We believe in the power of instructor-led training, both virtual and on-site.
We know you are smart, but you just can’t know it all. Our workshops are designed to address human cognitive limitations. Team transformation is a whole lot easier when it is supported by training. Not just virtual training – training where people can ask questions and share ideas.
Agile Query-Driven Data Modeling for NoSQL
The JSON-based dynamic-schema nature (aka schema-less nature) of document NoSQL databases is a fantastic opportunity for application developers: the ability to start storing and accessing data with minimal effort and setup, flexibility, fast and easy evolution. But moving to NoSQL requires a mind-shift, a new methodology, and new tools to leverage new capabilities such as polymorphism, embedding, denormalization, and sharding. This data modeling course highlights the differences in the lifecycle, purpose, roles, and approach for data modeling for NoSQL in an Agile development environment. It covers in-depth the design patterns and modeling techniques for various representative use cases and illustrates the patterns and best practices, including specific aspects of different NoSQL database vendors.
AI / MACHINE LEARNING
Machine Learning 101: Hands-On Workshop
If you are just getting started with machine learning, this is a great workshop for your team to dip your toes in the ML/AI world. Part lecture, part hands-on, we will cover key topics such as provisioning a powerful cloud environment, understanding the use of key algorithms, best practices for operationalizing machine learning and more. The hands-on portion of the workshop provides four key use cases and the use of API’s for accelerated development of solutions.
Blockchain – Demystified
Blockchain has evolved into solution stack beyond the initial wave of currency driven models. The open ledger distribution of the compute model today provides a stack that includes lineage, availability, security, signatures and the overall ecosystem growth around Blockchain. This momentum has driven many ideations towards smart contracts and signature driven solutions, that has led many companies to try and determine the useful options for this technology. There are numerous potential applications in many areas including finance, logistics, insurance, medicine and music. However, the design of blockchain involves both cryptographic and multisignature technology, which cannot be easily understood by those who are not professionals in the area of IT and security.
In order to better understand the types of applications that best fit blockchain and other forms of distributed ledger technology as well as the potentials of these emerging technologies, it is important to understand the design rationale, the underlying cryptographic fundamentals, and its limitations. This three-day course covers the entire ecosystem surrounding Blockchain and will provide attendees a solid understanding of the technological, applicability, limitations and “illegal” usage of the blockchain technology.
Managing Security + Compliance On GCP
This workshop is for IT professionals working in a Google Cloud Platform environment, that are interested in knowing more about securing GCP assets. Through interactive presentations and hands-on labs, participants explore and deploy the components for a secure GCP solution and monitoring the assets with Google SCC (Security Command center) and Forseti. Attributes of secure GCP solution include Cloud IAM, the GCP Resource Manager, Cloud Google Virtual Private Cloud firewalls, VPC Controls, Cloud Storage access control technologies, Stackdriver, Cloud Armor Etc. Participants learn mitigations for attacks, vulnerabilities and available tools for meeting regulatory compliance requirements.
Kubernetes Hands-on-Learning Workshop
The new world of applications and the cloud architecture that hosts it, is driven with containerization and the new evolution requires us to evolve in the configuration and execution of the applications. This one-day workshop designed to introduce you to this new world with Docker, Kubernetes, and Cloud. We will discuss the concepts behind containers, the architecture, the data journey, the cloud deployment, the orchestration and discuss why these are essential in the world of internet of things.
Data Privacy for Data Professionals
This session provides participants with a broad overview of personal data management concepts. Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to identify personal data and the related risks, understand the purpose of a formal risk assessment and be able to apply a mini risk assessment tool as a preliminary measure. Topics covered: current trends, key terminology, identifying personal data, principles, collection and process considerations, risk assessment, privacy by design, demonstrate privacy programs, personal data handling scenarios, staying on top of requirements.
THE HUMAN SIDE
Analytics Transformation Workshop
According to research firms including TDWI, Gartner, The International Institute for Analytics and IBISWorld, the analytics industry is going through a significant transformation. Companies that adopt agile, self-service analytics programs will outperform their competitors and realize twice the benefits of those who do not.
This session is great for key management personnel that want to help their teams navigate the “innovation fueled” inflection point that is affecting (or about to affect) their teams. We will walk you through the human side transformation, the impact of cloud, best practices for getting started, top technologies and trends, and other information that will provide you with the confidence you need to support change.
Reporting and Visualization
Data Dexterity – Data Literacy is Just the Beginning
Data Governance and a Data-Driven Culture are two foundational components in the knowledge base of any information-based organization and both embody data quality and master data management. As data is an obvious essential underpinning of operations, business decision-making processes, and creating organizational wisdom, being proficient in using diverse and meaningful datasets is a requisite to position individuals and any organization for current and future success. During this lecture-based workshop you will learn; what is data dexterity, what it is comprised of, and why it is needed to ensure effective, repeatable data-informed, information-driven insights and outcomes.
Data Storytelling – Best Practices and Application
Data storytelling represents a spectrum of definitions and options, but one central theme spans them all – that of the people, the lives the story represents. This course provides the foundation of the context necessary to design and develop a data story which will capture the minds and hearts of your audience and drive them to understanding and action. Participants in this course will be exposed to key principles of data storytelling, the process to follow to build a data story, examples of successful data stories “in the wild”, and a hands-on walk through the exercise of creating a data story using a visualization software tool. During this lecture and hands-on workshop you will learn; the role of data humanism, an overview of principles, roles and story types, development of a data story and create a data story in Tableau or PowerBI (depending on the audience).
Introduction to Data Visualization
Half or Full Day
Analytics communicated ineffectively, without taken your audience into account and whom the data represent, can derail the final step of the analytics workflow process, potentially leading to misinterpretation or disengagement of your audience from an important topic. This program will provide the foundational theory for effective data visualizations and walk through the sound design principles which attendees can then apply regardless of visualization tool to enable their audience to gain clarity of understanding from the visualizations they create. During this hands-on and lecture workshop you will learn; effective visualization design principles, essentials of data visualization, lessons learned for effective data visualizations and more.
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