Big Data Analytics Introduction and Analytics Essentials with Microsoft Excel

You will grasp an overview of Analytics and the Big Data ecosystem as well as the technical skills required to begin a career in this field. This course will also help you understand what Management Information Reporting entails and its value to business development.
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  • Overview
  • Prerequisites
  • Learning Outcomes
  • What's included
  • Course Outline

In today’s world, data is produced at an unprecedented scale (which is referred to as ‘Big Data’); and the powerful insights held within this data offer the answers for businesses to grow customer base, optimise operation, drive innovation and make smarter decisions. Analytics practitioners play a pivotal role in bringing data to life to deliver valuable insights and actionable recommendations that will help drive the performance of all areas of a business.

Analytics will enable organisations to make sense of data in order to uncover correlations and patterns, helping businesses answer the most fundamental questions: Why did it happen? What is happening? What is likely to happen? What should I do about it?

In this 3-day course, you will grasp an overview of Analytics and the Big Data ecosystem as well as the technical skills required to begin a career in this field. This course will also help you understand what Management Information Reporting entails and its value to business development. You will be able to implement a range of metrics and KPIs in your reports, know how to produce and maintain dashboards, and gain introductory knowledge of Data Warehousing.

• Knowledge of Microsoft Excel at introductory level.

At the end of this course, you will be able to:
• Grasp an overview of Analytics and the Big Data Ecosystem
• Grasp an overview of the required hard skills and soft skills
• Recognise the important factors driving performance and how to communicate the impact
• Re-evaluate KPIs and identify data needed to track new measures
• Create your checklists and ideas to improve efficiency and effectiveness
• Develop more effective analysis and reports using Microsoft Excel skills
• Feel confident in the carrying out tasks and solutions you propose
• Improve the contribution of the analysis team
• Review how you report and communicate information to help others focus on their key issues
• Achieve Pairview Certificate in Data Reporting and Visualisation with Advanced Excel upon completion of the course.

•Interactive training classes in 3 days (daytime timetable) or 6 evenings (evening timetable)
•Hands-on practice after the classes with a work-based assignment in 14-21 days
•Access to support by our mentors during the course period
•Pairview Certification for achieving this competency

• What is Analytics
• Types and scopes of Analytics
• Analytics Development Process
• Typical Analytics Use Cases
…and more.

•Relational and Big Data Discovery
• Data Quality – File Types and Extensions
• Data Management and Analytics Tools and Verticals
…and more.

• What is business intelligence
• Effective Decision Making
…and more.

• What are Key Performance Indicators
• Strategic Vision and Objectives
…and more.

• Approach to Data Reporting
• Type of Reports
…and more.

• What is data visualization
• Common Data Visualization Issues
…and more.

• Setting validation rules
• Input and error messages
…and more.

• How protection works
• Unlocking cells
…and more.

• Selecting data
• Quick ways to create charts
…and more.

• Understanding BODMAS and brackets
• AutoSum (totals and other functions)
…and more.

• Creating pivot tables
• Changing the aggregation function
…and more.

• Forecasting principle
• Time Series Forecast using Forecast sheet
…and more.

• What is a Dashboard
• Categorizing Dashboards
…and more.

What You Will Benefit From

Our expert knowledge and job-focused approach sets us apart in our quest to offer excellent services to our delegates and deliver on their career development goals.

Get Real Employable Skills

Our job-focused courses and quality curriculum is designed and taught by industry experts and highly experienced professionals, not academics, so you learn the high-impact skills that top companies want.

Gain Best Real-World Practices

Apply your skills in real time through interactive trainer-led practices during the classes, and after-class assignments. As you do so, you are empowered with the problem-solving skills and job market insights needed to capture most new job opportunities in this field or take your career to the next level.

Achieve Professional Certification

Obtain Pairview Certification for completing this course, recognised by many employers in the industry.

Personalised Support and Career Consultancy

You will have access to tailored support by our dedicated mentors while you learn and practise. Our mentors guide your learning and are focused on answering your questions, motivating you and keeping you on track. They also give you valuable advice on professional and career development.

What They Think

Pairview is an excellent place to start your career if you dream of an Analytics profession. Firstly, you must believe you can make it. Secondly, utilize all the support provided. And thirdly, ensure you complete all the projects. Pairview trainers are very knowledgeable and patient when explaining things over. Thanks to Pairview’s continuous support, I got my current job.

Jonas Nachis

The training was very effective in providing me with the essential skill set and experience that I was able to carry into my job applications. The live project was one of the key topics during my job interviews. Having gone through the project experience and being able to explain it well, I could prove my capabilities and get the


The course delivery was very well-paced, and there were loads of practical examples which helped drive in the knowledge and provided a solid foundation. Really pleased with the service I received, and I will definitely recommend Pairview. I have many colleagues who also trained here and are doing very well in Data and MI analytics.

Ani Madu

Management Information Analyst

Great Training. Highly Recommended! The training I received helped build and equip me with the foundation I needed for a great career path in the field of Data Science.


Data Science Specialist

You’ll never get it wrong when you make the right choice of choosing Pairview programmes for individual and corporate training needs. They are fantastic and supportive, and they know the market, which makes them think ahead. I enjoyed their supportive training, real-time projects, and extra development and have remained a high-flyer.

David Mba

Analytics Specialist

After completing my Masters’s programme, I struggled to secure a job and I was frustrated. The training with Pairview gave me a direction to my career. Since I completed the training, it was easy for me to get the first analytics job and progress to senior positions. Hence, it was a complete value for money.


Senior Data Analyst

I undertook the Insight Analyst programme and although the fee was high, it was worth paying for it. The training was so impactful, with hands-on practices and real-life business scenarios. Sometimes I asked them for help with a next-day interview, the consultant tried his best to prep me that night. I am now an Insight Analyst, all thanks to


Insight Analyst

Personalised Career Development Add-ons

We provide Add-on Services customised for your needs at every step of your learning journey to ensure your success.

  • Project-based Work Experience
  • CV Surgery
  • Placement Support
  • Recruitment Coaching

Gain indispensable experience with our projects

Gain work experience by undertaking real-world projects deriving from our consultancy work with global corporate clients. You will work on some of the most popular problems faced by businesses across industry sectors.

Learn by doing leads to real skills mastery and business acumen competency.



92%+   of delegates completed their projects with Merit or Distinction

4.6+   service ratings



  • 2 months of work experience
  • Assigned Project Manager for supervision and support
  • Weekly support sessions
  • Project presentation and personalised feedback
  • Unlimited submissions and feedback loops
  • Practical tips and industry best practices

Perfect your CV with our bespoke CV Surgery

Marketing yourself effectively to employers is critical so you can get the job you want for the best pay possible.

We will work with you personally on a one-to-one basis to perfect your CV. We will ensure it is a clear and accurate picture of your capabilities, is professionally written, and can capture interest of most recruiters and bring maximum opportunities of job interviews for your relevant roles.



100%   of final CVs captured job opportunities in the first few days

4.9+   service ratings



  • One personalised review and edit
  • Various templates sourced from successful job placements
  • Resume optimisation tips

Have access to our extensive recruitment network

We help our corporate clients solve skill shortage challenges and provide talent security in the hardest to find skill sets on the market. Gain access to the best job opportunities within our extensive recruitment network and channels.



98%+   of delegates got jobs or progressed their career upon completion

4.7+   service ratings



  • Personal assistance in your job search
  • Job opportunities from our corporate partners
  • 1-on-1 calls
  • Helps expand your professional network

Maximise your job opportunities and salary negotiation

Our Recruitment Consultant will help you target the most potential, relevant job opportunities across all available channels for job interviews and provide you with all the necessary interview preparation and techniques to enable you to successfully manage interviews and salary negotiations.

The Consultant will cover responses to those awkward or sensitive questions you may be asked and work with you to increase your level of personal impact and credibility at referral meetings and interviews through role play and practice. You will learn to project what you have to offer calmly and with confidence.



98%+   of delegates got jobs or progressed their career upon completion

4.7+   service ratings



  • Weekly recruitment consultancy sessions
  • Personalized feedback and career guidance
  • Demystifying the hiring process for you
  • Advice on recruitment tests
  • Advice on interview questions and techniques
  • Advice on negotiating job offers

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