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On this 2-day accelerated BCS Level 4 Diploma designed for Apprentices, you’ll learn key skills needed to master Data Analysis Tools.
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 cover the range of concepts, approaches, tools and techniques that are applicable to Data Analysts. You will learn skills and knowledge applicable to Data Analysis Tools and the underlying principles and processes of data integration.
Key areas covered include learning to:
During the course you’ll sit BCS Level 4 Certificate in Data Analysis Tools 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, exams and incidental costs). 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. Processes and Tools Used for Data Integration
In this topic, the apprentice will describe how data integration is achieved through the manipulation of data from different sources. They will also learn about how this data is manipulated using programming languages and how it is prepared for analysis. You'll be able to :
1.1. Describe the purpose and outputs of data integration activities.
1.2. Explain how data from multiple sources can be integrated to provide a unified view of
1.3. Discover how programming languages for statistical computing can be applied to data
integration activities to filter and prepare data for analysis.
1.4. Explain the nature and challenges of data volumes and types being processed through
data integration activities.
1.5. Develop appropriate testing strategies to ensure that unified data sets are correct,
complete and up to date.
2. Industry Standard Tools and Methods for Data Analysis
In this topic, the apprentice will describe and use a range of tools, techniques and methods to prepare and analyse data. The successful apprentice should be able to:
2.1. Demonstrate the data manipulating, processing, cleaning and analysis capabilities of statistical programming languages and proprietary software tools capabilities and functions of statistical programming languages (such as, but not limited to; R, Python, SPSS, SAS, SQL, Microsoft Excel and VBA, Julia, Hadoop and Hive, Scala)
2.2. Demonstrate how to apply statistical programming languages in preparing data for analysis and conducting analysis projects.
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 +44 207 907 1120.
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 +44 207 907 1120 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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"I enjoyed my time here"
Dominic Santaniello, Experteye. - BCS Level 4 Certificate in Data Analysis Concepts (4 days) (26/11/2018 to 29/11/2018)
"Firebrand enables you to achieve results as fast as possible with excellent support from the tutors. "
Thomas Eyles, Barclaycard. - BCS Level 4 Certificate in Data Analysis Concepts (4 days) (26/11/2018 to 29/11/2018)
"This course ran through the core concepts of data analysis , there was a lot of concepts which hadn’t even crossed my mind & has opened up to more possibilities! "
L.W.. - BCS Level 4 Certificate in Data Analysis Concepts (4 days) (26/11/2018 to 29/11/2018)
"I had a great time, I learned a lot from a very skilled instructor."
Anoynmous. - BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis (6 days) (12/11/2018 to 17/11/2018)
"Before I came here I was very apprehensive about the course and thought that it might not be beneficial but when we started, I already had a clearer insight into my job role and clarity on certain aspects of it. Through this course it helped me understand processes and techniques that I thought I could not even use so it was an excellent experience. Also through the vast experience of our learning Mentor he showed us also how he used these techniques in his working life and that really showed us how to apply these newly learned techniques in our job role."
Kennedy Okeke, Dasiy Group. - BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis (6 days) (12/11/2018 to 17/11/2018)
"As an IT manager with a responsibility for security, I found this course both useful and entertaining. Thoroughly recommended."
Steve Morton. - BCS CISMP (4 days) (29/10/2018 to 1/11/2018)
"Very good and good accommodation provided."
Lee Laverty, Plus Dane Housing. - BCS Level 4 Certificate in Data Analysis Concepts (4 days) (24/9/2018 to 27/9/2018)
"Brilliant course, very helpful and knowledgeable trainer who has plenty of real world examples from his years of experience."
N.L., Lewisham Council. - BCS Level 4 Certificate in Data Analysis Concepts (4 days) (24/9/2018 to 27/9/2018)
"Firebrand have helped me to achieve various certifications throughout my time as an apprentice."
Naeem Dawood, Corporate Risk Associates. - BCS CISMP (4 days) (14/5/2018 to 17/5/2018)
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Anonymous - BCS CISMP (4 days) (14/5/2018 to 17/5/2018)
"Excellent. Tailored instruction that suits the course of students to achieve the aim."
Oliver Hawes, Computacenter. - BCS CISMP (4 days) (5/3/2018 to 8/3/2018)
"I find that the training, although intense, is a really good way of learning. Sometimes you may feel that you haven't learned much I have found that on tests you almost subliminally know the answer and with staying onsite you have no distractions from the outside."
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Sarah Godlington, THS Inspection Services. - BCS Level 4 Certificate in Data Analysis Concepts (4 days) (22/1/2018 to 26/1/2018)
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Wincy Mok, AfaPeople UK. - BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis (6 days) (9/10/2017 to 14/10/2017)
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Michael Oshodi, N/A. - BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis (6 days) (18/12/2016 to 23/12/2016)
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Aaron Surtees, Union Square Software Ltd. - BCS Systems Development Essentials (2 days) (20/6/2016 to 21/6/2016)
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I am VERY pleased with this course and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who's thinking of taking it as part of your companies training for you."
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G.K., IBM. - App and Web Development Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (10/12/2018 to 11/12/2018)
"The content received was very comprehensive with lots of support provided to apprentices providing great value. The instructor of the course was helpful and informative which really added to the experience received. "
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