South African business intelligence firm BITanium has launched a series of statistics and data mining courses, helping companies to make proper use of analytics tools.
“With data as the new competitive advantage, enterprises are looking to maximise their returns on analytics tools and achieve value from their data. However, little training has been available in South Africa to date, to assist people of all levels to use their data effectively,” said BITanium director Dr Tracy Dunbar in a statement.
The interactive courses focus on providing an understanding of analytics and delivering insights into the use of analytics tools in enterprises.
“Currently, the training available starts with a basic introduction– covering the basics of data definitions, data analysis and presentation of results – for business people who have never engaged with statistics,” said Dunbar.
“Courses are also available covering advanced data mining techniques, research methodologies, and the optimal use of specific tools such as IBM SPSS. The training serves as a first step towards gaining IBM toolset certification.”
The courses are run over a three-day period and applications are accepted for tuition in Cape Town and Johannesburg.