ACL Training Update


ACL Certified Training Update

At DataConsulting we pride ourselves in our ability to ensure that our clients can get the most value out of their investment into ACL. Alongside software sales and support renewal, we provide expert consultancy, strategy advice and ACL Certified Training. Over the past two years DataConsulting’s ACL Certified Trainers have been responsible for the delivery of ACL courses in the UK. Many of you may have already attended either an ACL Open Enrolment course or received an on-site ACL course delivered by one of our trainers. With effect from January 2013 DataConsulting will continue to be responsible for the delivery of all UK ACL training, whilst additionally taking control of the scheduling, booking and processing of all training orders on behalf of ACL.

ACL Certified Training courses are designed to reflect the needs and backgrounds of professionals who require data analysis capabilities. By exploring the functionality of ACL software with a strong emphasis on case studies and participant involvement, you will learn how to effectively use ACL, and more importantly think with ACL. Each participant will receive a training manual detailing the step by step learning points with various activities to consolidate their learning, along with certification on completion. CPE Credits are offered for the successful attainment of all ACL training courses.

There are two ways to complete an ACL Certified Training course:

1. Open Enrolment

Scheduled every quarter, ACL Open Enrolment training courses provide a shared environment for you to develop your skills alongside your peers. We aim to offer a variety of locations throughout the year. Open Enrolment courses are typically a more cost effective option for organisations looking to train up one or two individuals. These sessions are particularly valuable to enable new joiners to get up to speed as soon as possible.

2013 ACL Open Enrolment Schedule

ACL 105 – Foundations of ACL: Concepts and Practices

4th & 5th February 2013

Cost £999 per participant (including course manuals and certification)

Euston House, London. NW1 1AD

Designed for newcomers to ACL this accelerated two day course introduces you to the software in an interactive, hands on learning environment where you will learn key data analysis concepts and the basics of working with ACL. A full breakdown of the course can be found be found here.

ACL 302 – Advanced ACL Concepts & Techniques: Scripts

6th & 7th February 2013

Cost £999 per participant (including course manuals and certification)

Euston House, London. NW1 1AD

In this advanced course you will learn how to use ACL scripts to gain new insight into your data and do more in less time. Scripts let you automate routine ACL tasks, freeing up time to concentrate on activities that require critical thinking and judgement. Scripts also help preserve best practices, which prevents errors, and results in better controls in your organisation. Again more information on this course can be found here.

ACL 901 – ACL Certified Data Analyst (ACDA) Examination

8th February 2013

Cost £449 per participant (including examination materials certification)

Euston House, London. NW1 1AD

The ACDA Certification evaluates and recognises your ability to integrate ACL technology into financial analyses and business processes. The day consists of both a written and ‘case study’ style components to test your ACL understanding and skills in a variety of scenarios. The ACDA designation is specifically designed for those audit and finance professionals who make optimal use of ACL technology within their organisations or for their clients. More information can be found here.

2. On-Site

On-site courses are ideal for organisations that are new to ACL and for larger groups. You may want the wider team to have an understanding of the capabilities of ACL, or you may not yet be sure who has the skills to become your ‘ACL Champion’. Our ACL trainers will deliver the course at your chosen location, within the comfort of your own environment. On-site training allows for increased flexibility and speed in terms of course content, as well as the possibility to consider our own data. Confidentiality can also be assured if you wish to tackle sensitive areas specific to your own environment.

On-site training courses are also an option if you are looking to complete an ACL training course that is not offered as an Open Enrolment option, or your desired dates aren’t catered for. For a complete list of all the available ACL training courses please visit our training pages here.


We would be very pleased to receive your feedback around our proposed schedule, and would welcome any thoughts you have on how we can improve our training services. If there is a particular ACL Certified Training course, or location, that you would like to see included in our schedule then get in touch.

Some feedback from previous training participants:

“Great course really enjoyed it and learnt much more than I expected.” ACL 182 Open Enrolment participant.

“Excellent course. Met the objectives, gave a good comprehensive guide to ACL and armed us with enough information to use in a practical setting. Robin tailored the course to meet our specific requirements.” ACL 182 Open Enrolment participant.

“Alex was very knowledgeable in the subject – well presented in a relaxed manner.” ACL 182 Open Enrolment participant.

“Excellent foundation course which has given us a good flavour of the capabilities of ACL.” ACL 105 On-Site participant.

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