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Microsoft Professional Program: Certificate in Data Analysis


Varies, self-paced.

Various; distance learning format.

April 2018 - January 2020.

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: get started with data analysis; analyze data using statistics; create basic data visualizations; pivot and manipulate data; query relational data; build descriptive analytics models and visualizations; communicate data insights; apply data analysis methods in context of organizational and industry-specific scenarios.


Instruction is offered online through edX and through other Microsoft partners.  major topics include: data analysis: a practical approach for absolute beginners; essential math for data analysis using Microsoft Excel online; data visualization; a practical approach for absolute beginners; introduction to data analysis using Microsoft Excel; querying data with T-SQL; analyzing and visualizing data with power bi; analyzing and visualizing data with Microsoft Excel; analytics storytelling for impact; applied data analysis: working in organizations and industries; and data analysis capstone.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Data Science, Information Science, Business, Applied Mathematics, Organizational Management or Leadership (10/18).