Diploma in Data Analytics (Evening Course - 10 Weeks, 20 classes)

start date: 27 February 2018

Fitzwilliam Institute’s Part-time Evening Diploma in Data Analytics is one of the most successful data analytics courses in Ireland. Delivered interactively by Ireland’s leading data analysts, the course takes place in Dublin City Centre, two evening per week for 10 weeks, and features:

  • Over 3 months of intensive high-level data analytics training with interactive modules covering: Describing and examines data in which individual attributes can be described and summarized: the scales on which they are measured, how to describe their center as well as the variation using descriptive statistical approaches, and how to make statements about these attributes using inferential statistical methods, such as confidence intervals or hypothesis tests, etc.
  • Practical skills training delivery from leading industry professionals. All of Fitzwilliam Institute’s data analytics trainers are top industry professionals with many years of successful data analytics experience. Fitzwilliam Institute’s data analytics course contains the core and vital “R” -programming industry key skillset and, on completion, all of our students are ready for their data analytics career.
  • Real life data analytics programming briefs. Fitzwilliam Institute’s Diploma in Data Analytics offers practical and specific “R” programming skills that can be applied in real world situations. You will complete a real life data analytics programing brief, which will help you gain invaluable data analysis experience and develop your work portfolio. A combination of interactive group sessions, presentations, and questions and answers allows you to gain transferrable skills and invaluable experience, in real-life situations, which will prepare you for a successful future in the industry.
  • Data analytics jobs, networking and volunteer opportunities. Fitzwilliam Institute is extremely well placed within the Information Technology field. Employers are always looking for Fitzwilliam Institute’s data analytics students and alumni – that’s why they come to us first to hire. Fitzwilliam Institute’s website features a comprehensive jobs and volunteer opportunities section.

Introduction to Python Programming:

Use built-in data structures such as lists, dictionaries, and tuples to perform increasingly complex data analysis.

Basic Statistics: Descriptive statistics, Inferential statistics h4>

Both descriptive and inferential statistics rely on the same set of data. Descriptive statistics rely solely on this set of data, whilst inferential statistics also rely on this data in order to make generalisations about a larger population.


Superclasses and subclasses, protected members, relationship between superclasses and subclasses, creating and using a subclass using inheritance, inheritance hierarchy, using protected and private instance variables, inheritance hierarchy using private instance variables, constructors in subclasses.

Working With Programming Language:

Basic for “R” Programming and basic use of the RStudio.

SWIRL-interactive “R” learning:

Swirl is a software package for the R programming language that turns the R console into an interactive learning environment. Users receive immediate feedback as they are guided through self-paced lessons in data science and R programming.

Using Anaconda Navigator:

Anaconda Navigator is a desktop graphical user interface (GUI) that allows to launch applications and easily manage conda packages, environments and channels without using command-line commands. Applications that that will be accessed using Navigator: Jupyter Notebook, Spyder, RStudio , Pandas for Python, Numpy, Scipy.

Data Storage - Big Data:

Big Data includes huge volume, high velocity, and extensible variety of data.It cannot be processed using traditional computing techniques. Big data involves various tools, technqiues and frameworks.

Regression Analysis:

Understanding of Simple linear regression, Multiple linear regression and Logistic Regression.

Analysis of Variance:

You will possess general knowledge about oneway, two-way and Multivariate Analysis of Variance - Manova.

Gaining Practical Knowledge about Types of Probability Distributions:

Gaussian, Binomial, Gamma and Poisson probability distribution.

Time Series Analysis:

As the name suggests, it involves working on time based data, to derive hidden insights to make informed decision making. Time series analysis are very useful Mostly for the business work on time series data to analyse and try to predict sales number for the next year, website traffic, competition position and much more.

Data Mining / Web Mining:

Data mining is the process of non-trivial discovery from implied, previously unknown, and potentially useful information from data in large databases. Hence it is a core element in knowledge discovery, often used synonymously. The data may be used to derive actionable recommendations. Web mining describes the application of traditional data mining techniques onto the web resources and has facilitated the further development of these techniques to consider the specific structures of web data.

Simulation / Optimization:

Use simulation optimization to automatically find the best value of one or more variables that we can control. We can put the computer to work, in effect performing parameterized simulations for many different combinations of values for our decision variables, and seeking the best combination of values for criteria that we specify.

On successful completion of this course you will receive a Diploma level qualification that is certified and awarded by the ICM (Institute of Commercial Management)

The Institute of Commercial Management was founded in 1979 and is one of the leading Professional Examination and Certification Bodies in the world today. Fitzwilliam Institute have developed and provided practical skills training courses in liaison with the Institute of Commercial Management qualifications and certifications framework for over 25 years. The Institute of Commercial Management certifications and continual professional development training awards are recognised throughout Europe, the USA, Canada, Australia, South Africa and Asia in a total of 140 countries, by leading industries, bodies and professions.

next start date: 27th February 2018 (Tuesday)

Duration: 10 weeks, 20 classes (2 evenings/week) Tuesday & Thursday

Time: 6:30pm – 9pm

Venue: The Capel Building, Mary’s Abbey, Dublin 7 (The Capel Building is located in Dublin’s City Centre on Mary’s Abbey (Between the Jervis and Four Courts Luas stops).

Course Fees: €1,395.

To secure your place on the course a deposit of 20% (€279) is required. The remainder of the course fee (€1,116) is due 30 days prior to the commencement of the course. All fees must be paid before the course begins. Please note, the full course fees are inclusive of all course materials and certification costs.

Enrolment intake is strictly limited on this course. Early application is advised. Places are allocated on a first come first served basis.

Fitzwilliam Institute closes on Bank Holidays and for a number of days at Christmas and New Year. Fitzwilliam Institute reserves the right to postpone, cancel or alter courses without notice or to change any of the details in this brochure. Fees are not refundable unless the course is cancelled by the Fitzwilliam Institute. Distance Learning courses are provided by Fitzwilliam Institute - BGLS Ltd.

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