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Gain well-rounded analysis skills

Professional Certificate in
Data Analysis: Essential Skills

What you will learn

  • Course 1: Querying Data with Transact-SQL
  • Course 2: Analyzing and Visualizing Data with Excel
  • Course 3: Introduction to Data Analysis using Excel

Please note on October 31, 2020, this program will be retiring and no longer available on edX. If you are interested in earning the Professional Certificate you must complete the program by October 31, 2020, in order to earn the certificate.

Data Analysis: Essential Skills teaches core analytics principles, including how to manipulate and query large data sets. Students will work with T-SQL and use pivot tables for data visualization.

This program consists of three highly focused courses that you can take at your own pace.

Our approach combines self-directed online learning with hands-on labs, using the latest tools so you can hit the ground running. By enrolling in a shorter program, you can more quickly gain a standalone Professional Certificate and the valuable analytics skills that employers are looking for

Expert instruction
3 skill-building courses
Progress at your own speed
4 months
3 - 4 hours per week
For the full program experience

Courses in this program

  1. Microsoft's Data Analysis: Essential Skills Professional Certificate

  2. 4–5 hours per week, for 6 weeks

    From querying and modifying data in SQL Server or Azure SQL to programming with Transact-SQL, learn essential skills that employers need.

  3. 2–4 hours per week, for 6 weeks

    Develop your skills with Excel, one of the common tools that data scientists depend on to gather, transform, analyze, and visualize data.

  4. 2–4 hours per week, for 4 weeks

    Learn the basics of Excel, one of the most popular data analysis tools, to help visualize and gain insights from your data.

    • 5% of companies are predicted to adopt big data analytics by 2022. (World Economic Forum)
    • In the United States alone, there is a shortage of 151,717 people with data science skills. (LinkedIn Workforce Report)
    • 28% projected spike in demand for data scientists and advanced analysts by 2020. (Forbes)

Meet your instructors

from Microsoft
Dany Hoter
Solutions Architect
Geoff Allix
Microsoft Certified IT Professional for SQL Server
Content Master
Graeme Malcolm
Senior Content Developer
Microsoft Learning Experiences
Jonathan Sanito
Senior Content Developer

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