Database technology and organisational architecture

For employees who are processing and analysing data. The course covers how data is prepared and some simple statistical analysis in R and Python. The course covers scatterplots, correlation and regression.


For employees who collect, organise and study data to provide business insights

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course participants will know:
– Requirements gathering
– Data models
– Data types and structures
– Designing and building a relational database
– Normalisation
– Database performance
– Types of databases
– Data architecture

Course Content

– Understanding requirements
– Errors in requirements
– Elicitation techniques
– Data models and relational databases
– Keys
– Types of data models
– Database design
– Common data types
– Data structures
– Common file formats
– Anomalies
– Denormalization methods
– Partitioning for performance
– Relational databases
– Cubes and hypercubes
– MongoDB
– Enterprise architecture domains
– Data policies
– Data privacy laws
– Data standards
– Data architecture governance


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Why study with Alpha?

Innovation and creativity born from experience

We are thought leaders in instructional and learning journey design and holistic solution architects. We have extensive finance and investments experience combined with skills application to deliver performance improving results. We develop immersive learning environments that maximize time to productivity, support talent retention and added value to improving quality of hires.

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We are focused on mining the embedded organisational intellectual capital for the benefit of the next generation. We create and curate best in class practice gathered from our experience with the leading financial institutions. We design our programmes with the end in mind – what results are you trying to achieve with this intervention? What metrics will we set ourselves to achieve that?

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Quality and innovation, using current market and industry best practices, have made us a trusted partner in delivering dynamic and motivating training for the financial and capital markets. Our programmes are generation proof and responsive to evolving learner needs and styles. Our solutions use a multi-stakeholder engagement strategy that expands beyond relationships between the learner and learning provider. We create connections with managers, peers and the wider business to drive impactful return on investment..

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