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Data Mining & Predictive Analytics


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Self Paced 30 Hours Digital Badge $990


Course Overview

Develop a practical, business-focused understanding of the three different orientations to data mining: exploratory, predictive and forensic. Establish an operational (hands-on) understanding of data-driven decision making. Understand the drivers and determinants of disruptive innovation and how best to leverage data mining.

What topics will be covered

  • Data Mining Overview
  • Data Mining with Traditional Tools and Technologies
  • Data Mining with Big Data and Advanced Analytics
  • Bringing World-Class Data Mining to Your Organization









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Professor Alan Simon

Alan Simon is a well-reviewed university classroom instructor for undergraduate and graduate classes at Arizona State University (ASU). He is author or co-author of 31 technology, business, and career books. As a consultant, he also provides expert-level services in business intelligence, data warehousing, and enterprise information management with focus on assessment, strategy, architecture, and roadmap engagements.

Mr. Simon is a graduate of ASU’s CIS Program, and in fact was one of the earlier graduates way back in 1980, not long after the Program began. After ASU, he went to the U of A for a Master's in Management Information Systems. After graduate school he served on active duty in the U.S. Air Force for four years as a computer systems officer. After the military, Mr. Simon worked for Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) as a software product developer and then a product manager. He then worked on his own as an independent consultant, and then later with various consulting firms and software companies as a national or global practice leader, specializing in business intelligence and data warehousing. During his time working in the BI and data warehousing space he regularly worked with enterprise systems and business process management. Simon specializes in the interleaving of transactional and informational/analytical functions into cohesive business process and workflows



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To earn the Executive certificate you must finish three self-paced online courses with a final score of 80% or greater per course. It provides approximately 30 hours of content. Participants have up to one year from the purchase date to complete this course. It is worth 3 continuing education units.