Selecting The Right Training Program Is Worth The Effort.

Given the number of available Data Analyst career training programs, the selection process may appear daunting but comparing the characteristics of the various offerings will quickly narrow your options. Below are ten characteristics that we think you should carefully consider in your selection process.

Will the training guarantee me a job?

It's understandable that you want to be assured that you will get a job in a reasonable time after you graduate and the best way to accomplish that objective is for you to get the WORK EXPERIENCE that well over 95% of job openings require.

We at NCLab are unique in providing you that work experience. We use AI practice-based training that closely parallels an unpaid apprenticeship, in which you complete hundreds of mini projects under the realtime tutelage of our AI-based teaching platform. As a result, you can show employers that you have the WORK EXPERIENCE that they require when you’re interviewing for a job.

We are pleased to report that people who have taken our Data Analyst career training to get better jobs or to grow in their current jobs have done so in very short order after graduating and often before graduating.

We have a relationship with large numbers of employers who understand the value of our training and use our Employer Recruitment Portal to get a chance to interview you when you graduate or even before you do so.

A final note: If a training vendor is guaranteeing you a job in a specific amount of time, do read the fine print of the guarantee very carefully so that you’re not disappointed when you find that you don’t qualify for the refund. After all, on average, only 15% of trainees complete the Data Analyst career training that they sign up for and it is a core requirement of the guarantee.

Does the training prepare me to work at home?

Data Analyst work is ideally suited for people who want to work at home since it only requires a computer with access to data in the cloud. One thing that you'll want to keep in mind when evaluating different training programs is the amount of work experience that they provide because it's only with work experience that you'll be able to deliver results to your employer remotely.

At NCLab, we use AI practice-based training that closely parallels an unpaid apprenticeship, in which you complete hundreds of mini projects under the realtime tutelage of our AI-based teaching platform. As a result, you get work experience and subject matter expertise that you cannot obtain through more conventional training.

Can I learn at my own pace?

Is your schedule unpredictable and subject to unplanned changes? If so, you’ll want to look closely at how the training you will be taking is done because you could easily find yourself missing key learning sessions due to scheduling conflicts and other commitments.

At NCLab, our training is cloud-based and self-paced, which means you are the one who sets the pace and you can go as fast as you are capable of going, knowing that you'll never be left behind. You can do your training anywhere, at any time, and all of our training is practice-based, which means that you can't go on to a new topic until you've mastered the current topic. As a result, when you complete your training, you've learned and made use of each new concept, and the fact that we are self-paced means that you'll never miss a lesson because of other commitments. This is particularly attractive for people in the workforce who have to work around their employer and family commitments and responsibilities.

Will I be able to successfully complete the training?

This is a question that you should ask, given online training's poor track record. Interestingly, while an average of 15% of all trainees in online career training programs go to completion, our completion rate is close to 100%.

It all begins with making sure the training approach is right for you. At NCLab, we do a very detailed 2-hour pre-enrollment assessment so that when you enroll, you can be confident that you have the ability to learn and the ability to apply the new skills that the training provides you.

Other training programs often expect individuals to have a strong math background, prior programming experience, and/or a certain level of formal education. This is a formula for disaster since most of us are out of practice even when we believe we meet those requirements. At NCLab, all that we need you to have is the aptitude and interest to learn since NCLab training programs incorporate foundational training such as math for people who need to start there, at no extra cost.

Other training programs typically feed you information in the form of lengthy lectures and then leave you on your own to complete work assignments; that is a sure formula for failure. At NCLab, we never leave you alone to complete projects. Rather, our AI-based teaching platform watches you doing work and guides and assists you in realtime, based on its observation of your progress. At your behest, it provides contextual help, hints, and templates.

You're also provided a personally-assigned coach who meets with you weekly to oversee your progress, to provide guidance, and to prepare you for job interviews that will follow your graduation.

The bottom line is that you will successfully complete our training if you can successfully complete our assessment, are committed, and put in the required effort.

How long will my training take?

Data Analytics can’t be learned in a few weeks by passively sitting in lengthy lectures and doing unassisted work assignments. It's an advanced skill set which can only be mastered with a significant amount of closely hands-on practice.

Our Data Analyst career training program takes approximately 320 hands-on hours. You are assigned a coach who prepares a personalized roadmap and training timeline with you, and then works with you for the entire duration of the training. Because your training is self-paced and individualized to your schedule, you are able to build a consistent training routine with your coach that deals with your work and family commitments.

Who is the training targeted at?

You'll want to look closely at prerequisites when selecting a training program because many Data Analyst training programs are targeted at individuals with a strong math background, prior programming experience, and/or a certain level of formal education. Without those prerequisites, people find themselves quickly lost and unable to complete their training.

Our Data Analyst career training program is unique in the way its prerequisites are only your ability to learn and apply new knowledge, your motivation, and your willingness to work hard. That is only possible because our training program incorporates foundational training for people who need it, at no additional cost.

How is the training done?

There is a huge difference in how Data Analyst career training is done and the results speak for themselves. While an average of 15% of all enrollees in online training programs complete their training, our Data Analyst career training has a close to 100% completion rate.

While other career training programs use a combination of lengthy lectures and unassisted work assignments, we use a proprietary Artificial Intelligence-based teaching platform to deliver you bite-sized knowledge that is immediately followed by hands-on mini projects, during which the platform watches your every step in realtime and helps you with contextual help, hints, and templates, as needed. As a result, you spend 100% of your learning time actively working your way through interactive course materials. You are also provided personal coaching and instructional support throughout your training as an integral part of our training approach.

Our learn-by-doing training is only possible because each of the courses has taken thousands of hours to build and because the courses are presented through a powerful Artificial Intelligence-based teaching platform.

Trainees love our hands-on training with instant assessment because it gives them both a feeling of accomplishment and the confidence needed to go out and apply their new knowledge.

If you'd like to determine whether you're a natural to become a Data Analyst using our learn-by-doing training and have a couple of minutes, Click Here to see how our AI-based teaching platform is at your side throughout our training, helping you with your assignments in realtime and providing you a feeling of accomplishment.

If you still have doubt about whether our training would work for you, Click Here to find out why close to 100% of our enrollees successfully graduate.

We have a powerful free assessment that lets you see for yourself whether you are a fit for this training program. Click Here to learn more about it.

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What credentials will I receive on completion of my training?

While credentials are very important when you are applying for a job, the vast majority of online training programs ignore industry-recognized certifications and issue you their own certificates, which have questionable value:

“A Coursera certificate alone is unlikely to land you a job.”

Upon successful completion of our training, you are fully prepared to take the CompTIA’s DATA+ industry-recognized professional certification. You have the knowledge, WORK EXPERIENCE, competency, and confidence to get a great job as a Data Analyst and you also have a professional portfolio to demonstrate your qualifications and you've acquired the soft skills that make you a true professional.

What support will I get?

To get you to the point that you you have WORK EXPERIENCE and are job-ready, it's important that your training program be more than a series of lectures and unassisted work assignments, yet that is the way it's done by other online training programs and undoubtedly the major reason that an average of 15% of the training programs are successfully completed.

At NCLab, you're never left on your own. Our proprietary Artificial Intelligence-based teaching platform delivers you bite-sized knowledge that is immediately followed by hands-on mini projects, during which the platform watches your every step in realtime and helps you with contextual help, hints, and templates, as needed. Our trainees love this way of learning.

Whenever you need further assistance, you have access to an instructional support person who makes use of a very sophisticated learning management system to identify exactly where you are having difficulty and quickly gets you back on track.

You also have a personal coach who is with you every step of the way. That relationship begins with the development of your custom training plan that takes into consideration your family and work responsibilities and it continues with weekly coaching sessions, during which you and your coach review your progress, consider adjustments to your plan, and your coach incrementally makes you ready for job interviews and entering the workforce.

How much does the training cost?

If you look at the various Data Analyst career training programs that are available, you’ll find that there’s a wide range of pricing. There are even free Data Analyst training programs but the expression “you get what you pay for” definitely applies; if someone is offering their training for free, it’s likely to be exactly what you’ll get out of it.

After all, the reason that providers can offer online training for free is that they have invested very little in content creation (usually consisting of video lectures) and leave you on your own to complete your assignments. That is also the reason that an average of 15% of online training programs ever get completed.

In our case, our proprietary Artificial Intelligence-based teaching platform delivers you bite-sized knowledge that is immediately followed by hands-on mini projects, during which the platform watches your every step in realtime and helps you with contextual help, hints, and templates, as needed.

During your training, you're also never alone as you're assigned a personal coach who:

  • Meets with you weekly to discuss your progress;
  • Is available to you, as needed, throughout your training;
  • Teaches you soft skills that you will use throughout your career;
  • Makes you ready for job interviews.

The price of our training program varies based on which NCLab partner you are taking your training through, however, it always includes all training materials and personal instructional support and coaching throughout your training.

Do check with us to see if you qualify for government and/or grant funding. Do also check with your employer because we have a good percentage of our trainees whose tuition is paid by their employers.

We have many payment options, including Sallie Mae financing, which is very aggressive and provides deferred repayment, should your situation warrant it.

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In Summary

Your training is your path to a very bright future. We will stop short of nothing to make sure that we make that happen for you. We are committed to providing you with the necessary knowledge, WORK EXPERIENCE, competency, and confidence that you need to get there.

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What Our Trainees Say About Us

I love my new job!

“My boss encouraged me to take the training and now I’m really glad I did because I’m now doing data analytics work full time.” L.L.

I love going to work every day!

“Thank you for giving me the competency and confidence that I needed to get a dream job. With my limited formal education, I had serious doubts that I could master SQL and Python but learning by doing worked perfectly.” G.K.

Perfect teaching method

“As an adult with a busy schedule and the need to work around banking business hours etc.: this method of teaching is perfect for me and I would recommend it for basically anyone on any subject.” F. V.

Superb way to learn

“I really enjoyed the self-paced format of this training program. The material was presented clearly and concisely and allowed me to focus longer on concepts that were difficult, while glancing over concepts I was already familiar with.” A.C.

I really learned a lot

“I really learned a lot and have found a new passion towards data science and analytics I didn’t know I had.” M.N.

This is how I like to learn

“This is how I like to learn, at my own pace. I like the bite-sized tutorials and I feel a real sense of accomplishment when I complete the exercises that follow them.” M.J.

Totally worth it

“I just completed 3 courses: SQL Fundamentals, Advanced SQL, and Predictive Data Analytics with Python within the estimated hours that they had advised. It was a lot of work, but totally worth it!” Q.B

Great training!

“I watched videos, read short tutorials, viewed examples, ran demo programs, and then performed exercises that demonstrated my comprehension of the subject matter.” S.L.

The training is really great!

“Not easy but really informative. Practical experience was what I wanted and I feel that I got it.” F. Z.

The program is great

“I cannot compliment enough any training that involves students actually working on the problems rather than just listening.” A. S.

Compliments to the NCLab team

“Please extend my compliments to the NCLab team if you can, and keep advocating for this type of learning, if at the very least as an option for people like me who learn well this way.” F. A.

You do a great job explaining the concepts

“So far I’m enjoying the course. You do a great job explaining the concepts and the logic behind each step (the explanation for the difference between WHERE and HAVING comes to mind)!” R. C.

I’m really enjoying this class

“The emphasis on working at your own pace removes the stress of a normal class, and I can work around my other classes. NCLab is much better than similar programs, such as DataCamp. Not only do I learn the material, I retain it. Each lesson uses all or most of the previous concepts, which provides additional practice and ensures that you don’t forget the previous material. This is one of the most enjoyable and informative programs I’ve taken.” N. L.

I am thoroughly enjoying the training

“I feel like I am learning a skill, much more than I felt in other courses. The use of repetition, doing programming in pieces, and the entire way the platform is laid out are far superior to how my university teaches their main, introductory, programming courses. It is too bad that the philosophy of academia is standing in its own way.” K.L.

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