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Diploma in Predictive Data Analytics

Transform your business with data-driven decisions

Duration:
11 weeks, one evening per week,
(6.30pm-9.30pm)
Start Date:
21st March 2021
Days:
Monday
Certification:
IBAT DIPLOMA
Reference Code:
OCDIPPDA1P
Normal Price:
Online: €965
On-Campus: €1250

This course is starting in March 2022. Apply now!

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Why Predictive Data Analytics

Learn how to extract information from existing data sets in order to determine patterns and predict future outcomes and trends.

This course will:

  • Teach you the multivariate techniques used to transform information from large data sets into actionable insights
  • Give you a hands-on experience using software platform, RapidMiner
  • Give you skills to enhance your career prospects opening up roles such as strategist, analyst and adviser
  • Introduce you to ‘big’ and ‘small’ data
  • Teach you how to identify situations in which predictive analytics can add value by better meeting customer needs  
  • Teach you how to present this in a persuasive and influential manner
  • Teach you advanced statistical techniques used in the field of marketing and financial predictive analytics.

Some of the world's largest firms, including Google, LinkedIn, Facebook, IBM, Apple, Pfizer, Twitter, and GlaxoSmithKline, have European headquarters in the country. And data scientists are always in demand at firms of that size.

Course Overview

The Diploma in Data Predictive Analytics will introduce you to many of the popular advanced statistical techniques used in the field of marketing and financial predictive analytics. On the course you will learn the multivariate techniques used to transform information from large data-sets into actionable insights. You will gain hands-on experience using RapidMiner [a software platform for data preparation and predictive model generation] and prepare to be a part of this growing field.

The skills obtained through this programme will enable you to shift roles from ‘trusted observer’ to a more commercial role as strategist, analyst and adviser. You can move to a role where you actively partner with management and operations functions to influence the direction and decisions of the business on a day-to-day basis.

On the programme you will also be introduced to both ‘big’ and ‘small’ data; learn how to manipulate, analyse and interpret it in sophisticated ways; and realise how to present this in a persuasive and influential manner. It will teach you how to identify situations in which predictive analytics can add value by better meeting customer needs, through the smarter allocation of marketing budgets and by improving financial decisions.

Please Note: It important to note that this is not a statistics course; even though all the techniques are based on the theory of statistics; the approach taken here is logic-based, rather than formula-based. Therefore, you will not be a statistics expert at the end of this course; however, you will know and be able to apply all the techniques in a practical manner. 

In the end, you will be able to apply all learned theory into practice and start building a more data-driven culture within your organisation.

Course Content

This programme will teach you how to identify situations where predictive data analytics can add value by better meeting customer needs, realising smarter allocation of marketing budgets, and improving the financial performance of your company.

 You will know when to use the following modelling techniques, and understand their relevant pros and cons:

  • Factor analysis for data reduction
  • Multiple regression for prediction purposes
  • Multiple discriminant analysis for classification
  • Cluster analysis for better segmentation

Each week, class time will be allocated for you to work with RapidMiner, learning how to analyse and interpret a different multivariate statistical technique using a real-world dataset.

On completion of the programme, you will be able to apply learned theory and start building a more data-driven culture within your organisation.

In the end, you will be able to apply all learned theory into practice and start building a more data-driven culture within your organisation.

Course Content

  • Business Intelligence and Data
  • Power BI
  • Data Mining
  • SQL
  • Types of Analytics
  • Python / Jupyter
  • RapidMiner:
      • Data Preparation
      • Data Preparation
      • Modelling and Performance
      • Modelling (Decision Trees)
      • Modelling (Knn, Confusion Matrix)
      • Modelling (K Means clustering, Association rules
      • Text / Sentiment Analysis

Assessment

Participants will be required to successfully complete project work (100%), the project work will bebased on a real world case studies and data-sets.

What is a Professional Diploma?

An IBAT Professional Diploma is a focused, short duration practical course that consolidates, upskills and/or reskills learners in a professional area. They are stand-alone qualifications  that do not lead to an award on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).

Lecturer Profile

 
John Rowley
John Rowley/ Lecturer Data Predictive Data Analytics /
John Rowley's career spans web development (LAMP), Web Manager and Corporate spokesman (Ryanair), 11 years in software management and development (Symantec, Corel), technical training (PHP, MySQL, Perl, XML, C#, CSS Javascript), technical writing (C++, Java), documentation management and news journalism. He was the first PHP developer in Ireland to achieve Zend PHP Certification and the first technical writer in Ireland to document C++ compiler and application frameworks. He has worked as a consultant / developer for Irish Rail, Suzuki, Nestle, and Eli Lilly. He currently works as a .NET information architect for the ECDL foundation where he develops the centre and candidate administration systems for the ECDL programs in Ireland. On a lighter note, he's also an accomplished stand-up comedian, performing regularly in Manchester and Dublin

Career Opportunities

Data Analysts are in strong demand in many industries, including pharmaceuticals, marketing, finance and insurance, as well as cloud computing.

According to GoStudy Consulting and EdTech, the demand for a graduate in Data Analytics in Ireland has increased by 50% in the last five years (as of 2020).

Graduates from Ireland are highly employable thanks to industry-led courses in med-tech, analytics, digital marketing, data engineering, data analytics, life sciences, ICT, pharma, and health care.

Ireland has more than 17,000 startups, according to Stoodnt. Organizations in Ireland are looking for talented analysts as the amount of data and technological insights grows.

Testimonials

My favourite aspect of the course was working & learning rapid miner.

Adrian Basiewicz Diploma in Predictive Data Analytics Graduate

Learned new skills, especially around Rapidminer and datasets.

Mr O’Neill Diploma in Predictive Data Analytics Graduate

Entry Requirements

This programme is suited for individuals with a variety of different experience levels, and while there is no academic requirement for entry, all applicants should demonstrate an interest in and an aptitude for data analytics. Basic computer literacy is a requirement with a digital literacy certificate or equivalent.

It should be noted that while this is not a statistics course, all the techniques are based on the theory of statistics and you will need to understand basic business statistical concepts, including mean/average, standard deviation and normal distribution.

How to Apply

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