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2023 ICT Professional Development Short Courses from Ara

Wednesday, March 1, 2023   Posted in: Training By: Administrator With tags: Courses, computing, data, technology

Both small and large organisations are collecting or generating vast amounts of data, which are now referred to as ‘big data.’  At the same time, more and more organisations realise the power of this data to make business decisions. They see the benefit of systematically extracting information from this data and using it to enhance their business decisions.

Unfortunately, this data is often too large or complex to deal with in traditional data-processing application software.

To meet this need Ara's Digital Technologies Department have created a package of three short courses to help upskill staff in these areas.

Contact Sefa Faletanoai for more information on these courses (sefa.faletanoai[at] or 021 804 697).

Essential Database Concepts

Boost your productivity with SQL skills.

SQL is the most popular language for data work so if you’re a developer, analyst, systems administrator, network or software support specialist, IT project manager or just a data enthusiast, skills in SQL can significantly boost your capabilities and productivity. This course will introduce you to relational databases and the SQL language. You’ll learn about statement types that make up the language and how to use Transact-SQL to query data in a database.

Advanced Database Concepts

Learn how to set up, maintain and use databases confidently.

This course will equip you with advanced database skills which are valuable if you work in IT or you’re a data enthusiast. These skills will enable you to install, configure, upgrade, administer, monitor, tune, analyse, query and maintain databases to meet typical organisational data storage and retrieval requirements. You’ll be able to investigate problems, collect performance statistics, write advanced queries, create insightful reports and more.

Full Stack Development

Gain the skills needed to develop commercially viable software. 

This course will equip with the skills to build secured server-side web applications that use relational databases to store data and interact with APIs. You'll learn how to code to industry standards, implement a prototype system and build a full-stack application.