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Data Mining and Management Strategies


Data Mining and Management Strategies

Realize Your Potential With the Power of Big Data

Managers are constantly inundated by information with data points communicated by the hour, minute and even second. There is a demand for data savvy managers with the ability to filter through the noise, optimize business performance now and identify opportunities that can make a big impact in the future. Often, the real issues and challenges facing the business are not on the surface or easily identifiable. This course will help you uncover and explore hidden patterns in the data, providing insight to predict, experiment and continuously refine strategic decisions with big business impact.

$2,480
Data Mining and Management Strategies


Examine techniques and algorithms for knowledge discovery in databases, from data pre-processing and transformation to model validation and post-processing. In this 100% online eight-week course, you’ll explore marketing business processes that increasingly rely on analytics, including customer acquisition, marketing segmentation and understanding customer lifetime value.  Use analytical tools to develop models to support these business processes.

What You’ll Learn

Enterprise Database and Data Models

  • Key differences between data and information
  • An understanding of enterprise database environments
  • Define specific challenges with data cleansing
  • The elements that make up a data model

Extracting Data from a Database

  • The role of queries in extracting data from a database
  • How to implement advanced queries in Microsoft® Access (or other database environment) using a visual querying language
  • How to write queries using Structured Query Language (SQL)
  • Recognize the manner in which SQL supports, extracts, transforms and loads to prepare data for analytics model development

Large Scale Implementation of Hadoop® MR

  • An understanding of and differences between brute force and parallel approaches
  • Core concepts, advantages and supporting programs of ApacheTM Hadoop®
  • Identify the components of MapReduce

Getting Data: Social Networks and Geolocalization

  • Structure of a web page and how to obtain HTML files
  • The advantages of web crawlers and how to get data page by page
  • How to conduct text analysis: identifying human text, common issues, and resource libraries
  • The ethical implications of using publicly available data

Unstructured Data, Graphs and Networks

  • How to apply the right data structure for a problem
  • The differences between graph, node and edge properties
  • Define what degree means and analyze and interpret the degree distribution
  • Concept of clustering coefficient and what it can mean for your data

Clustering: Understanding the Relationship of Things

  • Concept of clustering and necessary conditions
  • Continuous and discrete distances and their different implications for clustering
  • How to use bootstrapping to find a good business solution
  • Min, max and mean merging and why it is important to understand these relations

Classifications: Putting Things Where They Belong

  • What classification does and its key components
  • The elements of classification and how to use a decision tree
  • How to apply the idea of impurity to tree induction
  • Discrete and continuous classes and their role in supporting classification

Classifications: Advanced Methods

  • Statistical and classification methods—when you would use each
  • What issues to consider when only training data is available
  • Advantages and disadvantages of Artificial Neutral Networks (ANN)
  • The limits, constraints and differences of classifiers

Who Should Register?

This course is designed for professionals who want to deepen their understanding of how big data can be mined and managed to uncover information. With its exploration into relational databases and predictive modeling techniques, the course helps professionals understand how this process works effectively with various types of data.