Identify use cases for forecasting trends and understand how website traffic volume is predicted.
Visualize and statistically examine the website data by testing the slope of the regression line and creating a line chart in Google Sheets.
Conduct linear regression to predict website traffic volume and compare trend forecasting to other techniques in Google Sheets.
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By the end of this project, you will understand the principles of time-series forecasting used to predict web traffic volume to provide practical business intelligence that can inform operations, resource allocation, and identify opportunities. You will also be able to conduct a web traffic forecast in Google Sheets. To do this, you will work in the free-to-use software Google Sheets while exploring trend forecasting and its applications. Note: This course works best for learners who are based in the North America region. We’re currently working on providing the same experience in other regions.
Some familiarity with spreadsheet software is helpful.
In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:
Review how forecasting supports decision-making and access Google Sheets.
Identify problems that can be solved with statistical forecasting techniques and review how website traffic volume is predicted.
Identify linear and exponential growth and import data into Google Sheets.
Create a line chart and add a linear trend line in Google Sheets.
Conduct linear regression with a linear model to predict web traffic volume in Google Sheets.
Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required
In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step
Are Guided Projects available on desktop and mobile?
Because your workspace contains a cloud desktop that is sized for a laptop or desktop computer, Guided Projects are not available on your mobile device.
Who are the instructors for Guided Projects?
Guided Project instructors are subject matter experts who have experience in the skill, tool or domain of their project and are passionate about sharing their knowledge to impact millions of learners around the world.
Can I download the work from my Guided Project after I complete it?
You can download and keep any of your created files from the Guided Project. To do so, you can use the “File Browser” feature while you are accessing your cloud desktop.
How much experience do I need to do this Guided Project?
At the top of the page, you can press on the experience level for this Guided Project to view any knowledge prerequisites. For every level of Guided Project, your instructor will walk you through step-by-step.
Can I complete this Guided Project right through my web browser, instead of installing special software?
Yes, everything you need to complete your Guided Project will be available in a cloud desktop that is available in your browser.
What is the learning experience like with Guided Projects?
You'll learn by doing through completing tasks in a split-screen environment directly in your browser. On the left side of the screen, you'll complete the task in your workspace. On the right side of the screen, you'll watch an instructor walk you through the project, step-by-step.
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