About this Specialization

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Deriving insights from data and communicating findings has become an increasingly important part of virtually every profession. This Specialization prepares you for this data-driven transformation by teaching you the core principles of data analysis and visualization and by giving you the tools and hands-on practice to communicate the results of your data discoveries effectively. You will be introduced to the modern data ecosystem, consisting of databases and other data sources within and outside your organization. You will learn the skills required to successfully start data analysis tasks by becoming familiar with spreadsheets like Excel. You will examine different data sets, load them into the spreadsheet, and employ techniques like summarization, sorting, filtering, & creating pivot tables. Creating stunning visualizations is a critical part of communicating your data analysis results. You will use Excel spreadsheets to create the many different types of data visualizations such as line plots, bar charts, pie charts. You will also create advanced visualizations such as treemaps, scatter charts & map charts. You will then build interactive dashboards quickly and easily with IBM Cognos Analytics. This Specialization is designed for learners interested in starting a career in the field of Data or Business Analytics, as well as those in other professions, who need basic data analysis and visualization skills to supplement their primary job tasks.
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Beginner Level
Approx. 4 months to complete
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English
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online courses
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule
Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Beginner Level
Approx. 4 months to complete
Suggested 2 hours/week
English

There are 3 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Introduction to Data Analytics

4.7
stars
439 ratings
106 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Excel Basics for Data Analysis

4.7
stars
159 ratings
29 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Data Visualization and Dashboards with Excel and Cognos

4.6
stars
66 ratings
15 reviews

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