GSTF Training and Certifications Testimonials



Ng Shumin
Operational Risk Manager

I had 4 days of great fun and experiences learning R programming. The trainer has provided more insights and knowledge that will be valuable for me in my current role. I would definitely recommend this course to my friends and colleagues who are interested in Data Analytics


Ng Chong Hun (Hann)
IT Operation Analyst

The course offered by GSTF equipped me well with the necessary skills and expertise and to further my knowledge, shortening my learning curve in the knowledge acquisition process. I’m sure this will certainly play a part in advancing my professional career. It was immense satisfaction on completion of the course.


Ms. Nur Diana Bte Zainuren
Student -Nanyang Technological University

Data Analytics is one of the most essential courses for today’s society and GSTF provides participants the essential training to acquire the skills. I have attended a 4-day training course on CDAS and I was able to take away so many skills and information. The GSTF trainer was extremely patient and dedicated during the training. He provided us with extra information if we are interested in diving deeper into this sector. GSTF overall is amazing and the staff there are nice. They follow up with you if you are interested in any other course or face some administrative issues on the way. They also provide so many other courses that are relevant in today’s digital world. I am glad that I found GSTF and was able to make good use of my remaining holiday period.


Aftab Faizy Haider(Hann)
IT Consultant / Project Manager

This course covers 2 essential components of understanding on data analytics, R Programming and MongoDB (as a NoSQL database). This has greatly enabled me to obtain a better understanding of the environment and technologies involved in the field of Business/Data Analytics and the relevant applications. Hereafter, the management of my team involved in this technology domain will be effective as I will be in a better position to guide them in deploying business solutions based on these technologies. The course instructor was very knowledgeable and shared that information very well in the sessions. I have found the sessions to be very engaging overall and would recommend this program.


Ms. Fanni Li
Financial Services Adviser

I developed a keen interest in Business Analytics, when I was pursuing my MBA program. Since then I was looking out for specialized courses in Singapore in order further develop my knowledge and expertise on BA. I am very glad to have found that RapidStart (an Authorized Training Partner) offers Certified Business Analytics Specialist (CBAS) course and having attended the training conducted by them recently, I appreciated the quality of the course. Course was very well structured and the trainer is very knowledgeable and experienced in this area of BA.


Wong Tong Yuan
E-commerce Consultant

As an entrepreneur working on business start-ups, my value creation to my business associates is to provide expertise in the areas of IT to support our business needs. I am well aware of the benefits of cloud computing and how it can improve my business. However, I lacked an in-depth understanding and appreciation of the technology. The course offered by GSTF equipped me with expertise and resources to further my knowledge, shortening my learning curve in the knowledge acquisition process. Hence, it provided me with the necessary confidence to be a leader in my work. GSTF training served as a valuable opportunity to acquire the necessary knowledge and expertise.


Mr. Bowi Ignatius Foo
Compliance and Management Reporting Manager (Singapore)

I attended the CBAS (Certified Business Analytics Specialist) course offered by GSTF, in November 2013. Through this course, I learned a lot about Business Analytics techniques and tools, as well as related topic on the underlying technology (infrastructure), e.g. to set-up a good Data Warehouse environment, etc. The GSTF lecturer was very knowledgeable on the subject, not only on theory, but he was able to provide real world examples on how the techniques could be applied to solve real business requirements. GSTF lecturer was also very helpful and was willing to help even outside class session, either through emails or calls, to provide additional clarifications as required. I would highly recommend this course to anyone pursuing a certification in Business Analytics.


SK Teh
Manager, Health Promotion Board (Singapore)

I wish to express my sincere appreciation to RapidStart for providing an excellent course on business analytics. This course provides me a holistic view of business analytics; It provides me the fundamental to become a business analytics specialist. The usefulness of this course is strongly felt during my SMU’s Master of IT in business analytics course. I can effectively grasp the business analytics jargons with the faculty members and my peers. Additionally, the course also adequately prepares me to share my technical knowledge in my new workplace that is currently implementing business analytics in the entire organization.


Eric Tay

GSTF’s Certificate in Business Analytics Specialist (CBAS) program transferred knowledge and skills with respect to data mining (including Rapid Miner) and to solve real world business cases. The knowledge and skills I learnt in this program helps me in identifying and in deploying various data mining modeling techniques. I enjoyed the face-to-face training sessions in which the trainer was very passionate in teaching and imparting knowledge.


Wong Shir Yee
Pricing Analyst

I love this Business Analytics program a lot! GSTF’s Principal Trainer teaches the class on technical skills which are very practical, as well as theoretical knowledge using real world cases/scenarios. The mining tool that was taught in the class helped to spot patterns, trends, relationships by various techniques and modeling which significantly reduce effort and time to discover and even predict future events. I really enjoy the session in which GSTF’s Trainer as well as students sharing their own professional experiences in classes. I learnt more than I expected!


Phua Cheng Poh
Master Data Management Head For Asia

I am a senior executive with 12+ years of extensive experience in Master Data Management. My credentials in the data management domain include data governance, MDM architecture and data quality management. Becoming a GSTF Certified Business Analytics Specialist by undergoing the training at Rapidstart, I believe my knowledge on Business Analytics has further advanced and enhanced.


Ooi Zhao Sheng Gabriel
Software Specialist, ST Electronics (Info-Software) Pte Ltd

My experience with Rapidstart’s Certified in Business Analytics Specialist (CBAS) programme has been overwhelmingly positive. It had provided me with valuable knowledge and skills with respect to Data Mining. The training materials were well-organised and comprehensive. I enjoyed the hands-on session on RapidMiner tools which exposed me to create Data Mining models based on real-world obstacles.


Ryan Wong
Assistant Vice President, SingPost

IoT is an up and comping technology and I do not have the background and clear knowledge of it. The course shortened the learning curve and provided me the ability to use in my work. GSTF Trainers were knowledgeable and workshops provided practical know how in addition to theoretical concepts.


Liew Siek Fong
Assistant Vice President, SingPost (IT Infrastructure & Support)

As technology evolves where devices interoperates to improve / change the way of living to be more efficient and increases productivity. This course allows us to gain more insights on the risk and opportunity of what IoT can bring to us. GSTF Trainer is also able to share with the class real life examples of what / where IoT are around us.


Assistant Vice President, SingPost

This course helped me to connect the “buzz” words floating on IoT space and gave a very clear approach to implement IoT in our organisation. What was only theoretical knowledge before attending this course, now converted to a practical implementation.


Abdul Aleem
Solutions Architect, SingPost

The CIoTS Course offered by Rapidstart is a quick way to pick up and apply IoT technology to any organisation either in R&D or implementing cutting edge technologies in Singapore context. This technology can be applied to a wide variety of uses with creativity it can reach heights and has potential to create a next wave of Uber and AirBnB.


Mohamad Ideal Bin Ismail
Infocomm Technology, Corporate Development Department

GSTF trainer was very helpful and knowledgeable in facilitating the class. He didn’t withhold or hesitate to share his industrial expertise and real-time cases with the class. The materials covered were comprehensive and relevant to current industry requirements and standards. I would definitely recommend this course to my friends and colleagues.


Naresh Punjabi
SVP, United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB)

The training at Rapidstart and the GSTF certification has enhanced my skills related with respect to date mining tools and data warehouse architecture. The course is well structured and designed to equip any student with precise theory and practical knowledge on data mining and data warehouse subjects.The GSTF trainer is very knowledgeable, passionate and shared valuable industry experiences that was useful to me and other students. The training materials were well organized and comprehensive for the course.


Ravi Sharmila
Lecturer, Republic Polytechnic

The course by GSTF on CIoTS helped me to leverage and explore various IoT platforms, architecture models and choose the correct platform for a specific project. The trainer is more helpful and he went extra mile to put himself into our shoes to understand the basic concepts. After the course I am able to understand the different pieces of an IoT system and how they interact. MANY THANKS to RAPIDSTART for introducing the new technologies and keep us up-to-date. I will be attending the next level, which is CIoTP and I would like to recommend any one interested in IOT to complete all three courses offered by GSTF and Rapidstart (CIoTS, CIoTP, IOTS) to understand the big picture of IoT.


Mr. Sun Lei

As a lecturer in IT area, I need to keep on my pace with new technologies and innovations. Currently, Cloud computing is one of the very hot topics, and I was convinced it would be of value to explore more in detail by attending a training and certification program so that I could impart what I acquired (knowledge) to my students. With lessons, discussions and hands-on practices provided in the five days. I attended the training at Rapidstart (ATP of GSTF), this course covered from the foundations to in-depth knowledge of cloud computing and had provided me with valuable knowledge and insights.


Madushan Alwis
Assistant Manager, NUS Development Office

I am so glad that I attended the CBAS course in December 2014. The training program has provided me with an in-depth understanding of data architecture & data mining. This has made me feel confident that I could make good contributions to my organisation as a result of this training program. The course was not just theory; we learnt how things work in the commercial world from a very practical point of view. And it truly helped that the lecturer had years of experience working in large organisation. Rapidstart also provided us with all the necessary tools for a complete learning experience. For example, laptops already loaded with the Rapid Miner software and data provided for the data mining hands on exercises were very useful. If anyone is considering getting a complete and in-depth understanding on business analytics and being able to add more value to their organisation, I highly recommend attending the CBAS offered by Rapidstart in partnership with GSTF.


Mr. Sng Teck Guan
IT Support Engineer, Jardine OneSolution Pte Ltd

Rapidstart training program was very comprehensive and hands on as well theory and concepts on Business Analytics. Though I was relatively new to BA, I was able to acquire in depth understanding and knowledge by attending this program. GSFT/Rapidstart Trainer was very knowledgeable and assisted us in acquiring skills in BA through theory and concepts as well as thru the hands-on sessions. I would like to thank everyone at Rapidstart Pte Ltd and GSFT for spending time and effort during the course to impart and transfer knowledge and know how on BA.


Low Wei Dong
National University of Singapore Student

As an accountancy student it is imperative for me to understand the company’s financial process. This course gave me deeper insights into the company’s information systems and how I may use the data provided to drive further value into the company. With the instructor’s deep experience in these analytical programs I was able to gain further insights into the field. I really enjoyed the flexibility of the course as the instructor delved into other topics like MongoDB that was not into the course.


Mr. Andy Ng Zhixian
Product Manager, Open Business Solutions Pte Ltd

The course has provided valuable knowledge and insights about Cloud Computing to aid in my job as a Product Manager (Technology). I especially enjoyed the detailed technical discussions and hands-on practical which further deepened my understanding of the impact, benefits and architecture of the Cloud. The Principal trainer from GSTF is very knowledgeable of his respective areas of technology specializations, helpful, and openly shared his expertise and industry experiences regarding Cloud Computing that helped us to better relate the knowledge to. I would recommend this course to anyone who is keen to further his/her expertise in Cloud Computing.


Mr. Julius D. Roberts
Undergraduate Student, Singapore Management University (SMU)

I am an Undergraduate in SMU majoring in Operations Management. I attended the Certified Cloud Computing Specialist (CCCS) coursed offered by RapidStart. Being a business major, I had little technical knowledge in the field of cloud computing. However, based on a recommendation from a friend, and my keen interest in the prospects of cloud computing, I decided to give the CCCS course a shot! Despite having no knowledge, Rapidstart’s Principal Trainer was very patient and knowledgeable in this field, and answered our queries and even gave us significant insights into the world of cloud computing. Furthermore, the hands-on practical session was an eye-opener as I was able to create my own cloud!


Ong Tian Hui
NTU Student

As a mathematical science student (specializationstatistics) , CBAS provides a platform to introduce Business Analytics Concepts to me. It creates a portfolio of skills using data mining tools such as RapidMiner. Aspiring to be a data scientist it helps me to embark on my data science journey so that I can further advance my expansion of data science knowledge in future. The course material is highly relevant to my studies and clear explanation from the trainer I can understand the materials better. The Administrative support staff are friendly, and my queries were promptly responded. It is a good introductory course to understand data science concepts.


Josiah Goh
Nanyang Technological University Student

As an accountancy student of NTU I find this course very fulfilling. I am interested to find out about business analytics and this CBAS course has provide me with necessary skills and tools to provide necessary business analysis to my future employers. GSTF Principal Trainer is a great educator who has demonstrated her passion and expertise to impart knowledge to her students, making learning enjoyable.


Su Hlaing Hnin
Information Technology Officer, Tecity Group (Singapore)

I would like to recommend this CBAS course offered by GSTF and its Training partner RapidStart to any IT professional and consultant as all topics covered in the course are practical and useful. Once again, thank you RapidStart for providing an excellent course on Business Analytics. I learnt more than I expected.


Joey Wong
Human Resource Officer, Temasek Polytechnic

CBAS course has offered me a valuable insight to the fundamentals of business analytics and how it can be implemented in an organisation. Prior to attending the course, I do not have any background on data / business analytics. After the course, through the good teachings of the instructor, I am more confident on the subject. Thanks to GSTF instructor who are always willing to share his knowledge during the class.


Soo Wei Heng
NTU Student

Lessons are well paced even for people without IT or Computing background. I could appreciate the importance and usefulness in Business Analytics as student graduating into a working adult as there is a trend in rapid automation across all industries. Basic data architecture and software applications skills were critical skills being taught and tools like RapidMiner and MongoDB were exposed in my learning journey.


Seah Wei Liang James
Singapore Institute of Technology

As a student who will be heading out soon to the industry , this course has equipped me with the skills and knowledge that is much sought after in the industry. GSTF trainer has helped us, I have learnt more about the importance of data science. GSTF administrative staff are also very helpful. Overall, it is a pleasant experience.


Lee Kerui
Singapore Institute of Technology

As a student specializing in Software Engineering, it is an eye opning experience under GSTF training. GSTF trainers are equipped with in depth knowledge in Business Analytics and have provided me with the Skillsets that are relevant to the current job market. I am sure that the skillset and knowledge that I had acquired from GSTF training will be beneficial to my future endeavours.


Tan Yan Ting
Full Time Student (Singapore Institute of Management)

With the rise in Fintech and rapid growth of data collection, this course equips me with the skills to harness and process all this information. As a final year undergraduate looking to go into the finance industry where huge amount of data is generated every minute, the knowledge in data storage and skills to gather insights from the information gives me an edge over my peers. GSTF course CDAS course is informative and engaging with knowledgeable trainer who made learning a new computing language less challenging.


Jason Leong
Singapore Institute of Technology

As a student in university pursuing a software engineering degree, it is important to be up to date with the latest and future technology currently in the early stages. Over here at RadpidStart, I get to learn from trainers who are experienced in their field of work. In addition, they are professional in their teaching. Under their guidance, I got to know more about cloud computing in a different approach. With the skills and knowledge learnt here, I hope to apply it on future business opportunity. Finally, I would highly recommend other students and working adults to take up this course.


Karen Tay
Final year Student (NTU)

As a final year student who is graduating next year, being well-equipped with data analytics skills such as R & Hadoop would give me an edge in terms of employability in the job market. GSTF has aided me in terms of understanding more about data analytics as it is something which I am not usually exposed to in the school. Furthermore, the GSTF trainer is patient in her teaching and has helped me greatly in the knowledge acquisition process. With the completion of this course, I am now more confident when handling data related tasks.


Mary Ann De Leon
IT Audit Senior Manager, Seagate

The course has provided valuable information and insights about Cloud Computing. I especially enjoyed the detailed technical discussions which further deepened my understanding of the technology and architecture of the Cloud. The Principal trainers from GSTF are professional, extremely knowledgeable of their respective areas of technology specializations, helpful, and openly shared their expertise and industry experiences regarding Cloud Computing. I would recommend this course to anyone who is keen to further his/her expertise in Cloud Computing.


Ang Rui Bin Randy
NTU Student

The instructor provided very valuable knowledge and information about Business Analytics. She is able to condense difficult concepts into simple terms so that we are able to understand easily. On top of that she went beyond the syllabus and taught us concepts that were related to Data Analytics but not in the scope of this course. Example: Hadoop file system and NoSQL tools such as MongoDB. She also sparked my interests in increasing my knowledge in other fields as well such as Machine Learning and IoT.


Tay Jin Yee
NationalUniv of Singapore Student

This course has equipped me with the skills and knowledge which are relevant in the workforce. I feel this course has prepared me more for my career the future. The trainer provided examples and made the difficult concepts with technical jargon easier to understand for us students. I highly recommend this course for students and working professionals even without any experience in analytics as this course is very beginner friendly.


Benjamin Chan
IT Architect, Telstra International

This course offered very interesting insights into Internet of Things and gave me a better understanding of the component needed in an IoT Setup


Ng Lee Yen
Singapore Institute of Technology

As an ICT Software Engineering student, I have to deal with various data management systems, and this actually sparked my interest in data analysis. Through this course, I was able to better understand how business analytics can deliver competitive advantage for enterprises. This beneficial knowledge has further expanded my scope of study beyond just the IT Industry. It was a truly remarkable experience.


Seah Hou Liang
Assoc Programme Director, Singapore University of Technology and Design

The Course has equipped me with insights into IoT Technologies, concepts and practicality. It will allow me to apply these knowledge to my workplace.


Anita Koo
Singapore Institute of Technology

The course offered by GSTF has allowed me to gain knowledge about business analytics. The trainer is approachable and able to clear my doubts on some areas


Li Huiqi
Singapore Institute of Technology

As a student, I am aware of how analytics can help organization predict, monitor trends, mitigate risk and help make better decisions. GSTF Trainers are well versed and knowledgeable. With this, I am able to contribute to the organization when I begin my career.


Ang Hui Xuan
Singapore Institute of Technology

As an ICT software engineering student, I have knowledge in coding but not much knowledge in how I can make use of the output data that I can get from coding. This course offered and equipped me with the tools, resources, and knowledge on how I can present and make use of data in a more useful manner.


Liew Shi Hui
Undergraduate Student (National University of Singapore)

Being an undergraduate, I appreciated how data analytics course gave me greater insights into this practical industry beyond me normal school course curriculum. The 4-days on intensive classes have no doubt taught me very valuable and useful skill sets which I look forward to applying in the real workplace in the time to come. Furthermore, the course has opened my mind up to some of the clustering techniques and predictive modelling algorithms and therefore understand the various outputs and graphs. I am very grateful for my Trainer as she was very clear in her teaching and puts in a lot of effort to answer my queries and confusion. All in all, I believe that anyone who attends this course would be equipped with relevant technical and thinking skills to better contribute to the workforce.


Wong Zhen Ling
Singapore Institute of Technology

GSTF trainer is very approachable and knowledgeable. The trainer went extra mile to put himself into our shoes to understand the basic concepts as well as to share his knowledge and experience during the class. As an ICT student, this course gave me valuable insights on business analytics and how businesses can apply techniques to make useful predictions.


Prasad Tidake
Asst. Operation Manager, MphasiS Pte Ltd

It was immense satisfaction on completion of the course. The training and knowledge material were of highest quality. During training the examples provided/shared and discussed were really fantastic. They were very much in relation to the topic of study. I am sure the training and experience we gained will be useful for me in my current role and future growth.


Roger Lim
NationalUniv of Singapore Student

Course broadened my mind into the world of data science. I did not know the importance of business analytics until I attended this course with the growing importance placed in data science I feel that this course is especially important for non-it personal as introductory course. The main highlights of this course include the RapidMiner tool and regression models.