About this Course

The Time Series Forecasting course provides students with the foundational knowledge to build and apply time series forecasting models in a variety of business contexts. You will learn:

  • The key components of time series data and forecasting models
  • How to use ETS (Error, Trend, Seasonality) models to make forecasts
  • How to use ARIMA (Autoregressive, Integrated, Moving Average) models to make forecasts

    Throughout this course you’ll also learn the techniques to apply your knowledge in a data analytics program called Alteryx.

    This course is part of the Predictive Analytics for Business Nanodegree Program.

  • Course Cost
    Free
    Timeline
    Approx. 3 weeks
    Skill Level
    Intermediate
    Included in Course
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    Course Leads

    • Tony Moses
      Tony Moses

      Instructor

    What You Will Learn

    Lesson 1

    Time Series Fundamentals

    • Learn what attributes make data a time series.
    • Get introduced to a variety of simple forecasting methods.
    • Learn about seasonality, trends, and cyclical patterns.
    Lesson 1

    Time Series Fundamentals

    • Learn what attributes make data a time series.
    • Get introduced to a variety of simple forecasting methods.
    • Learn about seasonality, trends, and cyclical patterns.
    Lesson 2

    ETS Models

    • Learn how to build and use ETS models.
    • Use decomposition plots to visualize time series data.
    • Get practice building an ETS model in Alteryx.
    Lesson 2

    ETS Models

    • Learn how to build and use ETS models.
    • Use decomposition plots to visualize time series data.
    • Get practice building an ETS model in Alteryx.
    Lesson 3

    ARIMA Models

    • Learn how to build and use ARIMA models.
    • Learn the techniques used in seasonal and non-seasonal ARIMAs.
    • Get practice building an ARIMA model in Alteryx.
    Lesson 3

    ARIMA Models

    • Learn how to build and use ARIMA models.
    • Learn the techniques used in seasonal and non-seasonal ARIMAs.
    • Get practice building an ARIMA model in Alteryx.
    Lesson 4

    Analyzing and Visualizing Results

    • Learn how to interpret time series model results.
    • Learn how to use holdout samples to compare forecasting models.
    • Visualize your forecasts through various plots.
    Lesson 4

    Analyzing and Visualizing Results

    • Learn how to interpret time series model results.
    • Learn how to use holdout samples to compare forecasting models.
    • Visualize your forecasts through various plots.

    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

    Predictive analytics has proved to be a powerful tool to help businesses analyze data and predict future outcomes and trends. Making forecasts using advanced analytics is crucial in today’s data-driven economy.

    In this course, you’ll learn how to use advanced forecasting models to predict the future. You'll learn this through improving your fluency in 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

    Thanks for your interest!

    We'll be in touch soon.

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