EMC Firebrand's training for EMC's Data Science Associate (EMCDSA)

- Only 5 Days

On this accelerated Firebrand course, you'll get the knowledge you need to immediately participate in your businesses big data and analytics projects - 20% faster than traditional training.

In just five days, you'll get practical foundation-level training, including an introduction to big data analytics technology and tools. Firebrand's unique Lab | Lecture | Review approach means you'll get hands on experience of how these methods are applied to real world business challenges by a practicing data scientist.

The course takes an "Open", technology-neutral approach. This includes a final lab which addresses a big data analytics challenge by applying the concepts taught in the course in the context of the Data Analytics Lifecycle.

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Firebrand's accelerated training for EMC's Data Science Associate certification will teach you how to use advanced analytic methods and big data analytics tools like MapReduce and Hadoop. After completing this course, you'll have the skills to:

  • Become an immediate contributor on a data science team
  • Assist re-framing a business challenge as an analytics challenge
  • Deploy a structured lifecycle approach to data analytics problems
  • Apply appropriate analytic techniques and tools to analyse big data
  • Tell a compelling story with the data to drive business action
  • Use open source tools such as R, Hadoop, and Postgres
  • Prepare for EMC Proven™ Professional Data Scientist certification

You will also have knowledge of the following areas:

  • Deploying the Data Analytics Lifecycle to address big data analytics projects
  • Reframing a business challenge as an analytics challenge
  • Applying appropriate analytic techniques and tools to analyse big data, create statistical models, and identify insights that can lead to actionable results
  • Selecting appropriate data visualisations to clearly communicate analytic insights to business sponsors and analytic audiences
  • Use tools such as: R and RStudio, MapReduce/Hadoop, in-database analytics, Window and MADlib functions

This course is ideal for anyone who wants to build an understanding of Data Science, including managers of business intelligence teams, data and database professionals and current business/data analysts.

Firebrand's accelerated course will prepare you for for the Proven™ Professional Data Scientist Associate (EMCDSA) Certification Exam - which you'll take during the course. This is covered by your Certification Guarantee.

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Seven reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

  1. You'll be Data Science Associate certified in just 5 days. With us, you’ll be Data Science Associate trained in record time
  2. Our Data Science Associate course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  3. Pass Data Science Associate first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  4. You’ll learn more. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  5. You’ll learn Data Science Associate faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  6. You’ll be studying Data Science Associate with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 72,589 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business
  7. You'll do more than study Firebrand's courseware. We use practical exercises to make sure you can apply your new knowledge to the work environment. Our instructors use demonstrations and real-world experience to keep the day interesting and engaging

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Other accelerated training providers rely heavily on lecture and independent self-testing and study.

Effective technical instruction must be highly varied and interactive to keep attention levels high, promote camaraderie and teamwork between the students and instructor, and solidify knowledge through hands-on learning.

Firebrand Training provides instruction to meet every learning need:

  • Intensive group instruction
  • One-on-one instruction attention
  • Hands-on labs
  • Lab partner and group exercises
  • Question and answer drills
  • Independent study

This information has been provided as a helpful tool for candidates considering training. Courses that include certification come with a Certification Guarantee. Pass first time or train again for free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs). We do not make any guarantees about personal successes or benefits of obtaining certification. Benefits of certification determined through studies do not guarantee any particular personal successes.

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  • Introduction and the Course Agenda
  • Introduction to Big Data Analytics
    • Big Data Overview
    • State of the Practice in Analytics
    • The Data Scientist
    • Big Data Analytics in industry verticals
  • The Data Analytics Lifecycle
    • Discovery
    • Data Preparation
    • Model Planning
    • Model Building
    • Communicating results
    • Operationalising
  • Review of Basic Data Analytic methods Using R
    • Introduction to R
    • Analysing and Exploring the Data
    • Statistics for Model Building and Evaluation
  • Advanced Analytics - Theory and Methods
    • K-Means Clustering
    • Association Rules
    • Linear Regression
    • Logistic Regression
    • Naïve Bayesian Classifier
    • Decision Trees
    • Time Series Analysis
    • Text Analysis
    • Advanced Analytics - Technologies and Tools
    • Analytics for Unstructured Data: MapReduce and Hadoop
    • The Hadoop Ecosystem
    • In-database Analytics - SQL Essentials
    • Advanced SQL and MADlib for In-database Analytics
  • The Endgame, or Putting it All Together
    • Operationalizing an Analytics Project
    • Creating the Final Deliverables
    • Data Visualization Techniques
    • Final Lab Exercise on Big Data Analytics

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You'll sit the following exam at the Firebrand Training Centre, covered by your Certification Guarantee:

  • DEA-7TT2 Associate - Data Science and Big Data Analytics v2 Exam

Exam details:

  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • 60 questions
  • Passing score: 60%

This exam is a qualifying exam for the Data Science Associate (EMCDSA) certification.

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  • Student Material Folder
  • Data Science and Big Data Analytics: Discovering, Analyzing, Visualizing and Presenting Data, EMC Education Services, ISBN: 978-1118876138

Firebrand Training offers top-quality technical education and certification training in an all-inclusive course package specifically designed for the needs and ease of our students. We attend to every detail so our students can focus solely on their studies and certification goals.

Our Accelerated Learning Programmes include:

  • Intensive Hands-on Training Utilising our (Lecture | Lab | Review)TM Delivery
  • Comprehensive Study Materials, Program Courseware and Self-Testing Software including MeasureUp *
  • Fully instructor-led program with 24 hour lab access
  • Examination vouchers **
  • On site testing ***
  • Accommodation, all meals, unlimited beverages, snacks and tea / coffee****
  • Transportation to/from designated local railway stations
  • Examination Passing Policy

Our instructors teach to accommodate every student's learning needs through individualised instruction, hands-on labs, lab partner and group exercises, independent study, self-testing, and question/answer drills.

Firebrand Training has dedicated, well-equipped educational facilities where you will attend instruction and labs and have access to comfortable study and lounging rooms. Our students consistently say our facilities are second-to-none.

Firebrand goes digital

We’re currently migrating from printed to digital courseware. Some courseware is already available in digital, while other books remain in printed form. To find out if this course is digital, call us on 080 80 800 888.

There are several benefits of easy-to-use digital courseware: downloads are immediate, and you’ll always have your courseware available wherever you are. You won’t need to wait for a printed book to be delivered before you start learning – and it’s better for the environment. You can choose to download the courseware to your own device, or borrow one of ours.

Considering a Microsoft course? Always have the most up-to-date Microsoft digital courseware with ‘Fresh Editions’. This gives you access to all versions of digital courseware – you’ll receive updates and revisions of your textbook, at no charge, for the life of that course.

Examination Passing Policy

Should a student complete a Firebrand Training Program without having successfully passed all vendor examinations, the student may re-attend that program for a period of one year.  Students will only be responsible for accommodations and vendor exam fees.

Please note

  • * Not on all courses
  • ** Examination vouchers are not included for the following courses: GIAC, CREST and CISSP CBK Review. Exam vouchers may also not be included for Apprentices and will require a separate purchase by an employer due to Education and Skills Funding Agency guidelines.
  • *** On site testing is not included for our GIAC, CREST or ITIL Managers and Revision Certification Courses
  • **** Accommodation not included on the CISSP CBK Review Seminar

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You should possess:

  • A strong quantitative background with a solid understanding of statistics
  • Experience with a scripting language, like Java, Perl, Python or R
  • Experience with SQL

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites?

Don’t worry - we’ll discuss your technical background, experience and qualifications to determine whether this accelerated course suits you.

Just call us on 080 80 800 888 and speak to one of our enrolment consultants.

Firebrand is an immersive environment and requires commitment. Some prerequisites are simply guidelines; you may find your unique experience, attitude and determination enables you to succeed on your accelerated course.

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Here's the Firebrand Training review section. Since 2001 we've trained exactly 72,589 students and asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently, 96.76% have said Firebrand exceeded their expectations.

Read reviews from recent accelerated courses below or visit Firebrand Stories for written and video interviews from our alumni.


"A great way to receive a qualification fast."
A.F.. - EMC Firebrand's training for EMC's Data Science Associate (EMCDSA) (5 days) (24/9/2018 to 27/9/2018)

"Informative and helpful course that I would recommend."
Connor Venton, Ringway Jacobs. - EMC Firebrand's training for EMC's Data Science Associate (EMCDSA) (5 days) (24/9/2018 to 27/9/2018)

"The course was quick and informative, a lot of material covered in a short space of time. Very good exam insight from the instructor."
Brad McKenzie-Quinn, Coventry Building Society. - EMC Firebrand's training for EMC's Data Science Associate (EMCDSA) (5 days) (24/9/2018 to 27/9/2018)

"A great learning experience."
john clark, allpay. - ISTQB Firebrand's Training for ISTQB's Advanced Test Manager Certification (3 days) (14/10/2019 to 16/10/2019)

"Well organised with good facilities.Very helpful to have the accommodation literally in the next building to the training center. "
Ann Shepherd. - Software Testing Agile Tester (2 days) (14/10/2019 to 15/10/2019)

"Firebrand is a great environment to learn and grow. All the staff are welcoming and helpful."
Anonymous. - ITIL® Foundation Certification (ITIL 4) (2 days) (7/10/2019 to 8/10/2019)

"Course was made really interesting by interaction and useful tips throughout."
Anonymous. - ITIL® Foundation Certification (ITIL 4) (2 days) (7/10/2019 to 8/10/2019)

"Interesting training and lots of useful exam tips."
Anonymous. - ITIL® Foundation Certification (ITIL 4) (2 days) (7/10/2019 to 8/10/2019)

"Passed so happy"
Anonymous. - (ISC)2 CCSP - Certified Cloud Security Professional (6 days) (6/10/2019 to 11/10/2019)

"Firebrand provide a consistent delivery of high quality training targeted at an appropriate level.Highly recommended."
Paul Horn, ESOS. - (ISC)2 CCSP - Certified Cloud Security Professional (6 days) (6/10/2019 to 11/10/2019)

"The instructor is a spectacular instructor who is extremely thorough , a great practitioner and instructor/facilitator and instruction designer. Six star not five star."
Babita Kumar, New Signatur. - (ISC)2 CISSP - Certified Information Systems Security Professional (6 days) (7/10/2019 to 12/10/2019)

"The instructor's real world examples really helped with understanding the course content and i would highly recommend using Firebrand."
James Crane, Seven Investment Management LLP. - (ISC)2 CISSP - Certified Information Systems Security Professional (6 days) (7/10/2019 to 12/10/2019)

"Good support and well worth it."
Anonymous. - (ISC)2 CISSP - Certified Information Systems Security Professional (6 days) (7/10/2019 to 12/10/2019)

"Excellent tuition by real world professional.The isolated but comfortable environment is perfect for undistributed learning and practice."
Angus Macrae. - (ISC)2 CCSP - Certified Cloud Security Professional (6 days) (6/10/2019 to 11/10/2019)

"This is a great course presented with lots of useful material and shared experience from the trainer."
David Meekins, FCO. - (ISC)2 CCSP - Certified Cloud Security Professional (6 days) (6/10/2019 to 11/10/2019)

"The instructor is the best..."
Richard Lindsay. - (ISC)2 CCSP - Certified Cloud Security Professional (6 days) (6/10/2019 to 11/10/2019)

"Training focused on key topics required for test exam, Excellent trainer with very in depth understanding of course material and ISC2 expectations. I would highly recommend the training."
N.R., Schroders . - (ISC)2 CCSP - Certified Cloud Security Professional (6 days) (6/10/2019 to 11/10/2019)

"This is a great course to consolidate your cloud security knowledge and get the certification paper to prove the same. Come prepared."
N.C., Verizon. - (ISC)2 CCSP - Certified Cloud Security Professional (6 days) (6/10/2019 to 11/10/2019)

"Very good stress free training due to the facilities. Instruction very good and available when ever needed to clear up any confusion. "
S.H., BAE SYSTEMS. - (ISC)2 CCSP - Certified Cloud Security Professional (6 days) (6/10/2019 to 11/10/2019)

"Very informative and fun course. Would recommend it!"
S.Z., Trend Controls. - (ISC)2 CCSP - Certified Cloud Security Professional (6 days) (6/10/2019 to 11/10/2019)

"This is the 3rd course I have attended at Firebrand and I would wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone. The instructors are very knowledgeable and, critically, have experience in the representative study areas."
R.O.. - (ISC)2 CCSP - Certified Cloud Security Professional (6 days) (6/10/2019 to 11/10/2019)

"Love it, I’ve used firebrand three times and would definitely recommend "
Anonymous. - (ISC)2 CCSP - Certified Cloud Security Professional (6 days) (6/10/2019 to 11/10/2019)

"Well structured and informative course. Very intense course, but very enjoyable. "
C.C.. - (ISC)2 CCSP - Certified Cloud Security Professional (6 days) (6/10/2019 to 11/10/2019)

"It is great, no distractions and a lot of practical learning."
Daniel Akkel. - ITIL® Foundation Certification (ITIL 4) (2 days) (7/10/2019 to 8/10/2019)

"The training was in a relaxed atmosphere with good facilities and a great instructor.Thanks!"
C.B.. - CompTIA Cloud+ (3 days) (7/8/2019 to 9/8/2019)

"I found the course very interesting, providing a great deal of information around various use cases for cloud modules. The instructor ran the course very well, being engaging and informative throughout."
Anonymous, IBM. - CompTIA Cloud+ (3 days) (7/8/2019 to 9/8/2019)

"Enjoyed visit to Wyboston lakes. Staff and facilities were exceptional - Highly recommended for those who want to learn in accelerated mode !"
S.R.. - Microsoft MCSA: BI Reporting (4 days) (5/8/2019 to 8/8/2019)

"Very friendly atmosphere and everyone is very helpful."
Thomas Stephens. - Microsoft MCSA: BI Reporting (4 days) (5/8/2019 to 8/8/2019)

"Very informative and helpful with questions enabling me to get my certification."
Michael Howard. - Microsoft MCSA: BI Reporting (4 days) (5/8/2019 to 8/8/2019)

"Intense.. but good!"
K.P.. - Microsoft MCSA: BI Reporting (4 days) (5/8/2019 to 8/8/2019)

"The lecturer is very knowledgeable and charismatic. I really enjoyed my course and learned a lot."
Anonymous. - Microsoft MCSA: BI Reporting (4 days) (5/8/2019 to 8/8/2019)

"Although long hours, the instruction was excellent. Lots of examples of cyber security in the real world making it more real. Thank you."
C.F., MoD. - (ISC)2 CISSP - Certified Information Systems Security Professional (6 days) (29/7/2019 to 3/8/2019)

"Good focused environment in which to learn and meet peers."
Anonymous. - (ISC)2 CISSP - Certified Information Systems Security Professional (6 days) (29/7/2019 to 3/8/2019)

"I have used Firebrand Training a few times now and they never disappoint. The instructor did everything in his power to ensure that he covered various learning styles and has vast experience in the area he teaches. All of the staff onsite are friendly and do their utmost to ensure you have everything you need."
Melanie Taylor, Security Risk Managemnt . - (ISC)2 CISSP - Certified Information Systems Security Professional (6 days) (29/7/2019 to 3/8/2019)

"The experience re-ignited my passion for learning and more importantly, and seek to implement that learning."
J.P.. - (ISC)2 CISSP - Certified Information Systems Security Professional (6 days) (29/7/2019 to 3/8/2019)

"An intense week of training, but totally worth it!"
Anonymous. - (ISC)2 CISSP - Certified Information Systems Security Professional (6 days) (29/7/2019 to 3/8/2019)

"Excellent experience to get your head down and really concentrate on the subject matter."
Anonymous, NA. - (ISC)2 CISSP - Certified Information Systems Security Professional (6 days) (29/7/2019 to 3/8/2019)

"Although intensive, there was still time to explore topics that were interesting and particularly useful. I learnt more than I thought I would."
Robert Baxter. - Microsoft Programming in C# (4 days) (29/7/2019 to 1/8/2019)

"Firebrand offers a unique experience with on-site learning. This empowers you to dedicate your complete focus on gaining a good understanding of the subject material in a short amount of time."
C.N.. - (ISC)2 CISSP - Certified Information Systems Security Professional (6 days) (29/7/2019 to 3/8/2019)

"The instructor is a star with a depth of knowledge that got me to the pass."
Anonymous. - (ISC)2 CISSP - Certified Information Systems Security Professional (6 days) (29/7/2019 to 3/8/2019)

"A wonderful self contained bubble in the middle of nowhere, with excellent facilities, trainer and life support systems. Perfectly set up to support the focus and consolidation for the knowledge and techniques needed to pass the CISSP."
Alan Morris, Crawford and company. - (ISC)2 CISSP - Certified Information Systems Security Professional (6 days) (29/7/2019 to 3/8/2019)

"Fast paced and hard work, but good"
Anonymous. - Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customisation and Configuration (4 days) (29/7/2019 to 1/8/2019)

"Very well-organised, great communication, fabulous facilities and approachable well-informed instructor .The instructor provided real-life examples and clear explanations with relevant slides, notes, lab work and practice questions. Also. there are small, informal,and supportive groups.As well as, good and nearby accommodation. There is Lots of Food! The hot chocolate kept me going late at night ."
Anonymous. - Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customisation and Configuration (4 days) (29/7/2019 to 1/8/2019)

"Would recommend to anyone wanting an intense training session with great staff."
Anonymous. - Microsoft Programming in C# (4 days) (29/7/2019 to 1/8/2019)

"Great training course and a great instructor. Very intensive but highly informative."
S.B.. - CompTIA Security+ (3 days) (29/7/2019 to 31/7/2019)

"Nice facilities, contextual learning, practical examples, and a knowledgeable and engaging tutor. "
Y.M.. - CompTIA Security+ (3 days) (29/7/2019 to 31/7/2019)

"The course is very in depth and beneficial, sometimes it can be complicated but not only do the teachers help you, a lot of the other students do as well. "
M.S., Cyber threat Security LTD. - CompTIA Security+ (3 days) (29/7/2019 to 31/7/2019)

"Firebrand training really is accelerated learning at its finest.From the experienced instructors, to the course content and guidance to help you prepare for the exam/takeaways to your given career.I loved my stay here and if I was planning to do another course which firebrand offers, I would not look else where."
Abdulkarim Youssof, KDS UK Ltd. - Microsoft Programming in C# (4 days) (29/7/2019 to 1/8/2019)

"Great quality of teaching along with the enthusiasm of the trainer to break every step down into real world examples helped my understanding. Would recommend to anyone wanting an intense training session with great staff."
Matthew Kemp. - Microsoft Programming in C# (4 days) (29/7/2019 to 1/8/2019)

"I think the course was great and the instructor taught us well given the time he had. "
Umera Saddiq, Thomson Reuters . - CompTIA Security+ (3 days) (29/7/2019 to 31/7/2019)

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