Data Analytics for Non-analytics Professionals
This IBF-accredited course introduces professionals without an analytics background to the fundamentals of data analytics, and establishes the relevance of data in business thinking. It facilitates learning through case studies and engaging examples as well as activities and exercises.
Our data analytics workshop offers an introduction to the world of data through relatable and engaging examples, stories and case studies. It focuses on practical application, equipping participants with the techniques and tools needed to effectively use data analytics at the workplace.
A 2-day, interactive course, Analytics for Non-analytics Professionals includes activities, practice exercises and brainstorming sessions. Day 1 features a hands-on session on how to use tables in Excel to analyze large datasets quickly. Day 2 focuses on understanding and applying regression, a popular and versatile predictive analytics technique.
On successful completion of the course and the final assessment, participants receive a Certificate of Completion, and the sponsoring company is eligible for receiving a Training Allowance Grant (SGD 15/hour, per participant, up to SGD 180).
This course is ideal for:
- Those who are new to data analysis
- Banking, finance and FinTech professionals
- Managers and directors
- Those who make critical business decisions
This data analytics course is designed to help you:
- Understand what is data analytics, types of data analytics and their guiding principles
- View examples of application of analytics across functions and industries
- Learn the 6 key steps to analytical decision making
- Familiarize yourself with common techniques used in predictive analytics
- Perform data analysis using Microsoft Excel (including pivot tables and other Excel functions)
- Create basic dashboards in Excel using pivot tables, charts and slicers
- Perform regression using Excel for predictive analytics on case studies
- Identify opportunities for the application of analytics within your organization
- Learn about global analytics trends and how they are impacting the world
Module 1: What is data analytics
- Overview of data analytics
- Classification of data analytics
Module 2: Analytics in action
- Applications of analytics
- When analytics cannot be applied
Module 3: Framework for analytical decision making
- The 6-step framework for analytical decision making
Module 4: Understanding data and its tools
- Statistical techniques and data analysis
- Data analysis using pivot tables and Excel
Module 5: Introduction to predictive analytics
- Principles of predictive modelling and machine learning
- Common applications of predictive analytics
Module 6: Regression with MS Excel
- Simple linear regression
- Multiple linear regression
Module 7: Case study analysis and presentation
- Case study analysis
- Communicating insights through data visualization
Module 8: The future of analytics and trends
- How analytics impacts organizations
IBF Standards Training Scheme (IBF-STS)
Analytics for Non-analytics Professionals is an IBF accredited data analytics course. It qualifies for funding under the IBF Standards Training Scheme (IBF-STS funding), subject to participants meeting all eligibility criteria.
Who is eligible for funding?
Those who aren’t sponsored by a company, but are Singapore citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents physically based in Singapore.
- Company-sponsored individuals
Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents, physically based in Singapore, can be company-sponsored participants. Here, company sponsors refers to financial institutions regulated by MAS (either licensed or exempted from licensing) and FinTech companies registered with Singapore FinTech Association.
For more information on funding, visit www.ibf.org.sg
Skills Future Credit (SFC)
Singapore citizens aged 25 and above can use their SGD 500 SkillsFutureCredit granted by the Government to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses, including Analytics for Non-analytics Professionals.
To find out how to submit your claim, visit the SkillsFutureCredit website at www.skillsfuture.sg/credit.
Fee: SGD 1,284 w/GST
Subsidy up to 30.06.2021: 95%*
Fee payable before 30.06.2021: SGD 64.20 w/GST
Eligibility for subsidy: Singapore citizens and PRs
Training Allowance Grant: NA
Fee: SGD 1,284 w/GST
Subsidy up to 30.06.2021: 95%* (subsidy does not include GST)
Fee payable before 30.06.2021: SGD 144 w/GST
Eligibility for subsidy: Companies regulated by MAS + Companies registered with Singapore Fintech Association
Training Allowance Grant: SGD 15 per hour
Company Teams (In-house Training)
Fee: SGD 1,284 w/GST
Subsidy up to 30.06.2021: 95%* per participant (subsidy does not include GST)
Fee payable before 30.06.2021: SGD 144 w/GST per participant
Eligibility for subsidy: Companies regulated by MAS + Companies registered with Singapore FinTech Association
Training Allowance Grant: SGD 15 per participant
*From 01.07.2021 to 31.12.2021, 90% subsidy will be available from IBF.
Type of participants
Individual / Company-sponsored
Basic knowledge of MS Excel
Next available session
18 March / 29 March / 26 April
Virtual / In-house
Subject to eligibility
SGD 1,284 w/GST
After 95% IBF subsidy
SGD 64.20 w/GST (self-sponsored)
SGD 144 w/GST (company-sponsored)
Training Allowance Grant to companies
SGD 15/hour per participant
Things to know
Analytics for Non-analytics Professionals is an IBF-accredited data analytics course. Individual participants who are Singapore citizens or PRs are eligible for a 95% subsidy under the IBF Standards Training Scheme. Singapore citizens can pay the net fee via SkillsFutureCredit (SFC).
You can also ask the company you work for to sponsor you for this course. Eligible companies will, in addition to the 95% subsidy, receive a Training Allowance Grant up to SGD 15 per hour.
Designed for corporates
Companies regulated by MAS (either licensed or exempted from licensing) and FinTech companies registered with Singapore FinTech Association can send individual employees or teams for this course. A 95% subsidy and a Training Allowance Grant of SGD 15 per participant, per hour are available.
Join our virtual classroom
Keeping current circumstances in mind, we now offer our Analytics for Non-analytics Professionals course virtually. Our virtual classroom is just as engaging as a physical classroom setup.
Making a difference
Saurabh uses stories to give greater insights on how to apply analytics.
What I liked about this workshop is the ability of the trainer to focus on key concepts, techniques that are useful to senior management.
Approach by trainer was easy and light. There were many examples used that were easy to understand and easy to relate to.
Very layman friendly. Made analytics and statistics concepts easy to understand.
Stories draw connection between data analytics and what is happening in our daily lives / work. This makes us understand why we need to learn data analytics.
Virtual format allows participants more space to learn on their own, and at the same time, use of breakout rooms, annotate on screen, online survey questions, allows interaction and staying engaged.
For courses requiring the use of software, having it held virtually might be more friendly as it allows sharing of screen to facilitate discussions.
Data analytics always explained in a business context, rather than technical. Many of the data analytics courses in the market were too focused on statistics and technical that business people got lost.