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-Visual Storytelling with Data

-Visual Storytelling with Data - This product is available in the following media types: On-Demand CoursesOnline course - On Demand

The ability to tell a powerful story with data can take your organization to the next level. Learn how to communicate the right strategic message using the top dashboard tools and techniques for data visualization.

This course is part of the Advanced Data Management Certificate Program (ADMCP). It can be taken individually or as a part of the full program.

CPA Canada partners with external virtual platform providers to deliver this program. By registering for this program, you acknowledge your understanding that CPA Canada will share your personal information with those parties who require it to ensure your access. Personal information may include your name, company, email address and Store account number. Also note that you may be asked to create a profile on the external platform that we use to deliver the program, and your information may be visible to other registered attendees on that platform. To learn more about how CPA Canada collects, uses and discloses personal information, please refer to our privacy policy.

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Advanced Data Management Certificate Program (ADMCP)

This course is part of the Advanced Data Management Certificate Program (ADMCP). It can be taken individually or as a part of the full program.

The full ADMCP is made up of the following courses and will be available on demand as of:

You will receive an email with instructions on how to access the courses prior to the launch date.

Please see instructions here on how to register your account once you've received the email from “Instructure Canvas”. 

Financial Assistance

The Canada Job Grant provides opportunities for employers, individually or in groups, to invest in their workforce, with help from the government, offsetting up to 2/3 of the cost. CPA Canada is a recognized training provider for our professional development programs.

Please contact your provincial grant provider for specific guidelines and qualifications:

Scale AI Grant: Our partner Scale AI offers a grant for 50% of the cost (before taxes) of the Advanced Data Management Certificate Program courses. There are limited grants available and they’re given in sequence of enrollment. The Scale AI grant cannot be combined with the Canada Jobs Grant. Please contact to redeem your coupon code.

Program Outline

This program consists of 5 online courses, recommended to be completed in sequence but is not mandatory. The intro to data analytics, visualizations and data governance courses can be taken in any order. The BI course should (but it’s not mandatory) be taken after the participant has completed the data analytics course. The applied course can only be taken if the participant has completed the first four courses.

Once you have completed all 5, you will obtain a statement of completion for 125 hours of learning. In order to obtain the full certificate, you must register and complete a capstone session as part of course 5, Applied Accounting Analytics.

Future-focused organizations need business leaders who can make confident, data-informed decisions. It’s an imperative for long-term sustainability of the profession as CPAs drive new forms of value creation in the marketplace.

Come build the knowledge and skills you need to evaluate complex information, create persuasive visualizations and support best practices in digital security with the Advanced Data Management Certificate Program (ADMCP). This comprehensive curriculum will help you will learn how to manage data for high-impact results, including what it takes to protect digital assets and develop the most effective dashboards.

Throughout the program, there is a strong focus on analyzing and assessing different risk scenarios. This is to ensure that all participants leave with the ability to apply the key concepts and tools of data management, then transform those findings into tangible business insights. To further develop a strategic mindset for dealing with data, you’ll also be required to complete hands-on activities and case studies that are grounded in a real-world accounting and finance context.

Prerequisites and Requirements

Data cleansing knowledge, of the sort gained through the Data preparation: Cleansing, modelling and dashboards course of the Data Management Foundations Certificate, other data cleansing courses or programs or equivalent real-world data cleansing experience.


  • Text, numerical and date manipulations, data type changes
  • Append, join, union and aggregate operations
  • Data filtering and splitting, grouping and ranking
  • Pivoting and unpivoting data, data calculations
  • Troubleshooting and problem solving

In addition, a well-prepared learner will have:

  • Basic statistics knowledge (able to calculate the mean, median, standard deviation; understanding of distributions)
  • Basic visualization building (create basic visualizations: bar, column, map, pie, treemap)
  • Basic data model and dashboarding (build basic models based on cleansed data set, create simple interactive dashboards which allow for filtering and drill downs)

This program is tool agnostic, meaning, you can use your preferred tool, software and/or method to complete the activities. This is not a software tutorial program. It is expected that you have a good command of at least one tool.

This is a facilitated program. The courses are designed to be completed in six consecutive weeks, with one module of one course completed per week. Please refer below for the facilitated timeframes which are our recommended start and end times for the course. Note that the course has open enrolment, meaning the student can begin the course at any time if they so choose, take up to one year to complete it, and must pass the exam within one year of registration. To maximize success in this program and to access all features of the course, such as facilitator office hours, we recommend that students complete the course during one of the designated six-week timeframes. Facilitators will not be available outside of these timeframes and assignments are only graded during this period as well. The certificate of completion will not be awarded until the assignments have been graded and the exam(s) have been passed.

Facilitated Timeframes

Visual Storytelling with Data: May 9 – June 17, 2022

Refund Policy

Due to the online availability of the course materials, no refunds will be processed once the registrant has accessed these materials.

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