This program is for anyone who wishes to gain foundational data skills that are applicable to virtually all fields. You’ll learn to collect, organize, and analyze data with Excel and SQL; build Excel models to analyze possible business outcomes; and visualize and communicate your findings using Tableau. This program is an ideal choice whether you’re just getting started with data, are interested in applying data skills to your current role, or plan to pursue further studies or career goals. Gain foundational data skills applicable to any industry. Collect and analyze data, model business scenarios, and communicate your findings with SQL, Excel, and Tableau.
This is an introductory program and has no prerequisites. In order to succeed, we recommend having experience using a computer and being able to download and install applications.See detailed requirements.
Welcome to the Program
Meet your instructors and learn how to optimize your classroom. Learn how people use data to answer questions, and find your own insights from a data dashboard.
Interpret a Data Visualization
Introduction to Data
Learn how to use statistics and visuals to find and communicate insights. Develop Excel skills to manipulate, analyze, and visualize data in a spreadsheet. Build Excel models to analyze possible business outcomes.
Analyze NYSE Data
SQL for Data Analysis
Learn to use Structured Query Language (SQL) to extract and analyze data stored in databases.
Query a Digital Music Store Database
Learn to apply design and visualization principles to create impactful data visualizations, build data dashboards, and tell stories with data.
Build Data Dashboards
Josh Bernhard , Dana Sheahan, Mat Leonard, Derek Steer, Sam Nelson, Tamim N., Ayushi J., Vikki V., Jaldeep B., Andrew M. and Eefje S.
I was thinking about which course to choose to gain new skills and start a career in the data world and as I had no experience, I decided to start with the basics. The Business Analytics course is great, from the beginning I felt like I was learning, they share real cases, experiences and clearly define the context in which the subject is focused. The concepts are learned progressively, and with exercises to practice. One of my favourite parts of the course is the summaries and reviews of the theory given in the videos. I'm already saving up to buy the next Nanodegree, because education is always a good investment. :)
Great! I'm impressed with the set-up and process. Although, I come with some existing skills related to the courses, I'm learning many new things. Absorbing the concepts are a big plus. The method of breaking down item by item only to build up to the final result is working well with me and my learning style.
This program has been quite interesting so far, has helped me to get back in contact with terms I hadn’t use in a long time and has helped me to discover new areas of interest. Recommended to all those who want to dig deeper in the data-based decision making.
I am increasingly finding Udacity's process of teaching as a highly effective method to educate. Thank you Udacity for creating a user experience that is smooth, engaging, and even a little fun!
Ayomide Enoch Fadeyi
The program has been awesome so far.
It really meets my need as a practising financial data analyst.