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Wanna find out from you guys, is the Training Provider DigiPen (Singapore) https://www.digipen.edu.sg/ good ?
What do we get in the end ? A diploma ? Is it recognised and I get a job using the credentials ?
For this program, who is sponsoring ? Is it the banks or IBF ? Any bond ?
Would a banking background be advantageous ? or IT background ?
Sorry if I have asked very rudimentary questions cause I just found out about this programs.
this kind of qns all u ask IBF coordinator better. they quite helpful and will reply u one.

no need to think so much before the program also. cause it is not easy to get in at all. can ask after u are offered better, since u can still reject afterwards.
 

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this kind of qns all u ask IBF coordinator better. they quite helpful and will reply u one.

no need to think so much before the program also. cause it is not easy to get in at all. can ask after u are offered better, since u can still reject afterwards.

I heard some of those Mid-Career courses are not very good. This one is 1.5 years for some, so it's a long commitment, Don't know if this Digipen organisation is any good.. any opinion is appreciated.

you can google "TFIP 2021 Info Session" and there is a youtube video on it. can post URLs here.

not sure about how the course is, there is another thread on the TFIP.

Thank you. Will check this out...

Cheers !
 

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I heard some of those Mid-Career courses are not very good. This one is 1.5 years for some, so it's a long commitment, Don't know if this Digipen organisation is any good.. any opinion is appreciated.



Thank you. Will check this out...

Cheers !
Career switch is a way longer commitment than just joining a 18 month program. It seems like many are more interested in the 18 month program than the 12 month program though.
 

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Is a data analyst traineeship with one of the banks listed considered as prior work experience and immediate staff/ex-staff of one of the hosting institutions? I'm still applying for the data analyst traineeship (interview stage), and I'm not sure if its smart or stupid to give up on my traineeship to have a chance with the TFIP programme
 

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Is a data analyst traineeship with one of the banks listed considered as prior work experience and immediate staff/ex-staff of one of the hosting institutions? I'm still applying for the data analyst traineeship (interview stage), and I'm not sure if its smart or stupid to give up on my traineeship to have a chance with the TFIP programme
why are you considering giving up your traineeship in the first place?
I would not do so if its me, like what some mentioned, seems like its not easy to get into this TFIP. Unless its your back up in case you dont get into the traineeship.
 

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It seems like the program already allocate the trainee to a particular financial institution ? So we do projects for that organisation ? And we will work for the organisation after graduation ? Any bonds ?
 

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It seems like the program already allocate the trainee to a particular financial institution ? So we do projects for that organisation ? And we will work for the organisation after graduation ? Any bonds ?
so sign up and go for interview and ask all these la.. u may not even get an interview then dont even need to think so much.

but how it works is when you sign up you already only can choose 2-3 employers of your choice. Then IBF will send your details/resume to these employers to see if they want to interview you. At the start only the employers you choose will interview you. One of the employer needs to accept you for IBF to offer you.

If all of the employers you chose reject you. Then IBF will send your details to the remaining employers, if they still have slots. But by that time most of the time is no slots already, because if you are an employer of course you rather choose someone who picked them as their first choice than someone who is a "leftover" right ? Also by then you also will be competing with much more people (all of the people who got rejected, compared to those who only choose that particular employer at the start) Unless you lucky and got people who got offered reject them. Or sometimes got employers who come on board late and wasn't listed in the choices earlier.
 

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aiya just apply only la
if u make the cut then they wil invite u go do a test

then afterwards they send resume to employers
which will then they will see ur profile matches what they want or not

like that the process
 

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If anyone is serious about TFIP, better to at least take some python or basic machine learning courses before you apply. If you think about it, most candidates are going to have very similar profile in terms of non-relevant work experience and education background.

The only way to standout from the candidates is by showing your passion. And the best way to do that is by at least taking some python/ML courses. Better still, if you have worked on some data science / visualisation projects then state so in your resume.

80% of the candidates are not going to have any background, or are not motivated enough to have deliberately prepped for this. So you really standout if you can showcase your passion in the form of something tangible like courses or projects.

Here are some good recommendations (not written by me, but i agree with most of these):

Good luck everyone!
 
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If anyone is serious about TFIP, better to at least take some python or basic machine learning courses before you apply. If you think about it, most candidates are going to have very similar profile in terms of non-relevant work experience and education background.

The only way to standout from the candidates is by showing your passion. And the best way to do that is by at least taking some python/ML courses. Better still, if you have worked on some data science / visualisation projects then state so in your resume.

80% of the candidates are not going to have any background, or are not motivated enough to have deliberately prepped for this. So you really standout if you can showcase your passion in the form of something tangible like courses or projects.

Here are some good recommendations (not written by me, but i agree with most of theses):

Good luck everyone!
just curious do data analytics have any recognisable certification? Something like certified cybersecurity expert or something. Cause this program need to follow a certain template in their resume and we can't add in a "project" section.
 

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just curious do data analytics have any recognisable certification? Something like certified cybersecurity expert or something. Cause this program need to follow a certain template in their resume and we can't add in a "project" section.
Organisations like Amazon, Microsoft and Google offers their own certifications. Mainly on their own platforms like AWS big data, Azure data scientist, Microsoft Certified data analyst associate (testing mostly on PowerBI) and Google Data Analytics professional certificate (course on Coursera).

Might not be as crucial for landing a job compared to cybersecurity accreditations like CISSP, OSWP. I'm guessing its due to the nature and job scope of data analysts which is pretty much multi-disciplinary, requiring a mixture of tech and business knowledge.
 

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just curious do data analytics have any recognisable certification? Something like certified cybersecurity expert or something. Cause this program need to follow a certain template in their resume and we can't add in a "project" section.
No, data science isn't like cybersecurity. This is because data science is still a relatively new field, and it hasn't had time to establish standards. But I think it is better this way. Because of the so called "recognised certifications" in the cybersecurity industry, the way it has been taught hasn't improved for the last decade.
 
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No, data science isn't like cybersecurity. This is because data science is still a relatively new field, and it hasn't had time to establish standards. But I think it is better this way. Because of the so called "recognised certifications" in the cybersecurity industry, the way it has been taught hasn't improved for the last decade.
If anything to argue against certification, I will say that MCQ examinations alone is not a good indicator of your capabilities.

What I value more is the process of testing your capabilities via practical examinations as a way to prove that you do indeed have some basic knowledge on data analytics. Cause as a newbie without any work experience, personal projects alone mostly shows your passion to the work.

Organisations like Amazon, Microsoft and Google offers their own certifications. Mainly on their own platforms like AWS big data, Azure data scientist, Microsoft Certified data analyst associate (testing mostly on PowerBI) and Google Data Analytics professional certificate (course on Coursera).

Might not be as crucial for landing a job compared to cybersecurity accreditations like CISSP, OSWP. I'm guessing its due to the nature and job scope of data analysts which is pretty much multi-disciplinary, requiring a mixture of tech and business knowledge.
I saw the certification for AWS, azure and GCP, they are more cloud oriented and test your knowledge on the data analytics tools that they provided. If your job actually uses tools that's great, but I don't think learning data analytics is focused on how to use public cloud tools.
 

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If anyone is serious about TFIP, better to at least take some python or basic machine learning courses before you apply. If you think about it, most candidates are going to have very similar profile in terms of non-relevant work experience and education background.

The only way to standout from the candidates is by showing your passion. And the best way to do that is by at least taking some python/ML courses. Better still, if you have worked on some data science / visualisation projects then state so in your resume.

80% of the candidates are not going to have any background, or are not motivated enough to have deliberately prepped for this. So you really standout if you can showcase your passion in the form of something tangible like courses or projects.

Here are some good recommendations (not written by me, but i agree with most of these):

Good luck everyone!
very good advice !
 

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so sign up and go for interview and ask all these la.. u may not even get an interview then dont even need to think so much.

but how it works is when you sign up you already only can choose 2-3 employers of your choice. Then IBF will send your details/resume to these employers to see if they want to interview you. At the start only the employers you choose will interview you. One of the employer needs to accept you for IBF to offer you.

If all of the employers you chose reject you. Then IBF will send your details to the remaining employers, if they still have slots. But by that time most of the time is no slots already, because if you are an employer of course you rather choose someone who picked them as their first choice than someone who is a "leftover" right ? Also by then you also will be competing with much more people (all of the people who got rejected, compared to those who only choose that particular employer at the start) Unless you lucky and got people who got offered reject them. Or sometimes got employers who come on board late and wasn't listed in the choices earlier.
wait. I had applied for the course, but the application page did not ask for which employers we wish to go for. Do you actually mean that we get to choose our employers after the technical assessment?
 

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wait. I had applied for the course, but the application page did not ask for which employers we wish to go for. Do you actually mean that we get to choose our employers after the technical assessment?
very likely so. no point in choosing the FI if cant pass their technical assessment.
 
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