Study 10 hrs/week and complete in 3 mo.
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This program is perfect for beginners. You’ll learn data analysis skills and tools that will help you throughout your career, whether you’re in engineering, sales, marketing, operations, etc. You’ll learn to use Excel, SQL, and Tableau to manipulate, analyze, and visualize data with the end goal of making better, data-informed decisions.
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.
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.
Jared is the Product Lead for Udacity’s Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning programs. He is passionate about democratizing education and spreading opportunity. Prior to Udacity, Jared worked at a data science bootcamp.
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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. See detailed requirements.
In this part, you’ll get an orientation into using our classroom and services. You’ll also get advice for making the best use of your time while enrolled in this program.Interpret a Data Visualization
Learn how to calculate statistics and build visuals used in industry to best display and communicate data insights. Develop proficiency in Microsoft Excel and master the skills necessary to inform decision makers and make an impact using data.Analyze Survey Data
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
In this project, you’ll explore an interactive data dashboard to uncover insights. You’ll write a short report explaining each insight, and how you found the information to reach your conclusion from the dashboard.
In this project, you will query a digital music store database which holds information regarding the store’s media, employees, and customers. You will use the database to help the store gain an understanding of the types of music that are purchased, where customers live, and how the company might optimize their business practices.
In this project, you’ll build interactive dashboards with Tableau and use them to discover and communicate insights from data. You’ll use a dataset of flight delays in the US to visualize the quality of airlines and airports, find the best times to fly, and more.
In this project, you’ll use statistics and Excel to summarize the results of a survey sent to Udacity Nanodegree program alumni. You'll clean the data, adjust for common data issues, use statistics and visualizations to explore the data, and communicate your findings with data visualizations.
Learn Excel, SQL, and Tableau with the help of mentors and personalized feedback from experts. Graduate in 3 months ready to apply your new skills!
Learning foundational data skills will have a positive impact on your career, regardless of your role, or field. In this program, you’ll master fundamental data analysis skills applicable to any industry or profession. You’ll discover why data-driven solutions are more effective, and learn to collect, organize, and analyze data efficiently using Excel and SQL. You’ll also explore data visualization with Tableau, and gain key skills that can support career advancement. This program is perfect for anyone looking to learn essential data analysis skills, and there are no prerequisites to enroll—beginners are welcome!
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