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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


  • 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


Suggested Self-Study Time

150 hours

Study Options

Self-study print

Self-study online

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 noteThis course is being released in two volumes. When you purchase one of the items below, you will receive volume 1 of the course now. Once available, volume 2, as well as the course guide and all SMART Study Aids, will be automatically sent to you. 

Please Specify a Testing Window:

iCAS DS1 Online Course, 1st edition


(Includes one attempt at the iCAS DS1 exam)

iCAS DS1 Comprehensive Package #1, 1st edition


(Includes online course, exam, course guide and textbooks)

iCAS DS1 Comprehensive Package #2, 1st edition


(Includes online course, exam, course guide, textbooks and SMART Study Aids)