Foundations of Data Analysis


Course Details

  • Location: Downtown Seattle
  • Duration: 10 weeks
  • Times: Weekends
  • Cost : $1,100

Next Start Date:

January 25, 2020

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About this Course

Public and private organizations are gaining access to increasingly large quantities of data. Because that data can help them improve their products, data literacy and analysis have become essential professional skills.

In this course, you'll learn how to understand, analyze and present data. We’ll start with a broad overview of the data analysis process and then work on developing each of the fundamental data analysis skills. You’ll acquire and clean data using SQL and Excel and analyze data using key statistical concepts such as measures of central tendency, correlation and regression, and clustering. And—because it's important to be able to communicate your findings—you’ll learn how to choose the best visualization for your data and to design effective visualizations using Tableau.

Designed For

Professionals without backgrounds in statistics and programming who want to gain basic data literacy and analysis skills.

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What You'll Learn

  • Fundamental data-related concepts, terminology and ethical considerations
  • How to articulate business problems and identify required data
  • How to gather, clean and organize data
  • How to effectively describe, analyze and visualize data

Get Hands-On Experience

  • Prepare, analyze and visualize data with Microsoft Excel, SQL and Tableau
  • Build a personalized reference guide for future data analysis work
  • Complete a final project that incorporates all of the skills and concepts learned in class



Learning Format


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 »

Course Sessions


Meet your instructor

Marcelo Guerra Hahn

Director of Engineering | SoundCommerce


You'll earn 3 continuing education units (CEUs) for successfully completing this course. Learn more about noncredit courses.

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