Business Analytics

An introductory course in understanding the definition, application and techniques involved in Business Analytics.
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  • Lectures 69
  • Length 6.5 hours
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  • Languages English
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Published 2/2014 English

Course Description

Business analytics (BA) refers to the skills, technologies, applications and practices for continuous iterative exploration and investigation of past business performance to gain insight and drive business planning. Business analytics focuses on developing new insights and understanding of business performance based on data and statistical methods. In contrast, business intelligence traditionally focuses on using a consistent set of metrics to both measure past performance and guide business planning, which is also based on data and statistical methods.

This course includes the different types of analytics, BA techniques, software and applications, differences between analytics and analysis and business analytics and business intelligence, challenges and the future of BA.

What are the requirements?

  • Basic understanding of the IT industry
  • Knowledge of the English language

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Be introduced to analytics in general, its different types and benefits.
  • Be aware of the levels and challenges of analytics.
  • Be introduced to the business analyst.
  • Be introduced to the definition, history and benefits of business analytics.
  • Know the techniques, software applications, challenges and future of BA.

What is the target audience?

  • Recent graduates looking to get a foothold in the IT Industry.
  • Analysts looking to improve their understanding of the business analyst role.
  • Organizations wanting to make better and more informed business decisions, as well as looking for ways to explore business data and implement statistical analysis.
  • Managers looking to optimize business processes.

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Curriculum

Section 1: All About Analytics
00:25

In this lecture, we'll discuss some objectives aimed at showing what you can expect to learn from this course.

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Section Outline

Lecture 2: Analytics vs Analysis

Lecture 3: Types of Analytics

Lecture 4: Descriptive Analytics

Lecture 5: Predictive Analytics

Lecture 6: Prescriptive Analytics

Lecture 7: Differences of Analytics

Lecture 8: Benefits of Analytics

02:06

This lecture will identify the differences between analytics and analysis.

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Lecture outline:

0:00    Analytics Defined
1:23    Analytics and Analysis
00:28

This lecture will talk about the different types of analytics.

01:36

This discussion will focus on one of the types of analytics, namely descriptive analytics.

01:32

This discussion will focus on one of the types of analytics, namely predictive analytics.

01:59

This discussion will focus on one of the types of analytics, namely prescriptive analytics.

02:49

This discussion will identify the differences between the three types of analytics.

04:30

This lecture will identify the different benefits of analytics.

Section 1 - Quiz
6 questions
9 pages

This PDF file contains Section 1 of this course. You can download the complete e book at the end of this course.

Section 2: Levels of Analytics and the Business Analyst
00:29

In this lecture, we'll discuss some objectives aimed at showing what you can expect to learn from this course.

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Section Outline

Lecture 11: Levels of Analytics

Lecture 12: Introduction to the Business Analyst

Lecture 13: Business Analyst

Lecture 14: Business Process Analyst

Lecture 15: IT Business Analyst

Lecture 16: Systems Analyst

Lecture 17: Data Analyst

Lecture 18: Usability Analyst

Lecture 19: Business Systems Analyst

Lecture 20: Requirements Analyst

Lecture 21: Roles of the Different Analysts

Lecture 22: What Does a Business Analyst Do?

Lecture 23: Challenges

06:58

This lecture will identify the different levels of analytics.

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Lecture outline:

0:00    Introduction to the Levels of Analytics
0:18    Level 1: Standard Reports
0:57    Level 2: Ad hoc Reports
1:48    Level 3: Query Drilldown
2:31    Level 4: Alerts
3:23    Level 5: Statistical Analysis
4:11    Level 6: Forecasting
4:51    Level 7: Predictive Modeling
5:38    Level 8: Optimization
6:14    Best Analytics for your Business Problem
03:53

This lecture will provide an overview of the business analyst.

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Lecture outline:

0:00    Introduction to Business Analyst
0:54    What is a Business Analyst?
02:13

This discussion will focus on the business analyst.

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Lecture outline:

0:00    The Business Analyst
1:55    Function of the Business Analyst
01:26

This discussion will focus on one of the types of business analysts, namely the business process analyst.

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Lecture outline:

0:00    The Business Process Analyst
1:08    Function of the Business Process Analyst
01:30

This discussion will focus on one of the types of business analysts, namely the IT business analyst.

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Lecture outline:

0:00    The IT Business Analyst
1:14    Function of the IT Business Analyst
01:10

This discussion will focus on one of the types of business analysts, namely the systems analyst.

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Lecture outline:

0:00    The Systems Analyst
0:11    Function of the Systems Analyst
01:23

This discussion will focus on one of the types of business analysts, namely the data analyst.

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Lecture outline:

0:00    The Data Analyst
0:15    Role of the Data Analyst
1:09    Function of the Data Analyst
01:21

This discussion will focus on one of the types of business analysts, namely the usability analyst.

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Lecture outline:

0:00    The Usability Analyst
1:05    Function of the Usability Analyst
00:47

This discussion will focus on one of the types of business analysts, namely the business systems analyst.

01:01

This discussion will focus on one of the types of business analysts, namely the requirements analyst.

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Lecture outline:

0:00    ISO/IEC
0:21    NIST
1:14    FAIR
1:25    The Committee
00:54

This lecture will talk about the roles of the different analysts.

03:53

This discussion will focus on what a business analyst does.

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Lecture outline:

0:00    What Does a Business Analyst Do?
0:45    Main tasks of the Business Analyst
03:45

This lecture will identify the different challenges of a business analyst.

Section 2 - Quiz
6 questions
18 pages

This PDF file contains Section 2 of this course. You can download the complete e book at the end of this course.

Section 3: Overview of Business Analytics
00:29

In this lecture, we'll discuss some objectives aimed at showing what you can expect to learn from this course.

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Section Outline

Lecture 26: Definition of Business Analytics

Lecture 27: History of Business Analytics

Lecture 28: Business Analytics vs Business Intelligence

Lecture 29: Benefits of Business Analytics

Lecture 30: Essential Actions

07:13

This lecture will explain the definition of business analytics.

01:12

This lecture will talk about the history of business analytics.

01:47

This lecture will identify the differences between business analytics and business intelligence.

00:40

This discussion will focus on the different benefits of business analytics.

05:52

This lecture will discuss some essential actions in business analytics.

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Lecture outline:

0:00    Introduction
1:10    Essential Actions to Prepare for Business Analytics
1:19    Improving the Flow An Flexibility of Data
1:52    Getting the Right Technology in Place
2:50    Developing the Talent you Need
3:11    Developing Fact-Based Decisions
3:59    Keeping the Process Transparent
4:28    Developing a Center of Excellence
5:06    Transforming the Culture
5:27    Revising Strategies
Section 3 - Quiz
6 questions
9 pages

This PDF file contains Section 3 of this course. You can download the complete e book at the end of this course.

Section 4: Analytics Applications
00:23

In this lecture, we'll discuss some objectives aimed at showing what you can expect to learn from this course.

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Section Outline

Lecture 33: Introduction to Analytics Applications

Lecture 34: Strategic Analytics

Lecture 35: Managerial Analytics

Lecture 36: Operational Analytics

Lecture 37: Customer-Enabling Analytics

00:59

This lecture will explain the different types of applications used in analytics.

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Lecture outline:

0:00    Introduction to the Analytics Application
0:39    The Four Generic Analytic Applications
04:29

This discussion will focus on one of the different types of analytics applications, namely strategic analytics.

04:42

This discussion will focus on one of the different types of analytics applications, namely managerial analytics.

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Lecture outline:

0:00    Introduction to Managerial Analytics
0:42    Categories of Managerial Questions and Issues
1:03    Measuring Results
2:57    Optimizing Performance
4:04    Plan and Develop New Entities
06:28

This discussion will focus on one of the different types of analytics applications, namely operational analytics.

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Lecture outline:

0:00    Definition of Operational Analytics
3:35    Categories to Improve Business Process
04:49

This discussion will focus on one of the different types of analytics applications, namely customer-enabled analytics.

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Lecture outline:

0:00    Definition of Customer-Enabled Analytics
0:38    Categories of Customer-Enabled Analytics
0:59    Analytic Services
1:53    Prediction Services
3:03    Analytic Applications
4:09    Product-Enbedded Analytics
Section 4 - Quiz
6 questions
11 pages

This PDF file contains Section 4 of this course. You can download the complete e book at the end of this course.

Section 5: Business Analytic Techniques
00:24

In this lecture, we'll discuss some objectives aimed at showing what you can expect to learn from this course.

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Section Outline

Lecture 40: Introduction to Analytic Techniques

Lecture 41: PESTLE

Lecture 42: CATWOE

Lecture 43: SWOT

Lecture 44: Five WHYs

Lecture 45: Selecting the Right Analytics

01:11

This lecture will talk about the different analytic techniques.

07:53

This discussion will focus on one of the analytic techniques, namely PESTLE.

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Lecture outline:

0:00    Introduction to PESTLE
1:12    Political
2:32    Economic
3:30    Sociological
4:26    Technological
5:41    Legal
7:16    Environmental
04:48

This discussion will focus on one of the analytic techniques, namely CATWOE.

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Lecture outline:

0:00    Introduction to CATWOE
1:02    Customers
1:39    Actors
1:57    Transformation
2:28    World View
3:34    Owner
4:02    Environmental Constraints
02:09

This discussion will focus on one of the analytic techniques, namely SWOT.

02:42

This discussion will focus on one of the analytic techniques, namely THE Five WHYs.

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Lecture outline:

0:00    The Five Whys
1:08    Study Problem for the Five Whys
01:52

This lecture will explain how to select the right analytic technique.

Section 5 - Quiz
6 questions
11 pages

This PDF file contains Section 5 of this course. You can download the complete e book at the end of this course.

Section 6: Business Analytics Software
00:22

In this lecture, we'll discuss some objectives aimed at showing what you can expect to learn from this course.

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Section Outline

Lecture 48: Introduction to Business Analytics Software

Lecture 49: Oracle

Lecture 50: SAP

Lecture 51: IBM

Lecture 52: Microsoft

Lecture 53: SAS

Lecture 54: Teradata

04:35

This lecture will discuss the software applications included in business analytics.

01:05

This discussion will center on one of the software applications used in business analytics, namely Oracle.

03:30

This discussion will center on one of the software applications used in business analytics, namely SAP.

10:56

This discussion will center on one of the software applications used in business analytics, namely IBM.

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Lecture outline:

0:00    Introduction to IBM's Business Analytics
1:15    Business Intelligence
3:18    Performance Management
6:34    Predictive Analytics
7:46    Analytical Decision Management
8:48    Risk Management
01:59

This discussion will center on one of the software applications used in business analytics, namely Microsoft.

02:09

This discussion will center on one of the software applications used in business analytics, namely SAS.

01:12

This discussion will center on one of the software applications used in business analytics, namely Teradata.

Section 6 - Quiz
6 questions
14 pages

This PDF file contains Section 6 of this course. You can download the complete e book at the end of this course.

Section 7: Optimizing, Challenges and Future of Business Analytics
00:26

In this lecture, we'll discuss some objectives aimed at showing what you can expect to learn from this course.

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Section Outline

Lecture 57: Optimizing Business Analytics

Lecture 58: Challenges in Business Analytics

Lecture 59: Data Issues

Lecture 60: Expertise Issues

Lecture 61: Cultural Issues

Lecture 62: Future of Business Analytics

07:06

This lecture will explain how to optimize business analytics.

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Lecture outline:

0:00    Introduction on Optimizing Your Business Analytics
0:31    One: Collaborate to Identify
1:21    Two: Avoiding Temptation
2:08    Three: Plan for the Impact
3:01    Four: Having In-House Talent
3:55    Five: Revising Company Operations
4:43    Six: Take Advantage
5:08    Seven: Leverage Spreadsheets
5:30    Eight: Design Analytics
6:01    Nine: Eliminate Junk Data
6:33    Ten: Don't Let Analytics Do all the Thinking For You
01:03

This lecture will discuss some challenges in business analytics.

02:39

This discussion will focus on the challenges in business analytics, specifically data issues.

02:20

This discussion will focus on the challenges in business analytics, specifically expertise issues.

02:27

This discussion will focus on the challenges in business analytics, specifically cultural issues.

07:43

This lecture will discuss what the future holds for business analytics.

Section 7 - Quiz
6 questions
12 pages

This PDF file contains Section 7 of this course. You can download the complete e book at the end of this course.

Section 8: Course Resources
124 pages

This e book contains the entire Business Analytics course in a PDF format.

4 pages

This e book contains the entire Business Analytics course in a PDF format.

7 pages

This PDF file contains all the answers to all the quizzes in each section of this course.

Section 9: Business Analytics Certification
1 page

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Certification is not mandatory.

Once you've completed the course, email our exam department at exams@artofservice.com.au to purchase your exam voucher and sit your final exam.

. Access includes a step-by-step procedure on how to take the final exam and how to obtain your exam certification.

You will receive a PDF certificate through your email upon passing the examination.

1 page

We are always in the process of improving our courses and procedures for a better learning experience for our students. Your input is very important to us.

Follow the step-by-step procedure on taking the evaluation and receiving your certificate of completion.

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