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Data Analytics Training

Are you looking to improve your internal audit productivity and scope by using data analytics software? Focal Point offers two and three day on-site data analytics training courses to help internal audit departments become more proficient in the latest data analytics software and specific analytic functionalities, such as scripting. The class is taught through a hands-on training approach using Arbutus and/or ACL software. Each course is led by one of our ACL Certified Data Analysts (ACDA) who have designed interactive and relevant ACL and Arbutus training classes. Each attendee will receive up to eight CPE credits per completed day of training.

Data Analytics Training Course Options

Introduction to ACL/Arbutus Course (3-Day Course)

This introductory course offers new users a solid foundation in data definition, creating expressions (filters and computed fields) and the commands located in the Analyze and Data menus. This course teaches participants the fundamentals of the tool and how and when to practically apply each function.

ACL/Arbutus Scripting (2-Day Course)

This course will teach experienced users how to automate their analytics for efficiency and reliability through the use of scripts. Participants will learn script creation, the use of variables, creating interactive dialogs and an introduction to GROUPs and LOOPs.

Benefits of Data Analytics Training

  • Immediate ROI for your data analytics and internal audit teams.
  • Because our training is conducted at your location, employee travel and expenses related to training are virtually eliminated.
  • We integrate your data into the course wherever possible, so your team can see the real-world applicability of data analytics.
  • On-site training focuses on your department's specific data analytics challenges and requirements.
  • By completing this training, you can identify resources who are capable of being data analytics leaders.
  • Provide a CPE opportunity for your team – each attendee receives eight CPE credits per completed day of training.

Data Analytics Training Fees

The table below summarizes the fees to deliver Focal Point's on-site data analytics training.

Analytics training fees





NASBA Statement

Focal Point Data Risk LLC is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have the final authority of the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit.

Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN 37219-2417. Telephone 615.880.4200. Website Sponsor # 108908.


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