Guidance and results for the data-rich, yet information-poor.

COURSE SERIES OVERVIEW

 


INDEPENDENT COURSES OR A PROGRESSIVE SERIES

This training curriculum is designed to prepare practitioners and leadership to efficiently build lasting skills and capabilities in data analytics and predictive modeling, and to advance their organization’s analytic maturity.

The courses accommodate all skill levels and analytic team roles in order to establish a common, purposeful platform and methodical approach to actionable and measurable analytics. Each course encapsulates current practice experience from a highly seasoned faculty of senior consultants – many of whom have worked together in this field since the early 1990s.

Beyond reviewing the individual course description pages, it is important to understand how each course is conveyed in contrast to the others; how they fit together as a progression; and how each can be attended independently given its specific focus. You may then select the right course(s) and delivery for your experience, role and objectives.


DATA ANALYTICS OR PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS – OR BOTH?

The first event in the series, “Data Analytics for Action & Impact” is an optional two-day course that serves three primary purposes:

  1. Provide a basic introduction to core statistical and analytical methods — those that will be referenced and extended in the Predictive Analytics and Data Mining course series
  2. Establish a 6-Phase Model Development Methodology for data analytics to transform large amounts of inert data into goal-driven intelligence for actionable and measurable impact
  3. Address chronic communication issues and dysfunction between practitioners and leadership that plague the majority of analytic implementations

 

Participants will learn the core analytical techniques that focus on the general tendencies of the distribution before moving on to the low-occurrence / high-impact transactions at the tails of the distribution that are revealed by predictive analytics.

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The Data Analytics for Action & Impact course is a great way for those concerned about jumping directly into the Predictive Analytics & Data Mining courseware to establish a solid platform and track more effectively.


TRAINING SERIES DESIGN AND PROGRESSION

Depending on your existing experience, role and objectives, you may choose to attend any specific independent course, or jump in at any point in the progression. Should you desire support in making the right selection, reach out directly to a sales representative for consultation.

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COURSE CONTENT

All training sessions cycle through periods of lecture, case demonstrations, and implementation workshops in this format:

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Brief lecture segments that present analytic methods, techniques and strategies in the context of true organizational challenges
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Application tips, tricks and case examples that translate Issues into actionable content leveraged by the instructor’s seasoned experience in real-world implementations
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Live demonstrations with work-along exercises that allow participants to directly experience and implement Issues and Insights to apply back at the office

You will receive a comprehensive set of course material that includes:

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Notes. A wealth of written notes for each Issues / Insights / Illustrations topic that services as a process guide and implementation resource. The course notes are distributed electronically with digital management rights for up to six devices.

Slides. Participants receive course slides in print with space to take notes during class. Given the density of notes already provided in the digital manual, attendees can spend more time engaging than writing.

Excel Workbook. Numerous Excel sheets are populated not just with lab data, but templates for stepping through the full 6 Stage Model Development Methodology. The resulting session files are yours to keep, reference and develop further.

Certification. On the course evaluation form, select a paper or Adobe .pdf certificate. Certification is based upon tested comprehension and ability:

    • Certificate of Completion
    • Certificate of Merit*
    • Certificate of Basic Proficiency*

      * Strategic Implementation Course Only

Resources. A broad resources section with glossary, recommended books, Linkedin groups, associations, conferences, commercial and open-source software and on-line communities is included in the course notes.

Classroom Delivery. Though some may view analytics as a dry subject, TMA’s seasoned faculty brings a great deal of energy and enthusiasm to the topic, and participants say that it’s contagious. View the luxurious venues and active facilitation to see what you’ll experience at TMA’s classroom events.

Accreditation. Each course is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit.

DELIVERY MODES

On-line training certainly has its advantages and conveniences.  But if you have the option to attend Classroom training, make every effort to attend at the physical site.  You’ll receive greater immersion, concentration and interaction with the instructor and other participants.  Classroom events are hosted at first-tier venues and luxurious properties.

If you cannot support the travel time or cost for Classroom training, you will receive the most progressive and engaging On-line training available.  After a four-hour asynchronous Core Concepts lecture, the live interactive On-line events proceed through cycles of short lecture, then demonstration and work-along break-out sessions.  The sessions step through the 6-Phase Model Development Methodology.  These segments are interlaced with polling that steers the approach in future work-along sessions so that participants may directly experience what really works, what doesn’t and why.

ADVANTAGES OF EACH TRAINING MODE:

CLASSROOM

    • Isolation.  It’s hard to be reprioritized when you’re off-campus.
    • Concentration.  You are removed from office distractions and temptations.
    • Closer Collaboration.  Participants with similar interests can interact directly beyond the active training hours.
    • Direct Instructor Access.  Instructors are very accessible outside of class time and pleased to join attendees for lunch and dinner to provide extended guru sessions.
    • Luxurious Venues.  These courses are produced at top-tier properties. View the site details of the upcoming scheduled events to see each premier setting.

ON-SITE

    • Customization.  Your group.  Your topics.  Instructors can tailor examples and general delivery to target your areas of interest.
    • Convenience.  Production at your location, and on your terms.
    • Volume Savings.  On-Site productions enjoy combined discounts for number of training days and number of participants.

DAILY SCHEDULE FOR PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS SERIES

The tables below display the weekday distribution of the Predictive Analytics & Data Mining series courses and process model phase coverage for both classroom and on-line productions.

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CLASSROOM
7.5 Training Hours per Day
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ON-SITE
Call (888) 742-2454 or send an email inquiry to receive a quotation
or Letter of Intent for tailored training at your site.

Upcoming Sessions

September 15 – 19, 2014
December 3 – 5 & 8 – 9, 2014
February 23 – 27, 2015

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Events Limited to 20 Seats

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Why Train With TMA?

Determine whether TMA training is right for you, and learn why TMA is truly the best option for live classroom analytics training.

“Both instructors in the series did a fantastic job of getting me up to speed in predictive analytics much faster than any book (or probably any other training class or conference) available.”

Raymond G. Henderson
Knowledge-Based Systems Engineer
Compliance Technologies, Inc.

“Great presentation and summarization of predictive analytics. I sat through two days of the Predictive Analytics World conference and got less from that than I received if the first two hours of this course. Thanks!”

Anonymous

“This course gave me a new perspective on techniques and applications software that our federal agency had not previously seen. The course content was great, and the very knowledgeable instructor kept the students attention by using real-life examples and discussion of additional resources. I highly recommend this course!”

Larry P. Taylor
Auditor
US Department of Education

“The wealth of information covered in these courses, as well as the in-depth demonstrations of multiple software packages, made the sessions valuable from a wide range of perspectives. I will certainly recommend that others attend.”

Brent King
AVP, Managed Care Analytics
Business Development
Health Smart Preferred Care

“This class gives the Statistician a bunch of new tools to use in solving business problems. Once the limitations of statistics are reached, grab this data mining tool belt. You will be surprised how much further you can get.”

Raymond D. Mooring, PhD
Wage and Investment Research
Internal Revenue Service

“Upon taking TMA’s Predictive Analytics courses, I could immediately feel the difference since I struggled earlier with a similar on-line course offered by an established public university. There is no comparison between the dedicated, interactive instructor-led course and an on-line class. The added benefit is an end-to-end data mining process that insists on actionable results–those that are truly understood by leadership.”

Michael F.
Senior Analyst

“The instructor and course material are first rate. Any organization that believes data mining should be a part of their business operations portfolio would be making a wise investment by attending this course.”

Eric Rickard
Information Computing Sciences
SRI International

“The instructor was great and the instructor was very knowledgeable. It was just at the right level, not to general and not too technical.”

Doug Rosenberg
Technical Consultant
Convergys