Data Analysis Boot Camp Classroom Live Houston, TX November 02, 2021

Price: $1,600

This course runs for a duration of .

The class will run daily from 8:30 am CST to 4:30 pm CST.

Class Location: Houston - Houston, TX.

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Make informed, data-driven decisions applicable to real-world situations using hands-on data analysis exercises with Excel and R.

This three-day course leverages straightforward business examples to explain practical techniques for understanding and reviewing data quality.

This course starts with an overview of data quality and data management, followed by foundational analysis and statistical techniques. Throughout the course, you learn to communicate about data and insights to stakeholders who need to make quick business decisions to drive your organization forward.

This data analysis training class is a lively blend of expert instruction combined with hands-on exercises so you can practice new skills and leave prepared to start performing practical analysis techniques. Every Data Analysis Boot Camp instructor is a veteran consultant and data guru who guides you through effective best practices and technologies for working with your data.

Labs for this course are primarily in Microsoft Excel, however, students will get an opportunity to practice using R during some labs. Labs for this course can also be taught using the Python programming language for private team deliveries.


Professionals who benefit from this course include:

  • Business Analyst
  • Systems Analyst
  • Operations Researcher
  • Marketing Analyst
  • Project Manager
  • Program Manager
  • Team Leader
  • Data Modeler or Administrator
  • Database Administrator
  • IT Manager, Director, VP
  • Finance Manager, Director, VP
  • Operations Supervisor, Manager, Director, VP
  • Risk Assessment Manager
  • Process Improvement Staff
  • Executives exploring cost reduction and process improvement options
  • Senior staff who make or recommend key business decisions

In this class you will learn how to:

  • Identify opportunities, manage change and develop deep visibility into your organization
  • Understand the terminology and jargon of analytics, business intelligence, and statistics
  • Use a wealth of practical applications for applying data analysis capability
  • Visualize both data and the results of your analysis for straightforward graphical presentation to stakeholders
  • Estimate more accurately while accounting for variance, error, and confidence intervals
  • Create a valuable array of plots and charts to reveal hidden trends and patterns in your data
  • Differentiate between "signal" and "noise" in your data
  • Understand and leverage different distribution models, and how each applies in the real world
  • Form and test hypotheses using multiple methods to define and interpret useful predictions
  • Identify statistical inference and drawing conclusions about the population


Course Overview

Part 1: The Value and Challenges of Data-Driven Disruption

  1. Objectives and expectations for this class
  2. Hurdles to becoming a data-driven organization
  3. Data empowerment
  4. Instilling data practices in the organization
  5. The CRISP-DM model of data projects

Part 2: Tying Data to Business Value

  1. What constitutes data-driven value?
  2. Requirements gathering: How to approach it?
  3. Kanban for data analysis
  4. Know your customers
  5. Stakeholder cheat sheets

CLASS EXERCISE: Data-driven project checklist

LAB: Data analysis techniques: Aggregations

Part 3: Understanding Your Data

  1. Data defined
  2. Data vs Information
  3. Types of data
    • Unstructured vs. Structured
    • Time scope of data
    • Sources of data
  4. Data in the real world
  5. The 3 V’s of data
  6. Data Quality
    • Cleansing
    • Duplicates
    • SSOT
    • Field standardization
    • Identify sparsely populated fields
    • How to fix common issues

LAB: Prioritizing data quality

Part 4: Analyzing Data

  1. Analysis Foundations
    • Comparing Programs and Tools
    • Words in English vs. Data
    • Concepts Specific to Data Analysis
    • Domains of Data Analysis
    • Descriptive Statistics
    • Inferential Statistics
    • Analytical Mindset
    • Describing and Solving Problems
  2. Averages in Data
    • Mean
    • Median
    • Mode
    • Range
  3. Central Tendency
    • Variance
    • Standard Deviation
    • Sigma Values
    • Percentiles
  4. Demystifying statistical models
  5. Data analysis techniques

LAB: Central Tendency

LAB: Variability

LAB: Distributions

LAB: Sampling

LAB: Feature Engineering

LAB: Univariate Linear Regression

LAB: Prediction

LAB: Multivariate Linear Regression

LAB: Monte Carlo Simulation

Part 5: Thinking Critically About Your Analysis

  1. Descriptive Analysis
  2. Diagnostic Analysis
  3. Predictive Analysis
  4. Prescriptive Analysis

Part 6: Data Analysis in the Real World

  1. Deployment of analyses
  2. Best practices for BI
  3. Technology Ecosystems
    • Relational databases
    • NoSQL databases
    • Big data tools
    • Statistical tools
    • Machine learning
    • Visualization and reporting tools
  4. Making data useable

Part 7: Data Visualization & Reporting

  1. Best practices for data visualizations
    • Visualization Essentials
    • Users and Stakeholders
    • Stakeholder Cheat Sheet
  2. Common presentation mistakes
  3. Goals of Visualization
    • Communication and Narrative
    • Decision Enablement
    • Critical Characteristics
  4. Communicating Data-Driven Knowledge
    • Formats & Presentation Tools
    • Design Considerations

Part 8: Hands-On Introduction to R and R Studio

  1. What is R?

LAB:  Intro to R Studio

LAB:  Univariate Linear Regression in R

LAB:  Multivariate Linear Regression in R


Students attending this class should have a basic understanding of how data is currently used in their organization. They should also have strong Excel aptitude.

If you have basic familiarity with Excel, this three-day course can teach you practical applied analysis techniques to leverage data for relatively common decision making methods.

Other Available Dates for this Course

Virtual Classroom Live
November 08, 2021

   8:30 am EST - 4:30 pm EST
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Virtual Classroom Live
November 17, 2021

   8:30 am EST - 4:30 pm EST
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Classroom Live
November 29, 2021

Salt Lake City, UT
   8:30 am MST - 4:30 pm MST
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Virtual Classroom Live
December 01, 2021

   8:30 am EST - 4:30 pm EST
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Classroom Live
December 06, 2021

Charlotte, NC
   8:30 am EST - 4:30 pm EST
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Virtual Classroom Live
December 13, 2021

   8:30 am EST - 4:30 pm EST
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Classroom Live
December 13, 2021

Miami, FL
   8:30 am EST - 4:30 pm EST
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