Find the Right Data Program for You

DATA PROGRAMS AT UWPCE

Whether you’re relatively new to working with data or looking to take your skills to the next level, UW Professional & Continuing Education has programs to help you boost your career in this growing field.

Here’s a look at some of our most popular data-related certificate offerings.

Looking to get started with just a course? You might consider the Foundations of Data Analysis or Foundations of Databases & SQL Programming.

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Big Data Technologies

Explore distributed computing and the tools used to store and process big data. Gain experience with the kinds of data flow situations commonly used to inform key business decisions.

Courses
  • Introduction to Data Engineering
  • Building the Data Pipeline
  • Data Engineering Practicum
Good For

Professionals with programming and system administration experience who are looking to move into big data

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Business Intelligence & Database Development

Learn how to build and manage the databases and infrastructure for your organization’s business intelligence operations.

Courses
  • Relational & Non-Relational Databases
  • Data Migration Techniques (ETL Processing)
  • Data Management, Maintenance & Reporting
Good For

Professionals with some SQL and database experience

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  • Business intelligence developer
  • Database administrator
  • Database manager

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Data Analytics: Techniques for Decision Making 

Find out how to apply powerful data analysis tools and statistical techniques to large-scale data sets to help your organization make better, data-driven decisions.

Courses
  • Data Analysis Essentials
  • Data Visualization Essentials
  • Data Mining & Predictive Analytics Essentials
Good For

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

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Data Science 

Gain the skills to solve complex analytics problems involving data sets at any scale using advanced statistical techniques and machine learning models.

Courses
  • Data Science: Process & Tools
  • Data Science: Methods for Data Analysis
  • Data Science: Machine Learning Techniques
Good For

Professionals with data and programming experience who want to learn to apply advanced data techniques

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Data Visualization

Discover how to extract meaning from data and present your findings in data visualizations that everyone can understand.

Courses
  • Data Visualization Theory: A Practical Introduction
  • Data Visualization Strategies
  • Decision Making Through Data Visualization
Good For

Data professionals and others who regularly use data in their work

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  • Enhances many data-related roles

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Economics & Data Science

Discover the fundamentals of data science tools and apply them to large economic data sets. Gain the skills to help your company evaluate business decisions, forecast sales and inform pricing decisions.

Courses
  • Data Science Computing for Economists
  • Causal Inference
  • Econometrics & Data Science
Good For

Technical professionals with an economics background and business economists who’d like to enter the field of data science

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Machine Learning

Study core algorithms for machine learning and deep learning, and learn how to apply these techniques to address business needs and real-world challenges.

Courses
  • Introduction to Machine Learning
  • Advanced Machine Learning
  • Deep Learning
Good For

Software programmers, statisticians, applied mathematicians and data scientists who want to become machine learning specialists

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Statistical Analysis With R Programming

Learn how to manage large data sets for use in industry, academia and scientific research. Gain the skills to perform sophisticated data analysis and predictions and produce insightful visual presentations.

Courses
  • Introduction to Statistical Analysis with R
  • Data Analysis & Modeling with R
  • Advanced R Programming & Graphics
Good For

Technical professionals who want to better understand modern applied statistics in order to analyze and derive meaning from real-life data sets

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