Dates: 1 Dec, 4 Dec 2023 | 9am-5.30pm | Online
Duration: 2 Days
Every organisation wants to enhance the value of their business. However, in the current scenario, it’s hard for many organisations to achieve it as they are not backed by solid data. Even if they have a huge amount of data, they are unable to generate actionable intelligence. By the way, it was never just about the data, it is the answers that are important. There could be various reasons for this, including a lack of experience, resources and compelling learning materials. Re-introducing Actionable Intelligence which has the potential to answer the most challenging questions of “Where are we Today”, “Are we winning” and “How to Win Tomorrow”. With the advancements in technology, there are now various tools available which can help in answering these questions.
The course is focused on the application of business intelligence. There will be business concepts, preparing the data for big data analytics, fundamentals of data visualisation and hands-on practice with BI tool(s). The course will also cover all the necessary concepts in order to perform an analysis with BI tool(s).
This course is part of Professional Certificate in Data-Driven Business Decisions and FinTech Strategies.
At the end of the course, participants will able to
- Understand why business intelligence is important
- Understand database concepts for working with BI tool(s)
- Prepare the data for data analytics
- Apply data visualisation using basic charts
- Explore different types of visualizations
- Understand the functionalities of BI tool(s) for Business Intelligence
Who Should Attend
Business analysts and non-technical professionals who are keen to go through the full development cycle of Power BI dashboard.
Participants should have a windows system that supports Microsoft Power BI Desktop.
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Ms Samantha Sow
Ms. Samantha Sow is currently a Senior Lecturer in the department of Information Systems and Analytics at the National University of Singapore (NUS). She has over 8+ years of experience in Business Analytics and Data Science and she conducts training for both government agencies and corporate clients. Before joining NUS, she lectures at Temasek Polytechnic, teaching Business Analytics and Data Science to professionals, managers and executives (PMEs). Prior to being an academia, Samantha worked in the research and development at Infineon Technologies. Her research and project areas include Business Analytics, Data Mining, Predictive and Prescriptive Analytics.
She has a passion for engaging and inspiring participants to enhance their workplace analytics capabilities and increase business intelligence quotient within their organisations. Her interests lie in the applications of data analytics, predictive modelling and optimization techniques to derive actionable insights for commercial effectiveness. She is familiar with typical analytics tools such as Python, R, and SAS, SPSS and Tableau. She also has working knowledge in the area of Analytics, Data Science and Machine Learning.
Samantha completed her Master of Education from University of Sheffield and graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor’s in Engineering, First Class Honours. She has also completed THEC (Teaching in Higher Education) and ACTA (Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment). She is a member of the adult associate educator (AEN) by Institute for Adult Learning (IAL), Singapore.
Her certifications include:
Microsoft Certified Azure Data Scientist Associate. Microsoft Certified Data Analyst Associate. SAS Certified Predictive Modeller in SAS Enterprise Miner. Tableau Certified Desktop Specialist.
Total Nett Programme Fee Payable, Including GST, after additional funding from the various funding schemes
Participants must fulfill at least 75% attendance and pass all assessment components to be eligible for SSG funding.
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Insights from Participants
I enrolled in this course to enhance my knowledge and skills in using business analytics to drive data-driven decision-making. I found the course to be practical and straightforward in delivering key outcomes through hands-on practice. I have benefited from the practical hands-on sessions, and Samantha was also very patient in guiding all students. This course has helped me to frame ideas and guide decision-making through a data-centric approach. I have gained a deeper understanding of the value of business analytics and how it can be leveraged to drive business growth and achieve organisational goals. Additionally, I have acquired new skills that have been useful for my personal development. I decided to attend courses at NUS ACE as NUS had given me free vouchers. Nonetheless, I feel that the course is practical, relevant, and applicable to a wide range of work. The skills learned in this course could help to differentiate you from others at work.
Good pace, and highly recommended course.
Course Fee Breakdown
Singapore Citizens39 years old or younger
Singapore Citizen40 years old or older