Aug 24, 2020
OCBC Bank’s Data Certification Pathway has received accreditation by the Institute of Banking and Finance (IBF) and employees who successfully complete the programme will be recognised as qualified data analysts. This effort supports Singapore’s drive to grow the Singapore core for the data and technology field.
The Data Certification Pathway is the first programme in the field of digital and data analytics which the IBF, the national accreditation body for financial industry in Singapore, has accredited. This accreditation – IBF Qualified (Level 1) in Digital and Data Analytics – is a notable recognition as it is an industry-endorsed mark of quality that indicates the attainment of relevant core competencies by data practitioners. The competencies include Programming and Coding, Data Governance, Data Storytelling and Visualisation, Data Computation and Modelling, Data Mining and more.
OCBC Bank had also opened the pathway to members of the public under the MySkillsFuture portal. The pathway consists of a progressive set of 13 modules which are conducted by Ngee Ann Polytechnic as well as reputable industry practitioners worldwide. The course structure and content were formulated to focus on practical skills needed for data roles based on consultation with industry practitioners, including OCBC Bank's Head of Group Customer Analytics and Decisioning (GCAD), Mr Donald Macdonald. Upon completion of each module, members of the public will receive a certificate from Ngee Ann Polytechnic.