IIBA Endorsed Certified Data Analyst

IIBA Endorsed Certified Data Analyst

Why Attend

Catalyze impactful change in your organization with Meirc’s in-depth course on data analytics. Designed with a focus on practical application, this IIBA®-endorsed course aims to equip participants with a comprehensive understanding of the transformative role of data analytics in modern decision-making processes. Participants will learn to formulate data-driven questions that align with their organization's objectives, identify suitable data sources, and analyze large datasets using advanced Excel techniques. In addition, participants in this course will acquire the skills needed to create compelling data visualizations that can be used to present data-driven insights.

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Course Methodology

This course uses Excel for analyzing complex datasets. Participants will collaborate on analyzing a real-world business case and will be expected to present their data-driven insights in a simulated board meeting.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Evaluate the role of data analytics in improving organizational decision making
  • Formulate data-driven analytical questions tied to business objectives
  • Identify suitable data sources and ensure the accuracy of collected information
  • Analyze large datasets using advanced Excel techniques
  • Create effective data visualizations and present data-driven insights to stakeholders
Target Audience

Analysts and professionals who are looking to build their data analysis skills as well as those who are interested in improving their decision making capabilities based on data-driven insights

Target Competencies
  • Analytical thinking
  • Sourcing data
  • Validating data
  • Structuring data
  • Analyzing data
  • Data visualization

This course is worth 30 Professional Development Units (PDUs).

Course Outline
  • Data Analytics and Organizational Decision Making 
    • The objective of data analytics
    • The role of the data analyst
    • Data analytics as a set of activities
    • Data analytics as a decision-making paradigm
    • Data analytics as a set of practices and technologies
  • Framing the Data Analytics Approach
    • Identifying the real issue
    • Establishing key metrics
    • Understanding the problem
    • Using logic trees
    • Using the prioritization matrix
  • Sourcing Data
    • Data sources
    • Gathering quantitative data
    • Using qualitative data
    • Benchmarking
    • Conducting informational interviews
    • Validating data
  • Analyzing Data
    • Preprocessing data
    • Exploratory data analysis
    • Statistical data analysis
    • Prescriptive analysis
    • Predictive analysis
    • Introduction to machine learning
  • Communicating Data-Driven Results
    • Principles of data visualization
    • Creating compelling data visualizations
    • Understanding stakeholder needs
    • Presenting data-driven insights
    • Telling the story behind the data
International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®)

Meirc is an Endorsed Education Provider™ (EEP) for the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®). IIBA® is an independent non-profit professional association serving the growing field of business analysis. As the global thought leader and voice of the business analysis community, IIBA® actively supports the recognition of the profession, and works to maintain standards for the ongoing development of the practice and the certification of business analysts. Meirc’s IIBA® accredited courses are based on the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK®) guide. Participants in these courses can earn Professional Development (PD) units as well as prepare for the IIBA® competency-based certification exams including the ECBA™, the CCBA™ and the CBAP™ certifications.

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MPC certified courses by Meirc Training & Consulting are designed for those willing to challenge themselves and go the extra distance. Participants who fully attend an MPC course and successfully complete the test on the last day, will receive a Meirc Professional Certificate (MPC), in addition to the one they receive for full attendance. MPC certificates are regionally recognized and can be quite valuable when applying for more senior roles within the organization or outside.

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