Professional Training Series Course Descriptions

The classes below are currently offerered by the IACA:

Computer Applications for Crime Analysis


Computer Applications is a five-day, hands-on workshop in Microsoft Access, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint (with the majority of the time spent on the first two applications). Through a series of realistic lessons, analysts learn how to use the full potential of these programs for tactical, strategic, and administrative analysis.

Included are creating and querying databases with Access; statistics, charting, and data analysis with Excel; desktop publishing (crime bulletins and reports) with Word; and effective presentations with PowerPoint.

This class is intended for the beginner or intermediate user.

Certification Skills: Spreadsheets, Publications, Charting, Presentations

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About the Professional Training Series

Each class offered by the IACA is designed to provide a solid foundation in key skills needed to be a successful analyst.