Introduction to data analytics

An introduction to data analytics for any employees who are relatively new to this subject. It covers the legal and compliance requirements. It looks as the different types of data. What the sources of data can be, and the reasons why data might be processed. It looks at the different types of tools that are used in analysing data.


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

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course participants will know:
– the legal, compliance and governance requirements in relation to data activities
– the four types of analytics
– the different types of analytics and what they show
– the importance of domain context
– the different tools for data analysis and their uses and advantages
– the five stages of the data lifecycle
– The process of extract, transform, load (ETL)
– The difference between structured vs. unstructured data, and quantitative vs. qualitative
– The difference between operational and administrative data
– The “Vs” of big data

Course Content

An introduction to Data Analysis including:
– The Data Protection Act
– The 5 stages of the data lifecycle
– Structured and unstructured data
– Open, public and proprietary data
– Administrative, operational and research data
– Big data
– Domain context
– Types of analytics
– Industry standard tools
– Visualisation and BI tools
– Analytical programming tools


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