Who is it For?
The BCS Foundation Award in Understanding Data in your Organisation is designed for those wishing to gain an understanding of the terminology, principles, concepts and approaches used within data management, and the overall value of data to an organisation.
What Will I Learn?
This award takes a look at different types of data, the data lifecycle, the principles of data architecture and the importance of data quality and security. It also provides an introduction to the role of data analysis, and will act as a good starting point for those wishing to develop their knowledge and understanding of the principles of data to consider its use within AI and Machine Learning.
A 30 min. ‘closed book’ exam, with 18 multiple-choice questions & 1 scenario-based questions (worth 2 marks). The pass mark is 65% (13/20) and you can take the exam from home (computer with webcam required). You will have 12 months access to the course to help you prepare.
There are no specific entry requirements for this award. However, some professional experience in a business or IT environment may be advantageous.
What do I Get?
As well as gaining new skills and knowledge, upon successful completion, you will receive a globally recognised certificate (and 4 credits) awarded by BCS at SFIA Plus Level 3, and free annual Associate membership to BCS to further develop your career and grow your professional network.
How Long Does it Take to Complete?
The BCS recommend 50 hours of learning to prepare for the exam, including 16hrs using this course and a further 33.5 hrs of independent study.
What Support Is Available?
A qualified tutor is on hand to answer any questions you have about the course and the content, via email or student discussion forum.
What Career Support Is Available?
When you pass your course, you will receive a one-year free membership to the BCS (worth £90) which offers professional networking and career development opportunities through their careers service: ’Springboard'.