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Creating an Analytical Dataset

via Udacity


The Creating an Analytical Dataset course provides students with foundational knowledge to input, clean, blend, and format data in preparation for analysis. You will learn:

  • The common sources and types of data
  • To identify and correct common issues with data
  • To format data in useful ways for analysis
  • To blend data from multiple sources together

    Throughout this course you’ll also learn the techniques to apply your knowledge in a data analytics program called Alteryx. At the end of the course, you’ll complete a project based on the principles in the course..

    This course is part of the Business Analyst Nanodegree.

  • Syllabus

    • Understanding Data
      • Learn to identify structured, unstructured, and semistructured data.,Get an introduction to the most common data types.,Learn about the most common sources of data.
    • Data Issues
      • Learn to clean dirty data.,Learn to how to adjust for missing data.,Be able to identify and correct outliers.
    • Data Formatting
      • Learn about the importance of data format for analysis.,Transpose, aggregate, and cross tabulate data.,Learn how to use parse data.
    • Data Blending
      • Learn how to merge data from multiple sources.,Learn to use common data blending techniques.,Explore fuzzy matching and spatial analysis

    Taught by

    Maureen Wolfson


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