SkillsUP Lab

Are you curious about Data? Would you like to find a way to add Data knowledge to your current career? Or try something entirely new? Joining us on our next edition of SkillsUP Lab starting July 1st 2019 in Rotterdam!

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The SkillsUP Lab teaches practical data science and analytics skills. These skills offer participants the knowledge to return to their organizations to be part of data driven growth or to join new companies. We offer a mix of theoretical, practical and hands on training during the intensive four month program.

There are two tracks available in the SkillsUp Lab program. They are the Microsoft Professional Program for Data Science and the Microsoft Professional Program for Data Analysis. We run both tracks concurrently so you will be part of a learning community of people passionate about data analysis and those who also love data science and the joys of learning Python or R.

No Admission Requirement

Whatever your career experience or educational background, you join us. Your fellow explorers come from all backgrounds and industries. We are more interested in you the person than diplomas.

Microsoft Professional Certification

Participants follow an intensive four month program with the help of coaches and mentors from the field through a series of technical data skills modules. Upon completion of the  modules and final capstone project, they receive either a Microsoft Professional Program for Data Science certification or a Microsoft Professional Program for Data Analysis, depending on their track choice.

Power Skills

Just as data skills give SkillsUP Lab participants more opportunities in the labor market, so do self-confidence and developing your leadership capacity. We believe these are essential Power Skills. In the SkillsUP Lab program we have specialists to teach consulting, presenting and other business necessary skills. There are a minimum of 8 Power Skills days planned.

Accelerate your career in one of the hottest fields – data science. Learn data science fundamentals, key data science tools, and widely-used programming languages from industry and academic experts in this unique program created by Microsoft.
Built in collaboration with leading universities and employers, the Microsoft Professional Program Certificate in Data Science will develop the analytical and programming skills you need to take advantage of the 1.5 million career opportunities available now in data science.

 Overview

  • Earn your Microsoft Professional Data Science Certificate
  • Learn in an interactive inspiring environment
  • Experienced Data Scientists coach you through the program
  • Internship with a company or non-profit is included

You'll Learn To

  • Use Microsoft Excel to explore data
  • Use Transact-SQL to query a relational database
  • Create data models and visualize data using Excel or Power BI
  • Apply statistical methods to data
  • Use R or Python to explore and transform data
  • Follow a data science methodology
  • Create and validate machine learning models with Azure Machine Learning
  • Write R or Python code to build machine learning models
  • Apply data science techniques to common scenarios
  • Implement a machine learning solution for a given data problem

Data Science

  • Introduction to Data Science
  • Analyzing and Visualizing Data with Power BI or Analyzing and Visualizing Data with Excel 
  • Analytics Storytelling for Impact
  • Ethics and Law in Data and Analytics 
  • Querying Data with Transact-SQL
  • Introduction to R for Data Science or Introduction to Python for Data Science 
  • Essential Math for Machine Learning: R Edition or  
  • Essential Math for Machine Learning: Python Edition or  
  • Essential Statistics for Data Analysis using Excel  
  • Data Science Research Methods: R Edition or Data Science Research Methods: Python Edition 
  • Data Science Research Methods: R Edition or Data Science Research Methods: Python Edition 
  • Principles of Machine Learning: R Edition or Principles of Machine Learning: Python Edition 
  • Developing Big Data Solutions with Azure Machine Learning or  
  • Analyzing Big Data with Microsoft R or 
  • Implementing Predictive Analytics with Spark in Azure HDInsight  
  • Microsoft Professional Capstone : Data Science

The Do Good Only Company believes in making technology available for everyone. To access Data skills and knowledge, the participant pays € 1.000. The value of total program is € 10.000 which will be paid by the (potential) employer upon completion of the program. 

Complete Data Science Course

  • 4 Months, 3 days per week
  • Incl. Coaching
  • Incl. Materials
  • Incl. Powerskills
  • Incl. Certificates
€ 1000
To start the program, each participant pays € 1000 which can be divided into four monthly  installments of € 250 if needed.  

Scholarships are available, contact us for more info.

The ability to analyze data properly, communicate data analysis results, and make an impact with data is a critical skill today.

By learning the fundamentals of data analysis, including visualization, descriptive and inferential statistics, and using logic for querying data sets, you will be ready to take on any data set. At the end of the Microsoft Professional Program (MPP) in Data Analysis, you will know how to tell great data stories, analyze data in the context of different organizations and industries, and deliver data analysis in the context of employment in its many forms.

 Overview

  • Earn your Microsoft Professional Data Analysis Certificate
  • Learn in an interactive inspiring environment
  • Experienced Data Scientists coach you through the program
  • Internship with a company or non-profit is included

You'll Learn How To:

  • Get Started with Data Analysis
  • Analyze Data using Statistics
  • Create Basic Data Visualizations
  • Pivot and Manipulation Data
  • Query Relational Data
  • Build Descriptive Analytics Models and Visualizations
  • Communicate Data Insights
  • Apply Data Analysis Methods in Context of Organizational and Industry-specific Scenarios

Data Analysis

  • Data Analysis: A Practical Approach for Absolute Beginners
  • Essential Math for Data Analysis using Excel Online
  • Data Visualization: A Practical Approach for Absolute Beginners
  • Introduction to Data Analysis using Excel
  • Querying Data with Transact-SQL
  • Analyzing and Visualizing Data with Excel
  • or Analyzing and Visualizing Data with Power BI
  • Analytics Storytelling for Impact
  • Applied Data Analysis: Working in Organizations and Industries
  • Microsoft Professional Capstone : Data Analysis
  • Ethics and Law in Data and Analytics

The Do Good Only Company believes in making technology available for everyone. To access Data skills and knowledge, the participant pays € 1.000. The value of total program is € 7.500 which will be paid by the (potential) employer upon completion of the program. 

Complete Data Science Course

  • 4 Months, 3 days per week
  • Incl. Coaching
  • Incl. Materials
  • Incl. Powerskills
  • Incl. Certificates
€ 1000
To start the program, each participant pays € 1000 which can be divided into four monthly  installments of € 250 if needed.  

Scholarships are available, contact us for more info.
The key differences between the two tracks are the additional focus on programming in either Python or R and machine learning. These are both part of the Data Science track. 


See the comparison in the chart. 


Course Modules
Data Science Data Analysis
Data Analysis: A Practical Approach for Absolute Beginners     
Essential Math for Data Analysis using Excel Online     
Introduction to Data Analysis using Excel    
Querying Data with Transact-SQL    
Analyzing and Visualizing Data with Excel
or,Analyzing and Visualizing Data with Power BI 
   
Analytics Storytelling for Impact    
Applied Data Analysis: Working in Organizations and Industries     
Ethics and Law in Data and Analytics    
Introduction to Data Science    
Introduction to R for Data Science
or Introduction to Python for Data Science 
   
Essential Math for Machine Learning: R Edition or
Essential Math for Machine Learning: Python Edition or 
  Essential Statistics for Data Analysis using Excel 
   
Data Science Research Methods: R Edition 
or Data Science Research Methods: Python Edition 
   
Principles of Machine Learning: R Edition 
or Principles of Machine Learning: Python Edition 
   
Developing Big Data Solutions with Azure Machine Learning
 or Analyzing Big Data with Microsoft R 
or Implementing Predictive Analytics with Spark in Azure HDInsight
   
Microsoft Professional Capstone : Data Analysis    
Microsoft Professional Capstone : Data Science    
The SkillsUP Labs are open to all. We deliberately build our learning communities to include employer sponsored people and those who are seeking new work. If you have employees who could benefit from this program and bring their knowledge back to you, please encourage them to apply. If you are employer that is looking for people with practical data science and analytics skills in addition to their other career experiences, you can meet our community members and hire directly from our program. Contact us to explore the possibilities!

In addition, we are looking at opportunities for 
Hands On Labs with prospective employers for SkillsUP Lab participants. From the end of their second month, we would like to include a weekly Hands On Lab day with companies as part of their program. We envision that participants will contribute to a business initiative or project that actively gives them the opportunity to develop their skills further and increase their hands on experience. For companies, the benefit is an eager, curious problem solver with data science and analytics skills that they want to apply to real world questions. 
SkillsUP Lab offers the following models to organizations. If these options do not 100% fit with your organization, let’s build a model together that works for everyone. These projects will begin at 2 months into the program, after the modules on working with data, visualizing data and ethics have been completed.  

For Data Science track followers, they will also have had Python or R. Their third month is focused on machine learning and model building. For Data Analysis track followers, they will be ready to work on their capstone. 

Our Models

1
Company directly provides internship to participant, assuming the necessary paperwork required by local authorities and makes all arrangements. The SkillsUP Lab will facilitate the connection. This type of internship is ideal for organizations who are evaluating if the participant would be a good fit for hire for them at the end of the program.
2
Company chooses 1 or 2 candidates for projects within their team and The Do Good Only Company makes all of the arrangements with the participants regarding their participation. This model is ideal for project based experiences, with a clear deliverable and end date.
3
Company provides a one-time learning experience, such as a hackathon where SkillsUP Lab participants can hack, build and network with the organization/community and employees.
4
Company can decide to offer traineeships in place of or at after the completion of a successful internship. These traineeships will provide the organization with a dedicated set of students and their knowledge with the goal of gaining experience and deciding if there is a mutual fit/interest for employment. In this case, The Do Good Only Company will make all of the arrangements on behalf of the trainee and provide support.
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Company provides a data project to the SkillsUp Lab, for the larger group to work on. The Do Good Only Company will manage the project like a regular consulting project, with a small flat fee which goes into the SkillsUP Lab Scholarship Fund.

Data flows through your business. Do you have a business intelligence team that could use some extra support with business requirements? A marketing team that would like to be able to dig deeper into the data they use to design campaigns? An HR team that would like to be able to get more useful data and needs help with what to ask the IT team for? A purchasing team that would like to have highly understandable dashboards to share with others? 

Our professionals come to our program with experience in many sectors. The purpose of our Real-World Data program is to supplement their ongoing technical and power skill training with the ability to make a contribution in your company and to help them take business knowledge back into their studies. The benefits are mutual. People who have practical experience with the business can design and develop better products than people who have only academic knowledge.  

What does this mean for you? 

At the end of this program, what kind of job will I be qualified for? 

This is a question that we get asked a lot! We answer this with the question, “What kind of job would you like to have?”  

Each person comes to this program with different work experience. We will work with you to understand what you want to do next and how you want to apply your new data skills to the things you already know. People from earlier programs have changed fields entirely, like going from hospitality to IT, from customer service to business development (data solutions) and more. Others have taken their new data skills and moved to work for nonprofits.  

We have a robust process of looking at your skills, your experience, and most importantly, your interests and goals and finding the right match with you. We believe in transferable skills and that you bring these with you to your new employer. Titles can change, knowledge is permanent! 

 

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Start Programs

Both Programs Start: July 1st 2019

Duration: 4 months

Training days: Monday / Tuesday / Thursday

 

 

Our SkillsUP Lab Location

The SkillsUP Lab takes place inside the CIC Rotterdam in the Groot Handelsgebouw situated right outside the train station Rotterdam Central. An inspiring location with other tech companies and startups.

Address:
Stationsplein 45
3013 AK Rotterdam
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If you would like to learn more about the program or our mission to increase practical data science and analysis skills in people and organizations, please contact either:

  • Caroline Williams

    +31 6 186 772 91

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  • Norbert Wilmering

    +31 6 385 782 95

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Please feel free to contact us with any questions.