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Analyze data and discover insights

Professional Certificate in
Data Analysis: Absolute Beginners

What you will learn

  • Course 1: Fundamentals of Data Analysis
  • Course 2: Math and Statistics for Absolute Beginners
  • Course 3: Data Visualization for Absolute Beginners

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. It is one of three programs that make up the Microsoft Professional Program in Data Analysis.

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—all at a 10 percent discount.

Expert instruction
3 skill-building courses
Progress at your own speed
2-4 months
32 - 60 hours of effort
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.
    • 85% 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
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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