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ICAEW Data Analytics Certificate: Analyst Pathway

Choose the Analyst pathway to develop the knowledge and practical data analytics skills needed to harness and make sense of data to solve business problems, and effectively communicate the results to influence decision-making.

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Programme Benefits

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Specifically tailored for the finance profession

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How to apply data analytics to answer practical business questions

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Learn predictive analytical skills to forecast with greater accuracy

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Learn Python programming to clean and analyse varied data sets*

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Learn visualisation techniques to influence decision making

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Includes 12 months subscription to 400+ DataCamp e-courses

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40+ hours of flexible and immersive online learning

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Final case study to put your learning into practice

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Case study only option for those already proficient in analytics and programming

* Why use Python when we already have Excel? Find out why here.

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Programme costs

ICAEW Members and students
Analyst pathway

Full course

£594.15 15% off full price with discount code (+VAT)
ICAEW members and students get 15% off when they enter the discount code at the Kaplan checkout
Non-ICAEW members
Analyst Pathway

Full course

£699 (+VAT)

You will be taken to Kaplan's website to complete your purchase.

ICAEW members and students
Analyst pathway

Case study only

£296.65 15% off full price with discount code (+VAT)
ICAEW members and students get 15% off when they enter the discount code at the Kaplan checkout
Non-ICAEW members
Analyst pathway

Case study only

£349 (+VAT)

You will be taken to Kaplan's website to complete your purchase.

Module overview

Understanding business context

In this unit you’ll learn how to apply the process of data analytics to solve business questions, the practical steps involved in setting up an analytics project and the skills required, how to identify relevant data sources, and the principles of data architecture, data management, data quality and governance.

Data wrangling

In this unit you’ll learn how to recognise data types and structures, how to code in Python and use it to import, manage and merge data, and identify and resolve data quality errors.

Understanding and analysing data

In this unit you’ll learn how to analyse data at a high level, using summary statistics and basic data visualisations as part of your exploratory data analysis.

Data analysis and facilitating data driven decision making

In this unit you’ll learn how to apply more sophisticated data analytics techniques to support business decision making, such as time series forecast modelling using autoregression and average smoothing techniques, explain anomaly detection, and the ethics of using Artificial Intelligence and data analytics.

Presenting findings and recommendations

In this unit you’ll learn how to effectively communicate your analysis both in terms of accompanying narrative and visualisations, presenting findings and recommendations to decision makers, and how to prepare effective data visualisations.

Case study

You will assume the role of analyst for a company. You are tasked with identifying whether a target company meets the investment criteria for a private equity firm. You will apply the analytical skills learnt on the course to a data set and will be required to communicate effectively your findings to support decision making. Estimated learning time for the case study is 20 hours.

There is a case study only option available for those already proficient in data analytics.

DataCamp subscription included

A 12 month subscription to DataCamp’s 400+ online courses is included in the price of this pathway, giving you the opportunity to further your learning in Python, R, SQL, Tableau, Power BI, Excel, machine learning, data visualization and data manipulation.

Management Pathway

If you’re a finance leader who’s seeking to understand the business benefits of applying data analytics, how to develop your operational data analytics capabilities and how to interpret the outputs from your data analytics team, the Management Pathway is more suited to you.

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