This course can only be taken as part of the Certificate in Data Analytics: Techniques for Decision Making.
One of the keys to success in any organization is turning data into clear insights that support effective action, problem-solving and decision making. The process of developing well-informed business strategies that produce measurable results includes converting business questions into data analysis questions, using data to frame a problem, collecting and modeling the data, analyzing it and then accurately interpreting your findings.
In this course, we’ll cover the fundamental data modeling techniques and statistical knowledge at the heart of accurate and effective data analysis. You’ll learn to use the advanced features of industry-standard tools to work on real-world data sets and generate valuable insights. Gain skills that you can apply to your work today, and prepare for more advanced courses in data visualization, predictive analytics and data science.
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This course is part of the Certificate in Data Analytics: Techniques for Decision Making.
Data Analysis Essentials
Data Visualization Essentials
Data Mining & Predictive Analytics Essentials
Certificate in Data Analytics: Techniques for Decision Making
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Each of our programs uses an advisory board to review content, guide design and recommend updates to ensure the program remains current as the field of study evolves. By tapping the minds of the top thinkers, doers and leaders in the field, we offer a transformational learning experience. The following individuals serve as the advisory board for this program.
Ian Cameron, Data Reporting Analyst, UW Continuum College
Karl Haberl, Practice Director - Big Data and Analytics, Sirius Computer Solutions
Rick Heiges, Senior Consultant in Data & AI, Microsoft
Alvin Hui, Senior Data Engineer, Knock Rentals CRM
Santosh Iyer, Director of Technology, Expedia
Mark Korver, Geospatial Lead, WWPS Solution Architecture, Amazon Web Services
Bart Pietrzak, Director of Reporting and Analytics, University of Washington
Jandee Richards, BI and Data Architect, DB Best Technologies, LLC
Jen Stirrup, Director, (Microsoft MVP), Data Relish, Ltd.
Lalitha Subramanian, Assistant Director, International & Academic Programs, UW Continuum College
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