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Practical Applied Statistics courses

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excelafd | Analysing Financial Data in Excel | 14 hours | Audience Financial or market analysts, managers, accountants Course Objectives Facilitate and automate all kinds of financial analysis with Microsoft Excel Advanced functions Logical functions Math and statistical functions Financial functions Lookups and data tables Using lookup functions Using MATCH and INDEX Advanced list management Validating cell entries Exploring database functions PivotTables and PivotCharts Creating Pivot Tables Calculated Item and Calculated Field Working with External Data Exporting and importing Exporting and importing XML data Querying external databases Linking to a database Linking to a XML data source Analysing online data (Web Queries) Analytical options Goal Seek Solver The Analysis ToolPack Scenarios Macros and custom functions Running and recording a macro Working with VBA code Creating functions Conditional formatting and SmartArt Conditional formatting with graphics SmartArt graphics |

pgmt | The Practitioner’s Guide to Multivariate Techniques | 14 hours | The introduction of the digital computer, and now the widespread availability of computer packages, has opened up a hitherto difficult area of statistics; multivariate analysis. Previously the formidable computing effort associated with these procedures presented a real barrier. That barrier has now disappeared and the analyst can therefore concentrate on an appreciation and an interpretation of the findings. Multivariate Analysis of Variance (MANOVA) Whereas the Analysis of Variance technique (ANOVA) investigates possible systematic differences between prescribes groups of individuals on a single variable, the technique of Multivariate Analysis of Variance is simply an extension of that procedure to numerous variates viewed collectively. These variates could be distinct in nature; for example Height, Weight etc, or repeated measures of a single variate over time or over space. When the variates are repeated measures over time or space, the analyses may often be reduced to a succession of univariate analyses, with easier interpretation. This procedure is often referred to as Repeated Measure Analysis. Principal Component Analysis If only two variates are recorded for a number of individuals, the data may conveniently be represented on a two-dimensional plot. If there are ‘p’ variates then one could imagine a plot of the data in ‘p’ dimensional space. The technique of Principal Component Analysis corresponds to a rotation of the axes so that the maximum amounts of variation are progressively represented along the new axes. It has been described as …….‘peering into multidimensional space, from every conceivable angle, and selecting as the viewing angle that which contains the maximum amount of variation’ The aim therefore is a reduction of the dimensionality of multivariate data. If for example a very high percentage (say 90%) of the variability is contained in the first two principal components, a plot of these components would be a virtually complete pictorial representation of the variability. Discriminant Analysis Suppose that several variates are observed on individuals from two identified groups. The technique of discriminant analysis involves calculating that linear function of the variates that best separates out the groups. The linear function may therefore be used to identify group membership simply from the pattern of variates. Various methods are available to estimate the success in general of this identification procedure. Canonical Variate Analysis Canonical Variate Analysis is in essence an extension of Discriminant Analysis to accommodate the situation where there are more than two groups of individuals. Cluster Analysis Cluster Analysis as the name suggests involves identifying groupings (or clusters) of individuals in multidimensional space. Since here there is no ‘a priori’ grouping of individuals, the identification of so called clusters is a subjective process subject to various assumptions. Most computer packages offer several clustering procedures that may often give differing results. However the pictorial representation of the so called ‘clusters’, in diagrams called dendrograms, provides a very useful diagnostic. Factor Analysis If ‘p’ variates are observed on each of ‘n’ individuals, the technique of factor analysis attempts to identify say ‘r’ (< p) so called factors which determine to a large extent the variate values. The implicit assumption here therefore is that the entire array of ‘p’ variates is controlled by ‘r’ factors. For example the ‘p’ variates could represent the performance of students in numerous examination subjects, and we wish to determine whether a few attributes such as numerical ability, linguistic ability could account for much of the variability. The difficulties here stem from the fact that the so-called factors are not directly observable, and indeed may not really exist. Factor analysis has been viewed very suspiciously over the years, because of the measure of speculation involved in the identification of factors. One popular numerical procedure starts with the rotation of axes using principal components (described above) followed by a rotation of the factors identified. |

rneuralnet | Neural Network in R | 14 hours | This course is an introduction to applying neural networks in real world problems using R-project software. Introduction to Neural Networks What are Neural Networks What is current status in applying neural networks Neural Networks vs regression models Supervised and Unsupervised learning Overview of packages available nnet, neuralnet and others differences between packages and itls limitations Visualizing neural networks Applying Neural Networks Concept of neurons and neural networks A simplified model of the brain Opportunities neuron XOR problem and the nature of the distribution of values The polymorphic nature of the sigmoidal Other functions activated Construction of neural networks Concept of neurons connect Neural network as nodes Building a network Neurons Layers Scales Input and output data Range 0 to 1 Normalization Learning Neural Networks Backward Propagation Steps propagation Network training algorithms range of application Estimation Problems with the possibility of approximation by Examples OCR and image pattern recognition Other applications Implementing a neural network modeling job predicting stock prices of listed |

datavisR1 | Introduction to Data Visualization with R | 28 hours | This course is intended for data engineers, decision makers and data analysts and will lead you to create very effective plots using R studio that appeal to decision makers and help them find out hidden information and take the right decisions Day 1: overview of R programming introduction to data visualization scatter plots and clusters the use of noise and jitters Day 2: other type of 2D and 3D plots histograms heat charts categorical data plotting Day 3: plotting KPIs with data R and X charts examples dashboards parallel axes mixing categorical data with numeric data Day 4: different hats of data visualization disguised and hidden trends case studies saving plots and loading Excel files |

Piwik | Getting started with Piwik | 21 hours | Web analysist Data analysists Market researchers Marketing and sales professionals System administrators Format of course 30% lectures 60% exercises 10% tests Introduction to Piwik Why use Piwik? Piwik vs Google Analystics Setting up Piwik Selecting which websites to monitor Working with the dashboard Understanding visitor activity Actions Referrals Generating reports |

bigdatar | Programming with Big Data in R | 21 hours | Introduction to Programming Big Data with R (bpdR) Setting up your environment to use pbdR Scope and tools available in pbdR Packages commonly used with Big Data alongside pbdR Message Passing Interface (MPI) Using pbdR MPI 5 Parallel processing Point-to-point communication Send Matrices Summing Matrices Collective communication Summing Matrices with Reduce Scatter / Gather Other MPI communications Distributed Matrices Creating a distributed diagonal matrix SVD of a distributed matrix Building a distributed matrix in parallel Statistics Applications Monte Carlo Integration Reading Datasets Reading on all processes Broadcasting from one process Reading partitioned data Distributed Regression Distributed Bootstrap |

appliedml | Applied Machine Learning | 14 hours | This training course is for people that would like to apply Machine Learning in practical applications. Audience This course is for data scientists and statisticians that have some familiarity with statistics and know how to program R (or Python or other chosen language). The emphasis of this course is on the practical aspects of data/model preparation, execution, post hoc analysis and visualization. The purpose is to give practical applications to Machine Learning to participants interested in applying the methods at work. Sector specific examples are used to make the training relevant to the audience. Naive Bayes Multinomial models Bayesian categorical data analysis Discriminant analysis Linear regression Logistic regression GLM EM Algorithm Mixed Models Additive Models Classification KNN Bayesian Graphical Models Factor Analysis (FA) Principal Component Analysis (PCA) Independent Component Analysis (ICA) Support Vector Machines (SVM) for regression and classification Boosting Ensemble models Neural networks Hidden Markov Models (HMM) Space State Models Clustering |

mrkanar | Marketing Analytics using R | 21 hours | Audience: Business owners (marketing managers, product managers, customer base managers) and their teams; customer insights professionals. Overview: The course follows the customer life cycle from acquiring new customers, managing the existing customers for profitability, retaining good customers, and finally understanding which customers are leaving us and why. We will be working with real (if anonymous) data from a variety of industries including telecommunications, insurance, media, and high tech. Format: Instructor-led training over the course of five half-day sessions with in-class exercises as well as homework. It can be delivered as a classroom or distance (online) course. Part 1: Inflow - acquiring new customers Our focus is direct marketing so we will not look at advertising campaigns but instead focus on understanding marketing campaigns (e.g. direct mail). This is the foundation for almost everything else in the course. We look at measuring and improving campaign effectiveness. including: The importance of test and control groups. Universal control group. Techniques: Lift curves, AUC Return on investment. Optimizing marketing spend. Part 2: Base Management: managing existing customers Considering the cost of acquiring new customers for many businesses there are probably few assets more valuable than their existing customer base, though few think of it in this way. Topics include: 1. Cross-selling and up-selling: Offering the right product or service to the customer at the right time. Techniques: RFM models. Multinomial regression. b. Value of lifetime purchases. 2. Customer segmentation: Understanding the types of customers that you have. Classification models using first simple decision trees, and then random forests and other, newer techniques. Part 3: Retention: Keeping your good customers Understanding which customers are likely to leave and what you can do about it is key to profitability in many industries, especially where there are repeat purchases or subscriptions. We look at propensity to churn models, including Logistic regression: glm (package stats) and newer techniques (especially gbm as a general tool) Tuning models (caret) and introduction to ensemble models. Part 4: Outflow: Understanding who are leaving and why Customers will leave you – that is a fact of life. What is important is to understand who are leaving and why. Is it low value customers who are leaving or is it your best customers? Are they leaving to competitors or because they no longer need your products and services? Topics include: Customer lifetime value models: Combining value of purchases with propensity to churn and the cost of servicing and retaining the customer. Analysing survey data. (Generally useful, but we will do a brief introduction here in the context of exit surveys.) |

dsbda | Data Science for Big Data Analytics | 35 hours | Introduction to Data Science for Big Data Analytics Data Science Overview Big Data Overview Data Structures Drivers and complexities of Big Data Big Data ecosystem and a new approach to analytics Key technologies in Big Data Data Mining process and problems Association Pattern Mining Data Clustering Outlier Detection Data Classification Introduction to Data Analytics lifecycle Discovery Data preparation Model planning Model building Presentation/Communication of results Operationalization Exercise: Case study From this point most of the training time (80%) will be spent on examples and exercises in R and related big data technology. Getting started with R Installing R and Rstudio Features of R language Objects in R Data in R Data manipulation Big data issues Exercises Getting started with Hadoop Installing Hadoop Understanding Hadoop modes HDFS MapReduce architecture Hadoop related projects overview Writing programs in Hadoop MapReduce Exercises Integrating R and Hadoop with RHadoop Components of RHadoop Installing RHadoop and connecting with Hadoop The architecture of RHadoop Hadoop streaming with R Data analytics problem solving with RHadoop Exercises Pre-processing and preparing data Data preparation steps Feature extraction Data cleaning Data integration and transformation Data reduction – sampling, feature subset selection, Dimensionality reduction Discretization and binning Exercises and Case study Exploratory data analytic methods in R Descriptive statistics Exploratory data analysis Visualization – preliminary steps Visualizing single variable Examining multiple variables Statistical methods for evaluation Hypothesis testing Exercises and Case study Data Visualizations Basic visualizations in R Packages for data visualization ggplot2, lattice, plotly, lattice Formatting plots in R Advanced graphs Exercises Regression (Estimating future values) Linear regression Use cases Model description Diagnostics Problems with linear regression Shrinkage methods, ridge regression, the lasso Generalizations and nonlinearity Regression splines Local polynomial regression Generalized additive models Regression with RHadoop Exercises and Case study Classification The classification related problems Bayesian refresher Naïve Bayes Logistic regression K-nearest neighbors Decision trees algorithm Neural networks Support vector machines Diagnostics of classifiers Comparison of classification methods Scalable classification algorithms Exercises and Case study Assessing model performance and selection Bias, Variance and model complexity Accuracy vs Interpretability Evaluating classifiers Measures of model/algorithm performance Hold-out method of validation Cross-validation Tuning machine learning algorithms with caret package Visualizing model performance with Profit ROC and Lift curves Ensemble methods Bagging Random Forests Boosting Gradient boosting Exercises and Case study Support vector machines for classification and regression Maximal Margin classifiers Support vector classifiers Support vector machines SVM’s for classification problems SVM’s for regression problems Exercises and Case study Identifying unknown groupings within a data set Feature Selection for Clustering Representative based algorithms: k-means, k-medoids Hierarchical algorithms: agglomerative and divisive methods Probabilistic base algorithms: EM Density based algorithms: DBSCAN, DENCLUE Cluster validation Advanced clustering concepts Clustering with RHadoop Exercises and Case study Discovering connections with Link Analysis Link analysis concepts Metrics for analyzing networks The Pagerank algorithm Hyperlink-Induced Topic Search Link Prediction Exercises and Case study Association Pattern Mining Frequent Pattern Mining Model Scalability issues in frequent pattern mining Brute Force algorithms Apriori algorithm The FP growth approach Evaluation of Candidate Rules Applications of Association Rules Validation and Testing Diagnostics Association rules with R and Hadoop Exercises and Case study Constructing recommendation engines Understanding recommender systems Data mining techniques used in recommender systems Recommender systems with recommenderlab package Evaluating the recommender systems Recommendations with RHadoop Exercise: Building recommendation engine Text Analysis Text analysis steps Collecting raw text Bag of words Term Frequency –Inverse Document Frequency Determining Sentiments Exercises and Case study |

sspsspas | Statistics with SPSS Predictive Analytics Software | 14 hours | Goal: Learning to work with SPSS at the level of independence The addressees: Analysts, researchers, scientists, students and all those who want to acquire the ability to use SPSS package and learn popular data mining techniques. Using the program The dialog boxes input / downloading data the concept of variable and measuring scales preparing a database Generate tables and graphs formatting of the report Command language syntax automated analysis storage and modification procedures create their own analytical procedures Data Analysis descriptive statistics Key terms: eg variable, hypothesis, statistical significance measures of central tendency measures of dispersion measures of central tendency standardization Introduction to research the relationships between variables correlational and experimental methods Summary: This case study and discussion |

sixsigmagb | Six Sigma Green Belt | 70 hours | Green Belts participate in and lead Lean and Six Sigma projects from within their regular job function. They can tackle projects as part of a cross functional team or projects scoped within their normal job. Each session of Green Belt training is separated by 3 or 4 weeks when the Green Belts apply their training to their improvement projects. We recommend supporting the Green Belts on their projects in between training sessions and holding stage gate reviews along with leadership and Lean Six Sigma Champions to ensure DMAIC methodology is being rigorously applied. Week 1 Foundation: covers the fundamentals of the Lean Six Sigma Define Measure Analyse Improve Control (DMAIC) approach enabling participants to take part and lead waste and defect reduction projects and initiatives. Week 2 Practitioner: provides additional data analysis and lean tools for participants to lead well scoped process improvement projects related to their regular job function. Block 1 Day 1 Introduction to Six Sigma Project Chartering & VOC Process Mapping Stakeholder analysis Day 2 Team Start Up Prioritisation Matrix Lean Thinking Value Stream Mapping Day 3 Data Collection Minitab and Graphical Analysis Descriptive Statistics Day 4 Measurement System Evaluation Process Capability Cp, CpK Six Sigma Metrics Day 5 5 Why FMEA Block 2 Day 1 Review of Block 1 Multivari Inferential Statistics Intro to Hypothesis Testing Day 2 2 sample t-tests F tests Hypothesis Testing – Chi Sq Day 3 Hypothesis Testing - Anova Day 4 Correlation and Regression Multiple Regression Introduction to Design Of Experiments Day 5 Mistake Proofing Control Plans Control Charts |

advspsspas | Advanced Statistics using SPSS Predictive Analytics Software | 28 hours | Goal: Mastering the skill work independently with the program SPSS for advanced use, dialog boxes, and command language syntax for the selected analytical techniques. The addressees: Analysts, researchers, scientists, students and all those who want to acquire the ability to use SPSS package and advanced level and learn the selected statistical models. Training takes universal analysis problems and it is dedicated to a specific industry Preparation of a database for analysis management of data collection operations on variables transforming the variables selected functions (logarithmic, exponential, etc.) Parametric and nonparametric statistics, or how to fit a model to the data measuring scale distribution type outliers and influential observations (outliers) sample size central limit theorem Study the differences between the characteristics of statistical tests based on the average and media Analysis of correlation and similarities correlations principal component analysis cluster analysis Prediction - single regression analysis and multivariate method of least squares Linear Model instrumental variable regression models (dummy, effect, orthogonal coding) Statistical Inference |

sixsigmayb | Six Sigma Yellow Belt | 21 hours | Yellow Belt covers the basics of the Six Sigma Define Measure Analyse Improve Control (DMAIC) approach enabling delegates to take part and lead team based waste and defect reduction projects and initiatives. In addition emphasis is placed on applying the problem solving tools into daily roles. At the end of the course you will be equipped to look at your immediate team and role, determine what can be improved and create a business improvement project on a selected opportunity that is aligned to customer requirements. You will be able to analyse the process using visualization tools and identify the waste (non-value adding) components and work to eliminate these from the process. You will apply root cause analysis techniques to identify the underlying causes of defects in the process. The course uses simulations, case study exercises and work based projects to enable delegates to 'learn through doing'. Notes: This course has a minimum class size of 4. And if requested this course can be delivered in 2 days with some reductions to the course content and level of detail in some areas, notably Customer needs; Graphical analysis and Process handover. An overview of project selection and scoping Understanding customer needs and how they impact project aims Discovering processes using visualisation techniques Understanding the causes of work and how to simplify Finding and removing process waste Graphical analysis to understand process performance Problem solving tools to determine root cause Basic solution creation Piloting & implementation Process handover |

samr | Statistic analysis in market research | 28 hours | Goal: Improving consumer behavior researcher workshop products and services Addressees The researchers, market analysts, managers and employees of marketing departments, sales departments primarily pharmaceutical and FMCG, students of socio-economic and everyone interested in market research Module 1 Quantitative research Pre-treatment results check the accuracy of the database control of missing data weighting observations Statistical models multiple regression conjoint analysis classification trees Automate procedures in tracking studies Analysis of data from a marketing experiment The report and draw conclusions Module 2 Qualitative Research The transformation of qualitative data into a quantitative Statistical models for qualitative data |

apacheh | Administrator Training for Apache Hadoop | 35 hours | Audience: The course is intended for IT specialists looking for a solution to store and process large data sets in a distributed system environment Goal: Deep knowledge on Hadoop cluster administration. 1: HDFS (17%) Describe the function of HDFS Daemons Describe the normal operation of an Apache Hadoop cluster, both in data storage and in data processing. Identify current features of computing systems that motivate a system like Apache Hadoop. Classify major goals of HDFS Design Given a scenario, identify appropriate use case for HDFS Federation Identify components and daemon of an HDFS HA-Quorum cluster Analyze the role of HDFS security (Kerberos) Determine the best data serialization choice for a given scenario Describe file read and write paths Identify the commands to manipulate files in the Hadoop File System Shell 2: YARN and MapReduce version 2 (MRv2) (17%) Understand how upgrading a cluster from Hadoop 1 to Hadoop 2 affects cluster settings Understand how to deploy MapReduce v2 (MRv2 / YARN), including all YARN daemons Understand basic design strategy for MapReduce v2 (MRv2) Determine how YARN handles resource allocations Identify the workflow of MapReduce job running on YARN Determine which files you must change and how in order to migrate a cluster from MapReduce version 1 (MRv1) to MapReduce version 2 (MRv2) running on YARN. 3: Hadoop Cluster Planning (16%) Principal points to consider in choosing the hardware and operating systems to host an Apache Hadoop cluster. Analyze the choices in selecting an OS Understand kernel tuning and disk swapping Given a scenario and workload pattern, identify a hardware configuration appropriate to the scenario Given a scenario, determine the ecosystem components your cluster needs to run in order to fulfill the SLA Cluster sizing: given a scenario and frequency of execution, identify the specifics for the workload, including CPU, memory, storage, disk I/O Disk Sizing and Configuration, including JBOD versus RAID, SANs, virtualization, and disk sizing requirements in a cluster Network Topologies: understand network usage in Hadoop (for both HDFS and MapReduce) and propose or identify key network design components for a given scenario 4: Hadoop Cluster Installation and Administration (25%) Given a scenario, identify how the cluster will handle disk and machine failures Analyze a logging configuration and logging configuration file format Understand the basics of Hadoop metrics and cluster health monitoring Identify the function and purpose of available tools for cluster monitoring Be able to install all the ecosystem components in CDH 5, including (but not limited to): Impala, Flume, Oozie, Hue, Manager, Sqoop, Hive, and Pig Identify the function and purpose of available tools for managing the Apache Hadoop file system 5: Resource Management (10%) Understand the overall design goals of each of Hadoop schedulers Given a scenario, determine how the FIFO Scheduler allocates cluster resources Given a scenario, determine how the Fair Scheduler allocates cluster resources under YARN Given a scenario, determine how the Capacity Scheduler allocates cluster resources 6: Monitoring and Logging (15%) Understand the functions and features of Hadoop’s metric collection abilities Analyze the NameNode and JobTracker Web UIs Understand how to monitor cluster Daemons Identify and monitor CPU usage on master nodes Describe how to monitor swap and memory allocation on all nodes Identify how to view and manage Hadoop’s log files Interpret a log file |

excelstatsda | Excel For Statistical Data Analysis | 14 hours | Audience Analysts, researchers, scientists, graduates and students and anyone who is interested in learning how to facilitate statistical analysis in Microsoft Excel. Course Objectives This course will help improve your familiarity with Excel and statistics and as a result increase the effectiveness and efficiency of your work or research. This course describes how to use the Analysis ToolPack in Microsoft Excel, statistical functions and how to perform basic statistical procedures. It will explain what Excel limitation are and how to overcome them. Aggregating Data in Excel Statistical Functions Outlines Subtotals Pivot Tables Data Relation Analysis Normal Distribution Descriptive Statistics Linear Correlation Regression Analysis Covariance Analysing Data in Time Trends/Regression line Linear, Logarithmic, Polynomial, Power, Exponential, Moving Average Smoothing Seasonal fluctuations analysis Comparing Populations Confidence Interval for the Mean Test of Hypothesis Concerning the Population Mean Difference Between Mean of Two Populations ANOVA: Analysis of Variances Goodness-of-Fit Test for Discrete Random Variables Test of Independence: Contingency Tables Test Hypothesis Concerning the Variance of Two Populations Forecasting Extrapolation |

MLFWR1 | Machine Learning Fundamentals with R | 14 hours | The aim of this course is to provide a basic proficiency in applying Machine Learning methods in practice. Through the use of the R programming platform and its various libraries, and based on a multitude of practical examples this course teaches how to use the most important building blocks of Machine Learning, how to make data modeling decisions, interpret the outputs of the algorithms and validate the results. Our goal is to give you the skills to understand and use the most fundamental tools from the Machine Learning toolbox confidently and avoid the common pitfalls of Data Sciences applications. Introduction to Applied Machine Learning Statistical learning vs. Machine learning Iteration and evaluation Bias-Variance trade-off Regression Linear regression Generalizations and Nonlinearity Exercises Classification Bayesian refresher Naive Bayes Logistic regression K-Nearest neighbors Exercises Cross-validation and Resampling Cross-validation approaches Bootstrap Exercises Unsupervised Learning K-means clustering Examples Challenges of unsupervised learning and beyond K-means |

mrkfct | Market Forecasting | 14 hours | Audience This course has been created for analysts, forecasters wanting to introduce or improve forecasting which can be related to sale forecasting, economic forecasting, technology forecasting, supply chain management and demand or supply forecasting. Description This course guides delegates through series of methodologies, frameworks and algorithms which are useful when choosing how to predict the future based on historical data. It uses standard tools like Microsoft Excel or some Open Source programs (notably R project). The principles covered in this course can be implemented by any software (e.g. SAS, SPSS, Statistica, MINITAB ...) Problems facing forecasters Customer demand planning Investor uncertainty Economic planning Seasonal changes in demand/utilization Roles of risk and uncertainty Time series methods Moving average Exponential smoothing Extrapolation Linear prediction Trend estimation Growth curve Econometric methods (casual methods) Regression analysis using linear regression or non-linear regression Autoregressive moving average (ARMA) Autoregressive integrated moving average (ARIMA) Econometrics Judgemental methods Surveys Delphi method Scenario building Technology forecasting Forecast by analogy Simulation and other methods Simulation Prediction market Probabilistic forecasting and Ensemble forecasting Reference class forecasting |

octaveda | Octave for Data Analysis | 14 hours | Audience: This course is for data scientists and statisticians that have some familiarity statistical methods and would like to use the Octave programming language at work. The purpose of this course is to give a practical introduction in Octave programming to participants interested in using this programming language at work. environment data types: numeric string, arrays matrices variables expressions control flow functions exception handling debugging input/output linear algebra optimization statistical distributions regression plotting |

xcelsius | Xcelsius | 14 hours | Description: In this Xcelsius Training course, students will use Xcelsius Present to create interactive visualizations for presenting complex data in a simple way, and to conduct analysis to make critical decisions. Students will also create complete dashboards that present business, project, and human resources information, all consolidated and presented in a user-friendly manner. Finally, students will publish dashboards into various file formats such as Adobe Flash, Microsoft Office PowerPoint, Adobe PDF, and also to the web. Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: Explore the Xcelsius workspace and an already created dashboard. Create simple visualizations. Conduct data analysis using Xcelsius components that give dynamic functionality to the specified data. Create a Project Management dashboard. Create a dashboard to consolidate and present the Human Resources information of an organization. Finalize dashboards and export them to different file formats. Audience: This course is designed for professionals who conduct data analysis and need to present robust and timely data in an interactive display. 1: Getting Started with Xcelsius Explore the Xcelsius Interface Explore a Dashboard 2: Creating Simple and Interactive Visualizations Create a Simple Xcelsius Chart Manage Personal Finance Using Value Box Organize Levels of Information Using Filters Conduct a Comparative Study Using List Builder and Line Chart 3: Conducting Data Analysis Conduct Trend Analysis Using Combo Box Conduct Demand Analysis Using Label Based Menu Conduct a Region Based Demand Analysis Using Maps Forecast Revenue Using Sliders and Gauge 4: Creating a Project Management Dashboard Drill Down the Status of Current Projects Using the Drill Down Function Analyze Resource Efficiency Using Fisheye Picture Menu and Other Tools Analyze Resource Utilization Using Combination Chart 5: Creating a Human Resources Dashboard Create an Organization Dashboard Using Organization Chart Conduct Attrition Analysis 6: Finalizing Dashboards Create a Snapshot Publish Dashboards |

stats1 | Statistics Level 1 | 14 hours | This course has been created for people who require general statistics skills. This course can be tailored to a specific area of expertise like market research, biology, manufacturing, public sector research, etc... Introduction Descriptive Statistics Inferential Statistics Sampling Demonstration Variables Percentiles Measurement Levels of Measurement Measurement Demonstration Basics of Data Collection Distributions Summation Notation Linear Transformations Exercises Graphing Distributions Qualitative Variables Quantitative Variables Stem and Leaf Displays Histograms Frequency Polygons Box Plots Box Plot Demonstration Bar Charts Line Graphs Exercises Summarizing Distributions Central Tendency What is Central Tendency Measures of Central Tendency Balance Scale Simulation Absolute Difference Simulation Squared Differences Simulation Median and Mean Mean and Median Simulation Additional Measures Comparing measures Variability Measures of Variability Estimating Variance Simulation Shape Comparing Distributions Demo Effects of Transformations Variance Sum Law I Exercises Normal Distributions History Areas of Normal Distributions Varieties of Normal Distribution Demo Standard Normal Normal Approximation to the Binomial Normal Approximation Demo Exercises |

datamodeling | Pattern Recognition | 35 hours | This course provides an introduction into the field of pattern recognition and machine learning. It also touches on practical applications in statistics, computer science, signal processing, computer vision, data mining, and bioinformatics. The course is interactive and includes plenty of hands-on exercises, continuous feedback, and testing of knowledge and skills acquired. Audience Data analysts PhD students, researchers and practitioners Introduction Probability theory, model selection, decision and information theory Probability distributions Linear models for regression and classification Neural networks Kernel methods Sparse kernel machines Graphical models Mixture models and EM Approximate inference Sampling methods Continuous latent variables Sequential data Combining models |

dataminr | Data Mining with R | 14 hours | Sources of methods Artificial intelligence Machine learning Statistics Sources of data Pre processing of data Data Import/Export Data Exploration and Visualization Dimensionality Reduction Dealing with missing values R Packages Data mining main tasks Automatic or semi-automatic analysis of large quantities of data Extracting previously unknown interesting patterns groups of data records (cluster analysis) unusual records (anomaly detection) dependencies (association rule mining) Data mining Anomaly detection (Outlier/change/deviation detection) Association rule learning (Dependency modeling) Clustering Classification Regression Summarization Frequent Pattern Mining Text Mining Decision Trees Regression Neural Networks Sequence Mining Frequent Pattern Mining Data dredging, data fishing, data snooping |

stats2 | Statistics Level 2 | 28 hours | This training course covers advanced statistics. It explains most of the tools commonly used in research, analysis and forecasting. It provides short explanations of the theory behind the formulas. This course does not relate to any specific field of knowledge, but can be tailored if all the delegates have the same background and goals. Some basic computer tools are used during this course (notably Excel and OpenOffice) Describing Bivariate Data Introduction to Bivariate Data Values of the Pearson Correlation Guessing Correlations Simulation Properties of Pearson's r Computing Pearson's r Restriction of Range Demo Variance Sum Law II Exercises Probability Introduction Basic Concepts Conditional Probability Demo Gamblers Fallacy Simulation Birthday Demonstration Binomial Distribution Binomial Demonstration Base Rates Bayes' Theorem Demonstration Monty Hall Problem Demonstration Exercises Normal Distributions Introduction History Areas of Normal Distributions Varieties of Normal Distribution Demo Standard Normal Normal Approximation to the Binomial Normal Approximation Demo Exercises Sampling Distributions Introduction Basic Demo Sample Size Demo Central Limit Theorem Demo Sampling Distribution of the Mean Sampling Distribution of Difference Between Means Sampling Distribution of Pearson's r Sampling Distribution of a Proportion Exercises Estimation Introduction Degrees of Freedom Characteristics of Estimators Bias and Variability Simulation Confidence Intervals Exercises Logic of Hypothesis Testing Introduction Significance Testing Type I and Type II Errors One- and Two-Tailed Tests Interpreting Significant Results Interpreting Non-Significant Results Steps in Hypothesis Testing Significance Testing and Confidence Intervals Misconceptions Exercises Testing Means Single Mean t Distribution Demo Difference between Two Means (Independent Groups) Robustness Simulation All Pairwise Comparisons Among Means Specific Comparisons Difference between Two Means (Correlated Pairs) Correlated t Simulation Specific Comparisons (Correlated Observations) Pairwise Comparisons (Correlated Observations) Exercises Power Introduction Factors Affecting Power Why power matters Exercises Prediction Introduction to Simple Linear Regression Linear Fit Demo Partitioning Sums of Squares Standard Error of the Estimate Prediction Line Demo Inferential Statistics for b and r Exercises ANOVA Introduction ANOVA Designs One-Factor ANOVA (Between-Subjects) One-Way Demo Multi-Factor ANOVA (Between-Subjects) Unequal Sample Sizes Tests Supplementing ANOVA Within-Subjects ANOVA Power of Within-Subjects Designs Demo Exercises Chi Square Chi Square Distribution One-Way Tables Testing Distributions Demo Contingency Tables 2 x 2 Table Simulation Exercises |

StaEcoMod | Statistical and Econometric Modelling | 21 hours | The Nature of Econometrics and Economic Data Econometrics and models Steps in econometric modelling Types of economic data, time series, cross-sectional, panel Causality in econometric analysis Specification and Data Issues Functional form Proxy variables Measurement error in variables Missing data, outliers, influential observations Regression Analysis Estimation Ordinary least squares (OLS) estimators Classical OLS assumptions, Gauss Markov-Theorem Best Linear Unbiased Estimators Inference Testing statistical significance of parameters t-test(single, group) Confidence intervals Testing multiple linear restrictions, F-test Goodness of fit Testing functional form Missing variables Binary variables Testing for violation of assumptions and their implications: Heteroscedasticity Autocorrelation Multicolinearity Endogeneity Other Estimation techniques Instrumental Variables Estimation Generalised Least Squares Maximum Likelihood Generalised Method of Moments Models for Binary Response Variables Linear Probability Model Probit Model Logit Model Estimation Interpretation of parameters, Marginal Effects Goodness of Fit Limited Dependent Variables Tobit Model Truncated Normal Distribution Interpretation of Tobit Model Specification and Estimation Issues Time Series Models Characteristics of Time Series Decomposition of Time Series Exponential Smoothing Stationarity ARIMA models Co-Integration ECM model Predictive Analysis Forecasting, Planning and Goals Steps in Forecasting Evaluating Forecast Accuracy Redisual Diagnostics Prediction Intervals |

rprogadv | Advanced R Programming | 7 hours | This course is for data scientists and statisticians that already have basic R & C++ coding skills and R code and need advanced R coding skills. The purpose is to give a practical advanced R programming course to participants interested in applying the methods at work. Sector specific examples are used to make the training relevant to the audience R's environment Object oriented programming in R S3 S4 Reference classes Performance profiling Exception handling Debugging R code Creating R packages Unit testing C/C++ coding in R SEXPRs Calling dynamically loaded libraries from R Writing and compiling C/C++ code from R Improving R's performance with C++ linear algebra library |

mtstatda | Minitab for Statistical Data Analysis | 14 hours | The course is aimed at anyone interested in statistical analysis. It provides familiarity with Minitab and will increase the effectiveness and efficiency of your data analysis and improve your knowledge of statistics. Chapter 1: Descriptive Statistics and Graphical Analysis 1.1 Introduction 1.1.1 Learning Objectives 1.2 Types of Data 1.2.1 Basic Concepts 1.2.2 Data Types 1.2.3 Quiz: Types of Data 1.3 Using Graphs to Analyze Data 1.3.1 Basic Concepts 1.3.2 Bar Charts and Pareto Charts 1.3.3 Pie Charts 1.3.4 Histograms 1.3.5 Dotplots 1.3.6 Individual Value Plots 1.3.7 Boxplots 1.3.8 Time Series Plots 1.3.9 Quiz: Using Graphs to Analyze Data 1.3.10 Minitab Tools: Bar Chart 1.3.11 Minitab Tools: Pie Chart 1.3.12 Minitab Tools: Histogram 1.3.13 Minitab Tools: Dotplot 1.3.14 Minitab Tools: Individual Value Plot 1.3.15 Minitab Tools: Boxplot 1.3.16 Minitab Tools: Times Series Plot 1.3.17 Exercise: Graphical Analysis 1.4 Using Statistics to Analyze Data 1.4.1 Basic Concepts 1.4.2 Mean and Median 1.4.3 Range, Variance, and Standard Deviation 1.4.4 Quiz: Using Statistics to Analyze Data 1.4.5 Minitab Tools: Display Descriptive Statistics 1.4.6 Exercise: Descriptive Statistics 1.5 Summary 1.5.1 Objectives Review Chapter 2: Statistical Inference 2.1 Introduction 2.1.1 Learning Objectives 2.2 Fundamentals of Statistical Inference 2.2.1 Basic Concepts 2.2.2 Random Samples 2.2.3 Quiz: Fundamentals of Statistical Inference 2.2.4 Minitab Tools: Random Sampling 2.3 Sampling Distributions 2.3.1 Basic Concepts 2.3.2 Sampling Distribution of the Mean 2.3.3 Quiz: Sampling Distributions 2.4 Normal Distribution 2.4.1 Basic Concepts 2.4.2 Probabilities Associated with a Normal Distribution 2.4.3 Probabilities Associated with the Sample Mean 2.4.4 Quiz: Normal Distribution 2.4.5 Minitab Tools: Cumulative Probabilities with a Normal Distribution 2.4.6 Exercise: Probabilities and Normal Distributions 2.5 Summary 2.5.1 Objectives Review Chapter 3: Hypothesis Tests and Confidence Intervals 3.1 Introduction 3.1.1 Learning Objectives 3.2 Tests and Confidence Intervals 3.2.1 Confidence Intervals 3.2.2 Hypothesis Testing 3.2.3 Using Hypothesis Testing to Make Decisions 3.2.4 Type I and Type II Errors and Power 3.2.5 Quiz: Tests and Confidence Intervals 3.3 1-Sample t-Test 3.3.1 Basic Concepts 3.3.2 Individual Value Plots 3.3.3 1-Sample t-Test Results 3.3.4 Assumptions 3.3.5 Quiz: 1-Sample t-Test 3.3.6 Minitab Tools: 1-Sample t-Test 3.3.7 Exercise: 1- Sample t-Test 3.4 2 Variances Test 3.4.1 Basic Concepts 3.4.2 Boxplots 3.4.3 2 Variances Test Results 3.4.4 Assumptions 3.4.5 Quiz: 2 Variances Test 3.4.6 Minitab Tools: 2 Variances Test 3.4.7 Exercise: 2 Variances Test 3.5 2-Sample t-Test 3.5.1 Basic Concepts 3.5.2 Individual Value Plot 3.5.3 2-Sample t-Test Results 3.5.4 Assumptions 3.5.5 Quiz: 2-Sample t-Test 3.5.6 Minitab Tools: 2-Sample t-Test 3.5.7 Exercise: 2- Sample t-Test 3.6 Paired t-Test 3.6.1 Basic Concepts 3.6.2 Individual Value Plots 3.6.3 Paired t-Test Results 3.6.4 Assumptions 3.6.5 Quiz: Paired t-Test 3.6.6 Minitab Tools: Paired t-Test 3.6.7 Exercise: Paired t-Test 3.7 1 Proportion Test 3.7.1 Basic Concepts 3.7.2 1 Proportion Test Results 3.7.3 Assumptions 3.7.4 Quiz: 1 Proportion Test 3.7.5 Minitab Tools: 1 Proportion Test 3.7.6 Exercise: 1 Proportion Test 3.8 2 Proportions Test 3.8.1 Basic Concepts 3.8.2 2 Proportions Test Results 3.8.3 Assumptions 3.8.4 Quiz: 2 Proportions Test 3.8.5 Minitab Tools: 2 Proportions Test 3.8.6 Exercise: 2 Proportions Test 3.9 Chi-Square Test 3.9.1 Basic Concepts 3.9.2 Chi-Square Test Results 3.9.3 Assumptions 3.9.4 Quiz: Chi-Square Test 3.9.5 Minitab Tools: Chi-Square Test 3.9.6 Exercise: Chi-Square Test 3.10 Summary 3.10.1 Objectives Review Chapter 4: Control Charts 4.1 Introduction 4.1.1 Learning Objectives 4.2 Statistical Process Control 4.2.1 Basic Concepts 4.2.2 Patterns in Control Charts 4.2.3 Quiz: Statistical Process Control 4.3 Control Charts for Variables Data in Subgroups 4.3.1 Basic Concepts 4.3.2 R Charts 4.3.3 S Charts 4.3.4 Xbar Charts 4.3.5 Quiz: Control Charts for Variables Data in Subgroups 4.3.6 Minitab Tools: Xbar-R Chart 4.3.7 Exercise: Xbar-R Chart 4.4 Control Charts for Individual Observations 4.4.1 Basic Concepts 4.4.2 Moving Range Charts 4.4.3 Individuals Charts 4.4.4 Quiz: Control Charts for Individual Observations 4.4.5 Minitab Tools: I-MR Chart 4.4.6 Exercise: I-MR Chart 4.5 Control Charts for Attribute Data 4.5.1 Basic Concepts 4.5.2 NP and P Charts 4.5.3 C and U Charts 4.5.4 Quiz: Control Charts for Attributes Data 4.5.5 Minitab Tools: P Chart 4.5.6 Exercise: P Chart 4.6 Summary 4.6.1 Objectives Review Chapter 5: Process Capability 5.1 Introduction 5.1.1 Learning Objectives 5.2 Process Capability for Normal Data 5.2.1 Basic Concepts 5.2.2 Assumptions 5.2.3 Testing for Normality 5.2.4 Quiz: Process Capability for Normal Data 5.2.5 Minitab Tools: Normality Test 5.2.6 Exercise: Assumptions for Process Capability 5.3 Capability Indices 5.3.1 Potential Capability: Cp and Cpk 5.3.2 Process Performance: Pp and Ppk 5.3.3 Sigma Level 5.3.4 Quiz: Capability Indices 5.3.5 Minitab Tools: Cp and Pp 5.3.6 Minitab Tools: Sigma Level 5.3.7 Exercise: Process Capability for Normal Data 5.4 Process Capability for Nonnormal Data 5.4.1 Transformations and Alternate Distributions 5.4.2 Box-Cox Transformation 5.4.3 Johnson Transformation 5.4.4 Alternate Distributions 5.4.5 Quiz: Process Capability for Nonormal Data 5.4.6 Minitab Tools: Box-Cox Transformation 5.4.7 Minitab Tools: Johnson Transformation 5.4.8 Minitab Tools: Capability Analysis with Johnson Transformation 5.4.9 Minitab Tools: Alternate Distributions 5.4.10 Minitab Tools: Capability Analysis with Alternate Distributions 5.4.11 Exercise: Process Capability with Data Tranformations 5.4.12 Exercise: Process Capability with Alternate Distributions 5.5 Summary 5.5.1 Objectives Review Chapter 6: Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) 6.1 Introduction 6.1.1 Learning Objectives 6.2 Fundamentals of ANOVA 6.2.1 Basic Concepts 6.2.2 Graphs and Summary Statistics 6.2.3 Quiz: Fundamentals of ANOVA 6.3 One-Way ANOVA 6.3.1 Hypothesis Tests 6.3.2 F-Statistics and P-Values 6.3.3 Multiple Comparisons 6.3.4 Assumptions and Residual Plots 6.3.5 Quiz: One-Way ANOVA 6.3.6 Minitab Tools: One-Way ANOVA 6.3.7 Exercise: One-Way ANOVA 6.4 Two-Way ANOVA 6.4.1 Basic Concepts 6.4.2 Graphs 6.4.3 Hypothesis Tests 6.4.4 F-Statistics and P-Values 6.4.5 Assumptions and Residual Plots 6.4.6 Quiz: Two-Way ANOVA 6.4.7 Minitab Tools: Two-Way ANOVA 6.4.8 Exercise: Two-Way ANOVA 6.5 Summary 6.5.1 Summary of ANOVA Chapter 7: Correlation and Regression 7.1 Introduction 7.1.1 Learning Objectives 7.2 Relationship Between Two Quantitative Variables 7.2.1 Basic Concepts 7.2.2 Scatterplot 7.2.3 Correlation 7.2.4 Quiz: Relationship Between Two Quantitative Variables 7.2.5 Minitab Tools: Scatterplot 7.2.6 Minitab Tools: Correlation 7.2.7 Exercise: Scatterplots and Correlation 7.3 Simple Regression 7.3.1 Basic Concepts 7.3.2 Regression 7.3.3 Hypothesis Tests and R2 7.3.4 Assumptions and Residual Plots 7.3.5 Quiz: Simple Regression 7.3.6 Minitab Tools: Simple Regression 7.3.7 Exercise: Simple Regression 7.4 Summary 7.4.1 Objectives Review Chapter 8: Measurement Systems Analysis 8.1 Introduction 8.1.1 Learning Objectives 8.2 Fundamentals of Measurement Systems Analysis 8.2.1 Basic Concepts 8.2.2 Accuracy 8.2.3 Precision 8.2.4 Comparing Accuracy and Precision 8.2.5 Quiz: Fundamentals of Measurement Systems Analysis 8.3 Repeatability and Reproducibility 8.3.1 Basic Concepts 8.3.2 Gage R&R Studies 8.3.3 Quiz: Repeatability and Reproducibility 8.4 Graphical Analysis of a Gage R&R Study 8.4.1 Basic Concepts 8.4.2 Components of Variation 8.4.3 Xbar and R Charts 8.4.4 Interaction between Operator and Part 8.4.5 Comparative Plots 8.4.6 Gage Run Charts 8.4.7 Quiz: Graphical Analysis of a Gage R&R Study 8.4.8 Minitab Tools: Crossed Gage R&R Study 8.4.9 Minitab Tools: Gage Run Chart 8.4.10 Exercise: Graphical Analysis of a Gage R&R Study 8.5 Variation 8.5.1 Standard Deviation and Study Variation 8.5.2 Tolerance 8.5.3 Process Variation 8.5.4 Quiz: Variation 8.5.5 Exercise: Numerical Analysis of a Gage R&R Study 8.6 ANOVA with a Gage R&R Study 8.6.1 Variance Components 8.6.2 Analysis of Variance Tables 8.6.3 Quiz: ANOVA with a Gage R&R Study 8.6.4 Exercise: ANOVA Output for a Gage R&R Study 8.7 Gage Linearity and Bias Study 8.7.1 Basic Concepts 8.7.2 Gage Linearity 8.7.3 Gage Bias 8.7.4 Quiz: Gage Linearity and Bias Study 8.7.5 Minitab Tools: Gage Linearity and Bias Study 8.7.6 Exercise: Gage Linearity and Bias Study 8.8 Attribute Agreement Analysis 8.8.1 Basic Concepts 8.8.2 Binary Data 8.8.3 Nominal Data 8.8.4 Ordinal Data 8.8.5 Quiz: Attribute Agreement Analysis 8.8.6 Minitab Tools: Attribute Agreement Analysis with Binary Data 8.8.7 Minitab Tools: Attribute Agreement Analysis with Nominal Data 8.8.8 Minitab Tools: Attribute Agreement Analysis with Ordinal Data 8.8.9 Exercise: Attribute Agreement Analysis 8.9 Summary 8.9.1 Objectives Review Chapter 9: Design of Experiments 9.1 Introduction 9.1.1 Learning Objectives 9.2 Factorial Designs 9.2.1 Basic Concepts 9.2.2 Creating Full Factorial Designs 9.2.3 Analyzing Full Factorial Designs 9.2.4 Quiz: Factorial Designs 9.2.5 Minitab Tools: Create a Full Factorial Design 9.2.6 Minitab Tools: Analyze a Full Factorial Design 9.2.7 Exercise: Create a Full Factorial Design 9.2.8 Exercise: Analyze a Full Factorial Design 9.3 Blocking and Incorporating Center Points 9.3.1 Blocking 9.3.2 Center Points 9.3.3 Analyzing Designs with Blocks and Center Points 9.3.4 Quiz: Blocking and Incorporating Center Points 9.3.5 Minitab Tools: Create a Factorial Design with Blocks and Center Points 9.3.6 Minitab Tools: Analyze a Factorial Design with Blocks and Center Points 9.3.7 Exercise: Create a Factorial Design with Blocks and Center Points 9.3.8 Exercise: Analyze a Factorial Design with Blocks and Center Points 9.4 Fractional Factorial Designs 9.4.1 Basic Concepts 9.4.2 Creating Fractional Factorial Designs 9.4.3 Analyzing Fractional Factorial Designs 9.4.4 Quiz: Fractional Factorial Designs 9.4.5 Minitab Tools: Create a Fractional Factorial Design 9.4.6 Minitab Tools: Analyze a Fractional Factorial Design 9.5 Response Optimization 9.5.1 Response Optimization 9.5.2 Quiz: Response Optimization 9.5.3 Minitab Tools: Response Optimization 9.5.4 Exercise: Response Optimization 9.6 Summary 9.6.1 Objectives Review |

datashrinkgov | Data Shrinkage for Government | 14 hours | Why shrink data Relational databases Introduction Aggregation and disaggregation Normalisation and denormalisation Null values and zeroes Joining data Complex joins Cluster analysis Applications Strengths and weaknesses Measuring distance Hierarchical clustering K-means and derivatives Applications in Government Factor analysis Concepts Exploratory factor analysis Confirmatory factor analysis Principal component analysis Correspondence analysis Software Applications in Government Predictive analytics Timelines and naming conventions Holdout samples Weights of evidence Information value Scorecard building demonstration using a spreadsheet Regression in predictive analytics Logistic regression in predictive analytics Decision Trees in predictive analytics Neural networks Measuring accuracy Applications in Government |

mlintro | Introduction to Machine Learning | 7 hours | This training course is for people that would like to apply basic Machine Learning techniques in practical applications. Audience Data scientists and statisticians that have some familiarity with machine learning and know how to program R. The emphasis of this course is on the practical aspects of data/model preparation, execution, post hoc analysis and visualization. The purpose is to give a practical introduction to machine learning to participants interested in applying the methods at work Sector specific examples are used to make the training relevant to the audience. Naive Bayes Multinomial models Bayesian categorical data analysis Discriminant analysis Linear regression Logistic regression GLM EM Algorithm Mixed Models Additive Models Classification KNN Ridge regression Clustering |

statsman | Statistics for Managers | 35 hours | This course has been created for decision makers whose primary goal is not to do the calculation and the analysis, but to understand them. The course uses a lot of pictures, diagrams, computer simulations, anecdotes and sense of humour to explain concepts and pitfalls of statistics. Introduction to Statistics What are Statistics? Importance of Statistics Descriptive Statistics Inferential Statistics Variables Percentiles Measurement Levels of Measurement Basics of Data Collection Distributions Summation Notation Linear Transformations Common Pitfalls Biased samples Average, mean or median? Misleading graphs Semi-attached figures Third variable problem Ceteris paribus Errors in reasoning Understanding confidence level Understanding Results Describing Bivariate Data Probability Normal Distributions Sampling Distributions Estimation Logic of Hypothesis Testing Testing Means Power Prediction ANOVA Chi Square Case Studies Discussion about case studies chosen by the delegates. |

surveyrste | Survey Research, Sampling Techniques & Estimation | 14 hours | Survey research: Principle of sample survey design and implementation survey preliminaries sampling methods (probability & non-probability methods) population & sampling frames survey data collection methods Questionnaire design Design and writing of questionnaires Pre-tests & piloting Planning & organisation of surveys Minimising errors, bias & non-response at the design stage Survey data processing Commissioning surveys/research Sample Techniques & Estimation: Sampling techniques and their strengths/weaknesses (may overlap above sampling methods) Simple Random Sampling Unequal Probability Sampling Stratified Sampling (with proportional to size & disproportional selection) Systematic Sampling Cluster sampling Multi-stage Sampling Quota Sampling Estimation Methods of estimating sample sizes Estimating population parameters using sample estimates Variance and confidence intervals estimation Estimating bias/precision Methods of correcting bias Methods of handling missing data Non-response analysis |

statdm | Statistical Thinking for Decision Makers | 7 hours | This course has been created for decision makers whose primary goal is not to do the calculation and the analysis, but to understand them and be able to choose what kind of statistical methods are relevant in strategic planning of the organization. For example, a prospect participant needs to make decision how many samples needs to be collected before they can make the decision whether the product is going to be launched or not. If you need longer course which covers the very basics of statistical thinking have a look at 5 day "Statistics for Managers" training. What statistics can offer to Decision Makers Descriptive Statistics Basic statistics - which of the statistics (e.g. median, average, percentiles etc...) are more relevant to different distributions Graphs - significance of getting it right (e.g. how the way the graph is created reflects the decision) Variable types - what variables are easier to deal with Ceteris paribus, things are always in motion Third variable problem - how to find the real influencer Inferential Statistics Probability value - what is the meaning of P-value Repeated experiment - how to interpret repeated experiment results Data collection - you can minimize bias, but not get rid of it Understanding confidence level Statistical Thinking Decision making with limited information how to check how much information is enough prioritizing goals based on probability and potential return (benefit/cost ratio ration, decision trees) How errors add up Butterfly effect Black swans What is Schrödinger's cat and what is Newton's Apple in business Cassandra Problem - how to measure a forecast if the course of action has changed Google Flu trends - how it went wrong How decisions make forecast outdated Forecasting - methods and practicality ARIMA Why naive forecasts are usually more responsive How far a forecast should look into the past? Why more data can mean worse forecast? Statistical Methods useful for Decision Makers Describing Bivariate Data Univariate data and bivariate data Probability why things differ each time we measure them? Normal Distributions and normally distributed errors Estimation Independent sources of information and degrees of freedom Logic of Hypothesis Testing What can be proven, and why it is always the opposite what we want (Falsification) Interpreting the results of Hypothesis Testing Testing Means Power How to determine a good (and cheap) sample size False positive and false negative and why it is always a trade-off |

statsres | Statistics for Researchers | 35 hours | This course aims to give researchers an understanding of the principles of statistical design and analysis and their relevance to research in a range of scientific disciplines. It covers some probability and statistical methods, mainly through examples. This training contains around 30% of lectures, 70% of guided quizzes and labs. In the case of closed course we can tailor the examples and materials to a specific branch (like psychology tests, public sector, biology, genetics, etc...) In the case of public courses, mixed examples are used. Though various software is used during this course (Microsoft Excel to SPSS, Statgraphics, etc...) its main focus is on understanding principles and processes guiding research, reasoning and conclusion. This course can be delivered as a blended course i.e. with homework and assignments. Scientific Method, Probability & Statistics Very short history of statistics Why can be "confident" about the conclusions Probability and decision making Preparation for research (deciding "what" and "how") The big picture: research is a part of a process with inputs and outputs Gathering data Questioners and measurement What to measure Observational Studies Design of Experiments Analysis of Data and Graphical Methods Research Skills and Techniques Research Management Describing Bivariate Data Introduction to Bivariate Data Values of the Pearson Correlation Guessing Correlations Simulation Properties of Pearson's r Computing Pearson's r Restriction of Range Demo Variance Sum Law II Exercises Probability Introduction Basic Concepts Conditional Probability Demo Gamblers Fallacy Simulation Birthday Demonstration Binomial Distribution Binomial Demonstration Base Rates Bayes' Theorem Demonstration Monty Hall Problem Demonstration Exercises Normal Distributions Introduction History Areas of Normal Distributions Varieties of Normal Distribution Demo Standard Normal Normal Approximation to the Binomial Normal Approximation Demo Exercises Sampling Distributions Introduction Basic Demo Sample Size Demo Central Limit Theorem Demo Sampling Distribution of the Mean Sampling Distribution of Difference Between Means Sampling Distribution of Pearson's r Sampling Distribution of a Proportion Exercises Estimation Introduction Degrees of Freedom Characteristics of Estimators Bias and Variability Simulation Confidence Intervals Exercises Logic of Hypothesis Testing Introduction Significance Testing Type I and Type II Errors One- and Two-Tailed Tests Interpreting Significant Results Interpreting Non-Significant Results Steps in Hypothesis Testing Significance Testing and Confidence Intervals Misconceptions Exercises Testing Means Single Mean t Distribution Demo Difference between Two Means (Independent Groups) Robustness Simulation All Pairwise Comparisons Among Means Specific Comparisons Difference between Two Means (Correlated Pairs) Correlated t Simulation Specific Comparisons (Correlated Observations) Pairwise Comparisons (Correlated Observations) Exercises Power Introduction Example Calculations Factors Affecting Power Exercises Prediction Introduction to Simple Linear Regression Linear Fit Demo Partitioning Sums of Squares Standard Error of the Estimate Prediction Line Demo Inferential Statistics for b and r Exercises ANOVA Introduction ANOVA Designs One-Factor ANOVA (Between-Subjects) One-Way Demo Multi-Factor ANOVA (Between-Subjects) Unequal Sample Sizes Tests Supplementing ANOVA Within-Subjects ANOVA Power of Within-Subjects Designs Demo Exercises Chi Square Chi Square Distribution One-Way Tables Testing Distributions Demo Contingency Tables 2 x 2 Table Simulation Exercises Case Studies Analysis of selected case studies |

kdd | Knowledge Discover in Databases (KDD) | 21 hours | Knowledge discovery in databases (KDD) is the process of discovering useful knowledge from a collection of data. Real-life applications for this data mining technique include marketing, fraud detection, telecommunication and manufacturing. In this course, we introduce the processes involved in KDD and carry out a series of exercises to practice the implementation of those processes. Audience Data analysts or anyone interested in learning how to interpret data to solve problems Format of the course After a theoretical discussion of KDD, the instructor will present real-life cases which call for the application of KDD to solve a problem. Participants will prepare, select and cleanse sample data sets and use their prior knowledge about the data to propose solutions based on the results of their observations. Introduction KDD vs data mining Establishing the application domain Establishing relevant prior knowledge Understanding the goal of the investigation Creating a target data set Data cleaning and preprocessing Data reduction and projection Choosing the data mining task Choosing the data mining algorithms Interpreting the mined patterns |

sixsigmabb | Six Sigma Black Belt | 84 hours | Six Sigma is a data driven approach that tackles variation to improve the performance of products, services and processes, combining practical problem solving and the best scientific approaches found in experimentation and optimisation of systems. The approach has been widely and successfully applied in industry, notably by Motorola, AlliedSignal & General Electric. Black Belt is a qualification for improvement managers in a Six Sigma organisation. You will learn the tools and techniques to take an improvement project through the Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve and Control phases (DMAIC). These techniques include Process Mapping, Measurement System Evaluation, Regression Analysis, Design of Experiments, Statistical Tolerancing, Monte Carlo Simulation and Lean Thinking. The content of the course takes the participants through the DMAIC phases as well as introducing subjects such as Lean Thinking, Design for Six Sigma and discussing important leadership issues and experiences in deploying a Six Sigma programme. Week 1 Foundation: covers the fundamentals of the Lean Six Sigma Define Measure Analyse Improve Control (DMAIC) approach enabling participants to take part and lead waste and defect reduction projects and initiatives. Week 2 Practitioner: provides additional data analysis and lean tools for participants to lead well scoped process improvement projects related to their regular job function. Week 3 Expert: provides regression, design of experiment and data analysis techniques to enable participants to tackle complex problem solving projects that require understanding of the relationships between multiple variables. The trainer has 16 years experience with Six Sigma and as well as leading the deployment of Six Sigma at a number of businesses he has trained and coached over 300 Black Belts. Here are a few comments from previous participants: “Probably the most valuable course I will ever pass” “The content was very well delivered. The examples very relevant. Thank you” “The course was excellent and I am able to use part of it to coach my lean teams here” (Company supervisor who attended with KTP associate) Block 1 Day 1 Introduction to Six Sigma Project Chartering & VOC Process Mapping Stakeholder analysis Day 2 Team Start Up Prioritisation Matrix Lean Thinking Value Stream Mapping Day 3 Data Collection Minitab and Graphical Analysis Descriptive Statistics Day 4 Measurement System Evaluation Process Capability Cp, CpK Six Sigma Metrics Day 5 5 Why FMEA Block 2 Day 1 Review of Block 1 Multivari Inferential Statistics Intro to Hypothesis Testing Day 2 2 sample t-tests F tests Hypothesis Testing – Chi Sq Day 3 Hypothesis Testing - Anova Day 4 Correlation and Regression Multiple Regression Introduction to Design Of Experiments Day 5 Mistake Proofing Control Plans Control Charts Block 3 Day 1 Review of Block 2 2K Factorial Experiments Box Cox Transformations Hypothesis Testing – Non Parametric Day 2 2K Factorial Experiments Fractional Factorial Experiments Day 3 Noise Blocking Robustness Centre Points General Full Factorial Experiments Day 4 Response Surface Experiments Implementing Improvements Creative Solutions Day 5 Intro to Design for Six Sigma Statistical Tolerancing Monte Carlo Simulation Certification Six Sigma is a practical qualification, to demonstrate knowledge of what has been learnt on the course you will need to undertake 2 coursework projects. There is no report to produce but you will be required to present a PowerPoint presentation to the trainer and examiner showing results and method. The projects can cover work you would complete in your normal work, however you will need to show use of the DMAIC problem solving approach and application of Six Sigma and Lean tools. This provides a good balance between the practical approach and more rigorous analysis which together lead to robust solutions. You will be able to contact the trainer for discussions of how Six Sigma tools could benefit you in your project. Examples of projects from previous participants include: Formulating cream texture for seasonality in dairy feeds. Housing Association complaints reduction Multi-variable (cost, efficiency, size) optimisation of a fuel cell Job Scheduling improvement in a factory Ambulance waiting time reduction Reduction in resin thickness variation in glass manufacture NobleProg & Redlands provide Black Belt certification. For delegates that require independent accreditation, NobleProg & Redlands have partnered with the British Quality Foundation (BQF) to provide Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification. Certification requires passing an exam at the end of the course and completing and presenting two improvement projects that demonstrate understanding and application of the Six Sigma approach and techniques. An additional charge of £600 plus VAT is levied for BQF independent accreditation. |

dataar | Data Analytics With R | 21 hours | R is a very popular, open source environment for statistical computing, data analytics and graphics. This course introduces R programming language to students. It covers language fundamentals, libraries and advanced concepts. Advanced data analytics and graphing with real world data. Audience Developers / data analytics Duration 3 days Format Lectures and Hands-on Day One: Language Basics Course Introduction About Data Science Data Science Definition Process of Doing Data Science. Introducing R Language Variables and Types Control Structures (Loops / Conditionals) R Scalars, Vectors, and Matrices Defining R Vectors Matricies String and Text Manipulation Character data type File IO Lists Functions Introducing Functions Closures lapply/sapply functions DataFrames Labs for all sections Day Two: Intermediate R Programming DataFrames and File I/O Reading data from files Data Preparation Built-in Datasets Visualization Graphics Package plot() / barplot() / hist() / boxplot() / scatter plot Heat Map ggplot2 package ( qplot(), ggplot()) Exploration With Dplyr Labs for all sections Day 3: Advanced Programming With R Statistical Modeling With R Statistical Functions Dealing With NA Distributions (Binomial, Poisson, Normal) Regression Introducing Linear Regressions Recommendations Text Processing (tm package / Wordclouds) Clustering Introduction to Clustering KMeans Classification Introduction to Classification Naive Bayes Decision Trees Training using caret package Evaluating Algorithms R and Big Data Connecting R to databases Big Data Ecosystem Labs for all sections |

rintro | Introduction to R | 21 hours | R is an open-source free programming language for statistical computing, data analysis, and graphics. R is used by a growing number of managers and data analysts inside corporations and academia. R has also found followers among statisticians, engineers and scientists without computer programming skills who find it easy to use. Its popularity is due to the increasing use of data mining for various goals such as set ad prices, find new drugs more quickly or fine-tune financial models. R has a wide variety of packages for data mining. This course covers the manipulation of objects in R including reading data, accessing R packages, writing R functions, and making informative graphs. It includes analyzing data using common statistical models. The course teaches how to use the R software (http://www.r-project.org) both on a command line and in a graphical user interface (GUI). Introduction and preliminaries Making R more friendly, R and available GUIs The R environment Related software and documentation R and statistics Using R interactively An introductory session Getting help with functions and features R commands, case sensitivity, etc. Recall and correction of previous commands Executing commands from or diverting output to a file Data permanency and removing objects Simple manipulations; numbers and vectors Vectors and assignment Vector arithmetic Generating regular sequences Logical vectors Missing values Character vectors Index vectors; selecting and modifying subsets of a data set Other types of objects Objects, their modes and attributes Intrinsic attributes: mode and length Changing the length of an object Getting and setting attributes The class of an object Ordered and unordered factors A specific example The function tapply() and ragged arrays Ordered factors Arrays and matrices Arrays Array indexing. Subsections of an array Index matrices The array() function Mixed vector and array arithmetic. The recycling rule The outer product of two arrays Generalized transpose of an array Matrix facilities Matrix multiplication Linear equations and inversion Eigenvalues and eigenvectors Singular value decomposition and determinants Least squares fitting and the QR decomposition Forming partitioned matrices, cbind() and rbind() The concatenation function, (), with arrays Frequency tables from factors Lists and data frames Lists Constructing and modifying lists Concatenating lists Data frames Making data frames attach() and detach() Working with data frames Attaching arbitrary lists Managing the search path Reading data from files The read.table()function The scan() function Accessing builtin datasets Loading data from other R packages Editing data Probability distributions R as a set of statistical tables Examining the distribution of a set of data One- and two-sample tests Grouping, loops and conditional execution Grouped expressions Control statements Conditional execution: if statements Repetitive execution: for loops, repeat and while Writing your own functions Simple examples Defining new binary operators Named arguments and defaults The '...' argument Assignments within functions More advanced examples Efficiency factors in block designs Dropping all names in a printed array Recursive numerical integration Scope Customizing the environment Classes, generic functions and object orientation Statistical models in R Defining statistical models; formulae Contrasts Linear models Generic functions for extracting model information Analysis of variance and model comparison ANOVA tables Updating fitted models Generalized linear models Families The glm() function Nonlinear least squares and maximum likelihood models Least squares Maximum likelihood Some non-standard models Graphical procedures High-level plotting commands The plot() function Displaying multivariate data Display graphics Arguments to high-level plotting functions Low-level plotting commands Mathematical annotation Hershey vector fonts Interacting with graphics Using graphics parameters Permanent changes: The par() function Temporary changes: Arguments to graphics functions Graphics parameters list Graphical elements Axes and tick marks Figure margins Multiple figure environment Device drivers PostScript diagrams for typeset documents Multiple graphics devices Dynamic graphics Packages Standard packages Contributed packages and CRAN Namespaces |

rdataana | R for Data Analysis and Research | 7 hours | Audience managers developers scientists students Format of the course on-line instruction and discussion OR face-to-face workshops The list below gives an idea of the topics that will be covered in the workshop. The number of topics that will be covered depends on the duration of the workshop (i.e. one, two or three days). In a one or two day workshop it may not be possible to cover all topics, and so the workshop will be tailored to suit the specific needs of the learners. A first R session Syntax for analysing one dimensional data arrays Syntax for analysing two dimensional data arrays Reading and writing data files Sub-setting data, sorting, ranking and ordering data Merging arrays Set membership The main statistical functions in R The Normal Distribution (correlation, probabilities, tests for normality and confidence intervals) Ordinary Least Squares Regression T-tests, Analysis of Variance and Multivariable Analysis of Variance Chi-square tests for categorical variables Writing functions in R Writing software (scripts) in R Control structures (e.g. Loops) Graphical methods (including scatterplots, bar charts, pie charts, histograms, box plots and dot charts) Graphical User Interfaces for R |

frcr | Forecasting with R | 14 hours | This course allows delegate to fully automate the process of forecasting with R Forecasting with R Introduction to Forecasting Exponential Smoothing ARIMA models The forecast package Package 'forecast' accuracy Acf arfima Arima arima.errors auto.arima bats BoxCox BoxCox.lambda croston CV dm.test dshw ets fitted.Arima forecast forecast.Arima forecast.bats forecast.ets forecast.HoltWinters forecast.lm forecast.stl forecast.StructTS gas gold logLik.ets ma meanf monthdays msts na.interp naive ndiffs nnetar plot.bats plot.ets plot.forecast rwf seasadj seasonaldummy seasonplot ses simulate.ets sindexf splinef subset.ts taylor tbats thetaf tsdisplay tslm wineind woolyrnq |

Course | Course Date | Course Price [Remote / Classroom] |
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Introduction to R - TN, Memphis - Clark Tower | Mon, Apr 10 2017, 9:30 am | $5370 / $7760 |

R for Data Analysis and Research - FL, Miami Airport - Waterford | Mon, Apr 10 2017, 9:30 am | $2790 / $4100 |

Xcelsius - Atlanta, GA - One West Court Square | Mon, Apr 10 2017, 9:30 am | $2790 / $4590 |

Forecasting with R - IN, Indianapolis - Lockerbie Marketplace | Mon, Apr 10 2017, 9:30 am | $3580 / $5370 |