Resources

There are a number of opportunities available today to enhance your data analytics skills. The following are links to both organizations that provide training, degrees, and certifications as well as discussion forums:

Discussion forums:

There are a number of organizations you can join to learn more about Analytics and Big Data. The following are only a few that might be of interest:

One of LinkedIn’s Analytics groups:

Advanced Business Analytics, Data Mining and Predictive Modeling

The ACL Usergroup:

http://www.acl.com/usergroup/default.html

Deloitte’s Real Analytics LinkedIn group:

Real Analytics: Talk about today’s business analytics

One of the LinkedIn’s Big Data groups:

Big Data / Analytics / Strategy / FP&A / S&OP / Strategic Planning / Predictive & Business Analytics

Training, degrees and certification links:

There are numerous organizations and software companies offering training, degrees, and certifications. The following are only a handful of resources that might be of interest:

A Certified Analytics Professional (“CAP”) designation was recently established by INFORM. The following link provides additional information on the certification process:

https://www.informs.org/Certification-Continuing-Ed/Analytics-Certification

If you’re interested in furthering your knowledge of Analytics, the following link provides some interesting background and suggestions as to the kind of analytics training that might be best for you:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/piyankajain/2012/09/05/3-steps-to-id-analytics-training-need/

The following is a link to the ACL training and ACDA Certification website:

http://www.acl.com/services/acl-training-services/

If you’re interested in a statistical approach to analytics, the following link provides some courses you might enjoy:

http://www.statistics.com/data-analytics-courses/

EMC2 has a training program geared towards Big Data. The following link to the “Data Science and Big Data Analytics” course prepares you for the Data Scientist Associate (EMCDSA) Certification.

https://education.emc.com/guest/campaign/data_science.aspx

SAS has a program to become a SAS Certified Predictive Modeler. Click on the following link to learn how to use SAS Enterprise Miner or to write SAS code to develop predictive models, segment customers, and apply these techniques to a range of business applications.

http://support.sas.com/training/us/paths/dm.html

There are a number of organizations offering SQL certification and training. The following link is only one of those that you may want to consider:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/sqlserver/learning-center/training-certification.aspx

AquantUs does not endorse or recommend any course or training program over another. Nor do we provide any guarantees that taking any of the courses or obtaining a particular certification will guarantee future employment or increase earnings opportunities.