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Introduction to Business Data Analytics Course

  • Monday, October 09, 2023
  • Wednesday, October 11, 2023
  • 3 sessions
  • Monday, October 09, 2023, 12:00 PM 4:30 PM (EDT)
  • Tuesday, October 10, 2023, 12:00 PM 4:30 PM (EDT)
  • Wednesday, October 11, 2023, 12:00 PM 4:30 PM (EDT)
  • Virtual training course
  • 20


  • For IIBA Members and Bluegrass IIBA Annual Passholders. If you are an IIBA Member and this price is not open to you, send your IIBA Member Number to and ask to have this member price opened to you.
  • For five (5) or more attendees from the same organization. For IIBA Members and Bluegrass IIBA Annual Passholders. If you are an IIBA Member and this registration level is not open to you, please email your IIBA Membership Number to to get it opened to you.
  • You are very welcome to join us at our events. Should you wish to join as a member, you will receive discounts on our events.
  • For five (5) or more attendees coming from the same organization. You are very welcome to join us at our events. You can gain discounts to this course and all events of Bluegrass IIBA Chapter by becoming a member of IIBA or purchasing a Bluegrass IIBA Annual Pass.

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Introduction to Business Data Analytics Course


It’s no secret that the best business decisions are driven by data. But many businesses have yet to crack the code of translating their data into meaningful insights.

By combining your business analysis talents with technical data science, statistical modelling, and mathematical expertise, you'll be able to access and analyze vast amounts of data and use it to solve business problems and spot market opportunities.

This interactive and immersive course will introduce you to the world of business data analytics. It will equip you with the tools and data-sleuthing skills you need to reveal patterns and trends and predict future business performance. If you're looking to get certified, you’ll learn everything you need to know to sit the IIBA® Certification in Data Analytics (CBDA) exam.

During this course, you'll learn how to:

  • Identify and frame the business context and research questions
  • Plan and practice an analytics approach
  • Identify and source appropriate data
  • Obtain data and apply it in practice
  • Set up and prepare data
  • Analyze data and apply it in practice
  • Interpret and report results
  • Use data to recommend strategies
  • Evaluate data
  • Manage metadata and curate data
  • Guide business strategy
  • Improve continuous performance.

Get EEP level training at IIBA Chapter pricing!

This course is designed for:

  • Experienced business analysts looking to take the next step toward becoming a business data analyst
  • Business analysts preparing for the IIBA® Certification in Data Analytics (CBDA) exam
  • Team managers who want to understand the skills needed for successful data analysis
  • Consultants looking for a solid grounding in data analytics
  • Data scientists, analysts or managers looking to understand the role of business analysis in data analytics.

To get the most out of this course, you'll need some business analysis experience and be able to:

  • Use tools like a business canvas to understand a business problem
  • Read and interpret a data dictionary
  • Read and interpret an entity relationship diagram
  • Read and interpret a cluster diagram
  • Use filtering, sorting, pivot tables and chart functionality in Microsoft Excel.


12 PD Hours | 12 CDUs

This professional development course is registered with IIBA® and qualifies for 12 Professional Development (PD) Hours toward IIBA core certification and 12 Continuing Development Units (CDUs) toward retaining your existing IIBA core certification.


  1. Monday, October 9, 2023; 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM EDT
  2. Tuesday, October 10, 2023; 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM EDT
  3. Wednesday, October 11, 2023; 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM EDT

* Contact Bluegrass IIBA Chapter for individual pricing for those paying for this course themselves and discount codes. 

Note: Registration closes Friday, October 7, 2023; 5:00 PM EDT


Instructor:  , Consultant and Trainer, SoftEd

Sponsored by:

The Bluegrass IIBA Chapter is a Premier Business Analysis Training Provider!


SoftEd is a Premier IIBA® Endorsed Education Provider!


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Based in Lexington, Kentucky and serving all interested Kentucky Business Analysts    

Mailing address:  Bluegrass IIBA Chapter | 1588 Leestown Road, Suite 130-111 | Lexington, KY  40511



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