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 Business Analyst Nanodegree Program.

Course Cost
Free
Timeline
Approx. 3 weeks
Skill Level
Intermediate
Included in Course
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Time Series Forecasting

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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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