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About the Course

This is the second course in the Google Data Analytics Certificate. These courses will equip you with the skills needed to apply to introductory-level data analyst jobs. You’ll build on your understanding of the topics that were introduced in the first Google Data Analytics Certificate course. The material will help you learn how to ask effective questions to make data-driven decisions, while connecting with stakeholders’ needs. Current Google data analysts will continue to instruct and provide you with hands-on ways to accomplish common data analyst tasks with the best tools and resources. Learners who complete this certificate program will be equipped to apply for introductory-level jobs as data analysts. No previous experience is necessary. By the end of this course, you will: - Learn about effective questioning techniques that can help guide analysis. - Gain an understanding of data-driven decision-making and how data analysts present findings. - Explore a variety of real-world business scenarios to support an understanding of questioning and decision-making. - Discover how and why spreadsheets are an important tool for data analysts. - Examine the key ideas associated with structured thinking and how they can help analysts better understand problems and develop solutions. - Learn strategies for managing the expectations of stakeholders while establishing clear communication with a data analytics team to achieve business objectives....

Top reviews


Oct 10, 2022

Información muy útil, es muy importante educarnos en cuanto a saber como comunicarnos ya que muchas veces es lo que mas se nos llega a complicar, saber como cuestionar y como presentar la información.


Mar 31, 2021

I just finished the 2nd Course in the Google Data Analyst course - even though I have experience in the field, this course reminded of areas that I should focus on and work to strengthen my skills in.

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By Mostafa A

Feb 17, 2022

This course covers skills for data analysis focusing on Asking SMART questions, structure thinking, mathematical approach, Qualitative and quantitative data added to dashboard and stake holder communication. Other universe skills as effective communication , writing e mails, effective meetings and conflict resolution

By Subramaniam S

Nov 9, 2022

Though the course looks very fundamental to my level of experience, I would strongly recommend this course to everyone in my organization. Not only course 2 but also Course 1 that preceded this course.

The foundations are taking time. They are really worth to set the baseline on terminology, process and workflow.

By sateesh n

May 4, 2022

The course was detailed with all the lectures,practise quizes both Graded and Non-Graded. It's quite fruitful and informative. The course helped in understanding the concepts better and had a crystal clear view. Would like to thank for such an informative and knowledge and skill to offer to the aspirants like me.

By Desiree A C

Jul 12, 2021

Overall, the course has provided me practical lessons in developing my asking and communication skills that will be really helpful being a data analyst. It has also covered behavioral skills tips in acing challenging situations that are typically encountered by almost all employee in their workplace. Great course!

By Alfredo G T B

Feb 19, 2023

Es una excelente guía para iniciar el proyecto indicando la forma de hacer preguntas para conocer los objetivos, expectativas, retos, participantes, tiempos de término de los proyectos, así como, para establecer la comunicación con los miembros del equipo de trabajo y con los clientes interesados (stakeholders).

By Ronald

Mar 8, 2023

This course is packed with insightful topics carefully selected for anyone looking to jump into data analytics. I like the fact that it uses practical and real-world examples to drive the point home. This approach allows the learner to immediately understand the applicability of the knowledge they are learning.

By Maged S

Nov 19, 2022

It's 4.5/5. But I have to choose five stars because a four stars rating is not fair.

The course over-covering the questions and behaviors that should be implemented in different situations. It might have been simpler.

Ximena is a great instructor. I want to thank her for her great efforts. I will really miss her.

By Rodina M H

Jan 30, 2023

Thank you to all the staff on the course, especially the teachers with their simple style and constant encouragement in every step and explaining and detailing each step. Really, I did not find or receive an educational course of this high quality.

thank you Coursera, thank you Google for giving us this chance.

By Juan L A

May 6, 2021

Best analysts dig deep to unserstand what really matters before getting their hands dirty, asking and really listening is paramount, this course gives great tips and techniques to start any data analytics task on the right foot, but hopefully also this brings a mindset change to do this better. Great course!

By Richard W

May 27, 2021

Informative. User friendly. Polished video presentations. Knowledgeable presenters.

Discussion boards encouraged you to interact with fellow students. You could learn by reading about their work experiences. There was Interesting material in the discussions for the student who had the patience to sift it.

By Aikabeli B O

May 15, 2022

I consider it a great previllage to be granted a financial aids to study in almighty Google platform and its affilate institutions, thanks to all the google team and team of instructors that makes this course a success for me, they are very wonderful, Special thanks to Ximena, I love your wonderful smile.

By Colette C

Sep 26, 2021

I really enjoyed this course. The thing I really appreciated is the time that was taken to discuss effective communication and conflict resolution. Both of these are very important in daily life, as well as in the workplace. I am looking forward to starting the next course in this certificate program!

By pratik m

Feb 18, 2022

It's very helpful course to strat thinking as a Data Analyst. It's clearly explain what type of question we have to ask and how trough those question increase knowledge about the project. It's explain Scope of the work, Communication Skill, Team spirit.

Very helpful to start thinking as a Data Analyst.

By Ed J

Feb 18, 2023

I enjoyed this course very much. At times I thought to myself that I would never remember all of it for the Final Course Challenge. But, the way it is structured and the way the Google instructor, Ximena, presented the material was so positive and well done that I knew I could do it when the time came.

By Stuart

Oct 6, 2021

Another really enjoyable course, which was well presented and engaging. Only minor issue was some problems with some of the spreadsheets I downloaded having different date and time formats which didn't work with UK dates in Excel - however I found a fix on the internet so learn something else new!! :)

By 24dwrb

Dec 20, 2021

I really enjoy these courses, it's very interesting and informative and I am learning a lot! I am so excited to continue the next course. Thank you so much for making this program and making it available for every one to use. Aloha! Mele Kalikimaka! Happy Holidays to everyone at Google/Coursera. :)

By Abdullah G

Sep 22, 2022

This course provides an excellent opportunity to brush one's skills in Excel provided the learner takes seriously to the study material given in the links. It also lets the learner delve into the depth of a thoughtful process regarding basic but crucial take off with the analytical problem at hand.

By Khushal K

Aug 5, 2021

When I started the course I thought it was just amazing how the instructor clearly explains everything but when i reached the end I was completely mindblown. It went from being amazing to 100 times better, I loved the content from week 4 and this is probably some of the best learning i've ever done.

By ifeoma i

Sep 5, 2022

I enjoyed every bit of it, the videos were as short and comprehensive as possible, the read up materials were very comprehensive and easy to understand, the instructors made every topic clear, and the use of real life senerios made every topic stick. Thank you for this great learning opportunity

By Tan C T

May 12, 2021

Very important non-technical skills are taught in this course. These skills are very useful when dealing with a real project in real life. Most people focus too much on the data analytics tools, but the skills taught in this course are very crucial to ensure the success of data analysis projects.

By Vairal N

Dec 14, 2022

First of all thank to @Coursera and @Google to give me the oppurtunity to learn Google Data Analytics Course. This Course , Ask Question to Make Data driven decisions is the best Course it has Good quality Content to learn and understand the Concept Very Confidently. Thanks Again All Team.

By Craig H

Jul 3, 2021

Wow, this was a phenomenal course. Learning about topics such as meetings, conflict resolution and structured thinking were aspects of analysis I had never considered but I found them very informative with tons of excellent advice. This course was definitely worth the time and effort I invested.

By Karim A M

Dec 5, 2021

the course is good and the material is planned in a very constructive way, however i think the detail material would be more suitable for a green hand, meaning someone with 0-1 year(s) of work experience, which could be redundant for someone who has work experience looking to learn a new skill.

By Ibukunoluwa O

Oct 31, 2022

This course is great. I learnt a lot. I'd recommend it 100%. I learnt the difference between reports and dashboards. I learnt the difference between Primary and Secondary stakeholders and a lot more. I am also happy about my soft skills as regards handling conflicts and disagreements at work

By Amanda L W

Oct 29, 2022

Very informative and exceeded my expectations. I'm excited to learn more as I continue onto Course 3! So much to take in so I'll be sure to go back through and read the notes I saved. Very helpful information especially if you're looking into getting into this type of career field. Good luck!