Foundation Course in Analytics

This course has been designed by industry experts who have applied analytical techniques to solve business problems in a variety of fields like retail, FMCG, financial services & telecom. It covers the language of SAS, SQL and Excel.

Become a certified Business Analyst

The foundation Course in Analytics using the language of SAS, SQL & Excel can turn you from a novice to a certified business analyst.
certified business analyst
Who should do this course?

This course is designed for –
  • Professionals looking to get a business analyst job
  • Students looking to pursue business analytics as a career

Course details

  • Course duration: 17 weeks
  • Work load: 10-15 hours per week
  • Batch start dates: January 18, 2015 | February 15, 2015
What will you get at the end of the course?

  • Knowledge of statistical concepts, predictive analytics skills and analytic tools (Excel and the language of SAS).
  • You will also be able to use statistical techniques to analyze data to make business decisions.

Pre-requisites for the course

  • None. Anybody can enrol for this course. No prior knowledge of Statistics, the language of SAS or analytic techniques is required.

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Experienced Faculty, Real Life Business Datasets

What knowledge will you gain?

Topics covered in the 5 modules of the foundation course are as follows:

Beginner’s Course
Introduction to Analytics
  1. What is Analytics?
  2. Popular Tools
  3. Role of Data Scientist
  4. Analytics Methodology
  5. Problem Definition
Beginner’s Course
Statistical Concepts and their Application in Business
  1. Descriptive Statistics
  2. Probability Theory
  3. Tests of Significance
  4. Non-parametric Testing

Beginner’s Course
Basic Analytic Techniques - Using Language of SAS
  1. Introduction
  2. Data Exploration
  3. Data Preparation
  4. Data Visualization
  5. Analytics
Beginner’s Course
Predictive Modeling Techniques
  1. Linear Regression
  2. Logistic Regression
  3. Cluster Analysis
  4. Decision Trees
  5. Time Series Analysis

Beginner’s Course
Putting the Jigsaw Together
  1. Model Validation
  2. Creating Insight from Statistics
  3. Online Resources
  4. Connecting with the Analytics Community

Case Studies you will be working on, as part of the course

Beginner’s Course
Predicting the price of a car

Predict the price of a car based upon variables like model, make of the car and engine capacity among others. The data set has 12 columns. To predict the target variable multiple linear regression is used. The model is then analysed further to improve the model performance.

Beginner’s Course
Customer behaviour on a loan

Using bank data with 21 columns the objective is to predict the defaulting behaviour of a customer. The data is analysed by Logistic regression as well as using decision trees giving the insights and comparison for both the techniques.

Beginner’s Course
Analysis of grocery sales in different stores in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu

The analysis is on mix of sales by category and avg. sales per square foot of space for a grocery retailer with 515 stores spread across KA and TN.

Beginner’s Course
Predicting the money bet on a horse race

The aim of this study is to come up with recommendations to a client that is in the horse racing industry on how to maximize money bet on any race. Insights are generated from data having 23 columns with different track types and years in which races were conducted.

Beginner’s Course
Analysis of the customer attrition in a telecom industry

The goal of the study is to analyse customer attrition based upon minutes used, age and other demographic information.

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Understand the Course Methodology

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What do you get when you enrol for this course?

Jigsaw Academy's 5 comprehensive modules to help you become an expert data analyst.
Q&A sessions with faculty included.

Beginner’s Course
Live Classes

Live classes are conducted by analytics experts in Jigsaw Academy's virtual classroom. The live classes are full interactive and participants can ask questions and get doubts clarified.

The Foundation Course in Analytics comes with 16 live sessions of 2 hours each.

Beginner’s Course
Learning Center

Participants have access to a variety of supplemental resources - Reference materials, guides, white papers etc via the Learning Centre.

You will have full access to all materials for 6 months.

Beginner’s Course
Offline Faculty Support

Participants also get access to faculty via email, phone or Skype for help with the course as required, in additional to the scheduled Q&A sessions.

You will have access to faculty for 6 months.

Beginner’s Course
Q&A Sessions

As a part of the course, participants also have live Q&A sessions on a fixed schedule with the faculty for the course. These question and answer sessions can be used for help with assignments, concepts covered, and any other content related questions.  

All these sessions are also recorded, and participants get access to recordings to review material or to make up for any missed Q&A sessions.

This Foundation Course in Analytics comes with 2 hours of Q&A every month, with live sessions of 2 hours each with course faculty.

Beginner’s Course
Video based training

Participants will get access to about 40 hours of pre-recorded video lectures & 34 hours of classroom training. The videos can be viewed at any time and as many times as the participant wants.

Participants will have access to the video lectures for a period of 6 months.

Beginner’s Course
Student Forums

Participants will have access to student forums where they can ask any questions related to big data and analytics. Student forums will help you connect with the Jigsaw analytics community.

Beginner’s Course
Virtual Lab

Participants are given access to Jigsaw Academy's virtual lab-a unique cloud-based solution to providing the lab experience. You will be able to work on real life business datasets.

You will have access to the lab for a period of 6 months.

Beginner’s Course
Career Assistance

Participants get one on one support for resume preparation. We will also identify and notify you of various analytics opportunities in various organizations we work with.

Get your questions answered (FAQs)

What is the duration of the course?

The duration of the live instructor led course is 16 weeks. You will have 6 months to complete the course.

Who should take this course?
If you are a professional looking to learn analytics skills, or a MBA Students/Recent engineering or other graduate who wants a job as a data analyst, then this course if for you!
Will I get a chance to work on huge datasets?
You will work on multiple case studies as part of the course. The case studies will involve hands-on work on huge datasets.
What are the pre-requisites for the course?
       None. Anybody can enrol for this course. No   prior knowledge of Statistics, language of SAS or   analytic techniques is required.
Do you provide placement assistance?
Yes, we provide placement assistance to our students as well. Learn about Jigsaw's placement support here.
What are core benefits?
After completing this course you will acquire expertise with statistical concepts, predictive analytics skills and analytic tools (SAS, SQL and Excel). You will also be able to use statistical techniques to analyze data to make business decisions.
What is the refund policy?

We like to keep our students happy, so we have a 15-day no questions asked refund policy.

How long will l have access?

You will have access to all class videos and recordings for a period of 6 months. You can view them as many times as you like in that time.

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What is analytics?

History of Big Data

Why is analytics becoming popular?

Big Data

Introduction to clustering
Introduction to SAS

Introduction to SAS
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Hitesh Pant

Well designed curriculum.
The overall curriculum of Jigsaw Academy is well designed & structured. One of the unique feature of the course is the accessibility of on-line course materials/classes & easy approachability of faculty.
Nitesh ranjan
MBA at IIT, Madras

Akanksha Soni

Good experience.
I have attended this course and my overall experience is good. I would like to mention a special note on pre-class videos which are so good (wow) in content.
Mangesh Chincholkar
Project Manager at Dell

Ashish Merchant

The case studies covered in the course are fantastic. The exposure I got to real life business problems was very helpful during the interviews.
Shankar Bhat
IBM, Bangalore, India
Course Fee: indian studentsRs. 42,000 (Indian students) ENROL NOW! Foreign students$900 (Outside India)

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