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Certificate in Data Analytics: Techniques for Decision Making

Translate Data Into Actionable Business Insights

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Program Details

  • Location: Online
  • Duration: Varies
  • Times: Flexible, Evenings
  • Cost: $3,747

Next start date:

January 7, 2021

Or get started now in a self-paced session

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About this Program


Nearly every business and organization today is extremely dependent on data. Modern data analytics combines powerful software tools and statistical techniques to produce insights that can improve results in every field and organizational department. Professionals who are adept with these tools and have the latest data analysis skills are highly valuable and in demand.

In this three-course certificate program, you’ll learn how to make — and defend — critical business decisions by wrangling, analyzing, visualizing and interpreting large-scale data sets in meaningful ways. We’ll explore innovative approaches for generating insights and predictions that can boost sales, enhance operational efficiencies and drive qualitative improvements in your products and services. Improve your organization’s data-driven decision making and escalate your own career trajectory.

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DESIGNED FOR

Professionals with a background in statistics and some SQL and database experience who want to learn to work with data to make strategic decisions. 

Those with programming skills who already have experience working with data should consider taking the more advanced Certificate in Data Science. Those looking for an introductory course should take a look at the Foundations of Data Analysis.

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Video Overview

Instructor Greg Weber discusses how the UW data analytics certificate enables students and professionals to draw conclusions from data using cutting-edge data analytics tools.

Duration: 01:36

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • Data analysis and statistical techniques for knowledge discovery
  • Visual discovery and interpretation methods for large data sets
  • Information design, storytelling and presentation using visualization, pivot tables, graphs, charts, infographics and conditional data table formatting
  • Making predictions using decision trees, regression analysis, and supervised and unsupervised learning models
  • R and SQL programming practices

Get Hands-On Experience

  • Use industry-standard software such as Excel, SQL Server, Azure Machine Learning Studio, RStudio and Power BI tools
  • Utilize machine learning models and data mining techniques to create basic prediction, recommendation and classification systems
  • Develop and present a Power BI dashboard that allows users to leverage data in business decision making

Choose the Right Format for You

This certificate program is part of Career Accelerator, which offers a variety of flexible learning formats online and in the classroom. Learn more about our self-paced online option and the accelerated classroom option.

Apply for a Scholarship

You may be eligible to apply for a UW Certificate Scholarship or Rotary Scholarship to cover most of the costs of this program. Scholarships are awarded based on financial need and the potential of the program to positively impact your career. For more information, see the Scholarships page.

Program Overview

Complete the courses listed below to earn the certificate. You may be able to take individual courses without enrolling in the certificate program; check the course pages for details.

Learning Formats

Online, Self-Paced

Enjoy the flexibility of learning at your own pace, with instructor support along the way. Courses are 100 percent online, with no class meetings or fixed deadlines — so you can start anytime. You have up to four months to complete each course and up to two years to complete the program. Learn More »

Online With Real-Time Meetings

Combine the convenience of online learning with the immediacy of real-time interaction. You’ll stream courses online and interact with your instructors and fellow students via chat, web conferencing or phone, all in real time. Learn More »

Program Sessions

Online, Self-Paced

Online With Real-Time Meetings

Closed Sessions

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