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Harnessing Disruption through Data Analytics

  • 27 Courses | 11h 58s
  • 11 Books | 1h 53m
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Companies increasingly rely on data and analytics to operate, improve, and compete, and it's critically important for business users to understand the technology categories that their organizations rely on to deliver analytics.  Learn about analysis methods, big data, data-driven decision making and more.

Basics of Data Analysis at Work

Applying data and analytics to solve business problems and realize business opportunities requires a creative blend of business and technical knowledge, skill, and experience.  Learn about the most common technologies in use today for delivering data and analytics, as well as the main options in technology selection and architecture.

  • 3 Courses | 1h 24m 5s
  • 2 Books | 21m

Understanding Data

Enterprises increasingly rely on analytics and data for effective decision-making, optimization, and innovation, resulting in an increased demand for a workforce who understands data and analytics.   Learn about why it's important to understand data and analytics.
  • 5 Courses | 2h 15m 14s
  • 2 Books | 21m

Using Data for Decision Making

Organizations around the world are now realizing the many advantages of using data to overhaul their business strategies and gain a competitive edge. When used in combination with business acumen, data-driven decisions can be a powerful tool for change.  Learn about the benefits of making decisions with data as the basis of your choice.

  • 6 Courses | 2h 18m 6s
  • 3 Books | 31m

Big Data

You've probably heard of big data technologies, but what exactly are they, and how can using big data give your organization a competitive advantage?  Learn about dealing with big data and the benefits that big data strategies provide.

  • 6 Courses | 2h 6m 16s
  • 2 Books | 20m

The Power of Data

There are many ways to use data, from data science to edge computing.  Learn more about various technologies that help make data so powerful.

  • 7 Courses | 2h 57m 17s
  • 2 Books | 20m

COURSES INCLUDED

Data and Analytics Technologies at Work
Companies increasingly rely on data and analytics to operate, improve, and compete, and it's critically important for business users to understand the technology categories that their organizations rely on to deliver analytics. This course covers the most common technologies in use today for delivering data and analytics, as well as the main options in technology selection and architecture. This course was developed with subject matter provided by the International Institute for Analytics. ([http://www.iianalytics.com)]www.iianalytics.com).
5 videos | 23m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Analytics by Function
Understanding analytics across a variety of functions enables you to be more creative and pragmatic in applying analytics in your own function and enterprise. In this course, you'll learn about the benefits of analytics, and effective applications of analytics and big data in marketing, sales, customer service, manufacturing and supply chain, and human resources functions. This course was developed with subject matter provided by the International Institute for Analytics. (www.iianalytics.com)
7 videos | 41m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Working with Analysts
Applying analytics to solve business problems and realize business opportunities requires a creative blend of business and technical knowledge, skill, and experience. This course covers key roles, responsibilities, and structures in analytics projects. This course also covers the key subject matter expert activities performed throughout the business analytics development process. This course was developed with subject matter provided by the International Institute for Analytics. (www.iianalytics.com)
6 videos | 35m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Understanding and Raising Analytics Maturity
Organizations increasingly rely on data and analytics to operate, improve, and compete. In today's fast-paced analytics environment, you can't grow analytics capabilities without understanding your current capabilities through an analytics maturity assessment. In this course, you'll learn about an industry standard methodology for assessing the key elements of your organization's analytics capability, and techniques for raising analytics maturity individually and collectively. This course was developed with subject matter provided by the International Institute for Analytics. (www.iianalytics.com)
6 videos | 34m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Data Literacy for Business Professionals
As industries, enterprises, and jobs become more data-intensive, data literacy is critical to effectively “talk data” with business colleagues and data and analytics professionals who support you in your work. This course covers fundamental concepts in data management, data quality, data privacy and protection, and data governance. This course was developed with subject matter provided by the International Institute for Analytics. (www.iianalytics.com)
6 videos | 36m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Analytics Literacy for Business Professionals
Enterprises increasingly rely on analytics for effective decision-making, optimization, and innovation, resulting in an increased demand for an analytically literate workforce. This course covers the benefits of building your analytics literacy, as well as techniques for doing so. This course also covers some common analytics pitfalls, and best practices for supporting effective analytics practices in your organization. This course was developed with subject matter provided by the International Institute for Analytics. (www.iianalytics.com)
7 videos | 31m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Basic Analytical Methods
A fundamental understanding of statistical analysis methods increases your ability to effectively communicate with data analyst professionals so you can better employ analytics associated with your work. In this course, you'll learn fundamental concepts in distribution, deviation, correlation, regression, and clustering statistical analysis methods. This course was developed with subject matter provided by the International Institute for Analytics. (www.iianalytics.com)
6 videos | 36m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Expert Insights on Data Analytics
Realize the full potential of your data-driven decision making by putting data to work for you. Learn and practice key skills for getting more value from your data statistics and data-driven decisions.
6 videos | 18m available Badge
Reaching Efficient Solutions with Computational Thinking
Computational thinking is a structured way to understand and solve the kind of complex problems facing most organizations today. First developed in conjunction with developing computer systems, it can be applied to many situations, both computerized and not. And it can help determine the right types of computer and human actions to apply in order to solve a problem. In this course, you'll learn the characteristics of computational thinking, including problem expression, as well as of its core techniques, such as decompositions and pattern recognition. You'll also learn how abstraction is used in logical problem solving to build algorithms that create and evaluate business solutions.
7 videos | 23m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Framing Opportunities for Effective Data-driven Decision Making
Framing opportunities for effective data-driven decision making involves documenting a specific opportunity and desired business outcome. This helps to ensure that you focus resources on the right analysis, at the right time, and with the right approach. In this course, you will learn how to frame a problem by asking the right questions. You'll also learn about identifying and testing assumptions. Finally, you'll learn how to create an effective problem statement. This course was developed with subject matter provided by the International Institute for Analytics.  (www.iianalytics.com)
6 videos | 31m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Working with Data for Effective Decision Making
High-performing enterprises employ purpose-based data sourcing to effectively address well-framed business opportunities. In this course you'll learn how to identify, scope, and validate data for effective decision making. This course was developed with subject matter provided by the International Institute for Analytics.  (www.iianalytics.com)
6 videos | 29m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Guiding the Analysis for Effective Data-driven Decision Making
Selecting an appropriate analysis method to best address the business opportunity and solve your identified problem is critical to effective data-driven decision making. In this course, you'll learn about analytics categories, business intelligence, selecting an appropriate analytical method, and evaluating and refining your analysis. This course was developed with subject matter provided by the International Institute for Analytics.  (www.iianalytics.com)
6 videos | 32m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Making Data-driven Decisions
Organizations around the world are now realizing the many advantages of using data to overhaul their business strategies and gain a competitive edge. However, data-driven decision making doesn't mean you have to ignore your intuition or past experience. In fact, when used in combination with business acumen, data-driven decisions can be a powerful tool for change. In this course, you’ll learn about the benefits of making decisions with data as the basis of your choice. You’ll explore best practices for taking a balanced approach to decisions that don't rely on a single perspective. And you’ll also learn how to avoid common mistakes associated with using data to inform decisions.
7 videos | 32m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Growing Value through Algorithmic Business
Evidence-based decision making is vital for business growth. Algorithm design enables organizations to use data to solve business problems and improve business outcomes. Decomposition, pattern recognition, abstraction and algorithms are the cornerstones of the computational thinking that informs evidence-based decisions in the digital economy. This course covers the benefits, characteristics, and best practices of algorithmic business and thinking.
6 videos | 27m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Big Data Fundamentals
You've probably heard of big data technologies, but what exactly are they, and how can using big data give your organization a competitive advantage? In this course, you'll learn about dealing with big data, the benefits that big data strategies provide, and the types of data and data sets big data incorporates. You'll also be introduced to the different ways it can be applied, depending on your market sector. Finally, this course covers some fundamental security challenges of big data and some best practices for managing big data through an effective information lifecycle.
7 videos | 22m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Big Data Interpretation
Using big data can lead to significant gains for your organization. Managing big data effectively can lead to lower operating costs, better decision making, and innovative new product development. Dealing with big data means utilizing big data technologies to identify, gather, and analyze data sets and develop big data strategies that reap benefits for your organization. In this course, you'll learn about the data analysis process. You'll be introduced to the most common basic and advanced analytics methods, including data mining. You'll also learn about some of the most common big data tools and their associated uses, and some challenges to keep in mind when undertaking big data analysis activities in your organization.
8 videos | 21m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Organizing Business Data with Data Modeling
Modeling data can help businesses better organize and access data. Organizations rely on various kinds of data, including Big Data, to fully understand their business. To do so, they need that data to be easy to access and understand. Data modeling plays a critical role in both of these. In this course, you'll learn about the characteristics of data modeling, and the common styles and types of data models used. You’ll find out how the three levels of data modeling can provide a detailed blueprint of a company's data. And you'll also learn about common strategies for building data models, and how doing so improves an organization's daily operations.
7 videos | 33m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Improving Marketing with Big Data
Professional marketers today have unprecedented access to customer data and complex data sets. By using Big Data technologies and analytical tools, they can gather insights about their target markets through things like website traffic, e-mail marketing, and social media activity. And they can glean incredibly useful information from dealing with Big Data to help drive effective operational marketing strategy. In this course, you'll learn about the characteristics of Big Data, the benefits of managing Big Data for marketing purposes, the key challenges associated with using Big Data, and the best practices for data storage and handling methods. The course also covers considerations when implementing Big Data strategies.
6 videos | 19m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Finding the Quality in Your Data
Successful data management in the age of big data is a challenge. Applying data quality best practices while making adjustments and optimizations can help your organization meet its business goals. In this course, you'll learn about using data science in data quality management. You'll learn how to determine the quality of data, challenges and solutions for gathering quality data, and how to assess the value of data.
6 videos | 23m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Maximizing Value with A/B Testing
Used correctly, A/B testing helps your organization identify value-add activities with data you already have, allowing you to become an agile enterprise that can adapt to a changing environment quickly. It is the process of testing two elements to determine which performs more effectively. Used correctly, it can help your organization develop agile thinking for dealing with change and innovation. By improving your agility, you can capitalize on opportunities quickly. In this course, you'll learn about the characteristics and benefits of A/B testing. You'll also learn about the key activities for creating an organizational A/B test strategy. And you’ll explore considerations and best practices for using A/B testing.
6 videos | 26m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Harnessing the Power of Data Science for Business Growth
Data science involves using scientific analysis, tools, and mathematics to extract useful insight from raw data, and then applying that knowledge for effective business strategy. Increasingly, companies are turning to data science. They can use scientific analysis, tools, and mathematics to extract useful insight from Big Data, to guide their decisions and drive business improvements. In this course, you'll learn about the characteristics and key elements of data science, and its potential benefits for organizations. You'll also learn what skill sets are required on a data management team, best practices for extracting useful, actionable insights from data, and common challenges organizations face in using data science.
7 videos | 32m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Expert Insights on Data Science
Take control of the future by making better decisions in the face of the uncertainty that comes with it. As leaders, we must embrace the data revolution and learn ways to leverage our data for solving problems.
14 videos | 39m available Badge
Turning Social Intelligence into Actionable Insight
Using social intelligence (SI) is not just about recording the number of likes, retweets, or followers you have on your various social media outlets. True social intelligence involves using the vast amount of raw, real-time data you have at your disposal and converting it into practicable insights to improve customer relationships. In this course, you’ll learn about the benefits of social intelligence to your organization’s performance. You’ll explore how to monitor social media, as well as common sources of social media data. Finally, you’ll discover best practices for analyzing that data, common mistakes to avoid, and ways to use social-awareness strategies that deliver real business value.
7 videos | 31m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Achieving Digital Dexterity
Flexibility, agility, and the ability to efficiently change between activities are critical in today's tech-centric environment. Digital innovation has transformed the business landscape. Computer data informs our decision making and computerized processes play a major part in the jobs we do. Businesses committed to embracing digital agility are the ones that excel. In this course, you'll explore the benefits and techniques for achieving organizational digital dexterity. You’ll explore how to establish a tech-centric mindset and how to digitize practices to support digital dexterity. In addition, you'll learn how to gauge organizational progress toward digital dexterity and the associated strategies to sustain it.
6 videos | 27m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Motivating Action with a Compelling and Data-driven Story
The right story narrative can persuade and enable company leadership to make smart, informed and intentional decisions about their business. In this course, you'll learn how to build a compelling, data-driven story that adequately answers the framed problem, and motivates action among key stakeholders. This course was developed with subject matter provided by the International Institute for Analytics. (www.iianalytics.com)
6 videos | 31m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Exploring Data Visualization
The business world is full of data. Using this data strategically presents a company with serious competitive advantages. The tricky part is making sense of the data and then communicating what it means. Data visualization (or data viz, for short) provides actionable insights out of what can be complex sets of data. In this course, you'll learn the considerations for creating data visualizations and how to relay your message using data visualization tools. You’ll learn how to communicate clearly using data visualizing techniques. And you'll gain insight into how to use key design best practices to ensure your visualizations are clearly and accurately telling the story you want them to.
7 videos | 35m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Effective Edge Computing
With the use of artificial intelligence and smart devices on the rise, business networks are strained under the heavy load of data. Edge computing seeks to move data processing, collection, and delivery closer to the end user – to the so-called edge of the network. Edge data and local processing are fast becoming standard features in modern business networks. Edge computing can reduce costs and latency issues, improve data management and data warehousing, and enhance business continuity. In this course, you'll learn about the benefits and challenges of edge computing. You'll also learn how to properly utilize a data warehouse and plan for implementing it into your business operation. And you’ll examine the considerations and best practices for implementing and utilizing edge computing in your organization.
7 videos | 29m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
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BOOKS INCLUDED

Book Summary

Big Data in Practice: How 45 Successful Companies Used Big Data Analytics to Deliver Extraordinary Results
In Big Data in Practice, author Bernard Marr explores unique approaches to data analytics from 45 different companies. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Book Duration 11m Book Authors By Bernard Marr

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A Practitioner's Guide to Business Analytics: Using Data Analysis Tools to Improve Your Organization’s Decision Making and Strategy
A Practitioner’s Guide to Business Analytics combines a big-picture strategy with specific details on how to improve analytics-based decision making. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Book Duration 10m Book Authors By Randy Bartlett

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Data Smart: Using Data Science to Transform Information into Insight
In his book, Data Smart, author John W. Foreman explains how you can transform raw, meaningless data into information that provides insights into your business. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Book Duration 12m Book Authors By John W. Foreman

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Data Crush: How the Information Tidal Wave is Driving New Business Opportunities
Data Crush is a unique guide for staying ahead of the game in the new information age. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Book Duration 9m Book Authors By Christopher Surdak

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Business Data Science: Combining Machine Learning and Economics to Optimize, Automate, and Accelerate Business Decisions
In Business Data Science, author Matt Taddy reveals how to apply the building blocks of machine learning to big data analysis and create robust predictions from complex data in a way that works for you. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Book Duration 12m Book Authors By Matt Taddy

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The Data Driven Leader: A Powerful Approach to Delivering Measurable Business Impact Through People Analytics
In The Data Driven Leader, the authors examine utilizing data to increase performance - through the lens of human resources. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Book Duration 10m Book Authors By David Swanson, Jenny Dearborn

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Behind Every Good Decision: How Anyone Can Use Business Analytics to Turn Data Into Profitable Insight
Behind Every Good Decision is for those who want to feel more comfortable using analytics so that they can comfortably lead their employees in a data-empowered organization toward great profit. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Book Duration 9m Book Authors By Piyanka Jain, Puneet Sharma

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Big Data Analytics: A Practical Guide for Managers
Big Data Analytics guides the reader through the basics of how big data is amalgamated, analyzed, and used. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Book Duration 9m Book Authors By Kim H. Pries, Robert Dunnigan

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Big Data MBA: Driving Business Strategies with Data Science
In Big Data MBA, author Bill Schmarzo reveals how to orient yourself to the Big Data future and start thinking like a data scientist. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Book Duration 11m Book Authors By Bill Schmarzo

BOOKS INCLUDED

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The Invisible Brand: Marketing In The Age Of Automation, Big Data, And Machine Learning
The Invisible Brand explores how artificial intelligence has become an integral part of the marketing and advertising sphere and how it affects companies and consumers. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Book Duration 10m Book Authors By William Ammerman

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The High Roller Experience: How Caesars and other World-Class Companies are Using Data to Create an Unforgettable Customer Experience
In The High Roller Experience, author David Norton discusses how his experience creating customer loyalty programs taught him to determine what customers want and how to deliver it to them. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Book Duration 10m Book Authors By David Norton