BCS Level 4 Certificate in Data Analysis Concepts - Only 4 Days

Why

Seven reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

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  1. You'll be BCS Data Analysis Concepts certified in just 4 days. With us, you’ll be BCS Data Analysis Concepts trained in record time
  2. Our BCS Data Analysis Concepts course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  3. Pass BCS Data Analysis Concepts first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  4. You’ll learn more. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  5. You’ll learn BCS Data Analysis Concepts faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  6. You’ll be studying BCS Data Analysis Concepts with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 68.075 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business
  7. You'll do more than study Firebrand's courseware. We use practical exercises to make sure you can apply your new knowledge to the work environment. Our instructors use demonstrations and real-world experience to keep the day interesting and engaging

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What

On this 4-day accelerated BCS Level 4 Diploma designed for Apprentices, you’ll learn key skills needed to master Data Analysis Concepts.

You’ll be immersed in the curriculum, through our unique Lecture | Lab | Review technique, which allows you learn and retain information faster than traditional courses.

On this course, you’ll explore different types of data; understanding the data life-cycle and learning the fundamentals of data structures. Our expert instructors will take you through the steps of carrying out routine data analysis task and database system design. You’ll also grasp:

  • The importance of clearly defining customer requirements for data analysis
  • Quality issues that arise with data and how to avoid and/or resolve these
  • The organisation’s data architecture
  • The range of data protection and legal issues
  • The importance of the domain context for data analytics

During the course you’ll sit BCS Level 4 Certificate in Data Analysis Concepts Exam. Don’t pass the first time? Don’t worry – you’ll be covered by our Certification Guarantee.

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Other accelerated training providers rely heavily on lecture and independent self-testing and study.

Effective technical instruction must be highly varied and interactive to keep attention levels high, promote camaraderie and teamwork between the students and instructor, and solidify knowledge through hands-on learning.

Firebrand Training provides instruction to meet every learning need:

  • Intensive group instruction
  • One-on-one instruction attention
  • Hands-on labs
  • Lab partner and group exercises
  • Question and answer drills
  • Independent study

This information has been provided as a helpful tool for candidates considering training. Courses that include certification come with a Certification Guarantee. Pass first time or train again for free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs). We do not make any guarantees about personal successes or benefits of obtaining certification. Benefits of certification determined through studies do not guarantee any particular personal successes.

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1. Types of Data

In this topic, you'll explore the different types of data, including open and public data, administrative data, and research data. You'll learn to:

  • Describe the difference between data, information and knowledge.
  • Explain the range of different types of data.
  • Apply classification schemes for data.

2. The Data Lifecycle

In this topic area, you'll explore the data lifecycle and learn to:

  • Illustrate and describe that the data lifecycle management is a comprehensive approach to managing the flow of an information system's data and its associated metadata.
  • Explain each of the stages of a data lifecycle

3. Structured and Unstructured Data

In this topic area, you'll illustrate the differences between structured and unstructured data. You'll learn to:

  • Describe that structured data is information which can be ordered and processed by data analysis tools.
  • Recognise common sources of structured data
  • Explain that unstructured data can take various formats
  • Illustrate that, in order to maximise insight and derive useful business intelligence, organisations need to analyse both structured and unstructured data.
  • Recognise how structured and unstructured data complement each other.

4. Requirements for Data Analysis

In this topic area, you'll show the importance of clearly defining customer requirements for data. You'll learn to:

  • Recognise and demonstrate that data itself does not provide the answers to business problems.
  • Recognise and apply the key to effective data analysis is by asking the right questions which are defined as stakeholder requirements.

5. Quality Issues for Data Analysis

In this topic area, you'll develop an understanding of the quality issues that can arise with data and how to avoid and/or resolve issues experienced. You'll learn to:

  • Recognise how data quality relates different attributes.
  • Illustrate the importance of good quality data.
  • Demonstrate that minor data errors can cause major issues for data analysis.
  • Identify the common sources of errors.
  • Demonstrate that improving data quality and defining an organisational strategy for improved source data creation and storage will directly benefit the value of data analytics to improve business decision making.

6. Data Analysis Tasks

In this topic area, you'll explore the steps involved in carrying out routine data analysis tasks. You'll learn to:

  • Discover that data analysis is typically cyclic and iterative and illustrate the typical activities.

7. Compliance and Audit Considerations

In this topic area, you'll explore and gain knowledge on the range of data protection and legal issues. You'll learn to:

  • Describe the data protection and privacy issues that can occur during data analysis activities.
  • Explain the need to comply with the Data Protection Act 1998 UK.
  • Recall and define the 8 principles of the Data Protection Act.
  • Recognise the need for an organisational data policy in relation to data governance.

8. Data Structures

In this topic area, you'll explore the fundamentals of data structures and database system design, implementation and maintenance. You'll learn to:

  • Identify that data structure refers to formalised ways of identifying, accessing and manipulating data attributes by forming logical groupings.
  • Explain the concepts behind relational database structures.
  • Discuss how data warehousing and Big Data (aka. NoSQL) structures address performance issues.
  • Demonstrate why the variety of data structures requires a range of different data access and techniques.

9. Database Design, Implementation and Maintenance

In this topic area, you will explore database system design, implementation and maintenance. You'll learn to:

  • Apply data modelling techniques within database design, producing data models from different perspectives.
  • Recognise the most common forms of database
  • Demonstrate how a logical data model can be transformed into a physical database design, including de-normalisation.
  • Recognise that database maintenance is an activity designed to keep a database running smoothly and that a database can become sluggish and lose functionality otherwise.
  • Illustrate the importance of maintaining a database by backing up the data securely.

10. Data Architecture

In this topic area, you will work to understand the organisation's data architecture. You'll learn to:

Explain how an organisation's data architecture defines how data is stored, managed, used and integrated within an organisation and its database systems.

  • Explain that metadata is data that defines the data an enterprise needs, stores and uses.
  • Identify the need for a single enterprise view of data and how the canonical data model achieves this.
  • Define the nature of the Data Architecture functions.

11. The Domain Context for Data Analytics

In this topic area, you'll explore the importance of the domain context for data analytics. You'll learn to:

  • Illustrate the importance of domain knowledge to effective data analysis.
  • Demonstrate the role of Decision, Descriptive, Predictive and Prescriptive analytics

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The format for the exam is a one-hour, closed book multiple-choice exam consisting of 40 questions. The pass mark is 26/40 (65%).

If you're taking the exam in a language that is not your native/official language, you are entitled to 25% extra time and are allowed to use your own paper language dictionary to translate during the exam.

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Exam and Firebrand developed course materials

Firebrand Training offers top-quality technical education and certification training in an all-inclusive course package specifically designed for the needs and ease of our students. We attend to every detail so our students can focus solely on their studies and certification goals.

Our Accelerated Learning Programmes include:

  • Intensive Hands-on Training Utilising our (Lecture | Lab | Review)TM Delivery
  • Comprehensive Study Materials, Program Courseware and Self-Testing Software including MeasureUp *
  • Fully instructor-led program with 24 hour lab access
  • Examination vouchers **
  • On site testing ***
  • Accommodation, all meals, unlimited beverages, snacks and tea / coffee****
  • Transportation to/from designated local railway stations
  • Examination Passing Policy

Our instructors teach to accommodate every student's learning needs through individualised instruction, hands-on labs, lab partner and group exercises, independent study, self-testing, and question/answer drills.

Firebrand Training has dedicated, well-equipped educational facilities where you will attend instruction and labs and have access to comfortable study and lounging rooms. Our students consistently say our facilities are second-to-none.

Firebrand goes digital

We’re currently migrating from printed to digital courseware. Some courseware is already available in digital, while other books remain in printed form. To find out if this course is digital, call us on +34 911 23 77 24.

There are several benefits of easy-to-use digital courseware: downloads are immediate, and you’ll always have your courseware available wherever you are. You won’t need to wait for a printed book to be delivered before you start learning – and it’s better for the environment. You can choose to download the courseware to your own device, or borrow one of ours.

Considering a Microsoft course? Always have the most up-to-date Microsoft digital courseware with ‘Fresh Editions’. This gives you access to all versions of digital courseware – you’ll receive updates and revisions of your textbook, at no charge, for the life of that course.

Examination Passing Policy

Should a student complete a Firebrand Training Program without having successfully passed all vendor examinations, the student may re-attend that program for a period of one year.  Students will only be responsible for accommodations and vendor exam fees.

Please note

  • * Not on all courses
  • ** Examination vouchers are not included for the following courses: PMI, GIAC, CREST and CISSP CBK Review. Exam vouchers may also not be included for Apprentices and will require a separate purchase by an employer due to Education and Skills Funding Agency guidelines.
  • *** On site testing is not included for our PMI, GIAC, CREST, CSX Practitioner or ITIL Managers and Revision Certification Courses
  • **** Accommodation not included on the CISSP CBK Review Seminar

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Reviews

Here's the Firebrand Training review section. Since 2001 we've trained exactly 68.075 students and asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently, 96.73% have said Firebrand exceeded their expectations.

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"I enjoyed my time here"
Dominic Santaniello, Experteye. - BCS Level 4 Certificate in Data Analysis Concepts (4 days) (26/11/2018 to 29/11/2018)

"Firebrand enables you to achieve results as fast as possible with excellent support from the tutors. "
Thomas Eyles, Barclaycard. - BCS Level 4 Certificate in Data Analysis Concepts (4 days) (26/11/2018 to 29/11/2018)

"This course ran through the core concepts of data analysis , there was a lot of concepts which hadn’t even crossed my mind & has opened up to more possibilities! "
L.W.. - BCS Level 4 Certificate in Data Analysis Concepts (4 days) (26/11/2018 to 29/11/2018)

"Very good and good accommodation provided."
Lee Laverty, Plus Dane Housing. - BCS Level 4 Certificate in Data Analysis Concepts (4 days) (24/9/2018 to 27/9/2018)

"Brilliant course, very helpful and knowledgeable trainer who has plenty of real world examples from his years of experience."
N.L., Lewisham Council. - BCS Level 4 Certificate in Data Analysis Concepts (4 days) (24/9/2018 to 27/9/2018)

"Firebrand training is very fast paced, but you are able to gain a lot of information in a short space of time. the methods of teaching are very effective and it is evident that all the staff really care. "
Sarah Godlington, THS Inspection Services. - BCS Level 4 Certificate in Data Analysis Concepts (4 days) (22/1/2018 to 26/1/2018)

"Firebrand is a very good way of learning!"
Reece Hutchinson, Department for Education. - BCS Level 4 Certificate in Data Analysis Concepts (4 days) (22/1/2018 to 26/1/2018)

"This is my second course at Firebrand. The first time I came, I was taught at a very fast pace that was too much for me. But this time round with a difference tutor I feel like I have learnt a lot which has changed my perspective on Firebrand completely, in a positive way!"
Alexander Farquharson, Department for Education. - BCS Level 4 Certificate in Data Analysis Concepts (4 days) (22/1/2018 to 26/1/2018)

"I had a great time, I learned a lot from a very skilled instructor."
Anoynmous. - BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis (6 days) (12/11/2018 to 17/11/2018)

"Before I came here I was very apprehensive about the course and thought that it might not be beneficial but when we started, I already had a clearer insight into my job role and clarity on certain aspects of it. Through this course it helped me understand processes and techniques that I thought I could not even use so it was an excellent experience. Also through the vast experience of our learning Mentor he showed us also how he used these techniques in his working life and that really showed us how to apply these newly learned techniques in our job role."
Kennedy Okeke, Dasiy Group. - BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis (6 days) (12/11/2018 to 17/11/2018)

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Steve Morton. - BCS CISMP (4 days) (29/10/2018 to 1/11/2018)

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Naeem Dawood, Corporate Risk Associates. - BCS CISMP (4 days) (14/5/2018 to 17/5/2018)

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Anonymous - BCS CISMP (4 days) (14/5/2018 to 17/5/2018)

"Excellent. Tailored instruction that suits the course of students to achieve the aim."
Oliver Hawes, Computacenter. - BCS CISMP (4 days) (5/3/2018 to 8/3/2018)

"I find that the training, although intense, is a really good way of learning. Sometimes you may feel that you haven't learned much I have found that on tests you almost subliminally know the answer and with staying onsite you have no distractions from the outside."
N.S., Emeiatec Ltd. - BCS CISMP (4 days) (5/3/2018 to 8/3/2018)

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Wincy Mok, AfaPeople UK. - BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis (6 days) (9/10/2017 to 14/10/2017)

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Ez Balci, New Signature. - BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis (6 days) (9/10/2017 to 14/10/2017)

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Steven Roberts, Leicestershire Police. - BCS CISMP (4 days) (4/9/2017 to 7/9/2017)

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Matthew Corbett. - BCS CISMP (4 days) (19/4/2017 to 22/4/2017)

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Michael Oshodi, N/A. - BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis (6 days) (18/12/2016 to 23/12/2016)

"Firebrand is an incredibly effective and motivational training center. Wyboston Lakes provides a perfect backdrop for study. Relaxing gardens, comfy rooms and a well equipped training center. As well as food and drinks on demand so you have nothing to worry about but getting your head down and studying. With 12 hour days this is exactly what is needed. Would highly recommend Firebrand."
Aaron Surtees, Union Square Software Ltd. - BCS Systems Development Essentials (2 days) (20/6/2016 to 21/6/2016)

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Hannah McEwan, WM360. - BCS Systems Development Essentials (2 days) (20/6/2016 to 21/6/2016)

"Very good course with lots of information to take in, but will help me in the future during my apprenticeship and onwards."
Benjamin Riley, Halton Borough Council. - BCS Systems Development Essentials (2 days) (20/6/2016 to 21/6/2016)

"Quick paced course with lots of information learned in little time"
S.R. - BCS Systems Development Essentials (2 days) (20/6/2016 to 21/6/2016)

"Good experience, relaxed environment."
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"Learned a lot!"
H.M, MyKnowledgeMap. - BCS Systems Development Essentials (2 days) (20/6/2016 to 21/6/2016)

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Jack Armiger, AVEVA. - BCS Systems Development Essentials (2 days) (20/6/2016 to 21/6/2016)

"Very educational, very welcoming, and above all very helpful. Firebrand not only just taught me about "Scrum" and "Agile", they taught me essentials about working within teams, such as: the Scrum Master will handle any discrepancies or impediments to aid the teams progress on a project. Not to mention the knowledge is "free-reign" as it were, if anything is unknown to you, your tutor will easily and helpfully inform you on what you don't know. I am VERY pleased with this course and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who's thinking of taking it as part of your companies training for you."
Harry Holdstock, Key Intelligence. - BCS Systems Development Essentials (2 days) (20/6/2016 to 21/6/2016)

"Useful course, very informative"
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George Fallis, N/A. - BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis (6 days) (9/5/2016 to 14/5/2016)

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Rochelle Mill, N/A. - BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis (6 days) (9/5/2016 to 14/5/2016)

"Excellent trainer, but course was intensive. Recommended if you are prepared to put this time in. Cannot recommend the trainer enough. "
John Doherty, Atos. - BCS CISMP (4 days) (11/1/2016 to 14/1/2016)

"Hard work but everybody in the class passed the certification exam. Therefore must have been a good course with a great trainer and even better delegates! "
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A.S. - BCS CISMP (4 days) (11/1/2016 to 14/1/2016)

"The Firebrand course helped fill my gaps in knowledge and as such has improved my confidence in my own ability."
Melanie Taylor, NCG. - BCS CISMP (4 days) (19/10/2015 to 22/10/2015)

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"The trainer was a great instructor and made sure he took the time to make sure we understood everything we needed for our exam. "
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G.K., IBM. - App and Web Development Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (10/12/2018 to 11/12/2018)

"The content received was very comprehensive with lots of support provided to apprentices providing great value. The instructor of the course was helpful and informative which really added to the experience received. "
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Anonymous. - Microsoft Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions (3 days) (8/12/2018 to 10/12/2018)

"Good course, long hours, sometimes a little overwhelming to say the least. good atmosphere."
Richard Eaton, Avnet. - Microsoft Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions (3 days) (8/12/2018 to 10/12/2018)

"Great instructor."
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