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Data Concepts and Visualization

Data Concepts and Visualization

This course is designed for those with some background in data analytics and/or actuarial work who have an interest in working in data science. Part of The CAS Institute's credential in predictive analytics, this course will allow you to:

  • Obtain fundamental knowledge about data, data management and data presentation with an emphasis on insurance data
  • Expand your knowledge by learning how to apply basic technical tools to locate, evaluate, organize and manage data elements for further use in analytics
  • Position yourself to join a community of professionals engaged in insurance applications and utilize your predictive analytics and data science skills to address practical business problems

Topics

  • Data quality
  • Sources of data
  • Accessing raw data
  • Working with data
  • Insurance Applications
  • Regulation and privacy issues
  • Exploratory data analysis
  • Case studies in data preparation
  • Principles of data visualization

Course Level

Intermediate

Suggested Self-Study Time

150 hours

Study Options

Self-study print

Self-study online

External readings (must be obtained separately)

Course syllabus

Recommended for

  • Actuaries and data scientists.
  • This course is a requirement for those pursuing The CAS Institute’s Certified Specialist in Predictive Analytics (CSPA) credential.

Exam Details

Duration: 3 hours

Please note:

  • Effective July 31, 2017, Volume 2 of this course is available. If you purchased the course before July 31, you will be sent Volume 2, along with any course guides or SMART Study Aids purchased.
  • Materials from the external readings referenced above will be included in your exam, in addition to iCAS DS1. 

 

Please Specify a Testing Window:

iCAS DS1 Online Course, 1st edition

$795.00
 

(Includes one attempt at the iCAS DS1 exam - 4 external readings must be obtained separately)

iCAS DS1 Comprehensive Package #1, 1st edition

$1095.00
 

(Includes online course, exam, course guide and textbooks - 4 external readings must be obtained separately)

iCAS DS1 Comprehensive Package #2, 1st edition

$1245.00
 

(Includes online course, exam, course guide, textbooks and SMART Study Aids - 4 external readings must be obtained separately)