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Problem Solving with Advanced Analytics

Free Course

Structured approaches to problem solving

Related Nanodegree Program

Introduction to Programming

In collaboration with
  • Alteryx

About this course

The Problem Solving with Analytics course provides students with the foundational knowledge to use data analytics to create business insights. You will learn:

  • To apply a useful framework to solve a business problem
  • To determine which analytical method to apply given the nature of the problem and available data
  • To use linear regression to generate business insights

    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.

  • What you will learn

    1. The Analytical Problem Solving Framework
      • Learn a framework for structured problem solving.
      • Get introduced to predictive analysis.
      • See examples of a variety of business problems.
    2. Selecting an Analytical Methodology
      • Learn to select the correct analytical methodology.
      • Get introduced to the Methodogy Map.
      • Learn to recognize numeric vs. non-numeric outcomes.
    3. Linear Regression
      • Apply the Problem Solving Framework to a business problem.
      • Learn how to use simple linear regression models.
      • Use categorical variables in linear regression.

    Prerequisites and requirements

  • No programming experience required
  • Interested in using data to make better business decisions
  • Alteryx license (provided to nanodegree students at no cost, compatible with Windows only)

  • See the Technology Requirements for using Udacity.

    Why take this course?

    Using advanced analytics is less about being a statistics wiz and more about understanding how to approach problems and knowing what tools to use. In this course you will be introduced to predictive analytics, a powerful tool to help businesses analyze data and predict future outcomes and trends. You’ll learn a scientific approach to solving problems with data, a foundational skill for anyone interested in making data driven decisions in a business context. You'll be introduced Alteryx, a data analytics tool that enables you prepare, blend, and analyze data quickly. This course is ideal for anyone who is interested in pursuing a career in business analysis, but lacks programming experience.

    Learn with the best.

    • Patrick Nussbaumer
      Patrick Nussbaumer