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Data Analyst Training Accelerator (DATA)

Offered in partnership with NYC’s Tech Talent Pipeline, a No-cost career training through our immersive data analytics bootcamp

Program at a Glance

10-26

Weeks
Time Commitment

4.9

Rating

New York

Campus

Data Analyst Training Accelerator (DATA) Overview

The Data Analyst Training Accelerator (DATA) is an 18-week immersive training program designed to prepare unemployed and underemployed New Yorkers with no previous data experience for careers in data analysis at salaries of $55,000 or more.

By providing no-cost data analytics training, career services, and connections to high-paying jobs, DATA aims to equip qualified New Yorkers with the in-demand skills necessary to launch careers in data and marketing analysis.

Participants will receive support that includes but is not limited to:

  • Workshops to help you get back into a learning and growth mindset as you transition back to being a student
  • Training in Microsoft Excel, Presentations, Python, SQL, AWS, and Tableau
  • Career coaching throughout training, and lectures and workshops that address the unique challenges faced by underrepresented populations in tech and those without prior tech experience
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What Does a Data Analyst Do?

Regardless of what industry you end up working in, Data Analysts spend their time answering business objectives by identifying patterns through the collection of raw data and giving the data a voice. By effectively communicating their findings through presentations, data models, dashboards, and key performance indicators, Data Analysts help improve their company's decision-making processes.

Data Analysts hold unique traits that help guide businesses to grow and continue to be successful:

  • Subject-matter expertise
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Creative skills
  • Effective communication
  • Exceptional storytelling abilities​

A day in the life of a Data Analyst includes:

  • Using business intelligence (BI) and analytics tools
  • Collecting raw data, identifying patterns, then using those patterns to develop insights for an organization
  • Creating visualizations of the data to effectively communicate findings across all audiences
  • Creating reports and enticing presentations, using data visualizations
  • Training others in the data collection process
  • Developing key performance indicators (KPIs)
  • Collaborating as part of a cross-functional team
  • Streamlining data collection

A career as a Data Analyst might be right for you if you’re someone who:

  • Likes to think big picture, be creative, and solve problems at their root
  • Enjoys complex puzzles and riddles
  • Wants to challenge assumptions and research multiple viewpoints (and possibly prove yourself wrong in the process)
  • Excels at explaining complex topics to others at varying levels of depth
  • Is an inspiring storyteller

The Fullstack Academy Experience

Our rigorous program comes with all the community support you'll need to succeed—the perfect environment in which to launch your new career.

A Culture of Inclusivity

Everyone at Fullstack—from your classmates to your instructors and beyond—is expected to be open, understanding, and supportive. And it’s a good thing because those people are going to be a big part of your professional network. The attitude at Fullstack is that we’re all in this together.

Top-Rated Bootcamps

Fullstack Academy is a highly rated tech education provider in the US, and our student reviews reflect that.

Professional Results

Our graduates get hired by amazing companies like Google and Amazon.

Experienced Instructors

You'll learn from data analyst professionals and leaders who have a passion for teaching and a love for data. Instructors will guide students through the program to help them be successful in a growing, diverse new generation of data analysts. From working with raw data, programming, building data model dashboards, applying complex functions, and formulas, they’ve done it all!

Strong Job Market

New York City is home to several of the leading tech companies in the world. It’s also a global financial center, not to mention a hotbed of startup innovation. All that to say: Data Analysts are amongst the most sought-after positions, are in high demand, and make good money.

Real-World Analysis Tools

Our curriculum will introduce you to important analytical tools and applications like Excel, Tableau, Python, SQL, and AWS.

DATA Program Eligibility and Dates

Eligibility Criteria

This no-cost career training is an opportunity offered by the City of New York. Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be a current New York City resident
  • Be authorized to work in the United States
  • Be unemployed, or earn $45,000 or less if currently employed
  • Meet all selective service requirements
  • Have no paid professional data or marketing analyst experience
  • Be available for all sessions of the course, including attending in-person sessions through the duration of the course

Special Notes

  • All New Yorkers may apply.
  • Black and Latinx New Yorkers are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • An advanced degree is not necessary to succeed in this training. New Yorkers with a high school degree or equivalency, associate degree, or some college experience are encouraged to apply.
  • Eligibility does not guarantee acceptance; all interested candidates must complete and be selected via a competitive application process.

Important Dates

Applications for the DATA program must be received no later than midnight (11:59 pm Eastern time) on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 to be considered.

Applications open: 12/6/2021

Applications close: 1/12/2022

Week 0: 2/21/22-2/25/2022 (this is not a full week of classes, there will be some workshops throughout the week to prep you for Day 1)

Orientation: 2/25/2022

First Day of Class: 2/28/2022

Break Week: 4/4/2022-4/8/2022

Last Day of Class: 7/8/2022

Curriculum

The DATA curriculum was built with a hands-on and interactive approach, to provide students with real-world experiences and applications while working with analytical tools.

Over 6 sections of content, students will complete modules, lessons, assessments, and workshops that are centered around foundational topics to prepare them for mastering their skills in Excel, PowerPoint, Tableau, Tableau Desktop Specialist Certification, SQL, Python, AWS, and AWS Data Analytics Specialty Certification. After completing all foundational modules and lessons, students transition into their final capstone project.

The up-to-date curriculum ensures course activities are relevant with real-world applications and interactive technology to help students master the knowledge and skills that they’ll acquire throughout the program. Students will learn the most needed and desired data analytic skills, including but not limited to complex functions and fundamentals, the art of presentations and storytelling, building compelling visuals, practical coding, data model building, dashboard creation, programming, cloud platform analytics, career networking, and procedures for data integrity, data security, data compliance. In tandem, students will prepare to take the most sought-after industry certifications.

DATA students will bring everything together using real-world examples and data sets to solve business problems, culminating in a final Capstone project to showcase their newly acquired skills.

Upon completion of the DATA program, you will be able to:

  • Master and build complex formulas and functions. Become a data-driven powerhouse while creating visuals using raw data.
  • Become a data storyteller by connecting your data to the story you create. Help your audience see what the data is saying through effective communication and creativity.
  • Give data a story using data-driven approaches to analyze meaningful information to make critical business decisions.
  • Gain the ability to write Python programs and utilize fundamental building blocks of programming in data analysis.
  • Give your data a clear and concise voice by creating data dashboards and models. Share your findings using the top visualizations and techniques.
  • Discover, interpret, and communicate data using the cloud to apply data patterns and help your audience make effective decisions.
Phases

Topics Covered/Learning Goals:

  • Excel Fundamentals
  • Basic Formulas and complex Functions
  • Pivot tables and advanced chart design
  • Data-driven storytelling and summarizing with visuals
  • SQL Fundamentals
  • Career Success readiness

Projects/Assessments Due:

  • Challenge Activities
  • Workshops
  • Excel Assessment
  • Presentations Assessment

Topics Covered/Learning Goals:

  • SQL queries, functions, and order of operations
  • Python fundamentals and command-line syntax
  • Core scripting elements such as variables and flow control structures
  • Career Success readiness

Projects/Assessments Due:

  • Challenge Activities
  • Workshops
  • SQL Assessment
  • Python Assessment

Topics Covered/Learning Goals:

  • Analytical storyboards using Tableau
  • AWS data analytics services, data collection, databases, and visualizations
  • Final capstone project
  • Career Success readiness

Projects/Assessments Due:

  • Tableau Data Specialist Certification
  • AWS Data Analytics Specialty Certification
  • Final Capstone Project

Daily Life as a DATA Student:

Full-time Schedule

The program will consist of Monday through Friday instruction that includes a total of 6 hours of content and workshops.

Morning session:

  • 60 minutes: welcome and content read
  • 60 minutes: lecture and demo lessons
  • 30 minutes: work on challenges
  • 30 minutes: walkthrough challenge solutions and wrap up

Break:

  • 30 mins / Optional office hours

Afternoon session:

  • 60 minutes: recap and content read
  • 60 minutes: lecture and demo lessons
  • 30 minutes: work on challenges
  • 30 minutes: walkthrough challenge solutions and wrap up
  • 60 minutes: independent learning

Optional office hours for additional support.

Certifications

As a part of the DATA program, students will be prepared to earn the most in-demand industry certifications. Taking these certifications is optional but highly recommended for career success. Students can choose to take certification exams during or directly after the program.

Tableau Desktop Specialist

No matter what role you get after completing the Data Analytics bootcamp, getting certified is a great way to demonstrate your proficiency in Tableau—a widely used tool for data visualization and business intelligence.

Tableau specialist certificate
AWS Data Analytics Specialty Certification

AWS Certified Data Analytics - Specialty

This certification will help you stand out in the field and demonstrates your expertise in essential security practices.


Career Prep

Our Career Success team gives our students the professional skills they need for their first job and every job after. Knowing how to get a job is critical, which is why our Career Success team helps you graduate ready for the job search. After you graduate, our team holds weekly group sessions and individual office hours to keep you motivated, prepare you for interviews, and even help you negotiate offers.

  • Build a Technical Resume
  • Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile
  • Network within the Industry
  • Prepare for Behavioral Interviews
  • Stay Motivated on the Job Search
  • Communicate with Recruiters
  • Negotiate Offers

We know that our DATA participants are new to tech, so we customize our Career Success content to meet you where you are at. We’ll specifically focus on how to bring your prior experience—whatever it may be—to the forefront of your job search so that your individuality shines. Beyond that, we’ll also host sessions on how to navigate the job search with respect to all aspects of your identity and bring in industry insiders who come from the same places, have experienced the same struggles, and have found success.

We have successfully helped thousands of students transition to lucrative positions in tech—and we’re excited to extend that to more qualified New Yorkers free of charge!

Fullstack Connections

Our team has built relationships with companies ranging from large to startups to agencies to ensure that the Fullstack brand carries weight and that we can help you make connections with the employers you want to work for.

Our team has built relationships with companies ranging from large to startups to agencies to ensure that the Fullstack brand carries weight and that we can help you make connections with the employers you want to work for.

Our graduates get hired by industry leaders:

Admissions Process

1. Complete the Requirement Screener

This verifies that you meet the necessary criteria for the DATA program.

2. Complete the Application Form

Note: The application will not save between sessions, so you will need to complete this all in one sitting.

3. Complete the Math Assessment

This assessment covers the base-level math concepts needed to excel as a data analyst. It covers arithmetic, algebra, and descriptive statistics.

If it’s been a while since you’ve taken math, you can also take a practice assessment here.

4. Complete the Excel Assessment

This assessment is a walkthrough of how a data analyst might approach working with a data set. There is no prior experience required and you will be given all of the tools you need to complete the assessment.

After completing the four steps above, your application is considered complete and our staff will begin reviewing your submission. Exceptional candidates will be invited to a live, 20-minute interview with the Program Manager and another staff member.

While interviews may be scheduled at any time, final decisions will not be made until January 17, 2022, with all candidates notified of their status by February 7th, 2022.

What If I Don’t Qualify?

The Data Analyst Training Accelerator (DATA) is for New York residents with specific work experience and income requirements. If you don’t meet the eligibility requirements for the DATA program, there are other ways for you to pursue your education with us.

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