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Data ModelData QualityData AnalysisSQL

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English

Subtitles: English, Korean

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

Data and Analysis in the Real World

9 videos (Total 58 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
9 videos
Introduction to the Specialization1m
0. Introduction to Data & Analysis in Real World1m
1. Thinking about Analytical Problems6m
2. Conceptual Business Models6m
3. The information-Action Value Chain (Part 1)9m
4. The information-Action Value Chain (Part 2)11m
5. Real World Events and Characteristics8m
6. Data Capture by Source Systems10m
3 readings
Week 1 Lecture Slides10m
Week 1 Quiz Answer Key10m
You can now start part 1 of the final assignment!1m
1 practice exercise
Week 1 Quiz24m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

Analytical Tools

7 videos (Total 72 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
1. Data Storage and Databases12m
2. Big Data & the Cloud14m
3. Virtualization, Federation, and In-Memory Computing8m
4. The Relational Database14m
5. Data Tools Landscape11m
6. The Tools of the Data Analyst9m
3 readings
Week 2 Lecture Slides10m
Week 2 Quiz Answer Key10m
You can now start part 2 of the final assignment!10m
1 practice exercise
Week 2 Quiz34m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

Data Extraction Using SQL

7 videos (Total 56 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
1. Introduction to SQL9m
2. Aggregating and Sorting Data in SQL11m
3. Extracting Data from Multiple Tables10m
4. Stacking Data with UNION Command5m
5. Extending SQL Queries Using Operators10m
6. Using SQL Subqueries6m
3 readings
Week 3 Lecture Slides10m
Week 3 SQL Assignment Answer Key10m
You can now start part 3 of the final assignment!10m
1 practice exercise
SQL Coding Assignment20m
Week
4
5 hours to complete

Real World Analytical Organizations

6 videos (Total 63 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
6 videos
1. Analytical Organizations – Roles11m
2. Analytical Organizations – Structures11m
3. Data Governance8m
4. Data Privacy17m
5. Data Quality11m
2 readings
Week 4 Lecture Slides10m
Week 4 Quiz Answer Key10m
1 practice exercise
Week 4 Quiz34m
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Top reviews from Introduction to Data Analytics for Business

By KTNov 20th 2017

Great course to start your career in Business Analytics. Rich content and well organised. Thoroughly enjoyed doing this course. Highly recommended this course for Analytics enthusiasts.

By HASep 12th 2017

I love this course. the lecture teach me to have a framework of thinking to become an analyst. Although some course need more references from internet, overall the course is great

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David Torgerson

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About University of Colorado Boulder

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About the Advanced Business Analytics Specialization

The Advanced Business Analytics Specialization brings together academic professionals and experienced practitioners to share real world data analytics skills you can use to grow your business, increase profits, and create maximum value for your shareholders. Learners gain practical skills in extracting and manipulating data using SQL code, executing statistical methods for descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analysis, and effectively interpreting and presenting analytic results. The problems faced by decision makers in today’s competitive business environment are complex. Achieve a clear competitive advantage by using data to explain the performance of a business, evaluate different courses of action, and employ a structured approach to business problem-solving. Check out a one-minute video about this specialization to learn more!...
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