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Data Analysis and Visualization Fundamentals

IBM via edX Professional Certificate


Data has become a critical asset to nearly every organization. The powerful insights that data analysis and visualization provide is transforming the way organizations operate and how decisions are made. This presents a growing demand for Data Analysts, and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a growth rate of 20% in the data analytics industry until 2028.

The 3-Course Data Analysis and Visualization Fundamentals program enables you to take the first steps towards understanding the essentials of data analysis, and provides the technical skills, knowledge, tools, and hands-on practice experience to begin your career path in data analytics and becoming an industry expert. NO prior programming knowledge or any data analytics knowledge is required.


Courses under this program:
Course 1: Data Analytics Basics for Everyone

Learn the fundamentals of Data Analytics and gain an understanding of the data ecosystem, the process and lifecycle of data analytics, career opportunities, and the different learning paths you can take to be a Data Analyst.

Course 2: Analyzing Data with Excel

Build the fundamental knowledge required to use Excel spreadsheets to perform basic data analysis. The course covers the basic workings and key features of Excel to help students analyze their data.

Course 3: Data Visualization and Building Dashboards with Excel and Cognos

Build the fundamental knowledge necessary to use Excel and IBM Cognos Analytics to create data visualizations and to create dashboards containing those visualizations to help tell a lucid story about data.

Taught by

Sandip Sasha Joy, Steve Ryan and Rav Ahuja

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