CYT175 - Data Analytics

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Last review date Oct 13, 2020 9:08:36 AM

Subject Title
Data Analytics

Subject Description
In this course students will learn how to draw insights from data.  Starting with database basics, students will quickly advance to using the information gathered to support decision making. Students will use real datasets to practice inspecting and transforming data. They will practically explore structured and unstructured databases and use cases for each.

Credit Status
One Credit.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:


  1. Create data models that reflect business rules, eliminate data anomalies, improve business processes and draw insights on Information Security risks.
  2. Use SQL to select data from operational data stores to in turn generate reports or load data into other data warehouses
  3. Use machine learning techniques to solve real problems
  4. Implement methods and practices for effective deployment of real systems by using programming language for data analytics
  5. Explain how data can be transformed by cleaning, splitting, pivoting, and merging using different tools.
  6. Use Hadoop ecosystem and Spark to get value from data in order to make best business Security decision
  7. Evaluate security concerns and perform proper actions to protect data.
  8. Illustrate the usage of Big Data to fulfill the needs and objectives of organizations.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Academic Integrity
Seneca upholds a learning community that values academic integrity, honesty, fairness, trust, respect, responsibility and courage. These values enhance Seneca's commitment to deliver high-quality education and teaching excellence, while supporting a positive learning environment. Ensure that you are aware of Seneca's Academic Integrity Policy which can be found at: http://www.senecacollege.ca/about/policies/academic-integrity-policy.html Review section 2 of the policy for details regarding approaches to supporting integrity. Section 2.3 and Appendix B of the policy describe various sanctions that can be applied, if there is suspected academic misconduct (e.g., contract cheating, cheating, falsification, impersonation or plagiarism).

Please visit the Academic Integrity website http://open2.senecac.on.ca/sites/academic-integrity/for-students to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

Discrimination/Harassment
All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.