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This course introduces students to the concepts of big data and visualisation and how this is used for decision making. It explores the industry software solutions available to investigate and present data, before assessing the role and responsibility of data specialists in this current environment. Topics including data driven decision-making, manipulating data and automation, and building ethics into a data-driven culture are examined. Students will demonstrate their use of tools and software to manipulate and prepare a visual presentation for a given data set. They will also assess how data specialists are responsible for adhering to legislation and ensuring data compliance.

On successful completion of this course students will be able to investigate the value of data for decision making to both end users and organisations, compare how different industry leading tools and software solutions are used to analyse and visualise data, carry-out queries to summarise and group a given data set and analyse the challenges faced when building ethics into a data-driven culture. Students will have the opportunity to progress to a range of roles within the digital sector, and will develop industry-led skills, analysis, and interpretation, which are crucial for developing practical experiences with big data and gaining employment.

By the end of this course a student will be able to:

  1. Examine data visualisation for decision making of complex data sets.
  2. Discuss statistical and graphical tools and techniques used to present big data for a given use case.
  3. Demonstrate statistical and graphical techniques used to present big data as a visualisation.
  4. Investigate the challenges faced by data professionals in carrying out their role.

There are no formal prerequisites or qualifications required to enroll. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • As the course is conducted entirely in English, we recommend that learners have a good grasp of the English language, both written and spoken, to gain maximum benefit.
  • Since this is an online course, you’ll need a computer, tablet, or smartphone with internet access. Familiarity with basic computer skills would be advantageous.
  • While you can learn at your own pace, dedicating consistent time to the course will help you understand and retain the material better.

          Registration process:

          • Based on course settings, students might be requested to fill in an application (online) and provide us with correct information about themselves before being able to proceed with the course.
          • We will contact you by email if we need more details after submitting your application.
          • After approval, you can proceed with payment and start the course.

          Materials are organized under different lessons. The lessons consist of self-study contents including reading-texts, practical activity, assignment and quizzes in which students can engage and learn.

          The course has supervisors and instructors; they are available online to support students by answering their questions or explain different topics to them. This will be managed under discussion section, forums, direct contact or by online meetings.

          When student successfully completes all lessons, quizzes and pass assignment, he/she will be offered a certificate.

          The course is available as an individual or under Pearson Qualifications (HNC/HND) in Computing. The price will be updated based on the selected option. The individual course fee is higher because awarding body has additional fees for individual enrollment. At the same time, a discount will be automatically added when you order HNC/HND in Computing or if you’re already enrolled under these qualifications.

          Courses awarded under Next Gates have no discount, and the fee is already reduced.

          * Note that prices don’t include VAT. Additional fee might be applied at checkout.

          Course Curriculum

          Section One
          Section Two
          Section Three
          Section Four
          Section Five
          Final Assignments

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