AlphaZetta Academy

Data Literacy for Everyone

With the advent of automation, humans’ role has become to do what computers cannot. Many more white-collar workers—perhaps all of them—will end up “working with data” to some extent.

Using data to provide insights and guidance that computers alone cannot requires “data literacy”, which is doubly important for anyone working alongside, supporting, leading, or hiring a data-science and analytics team.

Data literacy involves a broad range of skills, including:

  • an appreciation of the language of data
  • understanding uncertainty (expressed as probabilities) and complexity
  • interpreting relationships in data (multivariate correlation) and visual representations of them
  • reading visual representations of data

It also includes the ability to think rigorously and abstractly about evidence-based decision-making and manipulate data accordingly.

This course introduces a range of skills and applications related to critical thinking in such areas as forecasting, population measurement, set theory and logic, causal impact and attribution, scientific reasoning and the danger of cognitive biases.

It is highly recommended for managers and workers who have not had quantitative work as the basis of their career to date, and for many IT professionals. The main tool used will be Microsoft Excel, and other tools for data manipulation, analysis and visualisation will also be introduced. There are no prerequisites beyond high-school mathematics; this course has been designed to be approachable for everyone.

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Early bird pricing is available until 2 weeks prior.

This is an AlphaZetta public course – group discounts are available and also apply during the Early bird period (up to 2 weeks prior): 5% for 2–4 people, 10% for 5–6 people, 15% for 7–8 people, and 20% for 9 or more people. Discounts are calculated during checkout.

Course Booking Terms and Conditions

Additional Information

Audience C-Suite, Management, Business
This is a must-do course for any white collar professionals looking to add value in the 21st century. This is thus a course of immediate relevance to anyone in all areas including sales, project management, marketing, HR, operations, and others, as well as the senior management suite. It is a also a prerequisite for management-level decision making courses.
Prerequisites No prior knowledge of R is required to take this course.
Objective
  • an appreciation of the language of data
  • understanding uncertainty (expressed as probabilities) and complexity
  • interpreting relationships in data (multivariate correlation) and visual representations of them
  • reading visual representations of data
  • It also includes the ability to think rigorously and abstractly about evidence-based decision-making and manipulate data accordingly
Format Class
Duration 2 days
Course Author Dr Eugene Dubossarsky
Trainer Courses are taught by Dr Eugene Dubossarsky and/or his hand-picked team of highly skilled instructors.
Delivery Method In-person at AlphaZetta Academy locations or on-premise for corporate groups

Meals and refreshments

Catered morning tea and lunch are provided on both days of the course. Please notify us at least a week ahead if you have any special dietary requirements.

Feedback

Use academy@alphazetta.ai to email us any questions about the course, including requests for more detail, or for specific content you would like to see covered, or queries regarding prerequisites and suitability.

If you would like to attend but for any reason cannot, please also let us know.

Variation

Course material may vary from advertised due to demands and learning pace of attendees. Additional material may be presented, along with or in place of advertised.

Cancellations and refunds

You can get a full refund if you cancel 7 days or more before the course starts. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made less than 7 days before the course starts.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Do I need to bring my own computer?

There’s no need to bring your own laptop or PC. Our courses take place in modern, professional training facilities that have all the computing equipment you’ll need.

Private and Corporate Courses

In addition to our public courses, AlphaZetta Academy can provide this course for your organisation in a private setting at your location or ours. Please enquire to discuss your needs.

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This is a must-do course for any white collar professionals looking to add value in the 21st century.

Scheduled Public Courses – BOOK NOW!

Data Literacy for Everyone – Sydney

June 7 @ 09:30 - June 11 @ 17:00 AEST

Data Literacy for Everyone – Canberra

June 18 @ 09:30 - June 19 @ 17:00 AEST

Data Literacy For Everyone – Copenhagen

June 19 @ 09:30 - June 20 @ 17:00 CEST

Data Literacy for Everyone – Hong Kong

June 24 @ 09:30 - June 25 @ 17:00 HKT

Data Literacy For Everyone – Copenhagen

September 11 @ 09:30 - September 12 @ 17:00 CEST

Data Literacy For Everyone – Copenhagen

December 2 @ 09:30 - December 3 @ 17:00 CET

Private and Corporate Courses

In addition to our public courses, AlphaZetta Academy can provide this course for your organisation in a private setting at your location or ours. Please enquire to discuss your needs.

Enquire Now

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Testimonials

Eugene’s courses are not your standard technical courses where you learn how to put data into a model and get a result. The real life experiences – warts and all – he brings to the instruction mean that attendees walk away with a better understanding of the real life challenges of analytics as well as the technical know-how. We routinely send our team members on these courses to help them get the capabilities that really help our clients get better insights from their data.

James provided a testimonial on Eugene Dubossarsky's courses.James Beresford, Director, Agile BI

Eugene’s introductory course to data science was outstanding.

I found the subject matter and delivery fascinating, accessible and informative. I found Eugene approachable, interesting to listen to and excellent at simplifying complex concepts. I highly recommend this course for anyone who wants to know what data science—and all the buzz surrounding it!—are all about.

C.T. Johnson, Director, Statecraft