AN INTRODUCTION TO R FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS - Session 2
CPE: Pending approval
2.30pm until 6.00pm
Castille, Casa Leone, Floriana
Data handling skills are a major emerging requirement for the workforce of today.
This course is ideal for those who do not have an IT or software development background, and who wish to take their data handling capabilities to the next level. No previous programming experience is required, as the course will start from the very basic concepts of variables, and will then progress to more advanced techniques.
R provides a wide variety of statistical techniques and graphical capabilities that will assist the attendees to break new ground at their place of work, be it research, AML, fraud detection or any other role that requires proper and controlled handling of data. This course will help participants familiarize themselves with R and the RStudio environment such that they may use R to achieve their data handling objectives, including performing statistical tests and analyses.
Practical exercises will be held throughout the course sessions, and hence it is required that participants bring their own laptops pre-installed with R and Rstudio, in good working order. In consideration for other attendees, it will not be possible to troubleshoot installations during lessons. In case of difficulty please let us know and we will offer alternate solutions.
Session 1 – 12 June
1430 – 1500 Welcome and Registration
1500 – 1530 R and Why R
1530 – 1600 The RStudio Environment
1600 – 1645 Variables, Data Manipulation, Calculation and Display
1645 – 1700 Coffee Break
1700 – 1730 Getting Help
1730 – 1800 Vectors and Vector Arithmetic
Session 2 – 19 June
1430 – 1500 Factors
1500 – 1545 Arrays, Lists and Data Frames
1545 – 1630 Loops
1630 – 1645 Coffee Break
1645 – 1715 Conditional Statements
1715 – 1800 Functions
Session 3 – 26 June
1430 – 1500 Reading Data from Files
1500 – 1545 Graphics
1545 – 1630 Data Analysis
1630 – 1645 Coffee Break
1645 to 1715 R packages
This course will allow attendees to familiarize with the style of R. Candidates will learn how to import and manipulate data in the R environment, by using various objects that exist within R. Attendees will also have regular hands-on sessions on the various topics covered throughout the course, including Data Analysis and Visualization.
This course is intended for professionals in disciplines that require data handling, including auditors, risk managers, human resources, accounting and finance, business managers, scientists and research professionals, research and develoment, marketing, strategy, procurement, and those working in academia.
About the Speaker
With over 20 years of experience in the IT and Financial Services industry, Mark Fenech heads the IT Audit Team within a local bank. Ranging from technical, less technical and outright non-technical domains, Mark’s skills extend across multiple disciplines required within IT Auditing, IT Risk Management, Cybersecurity and other various IT Management Processes.
Mark is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA, ISACA), Certified in Risk and Information System Controls (CRISC, ISACA), holds certifications in Cybersecurity (CSX, ISACA) and in the Governance and Management Framework for Enterprise IT (COBIT, ISACA), is a Member of the Business Continuity Institute (MBCI), holds a Teacher’s Warrant from the Council for the Teaching Profession, and is also a Competent Communicator (CC, Toastmasters International). In addition, Mark holds a BSc in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Malta, and an MBA from the Maastricht School of Management.
He is also a seasoned Public Speaker and speaks frequently on a variety of topics for educational purposes and for raising awareness within different entities.Tags: R for non-Programmers