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Certificate in Data Analytics for Descriptive Analysis

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PE4200403(21OCT2019) 2019.10.21 高峰進修學院
Date: 21 Oct 2019 - 20 Nov 2019 (10 classes, Wed & Fri)
Time: 19:00 - 22:00
Duration: 30 hours
Venue: VTC Tower, 27 Wood Road, Wanchai
PE4200403(19NOV2019) 2019.11.19 高峰進修學院
Date: 19 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019 (10 evenings, every Tue & Thur)
Time: 19:00 - 22:00
Duration: 30 hours
Venue: VTC Tower, 27 Wood Road, Wanchai



Target Audience:

Those who are interested in big data analytics, IoT and the career of a Data Scientist



To benefit most from the course, participants are expected to have some basic knowledge of programming such as Python.




The course aims to provide students with knowledge in Big Data analysis techniques, managing a data project and corresponding knowledge discovery in Big data. Participants are expected to get familiar with useful programming languages for big data application, data mining skills, and visualization tools for analytics. The programme provides an innovative method to drill knowledge for the improvement of business judgments.


Course Contents


1.  Concepts of big data

  • Definition of Big Data
  • Characteristics of Big Data
  • Business Motivations and Drivers for Big Data Adoption
  • Big Data Adoption and Planning Considerations
  • Challenges for Big Data

2.  Concept of Data Mining

  • Definition of Data Mining
  • Objectives of descriptive analysis
  • Major steps of Data Mining Approaches

3.  Introduction to programming for Big data

  • Basic syntax of Big data programming languages
  • Standard coding style for Big Data programming script

4.  Data Acquisition and preparation

  • Challenges on Collecting data
  • Possible solutions for challenges
  • ETL process

5.  Practical Data model for descriptive analysis

  • Data modelling foundations
  • Data representation technique
  • Understanding pattern in model

6.  Data Visualizations and fact finding

  • Selections of data model for dashboard
  • Dashboard Design
  • Fact find and storytelling techniques
  • Case study


Speaker Profile

Mr Benson Lau has ample experience in the training and application of data science and analytics. He is the Lead Trainer of the IVE Big Data Team who have accomplished great achievements in various big data competitions.






Speaker Profile


Mr Benson Lau has much experience in the training and application of data science and analytics. He is also the Lead Trainer of the IVE Big Data Team in various big data competitions. The team members accomplished great achievements in different big data competitions such as the first prize and second prize in TipDM Cup Data Analysis Vocational Skills Competition co-organized by TipDM and National University Big Data Education Alliance.


EnrollmentPlease use the attached enrollment form and follow the “Notes for Applicants” in the form to apply for courses.All places are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Incomplete forms and forms received without payment will be regarded as unsuccessful applications.Deadline for Application7 working days (Exclusive of Saturdays) prior to class commencement date. Notification of Class Commencement Successful applicants will be notified of the class information by the contact method specified on the enrollment form at least 3 working days before class commencement. PEAK will not be responsible for the loss of class notification sent by mail. Please contact us if you do not receive the notification before the class commencement (Tel.: 2836 1906).Course Fees/Receipt For a course commencing within 7 working days at the time of enrollment, trainees are required to settle the course fee by cash.Course fees paid are also non-refundable, except for cases of unsuccessful applications and course cancellation or rescheduling. Fees paid and places enrolled are also not transferable, and request for course swapping will not be entertained.Trainees will sign and collect the receipt at the first lesson. Fees paid after the enrollment deadline may result in delay in receipt issuing. For those who have not collected the receipts at the first lesson, our staff will contact them for picking up / mailing arrangement. PEAK will not be responsible for any loss in mailing. Trainees will be required to pay an administrative charge of HK$100 for their request for each additional receipt copy. Please send crossed cheque payable to “Vocational Training Council” with a written application attention to “The Course Team” of the Institute. (Inquiry: 2836 1862)Enrollment Form for Programme ApplicationPlease download here

Mr. Cliff Chu
Tel.: 2836 1898
E-mail: cliffchu@vtc.edu.hk

Mr. Kento Tsang
Tel.: 2919 1429
E-mail: ttk2018@vtc.edu.hk


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