Arkansas Center for Data Sciences

ACDS serves as a non-profit dedicated to recruiting and training top Data Science and IT talent for corporations in the State of Arkansas. We partner with companies large and small across all industries to facilitate apprenticeship programs in occupations such as: Cyber Security, Data Analyst, Data Developers, SQL Analyst & other IT related jobs. 

Arkansas Center for Data Sciences (ACDS) provides the curriculum to teach the required general skills, with a customized portion of the curriculum allowing individual corporations to teach its own specific culture, processes and tools.

Our vision is for Arkansas to be a global leader in the transformation of existing industries through the application of data analytics and related computing capabilities involving the integration of technical and business skills, advancement of talent pipelines and ongoing upgrades to relevant workforce skills.

 

Our strategic priorities include:

  • ​Bridging the gap between corporate Arkansas’ growing tech demand and the talent available to supply it.
  • Aligning a ready-to-contribute tech supply to corporate Arkansas’ ever-increasing tech demand.
  • Building awareness on the advantages of using apprenticeships to identify and develop specific IT talent.

 

The Arkansas Center for Data Sciences (ACDS) began with the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Commission and is considered critical to the success of Arkansas as having its leading industries and companies competing in data analytics and computing.

 

Arkansas Center for Data Sciences Little Rock, AR, USA
08/21/2019
Full time
Arkansas Center for Data Sciences   is looking for students, recent graduates, new hires and current employees wanting to advance their career as a Data Analyst. Training is  16 weeks , comprised of  full immersion training  with  on-keyboard active simulation ,  classroom instruction  and  field experience . This is a paid apprenticeship program tied to a full-time position. Must be able to attend training M-F 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. in Little Rock. Tentative start date: Fall 2019. Who should apply? Individuals currently pursuing a degree in one of the following: Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Data Analytics, MIS, Statistics, Mathematics, Information Assurance or other IT related program. Individuals currently pursuing or achieved certification in business analytics, data mining, or statistical analysis. Current company employees wanting a career change into Data Analytics; Incumbent employees wanting to up-tool current skill set.  Service members within 6 months of military-to-civilian transition. General Job Responsibilities (We will train you to perform the duties listed below): Gathering and analyzing various types of data; Create, build and audit ad-hoc reports and analysis based on requirements Defining, documenting, and improving business processes; Proactively identifies issues and opportunities to enhance data management and reporting through detailed and high-level problem solving to ensure consistent delivery Develop dashboards, analysis and reporting to be utilized cross functionally to understand business performance Compile, model and present data insights to key stakeholders Requirements: Strong oral and written communication skills Must be detailed oriented, organized and have multi-tasking skills Strong computer software skills – word processing, spreadsheets, database management and presentation Must be authorized to work in the U.S. without company sponsorship  Desired Skills & Abilities (Nice to have not required): Knowledge of common database architectures and how to extract and transform complex datasets Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel (pivot tables, graphs, macros, etc.) Textbook knowledge of machine Learning techniques and algorithms. Academic or work experience with ETL tools (SSRS, SSIS or equivalent) Beginner level experience with Microsoft, Oracle, or DB2 SQL Languages Experience with SAP, Tableau, HANA, Power BI, SAS or other BI tools(writing and troubleshooting queries, extracting and transforming data, etc.)
Arkansas Center for Data Sciences Little Rock, AR, USA
08/21/2019
Full time
The   American Cyber Alliance   in partnership with Arkansas Center for Data Sciences, is looking for students, recent graduates, new hires and current employees wanting to advance their career in cyber. Training is   16 weeks , comprised of   full immersion training   with   on-keyboard active simulation ,   classroom instruction   and   field experience . This is a paid apprenticeship program tied to a full-time position. Must be able to attend training M-F 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. in Little Rock. Who should apply? Individuals currently pursuing a degree in one of the following: Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Cyber, Information Assurance or other IT related program. Individuals currently pursuing a certifications CompTIA Security+ , CIISP, or Cisco CCNA Security certifications. Cybersecurity Network Defense Course (CNDC) certificate. Current company employees wanting a career change into cyber security; Incumbent employees wanting to up-tool current skill set.  Service members within 6 months of military-to-civilian transition. Job Responsibilities (We will train you to perform the duties listed below): Leverage provided resources to research reported events, threats, vulnerabilities, and intelligence to triage critical events and assist in remediation on low level events. Identify attacks and threats, determine root cause, scope, and severity of each, and compile/report findings Assist in maturing incident response play books with Security Operations Assist in the generation of reporting & creation of cybersecurity metrics  Identify network computer intrusion evidence and perpetrators. Additional topics: 1) Firewall configuration and traffic analysis 2) System security design 3) Access control and management 4) Security training and awareness programs 5) Security policies and procedures Requirements: Strong oral and written communication skills Must be detailed oriented, organized and have multi-tasking skills Strong computer software skills – word processing, spreadsheets, database management and presentation Interest in a career in Cyber Security Desired Skills & Abilities (Nice to have not required): Familiarity with cyber security topics and functions such as TCP, DNS, LDAP, cyber security frameworks, SSO, Encryption etc. Textbook knowledge in network analysis, PCI compliance, host analysis and IDS/IPS technology Experience with email/domain security preferred Unix/Linux general knowledge User and admin familiarity– Redhat, Fedora, CentOS, SuSE etc. Python, PERL, bash or other scripting experience. Knowledge of security disciplines: identification, authentication, authorization, access control, administration and audit. Knowledge of general attacks stages (e.g., foot-printing and scanning, enumeration, gaining access, escalation of privileges, maintaining access, network exploitation, covering tracks). Basic understanding of information security concepts and terms including attack vectors, malware, APTs, backdoors, phishing, social engineering, etc.