This module introduces students to data quality assessment methodology which is required prior to analyzing any dataset. Definitions, examples, and exercises are given to provide students an understanding of the steps performed to ensure quality of the data is optimal for analysis.
Students will learn:
- the importance of data quality and the key definitions of data quality dimensions;
- how to obtain access to the required dataset;
- how to document the work they perform;
- how to assess the dataset for:
- accuracy; and
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Alexis C. Bell, MS, CFE, PI
Basic and Introductory - Program knowledge level most beneficial to students new to a skill or an attribute. These individuals are often at the staff or entry level in organizations, although such programs may also benefit a seasoned professional with limited exposure to the area.
Advance Preparation: This course uses spreadsheets such as MS Excel or Google Sheets. Students will be required to use a spreadsheet software of their choosing during the exercise portion of the lesson. Therefore, prior to starting the course, students will need to be able to access a spreadsheet software during certain lessons in order to be able to complete the course.
The recommended CPE credit for this course is 5.25 CPE hours in the below indicated fields of study.
One credit hour is equal to fifty minutes of participation in a program of learning.
Claiming CPE Credit
The receiving organization where you submit the certificate of completion has final authority on the acceptance of the individual courses for CPE credit. To be eligible for CPE credit, you must complete each lesson in the course, successfully pass the final exam with at least an 80% score, and submit the ending evaluation within one year of purchase date. You may only claim CPE credit for a course once.
Fields of Study
This course may be submitted for consideration for continuing professional education (CPE) credit under the following fields of study:
- ACFE (Association of Certified Fraud Examiners) - Investigation Techniques > Data Analysis and Reporting Tools
- AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants) - Specialized Knowledge and Applications; non-registered sponsor
- NASBA (National Association of State Boards of Accountancy) - Specialized Knowledge and Applications; non-registered sponsor
- NC PPSB (North Carolina Private Protective Services Board) - Continuing Education (CE) credit. Course ID: PPSB-18-417 for 5.25 hours. Board approved on March 19, 2018.
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This is a great course, very well thought out and designed with consistency in the learning objectives and actual layout of the course format. It provides an initial format for the student to develop assessment tools supported by well documented process steps which can be followed by users. — Christine Dever Homack, Principal, Accountabilities Consulting Services, LLC
What stood out to me was the usefulness of the videos. They allowed me to go through the lessons step by step in order to preform the tasks. I was very impressed by instructors use of Excel... it was great to see it in action. I thought the course was well presented. The instructional videos were awesome and it gave me a real sense of the actual work involved. — Shawn Ganley, Detective, Rahway Police Department
Great course. I enjoy learning new formulas. That was really helpful in figuring what test to do for which formula. — Mario Arellano, Internal Review Officer, U.S. Navy
Yes! I'd love to recommend this course. Learned a lot about Excel. — Robin Gaines, Supervisor, Program Analyst, U.S. Navy
Honestly, I have learned more commands in excel that I had no idea about through your videos, although I was confused at first, all in all the whole course will assist me in conducting my reviews and analysis as all topics were related to the actual documents I review on a monthly basis and I was doing it the long way. Thank you for the effort in compiling this course. Great learning event for me! — Samantha DeGuzman, Internal Review Officer, U.S. Navy