Diploma in Data Analytics

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CPA Ireland Diploma in Data Analytics

Due to the success of the first running of the Diploma in Data Analytics, we are delighted to annouce the next intake of this course will be in September 2020. Data Analytics was one of the topics most requested by Members in our Training Needs Analysis Survey. This course will provide a high-level understanding of the main concepts associated with data analytics through the use of Rstudio and Excel. The course will teach you the tools to help you use analytics to formulate and support you in solving business problems and communicating that analysis to a management team.

Important: Anything we do will be in line with government recommendations regarding social distancing. If restrictions are still in place by September, we may only be able to provide this course via live stream.  

Method: 1/2 day workshop, 5 lecture days & assessment

Location: Dublin and Online via live stream

Date: 25 September 2020 - 12 March 2021

CPD Credit: 40 hours 

Cost: €1550 (non-members: €1750)

There are limited places on this course so book your place now to avoid disappointment. 

Entry Requirements:

The following requirements are needed by participants booking onto the course:

  • A basic knowledge of Excel
  • Use of a laptop during lectures with minimum Excel 2013 installed
  • ‚ÄčA Google account


‚ÄčThe course is open to both accountants and non-accountants. Statistical analysis consistent with first year of a relevant business degree or equivalent would be desirable but not mandatory. All the statistical concepts will be explained on the Learning Management System, Canvas through instructional videos.

For those opting for the live streaming option, we would recommend doing the lectures somewhere that you will have access to two screens so that you can watch the class and also do the practical on screen work.

The first session on 25 September will be a compulsory half day workshop for all participants prior to the lectures starting. This is to ensure all participants are set up and time is not spent in class setting up.

Learning Outcomes

Over the course of this programme, you will learn:

Data Analytics Skills

Acquire skills you can exercise in your work and develop an appreciation of how data-driven models can enhance your capacity to make prompt, more informed decisions.

Data Visualization and Data Transformation Skills

Develop skills to clearly report your analysis to all relevant stakeholders. Learn to evaluate the reliability of data, extract key business insights, and apply modelling to predict future trends.

Excel and RStudio

Acquire training in Excel and RStudio for filtering small and large datasets, graphing same using RStudio Tidyverse. IBM Watson studio will also be introduced.

Machine Learning Techniques

Demonstrate your capacity to apply your data skills, leverage data using standard machine learning techniques and extract business insights often hidden in unrefined data banks.

Course Content & Schedule

Course Content & Schedule

This course will be delivered over 5 full-day sessions between September 2020 - March 2021

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