second-to-none.
We’re currently migrating from printed to digital courseware. Some courseware is already available in digital, while other books remain in printed form. To find out if this course is digital, call us on 024-8457770.
There are several benefits of easy-to-use digital courseware: downloads are immediate, and you’ll always have your courseware available wherever you are. You won’t need to wait for a printed book to be delivered before you start learning – and it’s better for the environment. You can choose to download the courseware to your own device, or borrow one of ours.
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Should a student complete a Firebrand Training Program without having successfully passed all vendor examinations, the student may re-attend that program for a period of one year. Students will only be responsible for accommodations and vendor exam fees.
There are currently no prerequiustes for this course
Don’t worry - we’ll discuss your technical background, experience and qualifications to determine whether this accelerated course suits you.
Just call us on 024-8457770 and speak to one of our enrolment consultants.
Firebrand is an immersive environment and requires commitment. Some prerequisites are simply guidelines; you may find your unique experience, attitude and determination enables you to succeed on your accelerated course.
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