Data Literacy Program

When we consider how to utilise data available to us, we must ask – do our staff have the necessary skillset to derive meaningful insights from data and convert this to actions? The answer to this is often no.

Data literacy is a concern for your entire organisation, not only data analysts or operational reporting areas. Data analytics and literacy has proven to impact the success and profitability of organisations, and our Data Literacy Program is your pathway to becoming a data-driven business.

Altis offers a range of courses in data, analytics and information to support your business. All our courses can be delivered onsite or remotely.

 

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Training Pathways

 

Our training pathways each begin with foundational courses (dark grey – 100 level code), before participants are given a choice between two conceptual courses (medium grey – 200 level code) that are aimed at further expanding on the foundational knowledge learnt and heading towards gaining certification. From here participants can specialise in specific skills in targeted courses (light grey – 300 or 400 level code) where participants will be hands-on, requiring a laptop or specific software.

Foundational courses are an entry point specifically designed to provide baseline understanding across an area. The 100-level course code indicates a participant will be engaging with discipline knowledge and skills at a foundational level, with all participants speaking the same language prior to progressing through the pathway.

Conceptual courses expand are the next step in the course pathway where a participant can decide on a certification path. A 200-level course code indicates that the course will expand on the introductory knowledge and skills a participant has previously learnt in a 100-level course. A participant may need to have studied a prerequisite 100 level course to study a 200-level course.

Targeted courses allow participants to specialise their skills in a particular area(s). A 300 or 400 level course indicates participants will be developing coherence and breadth/depth of knowledge and skills in a particular area of learning. A participant may need to have studied a prerequisite course to study a 300 or 400 level course.

If you are not sure exactly where to start with your organisation’s data literacy training, you can complete this free data literacy assessment survey:

 

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Recently, Jason Williams, ACT Delivery Lead and Head of Data Literacy Training ran a webinar explaining the importance of Data Literacy in your organisation and delved further into the Data Literacy Training Program outline. You can view a recording of the webinar below:

 

Data Visualisation Certificate

 

While data may already be a priority in your organisation, this does not necessarily translate to your team having the confidence to use data regularly and effectively in their decision making. Improved Data Literacy has been shown to increase decision making performance providing a competitive edge to your business.

Though data-driven businesses try to hire data-literate staff, silos can arise where data-literate staff are confined to IT and operational reporting. As departments become more interdependent on one another, data-literate staff must be present throughout the entire decision-making chain to minimise risk and maximise decision quality.

It is more important than ever that your organisation has the ability to read, work with, analyse, and argue constructively with data to ensure a competitive edge across your industry.

Our Data Literacy program will have your organisation speaking the same language and fully data-literate. We cover the fundamentals of ‘speaking data’, right through to advanced statistical concepts such as percentiles, means and correlations to treating outliers, ‘de-averaging’ and handling seasonal effects.

Target Audience
This course is aimed at participants who utilise data, either through producing or consuming data or making data-driven decisions.

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This course will help your team learn how to understand and speak data and be able to visualise data to tell a meaningful and impactful story. Applying these principles has radically improved data visualisation take up and understanding in many organisations.

Learning how to create effective visualisations and understanding best practice can influence performance and business outcomes through real-time strategy and data-driven decisions. It's not just about learning how to visualise data, but also understand the results and tell a story to drive business outcomes and optimise strategy.

Target Audience
This course is aimed at participants who are using data to drive decisions, to enable effective communication and produce better results.

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This introductory course covers connecting to and extracting data, transforming the data, creating powerful reports and dashboards in Power BI and publishing the results. The hands-on sessions is focused on report consumers and report developers and allows for attendees to learn; functionality and appearance, interactivity and navigation, data acquisition modes, creating an app, creating a dashboard, shared workspaces and more.

Target Audience
This course is aimed at all participants who are involved with creating data visualisations in Power BI at the intermediate level.

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This course covers advanced Power BI topics and troubleshooting for ingesting data and modelling your data for visualisations/dashboards in Power BI, including best practice methods. The hands-on sessions is focused on report developers and allows for attendees to learn about; creating and sharing data models, advanced DAX concepts, row level security, data refreshes and more.

Target Audience
This course is aimed at all participants who are involved with modelling data in Power BI and providing administration of Power BI for your area/organisation.

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This introductory course covers connecting to and extracting data, transforming the data, creating powerful reports and dashboards in Qlik and publishing the results. The hands-on session is focused on report consumers and report developers and allows for attendees to learn; functionality and appearance, interactivity and navigation, data acquisition modes, creating an app, creating a dashboard, shared workspaces and more.

Target Audience
This course is aimed at all participants who are involved with creating data visualisations in Qlik at the intermediate level.

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This course covers advanced Qlik topics and troubleshooting for ingesting data and modelling your data for visualisations/dashboards in Qlik, including best practice methods. The hands-on sessions are focused on report developers and allows for attendees to learn about; creating and sharing data models, advanced DAX concepts, row level security, data refreshes and more.

Target Audience
This course is aimed at all participants who are involved with modelling data in Qlik and providing administration for your area/organisation.

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This introductory course covers the basic functions and capabilities of Tableau Desktop; from designing and developing analyses though to Dashboard creation and sharing outputs. This course also introduces some aspects of Data visualisation as they apply within Tableau.

Target Audience
This course is aimed at all participants who are involved with creating data visualisations in Tableau at the intermediate level.

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This course covers advanced Tableau topics and troubleshooting for ingesting data and modelling your data for visualisations/dashboards in Tableau, including best practice methods.

Target Audience
This course is aimed at all participants who are involved with modelling data in Tableau and providing administration for your area/organisation.

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Data Governance Certificate

 

While data may already be a priority in your organisation, this does not necessarily translate to your team having the confidence to use data regularly and effectively in their decision making. Improved Data Literacy has been shown to increase decision making performance providing a competitive edge to your business.

Though data driven businesses try to hire data-literate staff, silos can arise where data-literate staff are confined to IT and operational reporting. As departments become more interdependent on one another, data-literate staff must be present throughout the entire decision-making chain to minimise risk and maximise decision quality.

It is more important than ever that your organisation has the ability to read, work with, analyse, and argue constructively with data to ensure a competitive edge across your industry.

Our Data Literacy program will have your organisation speaking the same language and fully data-literate. We cover the fundamentals of ‘speaking data’, right through to advanced statistical concepts such as percentiles, means and correlations to treating outliers, ‘de-averaging’ and handling seasonal effects.

Target Audience
This course is aimed at participants who utilise data, either through producing or consuming data or making data-driven decisions.

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Data governance is a crucial part of data management and includes people, processes, standards, and technology essential to managing data and reach your maximum benefit from your data. Data governance also works to ensure compliance and manage risk and is tailored to the culture, information maturity and priorities of an organisation.

This course will provide participants with an overview of the disciplines of governing data, covering the essential components of an organisation-wide program, and outline the steps involved to execute a successful data governance program. The course makes data governance real and tangible through concepts, principles and practices relatable to participants, something crucial as changes in data governance need to adapt to data developments such as agile development, big data, and self-service analytics.

Target Audience
This course is aimed at participants responsible for the overall data governance within an organisation. This includes the governance board, stewards and all key data stakeholders.

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Data stewards are important leaders in any Data Governance implementation. Data steward training teaches the concepts and practices of data stewardship, covering fundamental topics that include types of data stewards, terminology and definitions along with the implementation role and responsibilities.

Target Audience This course is aimed at participants looking to establish or improve their data governance strategy, or have a role in data governance as a data steward.

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As we move to digital technology there are improvements being made to the way we deliver our services. As we collect, store and process more and more data as part of these improvements, we face increasing challenges in data security and our ability to ensure data privacy and to meet compliance obligations.

This course covers data security and data privacy compliance obligations and how to address these through controls and activities within your organisation.

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Trends in technology such as big data, cloud, self-service and agile principles now change data governance practices. With these new trends come an increase in the concerns around data privacy and security, increasing the importance for governance and for us to implement new governance techniques. This course will cover the essential and best practices for data governance, including data quality management principles to help shift the focus to prevention of data quality issues rather than correction, to improve the quality and value of your data.

Target Audience
This course is aimed at participants looking to establish or improve their data governance strategy covering all best practice aspects of data governance.

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This course focuses on the main reasons for failure and how to combat them. Each of the topics will be unpacked through explanation and feedback. Delegates will then learn techniques to tackle the problems. This course is not about a particular project management methodology nor does it focus on any particular toolset. Rather, the course teaches principles citing real life examples of poor and good practice.

Target Audience
This course is aimed at participants looking to improve their data management practices and how to improve your data management and quality.

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Data Architecture Certificate

 

Behind every successful data driven business is a Modern Data Platform, which allows the right information to reach the right people at the right time. Whether your data is structured, semi-structured, or unstructured in nature, whether you have two data sources or thousands, this course will explain the tools, terms and techniques utilised in Modern Data Platforms and business intelligence circles to achieve incredible long term outcomes.

The course provides the basis for a multidisciplinary project team to understand how Modern Data Platforms are created, common pitfalls, shortcuts to success, and solutions to the everyday requests that will no doubt arise.

The course includes a high level summary of dimensional modelling, and how to stay agile by setting up your Modern Data Platform to allow continuous improvements and integrations. Attendees will develop a clear picture of how data structures in different databases work together and how these can be made to interact in our Modern Data Platform to improve business outcomes.

Target Audience
This course is aimed at all participants who are involved in the administration of Data Platforms within your organisation, or those who are interested in understanding how data structures are constructed.

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Data architecture is a fundamental, essential activity for every organisation aiming for successful data management. Many organisations neglect data architecture and platforms which prevents the effective use of your data and information.

Data architecture compromises various things including models and business rules or standards that govern what data is collected, and how it is stored, arranged, integrated, and used in organisations. As part of an enterprise or solution architecture, data forms one of main pillars.

Target Audience
This course is aimed at all participants who are involved in data management within your organisation, and those looking to understand the role data architecture plays in successful data management.

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Data Quality and Best Practice Controls in ETL processes – Data quality plagues most organisations which can in turn lead to poor decision making. This course focuses on data quality and best practice for ETL processes, with cloud technologies making it easier to access data, while efficiently and effectively ingesting and preparing data from multiple sources. We will deep dive into how to set up a strong culture of data quality and reliability through setting your processes up for success, making continuous improvements and building in automated testing.

Target Audience
This course is aimed at participants involved in the facilitation of data to consumers, looking to implement data quality controls across your organisation.

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This workshop uses the tried and tested Kimball approach to dimensional modelling to produce a working, problem specific bus matrix that enables: prioritisation of data modelling, requirements gathering and ETL work, detailed design and effort estimation. This workshop is best held at the beginning of a data platform implementation project with the project team.

Target Audience
This course is aimed at participants involved in data modelling within your organisation, including those who are implementing a new data platform.

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Organisations are faced with managing multiple data types today, coming from a wide variety of sources containing large volumes and heterogeneous types of data. In order to deliver insights, organisations are finding they need to implement a data storage and analytics solution that offers more agility and flexibility than traditional data management systems, allowing for timely action.

This course will provide participants with an overview and walk through of Modern Data Architecture using Microsoft Azure, learning everything from navigating the Azure Portal to building an end-to-end solution of a modern data warehouse using popular technologies such as SQL Database, Data Lake, Data Factory, Data Bricks, Azure Synapse Data Warehouse and Power BI.

Target Audience
This course is aimed at participants establishing Azure Modern Architecture, or looking to improve their current solution.

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Organisations are faced with managing multiple data types today, coming from a wide variety of sources containing large volumes and heterogeneous types of data. In order to deliver insights, organisations are finding they need to implement a data storage and analytics solution that offers more agility and flexibility than traditional data management systems, allowing for timely action.

Each organisation may have a different use case that requires a different tool, with this course outlining the various options AWS provides for your needs from RDS, EMR and Redshift. Participants will learn about the different technologies available on AWS and its application.

Target Audience
This course is aimed at participants establishing AWS Modern Architecture, or looking to improve their current solution.

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AI & ML Certificate

 

Behind every successful data-driven business is a Modern Data Platform, which allows the right information to reach the right people at the right time. Whether your data is structured, semi-structured, or unstructured in nature, whether you have two data sources or thousands, this course will explain the tools, terms and techniques utilised in Modern Data Platforms and business intelligence circles to achieve incredible long term outcomes.

The course provides the basis for a multidisciplinary project team to understand how Modern Data Platforms are created, common pitfalls, shortcuts to success, and solutions to the everyday requests that will no doubt arise.

The course includes a high-level summary of dimensional modelling, and how to stay agile by setting up your Modern Data Platform to allow continuous improvements and integrations. Attendees will develop a clear picture of how data structures in different databases work together and how these can be made to interact in our Modern Data Platform to improve business outcomes.

Target Audience
This course is aimed at all participants who are involved in the administration of Data Platforms within your organisation, or those who are interested in understanding how data structures are constructed.

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This course is a high-level overview of Artificial intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) . In it we’ll cover the essential concepts of AI and ML and show you some simple but powerful ways you can make predictions about people and programs. Later, we’ll cover exciting, complex topics you may have heard of, such as neural networks, computer vision, deep learning, and unsupervised learning, including identifying possible use cases within your organisation and how AI and ML may be of benefit to your organisation.

Target Audience
This course is aimed at all participants involved in AI & ML, or those looking to further understand AI & ML and how it may provide additional benefits to your organisation.

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Course provides users with the knowledge to get the most out of R. Participants will learn how to use R efficiently & productively for data analysis, graphics & reporting.

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This course is aimed at participants looking to understand the foundations of R, or learning how R predictive analytics could benefit their organisation.

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The Intermediate R Course builds on the introductory course & includes the latest developments in R, including functions/packages for analysing big data & producing advanced visualisations.

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This course is aimed at participants who have a foundational knowledge of R, further building on the basics of R and providing more advanced capability training.

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Attendees will learn how to develop and maintain code, troubleshoot and optimise R code, analyse and visualise large data-sets using the latest out-of-memory and big data graphics packages.

Target Audience
This course is aimed at participants who are looking for advanced training in R, specifically data analysts and scientists.

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Predictive analytics and machine learning techniques are revolutionizing business and government. Predictive Analytics and Machine Learning in Azure is aimed at the person who wants to have a better understanding of the mechanics behind the models and how these models are realistically applied in the business setting. In addition to covering advanced machine learning techniques in depth, the course covers the management of stakeholder expectations during predictive analytics projects and analytics project management. Advanced machine learning methods are discussed in depth, including those used to win global data science competitions.

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This course is aimed at participants who are looking at implementing AI & ML on Modern Architecture, either implementing data models or as a data consumer.

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Predictive analytics and machine learning techniques are revolutionizing business and government. Predictive Analytics and Machine Learning in AWS is aimed at the person who wants to have a better understanding of the mechanics behind the models and how these models are realistically applied in the business setting. In addition to covering advanced machine learning techniques in depth, the course covers the management of stakeholder expectations during predictive analytics projects and analytics project management. Advanced machine learning methods are discussed in depth, including those used to win global data science competitions.

Target Audience
This course is aimed at participants who are looking at implementing AI & ML on Modern Architecture, either implementing data models or as a data consumer.

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