“Be the Data” – Using Easy to Access Big Data Sources Now

Data analytics


“Be the Data” – Using Easy to Access Big Data Sources Now

Speaker: Rich Lanza, CPA, CFE, CGMA

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Learn to obtain, import and analyse data from a variety of free, internal and external sources.

Learning outcomes

  • Appreciate the data already available within your organisation to serve as internal Big Data sources
  • Access varied volumes of external data sources to better understand your business, markets, and partners including company watch lists (i.e. CIA World Leaders List, OFAC Data, etc.), financial statement industry statistics, social media, and more
  • Quickly use Excel techniques to understand these data sets from a who, what, when, and where perspective using summary and other statistical analysis
  • Apply structured accounting data analysis and unstructured textual analysis

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Product information


Learn about the internal and external Big Data sources which you can easily access now. Utilising Microsoft Excel, you will be able to transform that data into insight about your business, market conditions, business partners and competitors.

Focusing on practical application, you will learn to obtain, import and analyse data from a variety of free, internal and external sources.

Topics discussed:

  • Internal sources of Big Data
  • External sources of Big Data
  • Excel as a tool for Big Data analysis
  • Structured accounting data analysis
  • Unstructured textual analysis

This is an online, video course; it is also available as part of CGMA Essentials.

Who should take this course?

  • This course is designed for accounting and finance professionals interested in increasing their knowledge of Big Data sources and Excel tools for Big Data analysis

Professional development

All learning resources available in the CGMA Store qualify for CPD for CIMA members.

Field of study: Specialised knowledge and applications
Prerequisites:Familiarity with Excel PivotTables and look-ups
Programme level:Intermediate
Access:This is a digital product. You will have access to the content for a year after purchase date.

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  • Rich Lanza, CPA, CFE, CGMA


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