This program will help you advance your career in business analytics. You’ll build fluency in two leading software packages: Alteryx, a tool that enables you to prepare and analyze data quickly; and Tableau, a powerful data visualization tool. During the program, you’ll learn to implement a variety of predictive models to solve business problems.
Business analysts equipped with the latest analytical techniques bring tremendous value to an organization, enabling companies to take action with confidence. Through this program, you'll build proficiency in business intelligence and predictive analytics, and you won't need programming experience to do it!
We've partnered with leading companies to build a world-class curriculum that includes working on real-world, business analytics projects. Each project is an opportunity to approach a common business problem, analyze the data, and provide a recommended solution.
The Business Analyst Nanodegree program is designed to ensure your long-term success in the field. The skills you learn will prepare you for jobs in predictive and business analytics, and you’ll be ready to deliver immediate value to any organization. We will support you throughout your learning journey; from gaining valuable technical and career skills, to landing your dream job.Designed to prepare you for career success in predictive and business analytics.
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Students who enroll should be familiar with algebra and descriptive statistics and have experience working with data in Excel. Working knowledge of SQL and Tableau is a plus, but not required. See detailed requirements.
In this course, we give you a framework to help you organize and plan your analytical approach. We also introduce both simple Linear Regression and Multiple Linear Regression.Predict Sales for a Catalog Launch
Data Wrangling is at the core of all data activity. In this course you learn how to work with different data types,dirty data, and outliers. You will also learn how to reformat data and join data from different sources together.Create an Analytical Dataset
Classification models are a powerful tool for business analyst. In this course, you learn more about binary and non-binary classification models and how to use them to drive business insights.Predict Loan Default Risk
Helping businesses make the best decisions is an essential part of Business Analysis. Planning and executing the analysis of an AB test allow you to provide confident recommendations. In this course, you learn how to create, execute, and analyze an AB test.A/B Test a Menu Launch
Time Series Forecasting is a powerful analytical tool. In this course, you learn how ETS and ARIMA models are used to forecast data and how they deal with trends and seasonality. These skills will be evaluated in the final project.
Segmentation and Clustering are effective methods for finding patterns in your data. In this course, you learn how to prepare data to be clustered appropriately and interpret results.Combine Predictive Techniques
Patrick Nussbaumer is Technical Activation Director at Alteryx, Inc. Prior to Alteryx, Patrick has spent the past 20 years in a variety of roles focused on data analysis, telecommunications, and financial services industries
Ben Burkholder is a senior solution engineer at Alteryx, Inc. In this role he works extensively with clients to help develop plans to solve complex business problems around data preparation, geospatial analysis, and predictive analytics
Maureen Wolfson is a Solution Engineer at Alteryx, Inc. She has more than 20 years of data analysis expertise specializing in data, customer and geospatial analysis.
Rod Light is a Solutions Engineer Practice Lead at Alteryx, where he helps customers and prospects design data analytics solutions for their businesses using Alteryx.
Tony Moses is a Solutions Engineer at Alteryx, Inc. He works with customers to help develop plans to solve complex business problems around data preparation, geospatial analysis and predictive analytics.
I can recommend the program to everyone who has interest in business analysis.
The best part of the program was the mentor. My first one was awful, but the second one (Justin Chase) was phenomenal. Without Justin's positive motivation I was prepared to cancel out of the program. I'm glad I stuck with the program to completion. My one item of feedback on the actual material - please add additional information and lessons around ACF and PCF and how to better understand which ARIMA models to use.
I'm happy in overall with the nanodegree but I feel a little alone. I miss more support from my teachers. I use Slack, watch the posts of my classmates and send my own posts but sometimes I have to wait several days the answers of my teachers. With the projects no problem, the feedback is very quick and I keep going on learning the contents. On the other hand, I think the nanodegree is very well structured and the contents are very relevant and useful. I come from the business field, MBA field, and sometimes I feel it's very hard to learn the concepts so in this sense I miss more support from my teachers
I have learned more in this course than in all other small byte classes on analytics I have taken combined. Both Alteryx and Tableau are powerful tools and I look forward to using both and continuing to increase my analytical skills.
The Predictive Analytics for Business Nanodegree program focuses on using predictive analytics to support decision making, and does not go into coding like the Data Analyst Nanodegree program does. You will use software tools (Alteryx and Tableau) rather than open source programming languages. This Nanodegree program also spends more time exploring predictive analytics, and less time on topics like statistics, data wrangling, and data visualization.
The Data Analyst Nanodegree program requires coding experience and deeper statistics knowledge. It dives further into data wrangling and analytics using Python and SQL. Because data analysts are expected to do a lot more data cleaning, model making, and data processing, this Nanodegree program is accordingly more technical than the Predictive Analytics for Business Nanodegree program.
For this Nanodegree program you will need a computer, Internet, Cloud instance with GPU, Linux hardware or virtual machine, and recommend an NVIDIA TX2 though it is not required.
For this Nanodegree program you will need a computer, Internet, Windows Operating System, and a 64 bit computer.