Data Analysis: Take It to the MAX()

Provided by Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) (DelftX)
$99 USD
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Intermediate
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Enhance your data analysis skills using spreadsheets and data visualization. Increase your productivity and make better business decisions.

Professional CertificateData Analysis & Visualization with Excel
Course Format:Instructor-Led
Start Date:May 15, 2018

What you will learn

  • Overcome data analysis challenges in your work and research
  • Increase your productivity and make better business decisions
  • Enhance your data analysis skills using spreadsheets
  • Learn about advanced spreadsheet possibilities like array formulas and pivottables
  • Learn about Excel 2013 features like PowerPivot & PowerMap
  • Learn to organize and test your spreadsheets

Overview

EX101x is for all of those struggling with data analysis. That crazy data collection from your boss? Megabytes of sensor data to analyze? Looking for a smart way visualize your data in order to make sense out of it? We’ve got you covered!

Using video lectures and hands-on exercises, we will teach you cutting-edge techniques and best practices that will boost your data analysis and visualization skills.

We will take a deep dive into data analysis with spreadsheets: PivotTables, VLOOKUPS, Named ranges, what-if analyses, making great graphs - all those will be covered in the first weeks of the course. After that, we will investigate the quality of the spreadsheet model, and especially how to make sure your spreadsheet remains error-free and robust.

Finally, once we have mastered spreadsheets, we will demonstrate other ways to store and analyze data. We will also look into how Python, a programming language, can help us with analyzing and manipulating data in spreadsheets.

EX101x is created using Excel 2013 and Windows. Most assignments can be made using another spreadsheet program and operating system as well, but we cannot offer full support for all configurations.

The goal of this course is to help you to overcome data analysis challenges in your work, research or studies. Therefore we encourage you to participate actively and to raise real data analysis problems that you face in our discussion forums.

LICENSE
The course materials of this course are Copyright Delft University of Technology and are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC-BY-NC-SA) 4.0 International License.

Before you start

Some experience in working with spreadsheets (with software such as Excel, OpenOffice Calc, Google Spreadsheets and etc.).
  • Instructor-Led: course contains assignments and exams that have specific due dates, and you complete the course within a defined time period.
  • Course ends: Jan 17, 2019

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