Certificate in Data Analytics: Techniques for Decision Making

Translate Data Into Actionable Business Insights

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Program Details

  • Location: Online, Downtown Seattle, Bellevue
  • Duration: Varies
  • Times: Flexible, Evenings, Weekends
  • Cost: $3,597

Next start date:

January 8, 2018

Or get started now in a self-paced session

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About this Program


Note: This program was previously titled Certificate in Business Intelligence: Techniques for Decision Making.


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 who work closely with data to make strategic decisions. For those seeking a more technical skill set focused on developing and administering data warehouses, consider taking our Certificate in Business Intelligence: Building the Data Warehouse. For those who already have significant experience in data analytics and can program in R or Python, consider taking the more advanced Certificate in Data Science

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Video Overview

Instructors from the business intelligence and data analytics certificate programs explain how students can use the knowledge and skills they learn to advance their careers.

Duration 03:07

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, R Studio 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. These include a new self-paced online option, available now, and an accelerated classroom option that begins in winter 2018.

Apply for a Scholarship

You may be eligible to apply for a UWPCE Certificate Scholarship to cover the cost of this program. Scholarships are awarded based on financial need and the potential of the program to positively impact your career. See the scholarship page for eligibility information and application instructions.

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, Group-Paced

Start and finish your program with the same group of students, with frequent opportunities to interact with your instructors and classmates along the way. Courses are 100 percent online, with set due dates for assignments but no class meetings. Learn More »

Classroom

Attend classes part time at one of our convenient locations in the Puget Sound region. You’ll engage face to face with your classmates and instructors as part of a highly interactive curriculum. Learn More »

Classroom, Accelerated

Step up the pace and complete your program more quickly with our accelerated format. With this option, you’ll move through the program’s full curriculum in a condensed time frame. Learn More »

Program Sessions

Online, Self-Paced

Online, Group-Paced

Classroom

Classroom, Accelerated

Closed Sessions