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How to Become a Data Analyst

via Udacity Nanodegree


Successful Data Analysts have a unique set of skills, and represent important value to organizations eager to make data-powered business decisions. In this program, you’ll learn to use Python, SQL, and statistics to uncover insights, communicate critical findings, and create data-driven solutions. Demand for qualified Data Analysts continues to rise, and as a graduate of this program, you will be prepared to take on these roles.
Use Python, SQL, and statistics to uncover insights, communicate critical findings, and create data-driven solutions.


  • Introduction to Data Analysis
    • Learn the data analysis process of wrangling, exploring, analyzing, and communicating data. Work with data in Python, using libraries like NumPy and Pandas.
  • Advanced Data Wrangling
    • Learn the data wrangling process of gathering, assessing, and cleaning data. Learn to use Python to wrangle data programmatically and prepare it for analysis.
  • Data Visualization with Matplotlib and Seaborn
    • Learn to apply visualization principles to the data analysis process. Explore data visually at multiple levels to find insights and create a compelling story.

Taught by

nd189 Matt Maybeno, cd1827 Ria Cheruvu and Josh Magee


4.6 rating, based on 62 Class Central reviews

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  • Overall i found the course quite valuable in learning material about data analytics. It has given be great tools to apply in my daily work
  • Anonymous
    Data Analyst Nanodegree opens a different world of experience and analysis. Learning has no limitation, especially with ages. I did not know what to expect and thought it would be very hard for me to take the courses because I have no experiences i…
  • Data Analysis and R? Go for it! This was the first course I took since I started thinking about analytics and R. A fellow Data Scientist recommended it to me. I was bit surprised when I saw the level as Intermediate still decided to pursue. Duratio…
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    This is a great job. Some examples going fast more than learner can achieve the goal of it. In lesson 2 you asked me to give analysis on data before teaching steps but the next lessons show steps. I recommend giving steps first then asking a practice. I'm the first stage but I feel it give me more skills. Thanks to all team members.
  • Anonymous
    Foreign Mentors, Unfair Project Submission Guidelines, Kept Charging Me After I Quit I'll keep this brief and exclude some of the positives of the program in order to prove my point. 1) Mentors come once a week, which isn't so bad. The first mentor…
  • Anonymous
    It’s excellent for learning from the starch also it’s challenging in a good way! And the the amount of information and backing them up with articles is really helpful and the people who’s explaining the matter are amazing.
  • Great experience for a beginner
    The Data Analyst Nanodegree in Udacity is a very good preparation for my master program in Analytics at USF. I had little programming experience before doing the Nanodegree. It is easy to follow for beginners, and you can learn A LOT from it. However, it is not easy to go through every course and get the degree certificate. It took me about half a year, and I studied at least one hour almost every day (Maybe it is just my problemT_T). Anyway, as long as you stick with it, it worths your time.
    I am not sure this nanodegree will guarantee a good job, as I am still studying deeper in data analytics instead of looking for a job. But it is a good choice if you are a beginner.
  • Anonymous
    Data Analyst NanoDegree Program
    I've completed data analyst program and I was really satisfied about entire education. Even the most complex subjects are explained simple and understandable. Order of units were very well designed, examples of each subject were selected from up-to-date topics. EDA and Introduction to machine learning parts were my favorite units. Every project had given me more confident on each subject. As a last comment reviews were exremely detailed and helped me understanding the subjects nearly as well as learning from videos. Thanks to all Udacity team.
  • Anonymous
    Data analyst Nanodegree I have done the Nanodegree and lots of other Udacity courses. Pro : I think the degree is a well organised to the world of data science and data analytics. The cost is affordable if you take into account the project portfo…
  • Haroun
    Neat video lectures with lots of hands-on experience I think one of the important aspects that Udacity shines at is their video lectures quality and the way they present content. The fact that there is no slides in the video lectures makes you alway…
  • Anonymous
    So far it is very professional. It correctly matches my needs, and I am so happy I took this step to be part of this wonderful nanodegree program.

    Looking forward to purchuase other nanodegrees related to Data Science in the near future.

    Thank you for all your effort!
  • Bringing the Data Science market closer to you! :D This program provided me knowledge over a lot of very important subjects related to the field (Statistics, Data Wrangling, Exploratory Data Analysis, Machine Learning, Data Visualization, and others…
  • Ndiashie Nkwenti
    Perfect. When I am on the project I feel like I am doing consultancy already. Very practical and real but also very challenging. I am learning new skills
  • Adel Lassag
    Udacity Front-end NanoDegree program
    The program is perfect, magically well designed, teachers are amazing, by the way I would thank them. Lessons well organised, I've learned lot of stuff,I recommand to everyone who wants really grow his skills to not hesitate to pick this Nanodegree progam, harry up guys!
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    Joe Foley
    It is actually MUCH better than I had hoped I was skeptical when I enrolled in UDACITY's Data Analysis Nano Degree Program but not only have they provided the experience they said they would they have steadily made improvements since I enrolled.…
  • Anonymous
    Udacity Data Analyst Nanodegree Review If you are interested to know more about Data Analytics, then Udacity's Nanodegree programs are the best way to start off. It's just that their instructional design is great, it also makes sure to deep explore…
  • Anonymous
    The course work is very structured and takes in every detail with step by step explanation!I am excited to learn more and try out different projects in the forthcoming weeks!
  • Anonymous

    "I was very impressed by the prompt and detailed review I received from my 1st project. Looking forward to starting a new challenge."
  • Anonymous
    World class learning Udacity offers a truly unique mix in their teaching methods. There are some cases where a lecturer is talking at you, but they last between 2 and 3 minutes before you are hands on the keyboard trying code again. Sometimes they…
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    Jens Hampe
    Great programm that meets my expectaions. I love to learn new things and update or recall my knowledge.

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