A: The first four waves of analytical data science were statistics in the 1920’s, neural networks beginning in the 1970’s but maturing in the 1990’s, machine learning and AI in the 1990’s-2000’s and deep learning in the 2010’s. The fifth wave is decision support - software tools and procedures that sit on top of waves 1-4. Wave five uses the models and structural understanding of the data obtained in waves 1-4 to answer real world business problems. Wave five….is the payoff.
A: A Module (which our content provider DSS calls "PowerCamps") is a two-week-long, hands-on, intensive 30 hours of instruction, held outside of work hours. Modules/PowerCamps unlike anything else you have ever seen. PowerCamps power you to an expert’s level of knowledge in solving the most critical real-world business issues using the latest in data science, theory, pedagogy, software and training. Unlike coding-only, math-only, or theory only PowerCamp’s integrate all three.
PowerCamps are the first bootcamps in the nation to be fully fifth wave:
We START with the business problem and teach data science inductively – like a lab course.
PowerCamps are short: just two-week intensives
30 hours outside of business hours on Wednesday and Friday night and “Seven hour Saturdays.”
PowerCamps are comprehensive topically
They include all the most relevant data driven challenges linked to revenue in most organizations: innovation, predictive analytics, data ecosystem enhancement, product design/optimization, market and data visualization, customer satisfaction/experience, customer segmentation.
PowerCamps are taught by Ph.D. practitioners who are national experts
With data science experience in over 40 countries worldwide
PowerCamps integrate teams
By putting business professional, coders, and quants into actual teams – like must happen in your organization – but with pathways for each type of learner.
PowerCamps are inductive - 50% learn by doing with no homework
Because maximal retention happens when you learn theory and practice it immediately.
PowerCamps are WAY affordable - $75 per instructional hour
Because education shouldn’t require you to take out a second mortgage.
PowerCamps provide certificates from an accredited university
(Judson University a leader in adult education in the Midwest.)
A PowerCamp crosses disciplines. It includes the business problem, the appropriate math to use (e.g. ML or AI algorithms), and the code that can get you there. Lastly, on top of that you get trained in examples of fifth-wave decision support. Fifth-wave decision support sits on top of the math and uses it to solve real-world business problems.
The two cohorts of our FifthWave Data Science PowerCamps begin on January 8th, 2020 and August 29th, 2020, respectively. All cohorts are held at the Elgin campus of Judson University, Lindner Tower, classrooms E and F. (1151 N. State Street, Elgin, IL. 60123)
There are eight Judson Data Science Modules/PowerCamps. The first "Introduction to Data Science" is one week long. All others are two weeks long. To see them all, click here.
That's two questions, actually! But the answer is "yes" to both!
All PowerCamps are held on Wednesday from 6PM-10:PM, and 9AM to 4PM on Saturdays.
The only difference is that the first PowerCamp "Introduction to Data Science" is one week long. All other PowerCamps are two weeks long. Thus, the first PowerCamp includes a total of 15 hours of in-class training. All others include 30 hours of in-class training.
Each two-week PowerCamp costs $2500 or $2250 for early registration.
The charge for the introductory Module/PowerCamp (one week long) is $1250 (or $1125 for early registration).
The early registration period ends one month before the first PowerCamp begins.
Upon successful completion of each PowerCamp, the student will receive a certification for that competency alone. If a student completes all 15 weeks of training a Cross-Competency Certificate of Applied Data Science will be awarded. Certifications are awarded by Judson University, an accredited (HLC) institution of higher learning.