Study 10 hrs/week and complete in 3 mo.
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 using Excel, SQL, and Tableau, and you’ll explore how to make data-driven decisions. This program is an ideal choice whether you’re just getting started with data, are interested in applying data skills to a current role, or plan to pursue advanced studies and career roles.
Start building your data skills right away, with hands-on exercises, and projects that use real-world datasets. Collect, organize, and analyze your data, and create your own strategic data visualizations.
Gain and refine new data skills with the support of expert reviewers whose detailed feedback on your projects will ensure you learn everything you need to know to advance through the program.
Draw inspiration and knowledge from thousands of fellow students, stay on track with the support of mentors, and enjoy regular updates and announcements from the program instructors.
Establish foundational data skills that will enable you to take the next important steps in your career. Receive critical guidance about different career options, explore whether learning to program makes sense for your path, and gain the insights necessary to proceed with confidence.
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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.
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Josh has been sharing his passion for data for nearly a decade at all levels of university, and as Lead Data Science Instructor at Galvanize. He's used data science for work ranging from cancer research to process automation.
Dana is an electrical engineer with a Masters in Computer Science from Georgia Tech. Her work experience includes software development for embedded systems in the Automotive Group at Motorola, where she was awarded a patent for an onboard operating system.
Mat is a former physicist, research neuroscientist, and data scientist. He did his PhD and Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of California, Berkeley.
Derek is the CEO of Mode Analytics. He developed an analytical foundation at Facebook and Yammer and is passionate about sharing it with future analysts. He authored SQL School and is a mentor at Insight Data Science.
Sam is the Product Lead for Udacity’s Data Analyst, Business Analyst, and Data Foundations programs. He’s worked as an analytics consultant on projects in several industries, and is passionate about helping others improve their data skills.
great I still learning
Quite good! I came looking to learn sql, and tableau was an added bonus!
Great programme! Excellent experience!
Great opportunity to develop another skill set
The program helped me gain the fundamentals to progress through a career in data. I feel more confident with Excel, SQL and Tableau. I also understand how data using these platforms use theory (statistics) to apply in real situations, thanks to the relevant quizzes. The project rubrics and guidance was very clear and understandable thanks to mentors and slack community. I feel confident in seeking further progress in related nanodegrees such as Data Analyst.
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Learn the fundamentals of analyzing data for any industry.
This Nanodegree program is a great introduction to the fundamentals of data and analysis. You will leave with practical skills that you can apply in any job. These skills are also a great foundation to a career in data analysis and data science.
This Nanodegree program is well-suited for those those looking to apply data skills in their current roles. It is also a great first step on a journey to becoming a data analyst or data scientist. We have more courses that will pick up from where this course leaves off to help you become ready for a career in data science.
Data is a transformational force in every business and analysis of data has become a mandatory skill to have to provide value in any organization. This Nanodegree program offers an introduction to the world of data. If you are just beginning learning about data, this is the course for you.
Udacity’s School of Data consists of several different Nanodegree programs, each of which offers the opportunity to build data skills, and advance your career. These programs are organized around three main career roles: Business Analyst, Data Analyst, and Data Scientist.
The School of Data currently offers two clearly-defined career paths. These paths are differentiated by whether they focus on developing programming skills or not. Whether you are just getting started in data, are looking to augment your existing skill set with in-demand data skills, or intend to pursue advanced studies and career roles, Udacity’s School of Data has the right path for you! Visit How to Choose the Data Science Program That’s Right for You to learn more.
No. This Nanodegree program accepts all applicants regardless of experience and specific background.
There are no prerequisites for enrolling aside from basic computer skills and English proficiency. You should feel comfortable performing basic operations on your computer like opening files and folders, opening applications, and copying & pasting.
The program is comprised of 1 (one) 3 (three)-month term with fixed start and end dates. Students must successfully complete all assigned projects by the end date for each term to graduate. The projects give you an opportunity to apply the skills you've learned in the lessons.
Each project will be reviewed by the Udacity reviewer network. Feedback will be provided and if you do not pass the project, you will be asked to resubmit the project until it passes.
Please see the Udacity Nanodegree program FAQs found here for policies on enrollment in our programs.
The full program consists of 1 (one) 3 (three)-month long term at a cost of USD $599.
Payment is due before the term begins.
Check out the Predictive Analytics for Business Nanodegree program, which focuses on more advanced data analytics like making predictions, but does not require any coding.
Or, if you want to get started with programming in the data field, check out our Programming for Data Science Nanodegree program to build on the concepts you have learned. It will teach you more advanced SQL and also includes other modern programming languages used by Data Analysts and Scientists around the world.