Why Web Analytics Training In India is a Great Choice?

What is web analytics? What do web analysts do? What are the skills they need? Do web analysts get paid well? Is it a career graduates should consider? Where can one get trained in web analytics? We at Jigsaw have been flooded with these and lots more such questions recently. So we decided to write a blog that answers all the questions you have about Web Analytics. Hope you find this useful:)

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Good News for MBAs in India- Data Analytics and Big Data Companies are Looking for you

According to an article in BusinessBecause, India is where data recruiters are headed, to hire for Data related jobs. It also talks about a recent study by Nasscom,  which predicts Big Data to be worth around $0.5 billion by 2015 in India, growing to $1.3 billion by 2018. Read on and if you are an MBA or thinking of doing an MBA…get started on developing those data skills.

Read the full article here

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Facebook Analytics. What’s all the Fuss about?

We are happy to introduce Susan Mani, analyst, data lover and blogger to the Jigsaw team of writers. Susan has a strong background in analyzing marketing strategies, and has extensive experience working with Fortune 500 companies across industries and translating business requirements or problem areas into analytical language. In this her first post she talks to us about the recent controversy at Facebook and tells us to be cautious of the dangers of posting personal information where it can be easily accessed by others.

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Ever since the Facebook story broke, the news of the unregulated experiments conducted have evoked two diametrically opposite reactions, one being outrage at the perceived manipulation and the other being complete indifference. In my opinion, you can take the position you think is reasonable but what is key is that you do so in an informed manner.

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A day in the life of a Jigsaw Mentor

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Most often when I enter the office of the Jigsaw Mentors, it’s to bug them about a blog that was due yesterday, or I am bulldozing them to brainstorm for topics for the next month. (They probably sigh a huge sigh of relief when I head out!). Anyway I have often wondered what a Jigsaw Mentor really does? Yes they make videos, engage with students on chat and take classes at weekends. But what else do they do on a typical day?

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Jigsaw Analytics Meet a Huge Success

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Here are the first of the photos from our 2014 Jigsaw Analytics Meet held last month. We could not be more pleased with the turn out for the event.Thanks to all those of you who attended and to our guest speakers, Bhasker Gupta, Santosh Nair, Clarence Wong and Smitha Thenkanidiyur. We had some great discussions and interesting conversations, but the highlight of the day was possibly just seeing each other face to face. For an online training academy, it’s rare that we get to meet and greet our students in person; so it was indeed  wonderful to put names to faces for both students and the Jigsaw team alike. Continue reading

Jigsaw’s Sarita Digumarti Contributes to HR Strategy and Planning

Sarita Digumarti talks about why HR managers need to develop HR Analytics skills in a recent issue of the HR Strategy and Planning- Excellence Essentials, a publication that  helps educate HR departments on trends in strategic planning and analytics, analyzing resource utilization, forecasting capacity, and managing human resources. This publication is distributed to over 200,000 HR professionals.

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16 July

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How I used WPS to Expertly Develop my Language of SAS Skills and Get SAS Certified

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Thanks Jigsawite Ashish Jain for submitting this blog. I am sure alot of other students of analytics will benefit from the sharing of your experiences. Ashish is an Analytics Consultant having expertise in SAS and R in multiple domains. He has completed the Foundtion Course in Analytics at Jigsaw Academy and has also completed the executive certification in Business Analytics from IIM Bangalore. He is passionate about Data Analytics and likes to explore data mining software tools and techniques.

A lot of students aspiring to become data analysts often wonder how they can learn and practice SAS coding at home. Of course if they had access to commercial SAS software they would not be in that dilemma, but the reality is that SAS licenses are expensive. I also faced a similar situation five years back.

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Want to know what FB Data Scientists do?

The world has been obsessed with football or soccer as it is called in some parts of the world, for the past month. Data savvy people all over the world have done tons of interesting fun analysis about players, goals, teams and all the other aspects of FIFA. Here is a look at how the Data Scientists at Facebook analyzed which teams are supported among people in each of the 32 participating countries, and more importantly, how support shifted from one team to the next as home teams got eliminated. A really good read for all us data geeks…

https://www.facebook.com/notes/facebook-data-science/world-cup-fan-migration/10152377138198859

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Big Data in Action- How Modak Analytics, Built India’s First Big Data-Based Electoral Data Repository

It’s always great to learn about the many interesting ways Big Data is used. A recent article by Srikanth RP in InformationWeek, talks about how Modak Analytics built a electoral data repository with the objective of  using this data for analytics and understanding how Big Data platforms and insights thrown up from the analysis can be used to improve governance.
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Checkout What Some Jigsawites Have Been Analyzing- The Competiveness Between Teams Playing FIFA Qualifier and Group Stage Matches

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Getting into the spirit of FIFA, a team of students from Jigsaw Academy, recently completed an interesting analysis on the 202 teams that competed in the Qualifying rounds of the FIFA World Cup 2014, out of which 32 teams entered the Group Stage matches. The students, Aditya Chavali, Tanurag Chowdhary, Shyam A, Parindsheel D and Siddarth B, using data from a total of 868 matches (Qualifying stage: 820 & Group Stage: 48) tried to find out which of the two is more competitive and by what parameters.

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Big Data Professionals in Demand.

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Read the full article here 

Have a look to our new course on Big Data, Big Data Analytics Using Hadoop 

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Jigsawites use Text Mining to Analyze Election Manifestos

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Just before Elections, we definitely had a lot of Questions in mind. The most obvious question was which political party was going to win? Two Jigsawites, Sakshi Batra and Sameer Bhatia, under the mentorship of Abhirami Sankar tried to answer this question and took it up as a project. They decided to thoroughly analyse the various goals of the political parties (from the manifestos). Let’s hear from Abhirami how they approached the project and the analysis they came up with.

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5 Critical Best Practices for a Data Analyst

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If you have decided to begin a career in Data Analytics, by all counts you really have made a good decision. You can look forward to a job that’s is going to be far from boring. Infact get ready to be challenged, as you work on multiple projects that will not only sharpen your skills, but will give you an edge in today’s volatile, highly competitive business environment.

To really succeed however, here are 5 critical best practices, that if followed will help you become a methodical, successful analyst, much in demand in the analytics workspace.

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Jigsaw Featured in Quartz India

Here’s what Gaurav Vohra had to say about the alarming shortage of Data talent in India in the article, Not enough Indians are equipped for the sexiest job of the 21st century by Nayantara Narayanan in Quartz India,  a digitally native news outlet, for business people in the new global economy. “Over the next three years, between 40,000 and 50,000 data analyst positions in India will go unfilled. Analytics is not a niche skill anymore. Analytics is going to become as mainstream as management skills”. Read on for more insights on what kind of companies are hiring data analysts and the kind of salaries data professionals can expect. 

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 Please check the  below link for Jigsaw  Academy’s Salary Report  2014

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Eat this up….Data Cuisine

data cuisineEveryday we hear of new ways data is used. Some of them are fascinating to say the least. Yet when I read about how Moritz Stefaner makes Data cuisine I was seriously awed. Take a look at the article in www.fastcodesign.com that explains what it is and you are sure to come away hungry and not just for food.

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Jigsaw Featured in DNA- Sarita Digumarti, Co-Founder of Jigsaw Writes About Analytics Careers in 2014

We are happy to share the article that Sarita Digumarti wrote on the scope of analytics careers in  2014, that was published in today’s print edition of DNA. For all those who want to maintain their edge, she says that it’s vital they pick up analytics skills. She also talks about the skills recruiters are looking for and salary trends in the industry.

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Thank you Jigsawites for your Reviews

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Here are some of the reviews our Jigsawites have recently posted. We do  love to hear what you have to say about our courses, so please do keep the reviews and suggestions coming in.

Nikhil Kishore

I did the Data Scientist course from Jigsaw Academy in 2013. A very hands on and affordable course, with a power packed course content covering the entire value chain of analytics, right from an overview of analytics, a thorough grounding in the basics of statistics, detailed instruction on advanced statistical techniques like logistic regression, decision trees, clustering and big data analytics. A step-wise and easy to learn training methodology for mastering the R platform, a platform which is inherently not known to be very user friendly. I would recommend this course to anyone seeking a thorough grounding in the basics of business analytics.

Praful Tickoo

Amazing faculty with very incisive and useful course content. Very useful for working people who want learn at their own pace. The examples given during the delivery are very pertinent and insightful. Overall I would recommend Jigsaw to anyone who wants to foray into the world of analytics.

Sai Charan

Hi, I am P.Sai Charan Teja(B.TECH CIVIL ENGINEERING)enrolled for foundation course SAS and I completed it successfully. THE NEW LNS provided by jigsaw to students was awesome. Faculty are friendly and helpful to us. The support team was very good and always available. The total jigsaw team was awesome and I loved learning the course through Jigsaw Academy.

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