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.

  • Course Cost
    Free
    Timeline
    Approx. 2 weeks
    Skill Level
    Beginner
    Included in Course
    • Rich Learning Content

    • Interactive Quizzes

    • Taught by Industry Pros

    • Self-Paced Learning

    • Student Support Community

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    This free course is your first step towards a new career with the Business Analyst Nanodegree Program.

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    Problem Solving with Advanced Analytics

    by Alteryx

    Enhance your skill set and boost your hirability through innovative, independent learning.

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    Course Leads

    • Patrick Nussbaumer
      Patrick Nussbaumer

      Instructor

    What You Will Learn

    Lesson 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.
    Lesson 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.
    Lesson 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.
    Lesson 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.
    Lesson 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.
    Lesson 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.

    What do I get?
    • Instructor videos
    • Learn by doing exercises
    • Taught by industry professionals
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