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Professional Certificate in
Data Analysis: Absolute Beginners

Please note on December 31, 2019, this program will be retiring and no longer available on edX. If you are interested in earning the Professional Certificate you must be complete the program by December 31, 2019 in order to earn the certificate.

Data Analysis: Absolute Beginners is your starting point to learn the fundamentals of data analysis, statistics, and data visualization to help take your career to the next level.

Data Analysis: Absolute Beginners consists of three courses that give students a powerful data foundation.

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 series, 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
2 - 4 hours per week
For the full program experience

Courses in this program

  1. Microsoft's Data Analysis: Absolute Beginners Professional Certificate

  2. 2–3 hours per week, for 4 weeks
    Practical Data Visualization techniques, tips, and tricks for the aspiring analyst and people who want to start from the beginning in any field needing this critical 21st-century skill.
  3. 2–4 hours per week, for 6 weeks
    Learn essential mathematical skills for analyzing data
  4. 2–4 hours per week, for 6 weeks
    Become Data Literate, no prior experience required. This hands-on course gives you an overview of what a Data Analyst needs to know and deliver, and is meant to inspire you with all the possibilities that Data unlocks for the world.

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Trevor Barnes
Content Developer
Tom Carpenter
Data Science and Research Consultant
Ben Olsen
Sr. Content Developer
Pete Harris
Senior Content Developer
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