# Data Mining Training Courses

Data Mining Courses

## Data Mining Course Outlines

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192386 | R Programming for Data Analysis | 14 hours | This course is part of the Data Scientist skill set (Domain: Data and Technology) Introduction and preliminaries Making R more friendly, R and available GUIs Rstudio Related software and documentation R and statistics Using R interactively An introductory session Getting help with functions and features R commands, case sensitivity, etc. Recall and correction of previous commands Executing commands from or diverting output to a file Data permanency and removing objects Simple manipulations; numbers and vectors Vectors and assignment Vector arithmetic Generating regular sequences Logical vectors Missing values Character vectors Index vectors; selecting and modifying subsets of a data set Other types of objects Objects, their modes and attributes Intrinsic attributes: mode and length Changing the length of an object Getting and setting attributes The class of an object Arrays and matrices Arrays Array indexing. Subsections of an array Index matrices The array() function The outer product of two arrays Generalized transpose of an array Matrix facilities Matrix multiplication Linear equations and inversion Eigenvalues and eigenvectors Singular value decomposition and determinants Least squares fitting and the QR decomposition Forming partitioned matrices, cbind() and rbind() The concatenation function, (), with arrays Frequency tables from factors Lists and data frames Lists Constructing and modifying lists Concatenating lists Data frames Making data frames attach() and detach() Working with data frames Attaching arbitrary lists Managing the search path Data manipulation Selecting, subsetting observations and variables Filtering, grouping Recoding, transformations Aggregation, combining data sets Character manipulation, stringr package Reading data Txt files CSV files XLS, XLSX files SPSS, SAS, Stata,… and other formats data Exporting data to txt, csv and other formats Accessing data from databases using SQL language Probability distributions R as a set of statistical tables Examining the distribution of a set of data One- and two-sample tests Grouping, loops and conditional execution Grouped expressions Control statements Conditional execution: if statements Repetitive execution: for loops, repeat and while Writing your own functions Simple examples Defining new binary operators Named arguments and defaults The '...' argument Assignments within functions More advanced examples Efficiency factors in block designs Dropping all names in a printed array Recursive numerical integration Scope Customizing the environment Classes, generic functions and object orientation Graphical procedures High-level plotting commands The plot() function Displaying multivariate data Display graphics Arguments to high-level plotting functions Basic visualisation graphs Multivariate relations with lattice and ggplot package Using graphics parameters Graphics parameters list Automated and interactive reporting Combining output from R with text |

192390 | Data Mining & Machine Learning with R | 14 hours | Introduction to Data mining and Machine Learning Statistical learning vs. Machine learning Iteration and evaluation Bias-Variance trade-off Regression Linear regression Generalizations and Nonlinearity Exercises Classification Bayesian refresher Naive Bayes Dicriminant analysis Logistic regression K-Nearest neighbors Support Vector Machines Neural networks Decision trees Exercises Cross-validation and Resampling Cross-validation approaches Bootstrap Exercises Unsupervised Learning K-means clustering Examples Challenges of unsupervised learning and beyond K-means Advanced topics Ensemble models Mixed models Boosting Examples Multidimensional reduction Factor Analysis Principal Component Analysis Examples |

192382 | Big Data & Database Systems Fundamentals | 14 hours | The course is part of the Data Scientist skill set (Domain: Data and Technology). Data Warehousing Concepts What is Data Ware House? Difference between OLTP and Data Ware Housing Data Acquisition Data Extraction Data Transformation. Data Loading Data Marts Dependent vs Independent data Mart Data Base design ETL Testing Concepts: Introduction. Software development life cycle. Testing methodologies. ETL Testing Work Flow Process. ETL Testing Responsibilities in Data stage. Big data Fundamentals Big Data and its role in the corporate world The phases of development of a Big Data strategy within a corporation Explain the rationale underlying a holistic approach to Big Data Components needed in a Big Data Platform Big data storage solution Limits of Traditional Technologies Overview of database types NoSQL Databases Hadoop Map Reduce Apache Spark |

121325 | MATLAB Fundamentals | 21 hours | This three-day course provides a comprehensive introduction to the MATLAB technical computing environment. The course is intended for beginning users and those looking for a review. No prior programming experience or knowledge of MATLAB is assumed. Themes of data analysis, visualization, modeling, and programming are explored throughout the course. Topics include: Working with the MATLAB user interface Entering commands and creating variables Analyzing vectors and matrices Visualizing vector and matrix data Working with data files Working with data types Automating commands with scripts Writing programs with logic and flow control Writing functions Part 1 A Brief Introduction to MATLAB Objectives: Offer an overview of what MATLAB is, what it consists of, and what it can do for you An Example: C vs. MATLAB MATLAB Product Overview MATLAB Application Fields What MATLAB can do for you? The Course Outline Working with the MATLAB User Interface Objective: Get an introduction to the main features of the MATLAB integrated design environment and its user interfaces. Get an overview of course themes. MATALB Interface Reading data from file Saving and loading variables Plotting data Customizing plots Calculating statistics and best-fit line Exporting graphics for use in other applications Variables and Expressions Objective: Enter MATLAB commands, with an emphasis on creating and accessing data in variables. Entering commands Creating variables Getting help Accessing and modifying values in variables Creating character variables Analysis and Visualization with Vectors Objective: Perform mathematical and statistical calculations with vectors, and create basic visualizations. See how MATLAB syntax enables calculations on whole data sets with a single command. Calculations with vectors Plotting vectors Basic plot options Annotating plots Analysis and Visualization with Matrices Objective: Use matrices as mathematical objects or as collections of (vector) data. Understand the appropriate use of MATLAB syntax to distinguish between these applications. Size and dimensionality Calculations with matrices Statistics with matrix data Plotting multiple columns Reshaping and linear indexing Multidimensional arrays Part 2 Automating Commands with Scripts Objective: Collect MATLAB commands into scripts for ease of reproduction and experimentation. As the complexity of your tasks increases, entering long sequences of commands in the Command Window becomes impractical. A Modelling Example The Command History Creating script files Running scripts Comments and Code Cells Publishing scripts Working with Data Files Objective: Bring data into MATLAB from formatted files. Because imported data can be of a wide variety of types and formats, emphasis is given to working with cell arrays and date formats. Importing data Mixed data types Cell arrays Conversions amongst numerals, strings, and cells Exporting data Multiple Vector Plots Objective: Make more complex vector plots, such as multiple plots, and use color and string manipulation techniques to produce eye-catching visual representations of data. Graphics structure Multiple figures, axes, and plots Plotting equations Using color Customizing plots Logic and Flow Control Objective: Use logical operations, variables, and indexing techniques to create flexible code that can make decisions and adapt to different situations. Explore other programming constructs for repeating sections of code, and constructs that allow interaction with the user. Logical operations and variables Logical indexing Programming constructs Flow control Loops Matrix and Image Visualization Objective: Visualize images and matrix data in two or three dimensions. Explore the difference in displaying images and visualizing matrix data using images. Scattered Interpolation using vector and matrix data 3-D matrix visualization 2-D matrix visualization Indexed images and colormaps True color images Part 3 Data Analysis Objective: Perform typical data analysis tasks in MATLAB, including developing and fitting theoretical models to real-life data. This leads naturally to one of the most powerful features of MATLAB: solving linear systems of equations with a single command. Dealing with missing data Correlation Smoothing Spectral analysis and FFTs Solving linear systems of equations Writing Functions Objective: Increase automation by encapsulating modular tasks as user-defined functions. Understand how MATLAB resolves references to files and variables. Why functions? Creating functions Adding comments Calling subfunctions Workspaces Subfunctions Path and precedence Data Types Objective: Explore data types, focusing on the syntax for creating variables and accessing array elements, and discuss methods for converting among data types. Data types differ in the kind of data they may contain and the way the data is organized. MATLAB data types Integers Structures Converting types File I/O Objective: Explore the low-level data import and export functions in MATLAB that allow precise control over text and binary file I/O. These functions include textscan, which provides precise control of reading text files. Opening and closing files Reading and writing text files Reading and writing binary files Note that the actual delivered might be subject to minor discrepancies from the outline above without prior notification. Conclusion Note that the actual delivered might be subject to minor discrepancies from the outline above without prior notification. Objectives: Summarise what we have learnt A summary of the course Other upcoming courses on MATLAB Note that the course might be subject to few minor discrepancies when being delivered without prior notifications. |

83595 | Data Mining | 21 hours | Course can be provided with any tools, including free open-source data mining software and applicationsIntroduction Data mining as the analysis step of the KDD process ("Knowledge Discovery in Databases") Subfield of computer science Discovering patterns in large data sets Sources of methods Artificial intelligence Machine learning Statistics Database systems What is involved? Database and data management aspects Data pre-processing Model and inference considerations Interestingness metrics Complexity considerations Post-processing of discovered structures Visualization Online updating Data mining main tasks Automatic or semi-automatic analysis of large quantities of data Extracting previously unknown interesting patterns groups of data records (cluster analysis) unusual records (anomaly detection) dependencies (association rule mining) Data mining Anomaly detection (Outlier/change/deviation detection) Association rule learning (Dependency modeling) Clustering Classification Regression Summarization Use and applications Able Danger Behavioral analytics Business analytics Cross Industry Standard Process for Data Mining Customer analytics Data mining in agriculture Data mining in meteorology Educational data mining Human genetic clustering Inference attack Java Data Mining Open-source intelligence Path analysis (computing) Police-enforced ANPR in the UK Reactive business intelligence SEMMA Stellar Wind Talx Zapaday Data dredging, data fishing, data snooping |

39553 | Model MapReduce and Apache Hadoop | 14 hours | The course is intended for IT specialist that works with the distributed processing of large data sets across clusters of computers. Data Mining and Business Intelligence Introduction Area of application Capabilities Basics of data exploration Big data What does Big data stand for? Big data and Data mining MapReduce Model basics Example application Stats Cluster model Hadoop What is Hadoop Installation Configuration Cluster settings Architecture and configuration of Hadoop Distributed File System Console tools DistCp tool MapReduce and Hadoop Streaming Administration and configuration of Hadoop On Demand Alternatives |

78400 | Big Data Business Intelligence for Govt. Agencies | 40 hours | Advances in technologies and the increasing amount of information are transforming how business is conducted in many industries, including government. Government data generation and digital archiving rates are on the rise due to the rapid growth of mobile devices and applications, smart sensors and devices, cloud computing solutions, and citizen-facing portals. As digital information expands and becomes more complex, information management, processing, storage, security, and disposition become more complex as well. New capture, search, discovery, and analysis tools are helping organizations gain insights from their unstructured data. The government market is at a tipping point, realizing that information is a strategic asset, and government needs to protect, leverage, and analyze both structured and unstructured information to better serve and meet mission requirements. As government leaders strive to evolve data-driven organizations to successfully accomplish mission, they are laying the groundwork to correlate dependencies across events, people, processes, and information. High-value government solutions will be created from a mashup of the most disruptive technologies: Mobile devices and applications Cloud services Social business technologies and networking Big Data and analytics IDC predicts that by 2020, the IT industry will reach $5 trillion, approximately $1.7 trillion larger than today, and that 80% of the industry's growth will be driven by these 3rd Platform technologies. In the long term, these technologies will be key tools for dealing with the complexity of increased digital information. Big Data is one of the intelligent industry solutions and allows government to make better decisions by taking action based on patterns revealed by analyzing large volumes of data — related and unrelated, structured and unstructured. But accomplishing these feats takes far more than simply accumulating massive quantities of data.“Making sense of thesevolumes of Big Datarequires cutting-edge tools and technologies that can analyze and extract useful knowledge from vast and diverse streams of information,” Tom Kalil and Fen Zhao of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy wrote in a post on the OSTP Blog. The White House took a step toward helping agencies find these technologies when it established the National Big Data Research and Development Initiative in 2012. The initiative included more than $200 million to make the most of the explosion of Big Data and the tools needed to analyze it. The challenges that Big Data poses are nearly as daunting as its promise is encouraging. Storing data efficiently is one of these challenges. As always, budgets are tight, so agencies must minimize the per-megabyte price of storage and keep the data within easy access so that users can get it when they want it and how they need it. Backing up massive quantities of data heightens the challenge. Analyzing the data effectively is another major challenge. Many agencies employ commercial tools that enable them to sift through the mountains of data, spotting trends that can help them operate more efficiently. (A recent study by MeriTalk found that federal IT executives think Big Data could help agencies save more than $500 billion while also fulfilling mission objectives.). Custom-developed Big Data tools also are allowing agencies to address the need to analyze their data. For example, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Computational Data Analytics Group has made its Piranha data analytics system available to other agencies. The system has helped medical researchers find a link that can alert doctors to aortic aneurysms before they strike. It’s also used for more mundane tasks, such as sifting through résumés to connect job candidates with hiring managers. Each session is 2 hours Day-1: Session -1: Business Overview of Why Big Data Business Intelligence in Govt. Case Studies from NIH, DoE Big Data adaptation rate in Govt. Agencies & and how they are aligning their future operation around Big Data Predictive Analytics Broad Scale Application Area in DoD, NSA, IRS, USDA etc. Interfacing Big Data with Legacy data Basic understanding of enabling technologies in predictive analytics Data Integration & Dashboard visualization Fraud management Business Rule/ Fraud detection generation Threat detection and profiling Cost benefit analysis for Big Data implementation Day-1: Session-2 : Introduction of Big Data-1 Main characteristics of Big Data-volume, variety, velocity and veracity. MPP architecture for volume. Data Warehouses – static schema, slowly evolving dataset MPP Databases like Greenplum, Exadata, Teradata, Netezza, Vertica etc. Hadoop Based Solutions – no conditions on structure of dataset. Typical pattern : HDFS, MapReduce (crunch), retrieve from HDFS Batch- suited for analytical/non-interactive Volume : CEP streaming data Typical choices – CEP products (e.g. Infostreams, Apama, MarkLogic etc) Less production ready – Storm/S4 NoSQL Databases – (columnar and key-value): Best suited as analytical adjunct to data warehouse/database Day-1 : Session -3 : Introduction to Big Data-2 NoSQL solutions KV Store - Keyspace, Flare, SchemaFree, RAMCloud, Oracle NoSQL Database (OnDB) KV Store - Dynamo, Voldemort, Dynomite, SubRecord, Mo8onDb, DovetailDB KV Store (Hierarchical) - GT.m, Cache KV Store (Ordered) - TokyoTyrant, Lightcloud, NMDB, Luxio, MemcacheDB, Actord KV Cache - Memcached, Repcached, Coherence, Infinispan, EXtremeScale, JBossCache, Velocity, Terracoqua Tuple Store - Gigaspaces, Coord, Apache River Object Database - ZopeDB, DB40, Shoal Document Store - CouchDB, Cloudant, Couchbase, MongoDB, Jackrabbit, XML-Databases, ThruDB, CloudKit, Prsevere, Riak-Basho, Scalaris Wide Columnar Store - BigTable, HBase, Apache Cassandra, Hypertable, KAI, OpenNeptune, Qbase, KDI Varieties of Data: Introduction to Data Cleaning issue in Big Data RDBMS – static structure/schema, doesn’t promote agile, exploratory environment. NoSQL – semi structured, enough structure to store data without exact schema before storing data Data cleaning issues Day-1 : Session-4 : Big Data Introduction-3 : Hadoop When to select Hadoop? STRUCTURED - Enterprise data warehouses/databases can store massive data (at a cost) but impose structure (not good for active exploration) SEMI STRUCTURED data – tough to do with traditional solutions (DW/DB) Warehousing data = HUGE effort and static even after implementation For variety & volume of data, crunched on commodity hardware – HADOOP Commodity H/W needed to create a Hadoop Cluster Introduction to Map Reduce /HDFS MapReduce – distribute computing over multiple servers HDFS – make data available locally for the computing process (with redundancy) Data – can be unstructured/schema-less (unlike RDBMS) Developer responsibility to make sense of data Programming MapReduce = working with Java (pros/cons), manually loading data into HDFS Day-2: Session-1: Big Data Ecosystem-Building Big Data ETL: universe of Big Data Tools-which one to use and when? Hadoop vs. Other NoSQL solutions For interactive, random access to data Hbase (column oriented database) on top of Hadoop Random access to data but restrictions imposed (max 1 PB) Not good for ad-hoc analytics, good for logging, counting, time-series Sqoop - Import from databases to Hive or HDFS (JDBC/ODBC access) Flume – Stream data (e.g. log data) into HDFS Day-2: Session-2: Big Data Management System Moving parts, compute nodes start/fail :ZooKeeper - For configuration/coordination/naming services Complex pipeline/workflow: Oozie – manage workflow, dependencies, daisy chain Deploy, configure, cluster management, upgrade etc (sys admin) :Ambari In Cloud : Whirr Day-2: Session-3: Predictive analytics in Business Intelligence -1: Fundamental Techniques & Machine learning based BI : Introduction to Machine learning Learning classification techniques Bayesian Prediction-preparing training file Support Vector Machine KNN p-Tree Algebra & vertical mining Neural Network Big Data large variable problem -Random forest (RF) Big Data Automation problem – Multi-model ensemble RF Automation through Soft10-M Text analytic tool-Treeminer Agile learning Agent based learning Distributed learning Introduction to Open source Tools for predictive analytics : R, Rapidminer, Mahut Day-2: Session-4 Predictive analytics eco-system-2: Common predictive analytic problems in Govt. Insight analytic Visualization analytic Structured predictive analytic Unstructured predictive analytic Threat/fraudstar/vendor profiling Recommendation Engine Pattern detection Rule/Scenario discovery –failure, fraud, optimization Root cause discovery Sentiment analysis CRM analytic Network analytic Text Analytics Technology assisted review Fraud analytic Real Time Analytic Day-3 : Sesion-1 : Real Time and Scalable Analytic Over Hadoop Why common analytic algorithms fail in Hadoop/HDFS Apache Hama- for Bulk Synchronous distributed computing Apache SPARK- for cluster computing for real time analytic CMU Graphics Lab2- Graph based asynchronous approach to distributed computing KNN p-Algebra based approach from Treeminer for reduced hardware cost of operation Day-3: Session-2: Tools for eDiscovery and Forensics eDiscovery over Big Data vs. Legacy data – a comparison of cost and performance Predictive coding and technology assisted review (TAR) Live demo of a Tar product ( vMiner) to understand how TAR works for faster discovery Faster indexing through HDFS –velocity of data NLP or Natural Language processing –various techniques and open source products eDiscovery in foreign languages-technology for foreign language processing Day-3 : Session 3: Big Data BI for Cyber Security –Understanding whole 360 degree views of speedy data collection to threat identification Understanding basics of security analytics-attack surface, security misconfiguration, host defenses Network infrastructure/ Large datapipe / Response ETL for real time analytic Prescriptive vs predictive – Fixed rule based vs auto-discovery of threat rules from Meta data Day-3: Session 4: Big Data in USDA : Application in Agriculture Introduction to IoT ( Internet of Things) for agriculture-sensor based Big Data and control Introduction to Satellite imaging and its application in agriculture Integrating sensor and image data for fertility of soil, cultivation recommendation and forecasting Agriculture insurance and Big Data Crop Loss forecasting Day-4 : Session-1: Fraud prevention BI from Big Data in Govt-Fraud analytic: Basic classification of Fraud analytics- rule based vs predictive analytics Supervised vs unsupervised Machine learning for Fraud pattern detection Vendor fraud/over charging for projects Medicare and Medicaid fraud- fraud detection techniques for claim processing Travel reimbursement frauds IRS refund frauds Case studies and live demo will be given wherever data is available. Day-4 : Session-2: Social Media Analytic- Intelligence gathering and analysis Big Data ETL API for extracting social media data Text, image, meta data and video Sentiment analysis from social media feed Contextual and non-contextual filtering of social media feed Social Media Dashboard to integrate diverse social media Automated profiling of social media profile Live demo of each analytic will be given through Treeminer Tool. Day-4 : Session-3: Big Data Analytic in image processing and video feeds Image Storage techniques in Big Data- Storage solution for data exceeding petabytes LTFS and LTO GPFS-LTFS ( Layered storage solution for Big image data) Fundamental of image analytics Object recognition Image segmentation Motion tracking 3-D image reconstruction Day-4: Session-4: Big Data applications in NIH: Emerging areas of Bio-informatics Meta-genomics and Big Data mining issues Big Data Predictive analytic for Pharmacogenomics, Metabolomics and Proteomics Big Data in downstream Genomics process Application of Big data predictive analytics in Public health Big Data Dashboard for quick accessibility of diverse data and display : Integration of existing application platform with Big Data Dashboard Big Data management Case Study of Big Data Dashboard: Tableau and Pentaho Use Big Data app to push location based services in Govt. Tracking system and management Day-5 : Session-1: How to justify Big Data BI implementation within an organization: Defining ROI for Big Data implementation Case studies for saving Analyst Time for collection and preparation of Data –increase in productivity gain Case studies of revenue gain from saving the licensed database cost Revenue gain from location based services Saving from fraud prevention An integrated spreadsheet approach to calculate approx. expense vs. Revenue gain/savings from Big Data implementation. Day-5 : Session-2: Step by Step procedure to replace legacy data system to Big Data System: Understanding practical Big Data Migration Roadmap What are the important information needed before architecting a Big Data implementation What are the different ways of calculating volume, velocity, variety and veracity of data How to estimate data growth Case studies Day-5: Session 4: Review of Big Data Vendors and review of their products. Q/A session: Accenture APTEAN (Formerly CDC Software) Cisco Systems Cloudera Dell EMC GoodData Corporation Guavus Hitachi Data Systems Hortonworks HP IBM Informatica Intel Jaspersoft Microsoft MongoDB (Formerly 10Gen) MU Sigma Netapp Opera Solutions Oracle Pentaho Platfora Qliktech Quantum Rackspace Revolution Analytics Salesforce SAP SAS Institute Sisense Software AG/Terracotta Soft10 Automation Splunk Sqrrl Supermicro Tableau Software Teradata Think Big Analytics Tidemark Systems Treeminer VMware (Part of EMC) |

83626 | From Data to Decision with Big Data and Predictive Analytics | 21 hours | Audience If you try to make sense out of the data you have access to or want to analyse unstructured data available on the net (like Twitter, Linked in, etc...) this course is for you. It is mostly aimed at decision makers and people who need to choose what data is worth collecting and what is worth analyzing. It is not aimed at people configuring the solution, those people will benefit from the big picture though. Delivery Mode During the course delegates will be presented with working examples of mostly open source technologies. Short lectures will be followed by presentation and simple exercises by the participants Content and Software used All software used is updated each time the course is run so we check the newest versions possible. It covers the process from obtaining, formatting, processing and analysing the data, to explain how to automate decision making process with machine learning. Quick Overview Data Sources Minding Data Recommender systems Target Marketing Datatypes Structured vs unstructured Static vs streamed Attitudinal, behavioural and demographic data Data-driven vs user-driven analytics data validity Volume, velocity and variety of data Models Building models Statistical Models Machine learning Data Classification Clustering kGroups, k-means, nearest neighbours Ant colonies, birds flocking Predictive Models Decision trees Support vector machine Naive Bayes classification Neural networks Markov Model Regression Ensemble methods ROI Benefit/Cost ratio Cost of software Cost of development Potential benefits Building Models Data Preparation (MapReduce) Data cleansing Choosing methods Developing model Testing Model Model evaluation Model deployment and integration Overview of Open Source and commercial software Selection of R-project package Python libraries Hadoop and Mahout Selected Apache projects related to Big Data and Analytics Selected commercial solution Integration with existing software and data sources |

116124 | Data Mining with R | 14 hours | Sources of methods Artificial intelligence Machine learning Statistics Sources of data Pre processing of data Data Import/Export Data Exploration and Visualization Dimensionality Reduction Dealing with missing values R Packages Data mining main tasks Automatic or semi-automatic analysis of large quantities of data Extracting previously unknown interesting patterns groups of data records (cluster analysis) unusual records (anomaly detection) dependencies (association rule mining) Data mining Anomaly detection (Outlier/change/deviation detection) Association rule learning (Dependency modeling) Clustering Classification Regression Summarization Frequent Pattern Mining Text Mining Decision Trees Regression Neural Networks Sequence Mining Frequent Pattern Mining Data dredging, data fishing, data snooping |

116117 | Predictive Models with PMML | 7 hours | The course is created to scientific, developers, analysts or any other people who want to standardize or exchange their models with Predictive Model Markup Language (PMML) file format.Predictive Models Intro to predictive models Predictive models supported by PMML PMML Elements Header Data Dictionary Data Transformations Model Mining Schema Targets Output API Overview of API providers for PMML Executing your model in a cloud |

120985 | Data Shrinkage for Government | 14 hours | Why shrink data Relational databases Introduction Aggregation and disaggregation Normalisation and denormalisation Null values and zeroes Joining data Complex joins Cluster analysis Applications Strengths and weaknesses Measuring distance Hierarchical clustering K-means and derivatives Applications in Government Factor analysis Concepts Exploratory factor analysis Confirmatory factor analysis Principal component analysis Correspondence analysis Software Applications in Government Predictive analytics Timelines and naming conventions Holdout samples Weights of evidence Information value Scorecard building demonstration using a spreadsheet Regression in predictive analytics Logistic regression in predictive analytics Decision Trees in predictive analytics Neural networks Measuring accuracy Applications in Government |

116141 | Introduction to Recommendation Systems | 7 hours | Audience Marketing department employees, IT strategists and other people involved in decisions related to the design and implementation of recommender systems. Format Short theoretical background follow by analysing working examples and short, simple exercises. Challenges related to data collection Information overload Data types (video, text, structured data, etc...) Potential of the data now and in the near future Basics of Data Mining Recommendation and searching Searching and Filtering Sorting Determining weights of the search results Using Synonyms Full-text search Long Tail Chris Anderson idea Drawbacks of Long Tail Determining Similarities Products Users Documents and web sites Content-Based Recommendation i measurement of similarities Cosine distance The Euclidean distance vectors TFIDF and frequency of terms Collaborative filtering Community rating Graphs Applications of graphs Determining similarity of graphs Similarity between users Neural Networks Basic concepts of Neural Networks Training Data and Validation Data Neural Network examples in recommender systems How to encourage users to share their data Making systems more comfortable Navigation Functionality and UX Case Studies Popularity of recommender systems and their problems Examples |

73776 | Statistics with SPSS Predictive Analytics Software | 14 hours | Goal: Learning to work with SPSS at the level of independence The addressees: Analysts, researchers, scientists, students and all those who want to acquire the ability to use SPSS package and learn popular data mining techniques. Using the program The dialog boxes input / downloading data the concept of variable and measuring scales preparing a database Generate tables and graphs formatting of the report Command language syntax automated analysis storage and modification procedures create their own analytical procedures Data Analysis descriptive statistics Key terms: eg variable, hypothesis, statistical significance measures of central tendency measures of dispersion measures of central tendency standardization Introduction to research the relationships between variables correlational and experimental methods Summary: This case study and discussion |

176933 | Introductory R for Biologists | 28 hours | I. Introduction and preliminaries 1. Overview Making R more friendly, R and available GUIs Rstudio Related software and documentation R and statistics Using R interactively An introductory session Getting help with functions and features R commands, case sensitivity, etc. Recall and correction of previous commands Executing commands from or diverting output to a file Data permanency and removing objects Good programming practice: Self-contained scripts, good readability e.g. structured scripts, documentation, markdown installing packages; CRAN and Bioconductor 2. Reading data Txt files (read.delim) CSV files 3. Simple manipulations; numbers and vectors + arrays Vectors and assignment Vector arithmetic Generating regular sequences Logical vectors Missing values Character vectors Index vectors; selecting and modifying subsets of a data set Arrays Array indexing. Subsections of an array Index matrices The array() function + simple operations on arrays e.g. multiplication, transposition Other types of objects 4. Lists and data frames Lists Constructing and modifying lists Concatenating lists Data frames Making data frames Working with data frames Attaching arbitrary lists Managing the search path 5. Data manipulation Selecting, subsetting observations and variables Filtering, grouping Recoding, transformations Aggregation, combining data sets Forming partitioned matrices, cbind() and rbind() The concatenation function, (), with arrays Character manipulation, stringr package short intro into grep and regexpr 6. More on Reading data XLS, XLSX files readr and readxl packages SPSS, SAS, Stata,… and other formats data Exporting data to txt, csv and other formats 6. Grouping, loops and conditional execution Grouped expressions Control statements Conditional execution: if statements Repetitive execution: for loops, repeat and while intro into apply, lapply, sapply, tapply 7. Functions Creating functions Optional arguments and default values Variable number of arguments Scope and its consequences 8. Simple graphics in R Creating a Graph Density Plots Dot Plots Bar Plots Line Charts Pie Charts Boxplots Scatter Plots Combining Plots II. Statistical analysis in R 1. Probability distributions R as a set of statistical tables Examining the distribution of a set of data 2. Testing of Hypotheses Tests about a Population Mean Likelihood Ratio Test One- and two-sample tests Chi-Square Goodness-of-Fit Test Kolmogorov-Smirnov One-Sample Statistic Wilcoxon Signed-Rank Test Two-Sample Test Wilcoxon Rank Sum Test Mann-Whitney Test Kolmogorov-Smirnov Test 3. Multiple Testing of Hypotheses Type I Error and FDR ROC curves and AUC Multiple Testing Procedures (BH, Bonferroni etc.) 4. Linear regression models Generic functions for extracting model information Updating fitted models Generalized linear models Families The glm() function Classification Logistic Regression Linear Discriminant Analysis Unsupervised learning Principal Components Analysis Clustering Methods(k-means, hierarchical clustering, k-medoids) 5. Survival analysis (survival package) Survival objects in r Kaplan-Meier estimate, log-rank test, parametric regression Confidence bands Censored (interval censored) data analysis Cox PH models, constant covariates Cox PH models, time-dependent covariates Simulation: Model comparison (Comparing regression models) 6. Analysis of Variance One-Way ANOVA Two-Way Classification of ANOVA MANOVA III. Worked problems in bioinformatics Short introduction to limma package Microarray data analysis workflow Data download from GEO: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/geo/query/acc.cgi?acc=GSE1397 Data processing (QC, normalisation, differential expression) Volcano plot Custering examples + heatmaps |

131343 | Oracle SQL Intermediate - Data Extraction | 14 hours | Limiting results The WHERE clause Comparison operators LIKE Condition Prerequisite BETWEEN ... AND IS NULL condition Condition IN Boolean operators AND, OR and NOT Many of the conditions in the WHERE clause The order of the operators. DISTINCT clause SQL functions The differences between the functions of one and multilines Features text, numeric, date, Explicit and implicit conversion Conversion functions Nesting functions Viewing the performance of the functions - dual table Getting the current date function SYSDATE Handling of NULL values Aggregating data using the grouping function Grouping functions How grouping functions treat NULL values Create groups of data - the GROUP BY clause Grouping multiple columns Limiting the function result grouping - the HAVING clause Subqueries Place subqueries in the SELECT command Subqueries single and multi-lineage Operators Subqueries single-line Features grouping in subquery Operators Subqueries multi-IN, ALL, ANY How NULL values are treated in subqueries Operators collective UNION operator UNION ALL operator INTERSECT operator MINUS operator Further Usage Of Joins Revisit Joins Combining Inner and Outer Joins Partitioned Outer Joins Hierarchical Queries Further Usage Of Sub-Queries Revisit sub-queries Use of sub-queries as virtual tables/inline views and columns Use of the WITH construction Combining sub-queries and joins Analytics functions OVER clause Partition Clause Windowing Clause Rank, Lead, Lag, First, Last functions Retrieving data from multiple tables (if time at end) Types of connectors The use NATURAL JOIN Aliases tables Joins in the WHERE clause INNER JOIN Inner join External Merge LEFT, RIGHT, FULL OUTER JOIN Cartesian product Aggregate Functions (if time at end) Revisit Group By function and Having clause Group and Rollup Group and Cube |

139417 | Data Protection | 35 hours | This is an Instructor led course, and is the non-certification version of the "CDP - Certificate in Data Protection" course Those experienced in data protection issues, as well as those new to the subject, need to be trained so that their organisations are confident that legal compliance is continually addressed. It is necessary to identify issues requiring expert data protection advice in good time in order that organisational reputation and credibility are enhanced through relevant data protection policies and procedures. Objectives: The aim of the syllabus is to promote an understanding of how the data protection principles work rather than simply focusing on the mechanics of regulation. The syllabus places the Act in the context of human rights and promotes good practice within organisations. On completion you will have: an appreciation of the broader context of the Act. an understanding of the way in which the Act and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 work a broad understanding of the way associated legislation relates to the Act an understanding of what has to be done to achieve compliance Course Synopsis: The syllabus comprises three main parts, each sub-sections. Context - this will address the origins of and reasons for the Act together with consideration of privacy in general. Law – Data Protection Act - this will address the main concepts and elements of the Act and subordinate legislation. Application - this will consider how compliance is achieved and how the Act works in practice. 1. Context The objective is to ensure a basic appreciation of the context of data protection law and in particular that privacy is wider than data protection. 1.1 What is privacy? 1.1.1 The right to private and family life and the relevance of confidentiality. 1.1.1 European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, UK Human Rights Act 1.2 History of data protection legislation in the UK 1.2.1 OECD Guidelines on the Protection of Privacy and Transborder Flows of Personal Data 1980 1.2.2 Council of Europe Convention 108, 1981 1.2.3 Data Protection Act 1984 1.2.4 Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC 1.2.5 Telecommunications Directive 97/66/EC, Privacy and Electronic Communications 2. The Law 2.1 Data Protection Act 2.1.1 The definitions The objective is to ensure that candidates know, and understand the major definitions in the Act and how to apply them in order to identify what information and processing activities are subject to the Act. 2.1.2 The Role of the Commissioner The objective is to ensure an understanding of the role and main powers of the Information commissioner. The following are to be covered. 2.1.2.1 Enforcement (including roles of the First-tier Tribunal and the Courts) Information and Enforcement Notices Prosecution Warrants (entry/inspection) (Schedule 9,1(1) & 12 only – that is a basic understanding of grounds for issuing and nature of offences) Assessment Notices (s41A-s41C) including effect of s55 (3) added by the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 which provides that the Information Commissioner may not issue a monetary penalty notice in respect of anything found in pursuance of an assessment notice or an assessment under s51 (7). Monetary penalties (s55A-55E) including the effect of the s55 (3A) provision. Undertakings (NB candidates are required to have a basic understanding of how the ICO uses ‘undertakings’ and that they do not derive from any provision in the DPA98. They are not expected to know the detail of their status and provenance). 2.1.2.2 Carrying out s42 assessments 2.1.2.3 Codes of Practice (including s52A-52E Code of Practice on data sharing) and all current ICO issued Codes but not any codes issued by other bodies. Candidates will be expected to have a broad understanding of s52A-E, to appreciate the distinction between a statutory code and other ICO issued codes and have a broad understanding (but not a detailed knowledge) of ICO issued codes. 2.1.3 Notification The exemptions from notification. A basic understanding of the two tier fee regime. 2.1.4 The Data Protection Principles The objective is to ensure an understanding of how the principles regulate the processing of personal data and how they are enforced, as well as an understanding of the individual principles in the light of guidance on their interpretation found in Part II of Schedule 1. Candidates will be required to show an understanding of the need to interpret and apply the principles in context. Introduction: how the principles regulate and how they are enforced including Information and Enforcement Notices. 2.1.5 Individual Rights The objective is to ensure an understanding of the rights conferred by the Act and how they can be applied and enforced. 2.1.6 Exemptions The objective is to ensure awareness of the fact that there are exemptions from certain provisions of the Act, and knowledge and understanding of some of these and how to apply them in practice. Candidates are not expected to have a detailed knowledge of all the exemptions. The following are expected to be covered in some detail: 2.1.7 Offences The objective is to ensure an awareness of the fact that there are a range of offences under the Act and of the role of the Courts as well as an appreciation of how certain specified offences apply in practice. It is not intended that candidates should have a detailed knowledge of all the offences. The candidates will be expected to cover: Unlawful obtaining and disclosure of personal data Unlawful selling of personal data Processing without notification Failure to notify changes in processing Failure to comply with an Enforcement Notice, an Information Notice or Special Information Notice. Warrant offences (Schedule 9,12) 2.2 Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 The objective is to ensure an awareness of the relationship between the above Regulations and the Act, an awareness of the broad scope of the Regulations and a detailed understanding of the practical application of the main provisions relating to unsolicited marketing. 2.3 Associated legislation The objective is to ensure a basic awareness of some other legislation which is relevant and an appreciation that data protection legislation must be considered in the context of other law. 3. Application The objective is to ensure an understanding of the practical application of the Act in a range of circumstances. This will include detailed analysis of sometimes complex scenarios, and deciding how the Act applies in particular circumstances and explaining and justifying a decision taken or advice given. 3.1 How to comply with the Act 3.2 Addressing scenarios in specific areas 3.3 Data processing topics Monitoring – internet, email, telephone calls and CCTV Use of the internet (including Electronic Commerce) Data matching Disclosure and Data sharing |

139421 | Data Mining and Analysis | 28 hours | Objective: Delegates be able to analyse big data sets, extract patterns, choose the right variable impacting the results so that a new model is forecasted with predictive results. Data preprocessing Data Cleaning Data integration and transformation Data reduction Discretization and concept hierarchy generation Statistical inference Probability distributions, Random variables, Central limit theorem Sampling Confidence intervals Statistical Inference Hypothesis testing Multivariate linear regression Specification Subset selection Estimation Validation Prediction Classification methods Logistic regression Linear discriminant analysis K-nearest neighbours Naive Bayes Comparison of Classification methods Neural Networks Fitting neural networks Training neural networks issues Decision trees Regression trees Classification trees Trees Versus Linear Models Bagging, Random Forests, Boosting Bagging Random Forests Boosting Support Vector Machines and Flexible disct Maximal Margin classifier Support vector classifiers Support vector machines 2 and more classes SVM’s Relationship to logistic regression Principal Components Analysis Clustering K-means clustering K-medoids clustering Hierarchical clustering Density based clustering Model Assesment and Selection Bias, Variance and Model complexity In-sample prediction error The Bayesian approach Cross-validation Bootstrap methods |

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