• Length:
    6 Weeks
  • Effort:
    2–4 hours per week
  • Price:

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  • Level:
    Introductory
  • Language:
    English
  • Video Transcript:
    English

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Prerequisites

Basic excel proficiency, fundamental math and statistics background, data visualization fluency

About this course

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While the fundamental skills of data analysis contain common patterns across every organization and industry, there are specific considerations when tackling data analyst work in context. This course is meant to give the aspiring data analyst deeper practice in specific organizational and industrial contexts so that they can be better prepared for the unique contexts they’ll find themselves in when doing work on the job.

You will explore data analysis within the context of business, education, healthcare, and government and we will explore different career paths within each.

What you'll learn

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  • Understand Data’s contexts and applications in specific industries and in organizational settings
  • Practice common data analyst techniques while adapting for unique scenarios
  • How to work with different types of data
  • Try out different types of data analyst roles to see what data problems resonate
  • Learn about where a Data Analyst career can go from this course and beyond
Module 1: Data Analysis in Context
Module 2: Data Analysis for Business
Module 3: Data Analysis for Education
Module 4: Data Analysis for Healthcare
Module 5: Data Analysis for Government
Module 6: Careers for Data Analysts

Meet your instructors

Ben Olsen
Sr. Content Developer
Microsoft
Tom Carpenter
Data Science and Research Consultant
Trevor Barnes
Content Developer
Self-employed

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Frequently asked questions

Q: Do I need desktop Excel?
A: Yes. 

Q: Do I need a Windows computer to complete the course?
A: No. You can complete the labs using a computer running Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux.