Advancing Digital- SHU

If you have a job and live or work in South Yorkshire, Advancing Digital provides training so you can develop your digital skills. This can open new opportunities to progress in your career, into other roles or industries, and improve your performance at work.

  • Data issues can appear because data is not effectively stored or properly managed. You may have too much data in spreadsheets that are used by different people. This short course will allow you to analyse and document your data and help identify weaknesses while specifying how improvements could be made.

    The sessions will involve mixture practical work and analysis of data to establish reliable and efficient database driven solutions. Following this short course you should understand the value of moving from spreadsheet-based data to higher quality solutions with managed and efficient data.

    Pre-requisites:
    You must be employed in South Yorkshire.

    Who should attend?
    Anyone wishing to explore or expand the quality of the data management in their organisation. Experience of working with data in some manner will be an advantage.
    Please note there is no significant hands-on coding involved in this workshop.

  • You will gain an understanding of service management and standards, such as working to SLAs (Service Level Agreements) and understanding how to manage compliance.

    The sessions will involve a mix of theory and practice to help develop an awareness of the need for service management and how to design service management systems. This will help you consistently build high quality systems and services as required for growing businesses.

    Pre-requisites:
    You are aware that IT services are an essential element of business stability and growth.
    To qualify for this course, you must be employed in South Yorkshire.

    Who should attend?
    Anyone that has an interest in the development of their quality services that can be defined and used to support business growth and development. Additionally, this course will offer knowledge in how to interact with and manage services given or taken within the IT domain. This includes web development or technical support.

  • How can you optimise how your data is managed online? With this course you will learn the benefits and risks around cloud computing. It’s applications and the impact this has on a personal level. Learn when and where to have backups of your data, and more importantly, who to trust with your data.

    The sessions will involve examining a range of cloud options available to businesses and explore their strengths and weaknesses depending upon specific business needs. This will help attendees develop a richer understanding of the factors to consider in moving to the cloud and how make the most appropriate choice.

    Pre-requisites:
    There is no specific technology requirement or focus for this course. However you are expected to have a basic understanding the cloud concept and some experience using the cloud for storage.
    To qualify for this course, you must be employed in South Yorkshire.

    Who should attend?
    Anyone that has an interest using or developing cloud based services that mi...