Wondering how best to utilize your time while at home? This is a perfect opportunity to learn and up skill on new technologies. Among the skills of the future, analytics has often occupied top rankings consistentlyAccording to an article in Dataquest, data science jobs in India are expected to see 1.5 lakh new openings in 2020, which is an increase of about 62% as compared to 2019A leader in BI, Qlik offers the Qlik Academic Program with its rich reservoir of resources in analytics all available at your disposal to utilize, train, get qualified and certified at no cost, if you are a student or a Professor. Sounds too good to be true? Well, we have more than 10,000 students across 1600 Universities benefiting from these resources through the Qlik Academic Program. Upon undergoing online training offered by Qlik for which you get access as a part of the program, you can appear for the exams , get qualified and certified.Here is a list of the qualifications and certifications you have access to, once you sign up for the Program:Qlik Sense Business Analyst QualificationThis qualification exam tests your basic skills and applied knowledge of the Qlik Sense product including Qlik Sense visualizations for data analysis, creating master items, snapshots and stories for collaboration etc. Estimated learning duration: 16.5 hours Exam duration: 1 hour 15 minutes Passing criteria: 70% or higher to earn a certificate and a digital badgeQlik Sense Data Architect QualificationThis qualification exam tests your basic skills and applied knowledge of the Qlik Sense product including understanding data modeling concepts, generating, debugging and troubleshooting the load script, creating master items for business user consumption etc. Estimated learning duration:19 hours Exam duration: 1 hour 30 minutes Passing criteria: 70% or higher to earn a certificate and a digital badgeData Analytics CertificationThis certification exam measures your analytic and statistics knowledge, from a basic to advanced level. The exam is product-agnostic and measures your technical ability within the world of data, analytics, data science, and data literacy. The exam covers technical aspects of statistics and analytics, including the ability to use data visualizations appropriately. Estimated learning duration: 15 hours Exam duration: 2 hours Passing criteria: 65% or higher to earn a certificate and a digital badgeData Literacy CertificationThis certification exam is product-agnostic and measures your ability to interpret business requirements; understand and transform data; design, build, and interpret visualizations and analyze, act on and share results. Estimated learning duration: 10-12 hours Exam duration: 2.5 hours Passing criteria: 65% or higher to earn a certificate and a digital badgeTraining for all these exams is free as part of the access under the Qlik Academic Program.Along with this, Professors and students get resources to teach analytics through the Data Analytics Curriculum (only for Professors), other online training resources, free Qlik Sense Business software for 365 days and moreFor more information on the qualifications and certifications:https://www.qlik.com/us/services/training/certifications-and-qualificationsFor more information about this program, visit: qlik.com/academicprogram or email email@example.com
With many Universities globally being forced to close to help control the spread of Coronavirus, lecturers everywhere must adapt their teaching strategies to the online classroom. There is already some great advice out there on how to make the transition to virtual classes. This week an article from University Business proposed 12 tips for teaching online. As well as offering practical advice such as allowing more time in case of technical difficulties, lecturers are also implored to engage “emotionally as well as pedagogically,” and to be mindful of student anxiety levels at this difficult time.Thanks to the digital age that we live in, there are many tools available to help you to manage the pivot to online. The Qlik Academic Program is just one of these free resources offered to you as a member of University teaching staff. If you have elements of analytics or visualisations in your teaching, keep reading to find out what’s available.Qlik Sense Software- We offer free access to Qlik Sense for students and academics at any accredited University globally. This means that students can get hands on with our industry leading business intelligence software and make meaningful discoveries to drive positive change using their data.Training- Our e-learning platform (The Qlik Continuous Classroom) provides interactive videos with example data sets for students to download so that they can follow along with the software on one half of their screen and the video on the other. Students can pause, rewind and repeat the videos as many times as they like making these the perfect resource for allowing students to learn whenever and wherever suits them best. There are also self-paced practice exercises and quizzes relating to each course.Theoretical Learning- As well as our Qlik Sense training we also have a product agnostic (non-Qlik specific) Analytics Curriculum and Data Literacy library available, covering topics from the psychology of design to techniques in analytics modelling. Here the students can work through the resources in their own time, or alternatively there are full lecture slides for academics to download. You are free to incorporate the full set of slides or just individual sections into your online classes.Assessment- If your University decides to move to online examinations, we have Qlik Sense qualifications that some lecturers choose to use as part of their course assessment. Alternatively, other lecturers ask students to create visualisations in Qlik Sense based on their own criteria and assess the visualisations themselves. Even if you don’t use the qualifications as part of your examination, these are still an excellent resource to recommend to students as a means for showcasing their Qlik Sense skills to future employers. There are also theoretical Data Literacy and Data Analytics certifications available for free too!Professor tool kit- In case you are unsure where to start with all of this, be sure to check out our Professor Toolkit (available in the Continuous Classroom) which guides you through all of the above-mentioned resources and more. This includes demo applications of how Qlik Sense is used across various industries along with example syllabuses to give you inspiration for integrating Qlik into your (virtual) classroom.We hope that programs like ours can help to lighten the load for academics over the coming weeks and months, as we face these unfamiliar and challenging times. To become a member (either as a student or an academic) please visit qlik.com/academicprogram. And if you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org.And with that I would like to leave you with this quote from Claude Bernard, which seems very fitting for the current climate. “Man can learn nothing except by going from the known to the unknown.”
The Qlik Academic Program achieved a significant milestone in January – 10,000 individual student subscribers and this is an exciting time for Qlik! With a lifetime reach of 500,000 students, we are proud to play a key role in helping Qlik achieve its mission to decrease the world’s data literacy gap.
Last week the Qlik Academic Program visited Ireland, as I journeyed from coast to coast to give students at both Trinity College Dublin and National University of Ireland in Galway an introduction to Qlik.At Trinity I was welcomed by Aideen Keaney to present Qlik to her BA Management Science and Information Systems Studies class. The students will be getting hands on with Qlik over the coming weeks, so this was the perfect opportunity to show them some live demos of what the software can do for various industries. I also discussed with them all of the resources that are available as part of the Academic Program. This course produces highly employable graduates, with a great mix of business and technical skills. We are very grateful to be included as part of their learning and to have the opportunity to enhance the student’s data literacy skills further. I also met with other lecturers in the business school to discuss bringing Qlik into their Operations Management and Data Visualisation courses.The Beautiful Campus at NUI GalwayI then headed across to Galway for a presentation at The National University of Ireland where I had great support from Qlik’s elite partner Capventis. We were presenting to students on Noel Carroll’s Advanced Analytics course, part of a Master’s in Business Analytics. The students have spent the last 6 weeks learning Python and will now be focusing on how to integrate Qlik with Python to visualise predictive analytics. Aun Ashan from Capventis gave a range of excellent demos from trend prediction for accidents to a clustering app looking at crime events by region. This was the first time that an academic program presentation has focused on some of the more advanced functionality of Qlik Sense, and it was great to see that there was a keen interest in this. We also had students from a marketing class join the lecturer who are keen to explore how Qlik can be applied to the marketing function.Brian O'Flynn from Capventis demoing QlikIt was very enjoyable speaking to both staff and students from a range of disciplines and to see their enthusiasm for the functionality of the software and to discuss how it could help them in their studies and beyond. Also, many of the students were very interested in hearing about our climate change datathon which is happening now. Students from across the globe are participating to propose solutions using Qlik, to a range of climate change issues. The winners of each challenge will be invited to our annual conference “Qlik World,” in Phoenix Arizona, where the overall winner will be announced.You can find out more details about the datathon here, and all participants must be members of the Academic Program. If you are not already a member you can sign up at qlik.com/academicprogram
The Qlik Academic Program is celebrating as we now have over 10,000 individual student subscribers. This number was achieved in January, and with February already proving to be our busiest ever month of new subscribers, the momentum is set to continue! Since 2012 the Academic Program has been providing academics with free Qlik software for use in the classroom, leading to 500,000 students being introduced to Qlik!
With a presence in over 85 countries and over 1,700 Universities, the Academic Program is paving the way globally, for a whole new generation of data literate Qlik users, who can drive positive change through data.
The program is open to student and academic members of all accredited Universities worldwide and provides access to Qlik Sense software as well as a wealth of training resources and qualifications for students to evidence their new skills to future employers. And best of all, everything is completely free!
If you, or someone you know is eligible and would like to apply, sign up today: qlik.com/academicprogram