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Professional Diploma in Data Science

9 months Part time / 6 Months Full time Instructor-led Live & Mentor-led Blended Learning NICF-Diploma in Infocomm Technology (Data)

Be a Data Scientist skilled at R programming , Statistics, Spark with Azure HDInsights and Azure Machine learning.

What do I Get?

Acquire Data Science Skills

Learn  R programming , Statistical modelling and Azure Machine learning to Clean, Analyse , Visualize and Predict both structured and unstructured data using machine learning models in R studio, Azure Machine Learning studio, Spark HDInsights to prepare yourself for a Data Scientist role 

Mentor-Led Blended Learning Delivery

We deliver blended learning through a combination of self-paced e-learning, instructor-led flipped classes and mentoring  from industry experts to greatly increase your efficiency and effectiveness

Up to 95% Funding

Singapore Citizens / Permanent Residents can receive up to 95% funding* from SkillsFuture Singapore and further subsidies using your SkillsFuture credit and Post-Secondary Education Account.

*Terms and Conditions Apply.

Audience and Certificates

Target Audience

  • Individuals who are interested in a Data Science career

Prerequisite

Minimum Age: Min. 21 years

Academic Level & Work Experience: 3 GCE A Level passes or its equivalent and minimum 1-year experience in statistics or programming.

Graduation Requirements

  • Minimum attendance of 75% for all Sessions in each of the modules of the qualification
  • Should be assessed Competent (C) in each of the modules of the qualification

Certificate(s)

  • Statement of Attainment by SSG, Singapore: ICT-DES-4001-1.1 Data Design

  • Statement of Attainment by SSG, Singapore: ICT-DIT-4006-1.1 Data Visualisation

  • Statement of Attainment by SSG, Singapore: ICT-SNA-4009-1.1 Data Strategy

  • Statement of Attainment by SSG, Singapore: ICT-DIT-4005-1.1 Data Engineering

  • Statement of Attainment by SSG, Singapore: ICT-DIT-4001-1.1 Analytics and Computational Modelling

  • Statement of Attainment by SSG, Singapore: ICT-SNA-4011-1.1 Emerging Technology Synthesis

  • Statement of Attainment by SSG, Singapore: ICT-OUS-3011-1.1 Problem Management

  • Statement of Attainment by SSG, Singapore: ICT-PMT-4001-1.1 Project Management

Blended Learning Journey

(363 Hours)

E-Learning

90 hours

Projects / Assignments

180 hours

Flipped Class/Mentoring

90 hours

Assessment

3 hours

Modules

NICF-Data Queries and Visualization Basics (SF) (Synch & Asynch E-Learning)

You will get started on your Data Science journey by learning how to write queries and modify data using Transact-SQL as well as visualise data using Power BI.

Session Plan

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Learning Outcome

Knowledge

By the end of this module, the learner should be able to gain the following knowledge:

  • Foundational statistics that can be used to analyze data
  • Learn Syntax of Transact-SQL, working with data types, tables and manipulating data using T-SQL
  • Understand how to program using Transact-SQL
  • Learn how to perform visual analysis to gather insights using Power BI
  • Learn different types of data visualisation techniques using Power BI
  • Working with different types of data sources connecting Power BI

Skills

  • Assess the data to be visualised based on the volume, velocity and variety
  • Create reports using the relevant Power BI visualisation techniques
  • Develop a data visualisation model that conveys the insights to the audience
  • Develop PowerBI dashboards 
  • Write programs using T-SQL
  • Implement error handling and transactions using T-SQL

Other Information

Course Code: CRS-Q-0037588-ICT  

Funding Validity Period: Until 03-Feb-2021     

Course Developer: Lithan Academy 

NICF-Basic R Programming (SF) (Synch & Asynch E-Learning)

You will learn the basics of R programming, how to handle data structures such as vectors, matrices, lists and data frames and create your own stunning data visualisations.

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Learning Outcome

Knowledge

  • Introductory R language fundamentals and basic syntax
  • Basics of R and how it’s used to perform data analysis
  • Creating Matrices and Data frames
  • Work with data in R
  • Introduction to Azure Machine Learning  
  • Introduction to Forecasting and Time Series 

Skills

  • Define analytics architecture requirements to deploy the predictive model
  • Design and develop predictions in Azure Machine Learning(AML) studio 
  • Create R scripts and integrate in AML
  • Create Time series forecasting model
  • Monitor and tune the deployed model to ensure that it delivers the expected outcome and minimize the error predictions

Other Information

Course Code: CRS-Q-0038611-ICT

Funding Validity Period: Until 30-Jul-2021     

Course Developer: Lithan Academy

NICF-Data Science Essentials (SF) (Synch & Asynch E-Learning)

You will explore Advanced R programming and perform predictive analytics and create visualisations using the popular ggplot2 package.

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Learning Outcome

Knowledge

  • Understand the research process and practices  of Data Exploration and Visualization 
  • Probability and statistics in Data Science 
  • Simulation and hypothesis testing using R 
  • Data Ingestion, cleansing and transformation processes 
  • Various research claims 
  • Survey design and measurement, Reliability and Validity
  • Correlation and Experimental design

Skills

  • Working with probability and statistics; Simulation and hypothesis testing
  • Create and customize visualizations using ggplot2
  • Design the process of predictive analysis to transform extracted dataset into models using R
  • Consolidating data from multiple datasets and Visualization with Azure Machine Learning and R on Azure stack
  • K-means clustering with Azure Machine Learning
  • Design Correlation and Regression Experiments
  • Develop data integration procedures using Webservice modelling from Azure Machine Learning 

Other Information

Course Code: CRS-Q-0037586-ICT  

Funding Validity Period: Until 30-Feb-2021     

Course Developer : Lithan Academy 

NICF-Statistical Thinking for Data Science and Analytics (SF) (S&Asynch El)

You will learn descriptive statistics, basic probability, random variables, sampling and confidence intervals and hypothesis testing using R

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Learning Outcome

Knowledge

  • Legal and ethical foundations in Data practice 
  • Bias in Data processing and Data privacy
  • Business and Ethical Data usage
  • Range of statistical and advanced computational modelling techniques
  • Advanced mathematical models and theories
  • Elements of various Statistics and probability 
  • Features, pros and cons of various statistical approaches, algorithms and storytelling 

Skills

  • Sampling analysis using Azure notebooks 
  • Analyse Frequency and Association 
  • Apply the IRAC framework to real-world cases
  • Analyse Recidivism data set and context.
  • Craft analytics story 
  • Conduct probability analysis
  • Differentiation and derivatives 

Other Information

Course Code: CRS-Q-0037587-ICT

Funding Validity Period: Until 03-Feb-2021     

Course Developer : Lithan Academy 

NICF-Principles of Machine Learning (SF) (Synch & Asynch E-Learning)

You will get hands-on experience building and deriving insights of text analytics from machine learning models using R and Azure Machine Learning.

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Learning Outcome

Knowledge

  • Text analytics solutions
  • Text analytics process and artifacts
  • Text mining techniques and how to apply them
  • Operation of Classifiers and how to use Logistic Regression as a Classifier
  • Metrics used to evaluate classifiers and regression models
  • Operation of Regression models and how to use Linear regression for prediction and forecasting
  • Problems of over-parameterization and dimensionality
  • How and when to use common supervised machine learning models
  • Compare different Multi Class models to analyse the best model

Skills

  • Identify text analytics solution and platform requirements
  • Define the metadata and corpus for the data to be imported into the text analytics repository
  • Develop a standardised set of text analytics artifactswith the relevant stakeholders
  • Develop term-document frequency matrix to enable lookup of text and documents within the corpus
  • Modify the text analytics solution to ensure that it produces the expected results
  • Define the process to perform text analytics based on the business requirements and text analytics artifacts
  • Use regularization on over-parameterized models
  • Apply cross validation to estimating model performance
  • Apply and evaluate k-means and hierarchical clustering models
  • Apply Machine Learning models to real-life situations

Other Information

Course Code: CRS-Q-0037585-ICT

Funding Validity Period: Until 03-Feb-2021

Course Developer : Lithan Academy 

NICF-Spark on Azure HDInsight (SF) (Synch & Asynch E-Learning)

You will learn how to use Spark in Microsoft Azure HDInsight to create predictive analytics and machine learning solutions.

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Learning Outcome

Knowledge

By the end of this module, the learner should be able to gain the following knowledge:

  • Programming language and tools for big data analytics and how they integrate with big data technologies
  • Emerging trends in the business domain
  • Concepts of computing used in big data analytics
  • Machine Learning Support in Spark Clusters
  • Implement a predictive solution using Spark
  • Build real-time machine learning solutions with Spark.
  • Use R to work with data and build models by leveraging Hadoop in HDInsight.
  • Software development methodologies, with emphasis on requirement gathering for data science projects
  • Role of stakeholders and their level of involvement in data science projects
  • Information gathering methods for data science projects
  • Functional and non-functional requirements of Data Science projects and document them
  • Principles of reactive and proactive problem management
  • Documentation requirements and protocols in problem management
  • Usage of documentation tools, systems and records to log relevant information throughout the problem's lifecycle
     

Skills

  • Review the hypothesis to address problem statement for the analytics project
  • Explore the data in the analytics platform/organisation to familiarise with the data available for analysis
  • Perform analysis on the data to prove/disprove the hypothesis and obtain business insights using the relevant programming language/tools for big data analytics tools
  • Develop a report of the business insights for a case study
  • Implement a predictive solution using Spark
  • Identify and review key information sources related to the business problem / needs
  • Elicit information from key stakeholders using appropriate information gathering methods
  • Analyse and prioritise the business requirements to be aligned to the organisation’s directions
  • Identify dependencies for the identified business requirements 
  • Implement solutions to address the problem through appropriate control procedures
  • Propose solutions to prevent future occurrences of similar problems
  • Document information about problems and the appropriate workarounds and resolutions

Other Information

Course Code: CRS-Q-0038611-ICT

Funding Validity Period: Until 30-Jul-2021

Course Developer: Lithan Academy 

Pricing and Funding

SGD 18000.00

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