Baltic Digital Skills Development Programme

About Programme

Now everyone knows that the world is changing. Innovations and continuous development of technologies have become the norm in both the academic and work environment. That is why the learning of new skills will become an essential component in improvement of human and company development and competitiveness.

In order to support learning of modern knowledge, Microsoft, within its global initiative, in cooperation with Innovation Centre of the University of Latvia LUMIC, the ISM University of Management and Economics in Vilnius and Estonian Business School in Tallinn has created personal development programme – “Baltic Digital Skills Development Program”. Within the programme, it is possible to choose and study one of the four courses, offered in the programme, free of charge:

Business Analysis

This direction includes skills in work with data, for example, data visualization and analysis, basics of cloud computing and their application for business development.

Data Analysis

When studying data analysis, it is offered to learn basics of data visualization, skills in work with Microsoft platform Power BI and other basis skills, which will help to use data in any field.

Development of no code and low code programmes

Within this course software and system design, as well as development and test methods will be mastered.

Development of Application

Knowledge in application development will allow to develop applications, which will help to simplify, modify and automate business procedures.

 

Program motion

The study programme is based on self-study – every programme member acquires the knowledge within 8 weeks at a time and pace that suits him/her, using study resources available in Microsoft Learn platform.

Self-studies will be supplemented with practical lessons, during which the leader of the study programmes together with industry experts will share their experience how to apply the acquired knowledge in practice.

At the end of the programme, students will have to pass a test to receive a badge on the completion of this course. Every participant of the training programmes if decide, can continue studies and prepare for an exam to get a Microsoft certificate.

The most motivated participants of the programme will have opportunity to register for a virtual internship during which they will be able to test their knowledge and apply it in life.

The studies will start on January 2021. Studies are free of charge and will be conducted in English.

 

Data volume and importance in economics and business is growing. Big Data promotes and restructures possibilities of decision making. It helps to increase field of activity, increase sales volumes, working efficiency and helps to implement new products or services for both – large companies and higher education and public entities, as well as many other organizations. In order to be able to understand this data and use it for improvement of competitiveness it is important for companies to apply both – data analysis and business analysis in practice.

In this module you can learn skills that are necessary to work with data, for example, data visualization and analysis, basics of cloud computing and their application for business development, as well as skills in work with Microsoft platform Power BI and other basic knowledge, which will help to use data effectively in every field.

In Short
Programme start: January 2021*
Programme duration: 8 weeks
Programme intensity: 32 academic lessons
Programme manager: Dr. oec. Edgars Brēķis, lecturer of the Faculty of Business, Management and Economics of the University of Latvia
Programme language: English

! In order to register for the study programme, go to the section “Apply here”. In order to get access to all resources necessary for studies and to be able to follow your study progress and achievements, please register in Microsoft Learn platform: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/

*Program course that will be led by program leader and experts, will start on January 2021, but we are offering opportunity to start your learning path now, find below your learning path.

Data Analyst:

 

Business Analyst:

 

Module II: Low-code, no-code Programme Development

In current digital period the operation of successful and efficient company is no longer conceivable without applications, which support its internal functions. Use of proper tools allows for employees to acquire from data the highest value, improve efficiency of procedures, reduce manual work and increase the total efficiency of work. Development of no-code and low-code software and development of apps gives an opportunity for everyone to automate workflows and develop application, which makes the daily life of a company or institution more efficient.

In this module basic principles of software and system design, as well as development and test methods will be learned. The gained knowledge about application development will allow to develop applications, which will help to simplify, modify and automate business procedures for more efficient company or institution operation.

In Short
Programme start with online webinars: January 2021*
Programme duration: 8 weeks
Programme intensity: 32 academic lessons
Programme manager: Raita Rollande, associated professor of the Faculty of Information Technology of the Ventspils University of Applied Sciences
Programme language: English

! In order to register for the study programme, go to the section “Apply here”. In order to get access to all resources necessary for studies and to be able to follow your study progress and achievements, please register in Microsoft Learn platform: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/

*Program course that will be led by program leader and experts, will start on January 2021, but we are offering opportunity to start your learning path now, find below your learning path.

App Maker (Developer)

 

Development of no code and low-code programmes (Developer)