BCS Level 4 Certificate in Data Analysis Concepts - Only 5 Days

Seven reasons why you should sit your BCS Data Analysis Concepts course with Firebrand Training

Find Out How We Help You To Learn New Skills Quickly

  1. You'll be BCS Data Analysis Concepts certified in just 5 days. With us, you’ll be BCS Data Analysis Concepts trained in record time
  2. Our BCS Data Analysis Concepts course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  3. Pass BCS Data Analysis Concepts first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We're sure you'll pass your BCS Data Analysis Concepts course first time. But if you don’t, come back within a year, and only pay for accommodation and exams. Everything else is free
  4. You’ll learn more BCS Data Analysis Concepts. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  5. You’ll learn BCS Data Analysis Concepts faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  6. You’ll be studying BCS Data Analysis Concepts with the best. We have the Q-For quality label, recognising our standards and professionalism in the training market. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 65.217 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business
  7. You'll do more than study BCS Data Analysis Concepts courseware. We use practical exercises to make sure you can apply your new knowledge to the work environment. Our instructors use demonstrations and real-world experience to keep the day interesting and engaging

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"Intense but rewarding experience for those looking to learn in a fast passed and focused environment."
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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:

  • The importance of clearly defining customer requirements for data analysis
  • Quality issues that arise with data and how to avoid and/or resolve these
  • The organisation’s data architecture
  • The range of data protection and legal issues
  • The importance of the domain context for data analytics

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.

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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.

Firebrand Training provides instruction to meet every learning need:

  • Intensive group instruction
  • One-on-one instruction attention
  • Hands-on labs
  • Lab partner and group exercises
  • Question and answer drills
  • Independent study

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.

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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:

  • Describe the difference between data, information and knowledge.
  • Explain the range of different types of data.
  • Apply classification schemes for data.

2. The Data Lifecycle

In this topic area, you'll explore the data lifecycle and learn to:

  • Illustrate and describe that the data lifecycle management is a comprehensive approach to managing the flow of an information system's data and its associated metadata.
  • Explain each of the stages of a data lifecycle

3. Structured and Unstructured Data

In this topic area, you'll illustrate the differences between structured and unstructured data. You'll learn to:

  • Describe that structured data is information which can be ordered and processed by data analysis tools.
  • Recognise common sources of structured data
  • Explain that unstructured data can take various formats
  • Illustrate that, in order to maximise insight and derive useful business intelligence, organisations need to analyse both structured and unstructured data.
  • Recognise how structured and unstructured data complement each other.

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:

  • Recognise and demonstrate that data itself does not provide the answers to business problems.
  • Recognise and apply the key to effective data analysis is by asking the right questions which are defined as stakeholder requirements.

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:

  • Recognise how data quality relates different attributes.
  • Illustrate the importance of good quality data.
  • Demonstrate that minor data errors can cause major issues for data analysis.
  • Identify the common sources of errors.
  • Demonstrate that improving data quality and defining an organisational strategy for improved source data creation and storage will directly benefit the value of data analytics to improve business decision making.

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:

  • Discover that data analysis is typically cyclic and iterative and illustrate the typical activities.

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:

  • Describe the data protection and privacy issues that can occur during data analysis activities.
  • Explain the need to comply with the Data Protection Act 1998 UK.
  • Recall and define the 8 principles of the Data Protection Act.
  • Recognise the need for an organisational data policy in relation to data governance.

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:

  • Identify that data structure refers to formalised ways of identifying, accessing and manipulating data attributes by forming logical groupings.
  • Explain the concepts behind relational database structures.
  • Discuss how data warehousing and Big Data (aka. NoSQL) structures address performance issues.
  • Demonstrate why the variety of data structures requires a range of different data access and techniques.

9. Database Design, Implementation and Maintenance

In this topic area, you will explore database system design, implementation and maintenance. You'll learn to:

  • Apply data modelling techniques within database design, producing data models from different perspectives.
  • Recognise the most common forms of database
  • Demonstrate how a logical data model can be transformed into a physical database design, including de-normalisation.
  • Recognise that database maintenance is an activity designed to keep a database running smoothly and that a database can become sluggish and lose functionality otherwise.
  • Illustrate the importance of maintaining a database by backing up the data securely.

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.

  • Explain that metadata is data that defines the data an enterprise needs, stores and uses.
  • Identify the need for a single enterprise view of data and how the canonical data model achieves this.
  • Define the nature of the Data Architecture functions.

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:

  • Illustrate the importance of domain knowledge to effective data analysis.
  • Demonstrate the role of Decision, Descriptive, Predictive and Prescriptive analytics

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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.

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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 Accelerated Learning Programmes include:

  • Intensive Hands-on Training Utilising our (Lecture | Lab | Review)TM Delivery
  • Comprehensive Study Materials, Program Courseware and Self-Testing Software including MeasureUp *
  • Fully instructor-led program with 24 hour lab access
  • Examination vouchers **
  • On site testing ***
  • Accommodation, all meals, unlimited beverages, snacks and tea / coffee****
  • Transportation to/from designated local railway stations
  • Examination Passing Policy

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.

Firebrand goes digital

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.

Considering a Microsoft course? Always have the most up-to-date Microsoft digital courseware with ‘Fresh Editions’. This gives you access to all versions of digital courseware – you’ll receive updates and revisions of your textbook, at no charge, for the life of that course.

Examination Passing Policy

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.

Please note

  • * Not on all courses
  • ** Examination vouchers are not included for the following courses: PMI, GIAC, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, CISSP CBK Review and CSX Practitioner Level 1,2 and 3
  • *** On site testing is not included for our PMI, GIAC, (ISC)2, CREST, CSX Practitioner or ITIL Managers and Revision Certification Courses.
  • **** Accommodation not included on the CISSP CBK Review Seminar

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There are currently no prerequiustes for this course

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites?

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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