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Rice University - Data Analysis and Visualization

GetSmarter
8 weeks
Full time/part time
Diploma / certificate
Online / Distance
Cape Town
English
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Program description

Data Analysis and Visualization

Develop data analysis and visualization skills to drive decision-making.

Earn an official certificate of professional achievement from Rice University.

As the increase in data changes the way in which organizations operate, professionals with a hybrid blend of analytical skills and domain-specific expertise are required to propel data-driven business decisions. In the Rice University Data Analysis and Visualization online short course, you’ll develop the skills and knowledge to effectively analyze, visualize and communicate data insights within your organization.

Guided by industry experts, you’ll discover how to navigate technical tools such as Tableau, SQL, and VBA. Learn to harness the fundamentals of data analysis such as advanced Excel functions, databases, and practical statistics. Through data-driven insights and effective visualization techniques, you’ll learn to communicate effectively with stakeholders through data storytelling.

Admission requirements

Is this course for you?

This course is designed for professionals in data-driven roles, for decision makers who need to leverage data effectively, and for those interested in moving into these spaces. Functional analysts will further their ability to inform specific functions and business decisions, while managers will benefit from the ability to use analytics tools in their decision-making. Any professional interested in taking the first steps towards an analytical role will also benefit from a new understanding of data analysis and visualization.

A basic proficiency in Excel is recommended, and while there are no prerequisites for this course, it’s recommended that students have a basic understanding of SQL before registering.


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Program content

Course curriculum

Learn about the fundamentals of data analysis and discover the tools needed to effectively communicate data findings within your organization as you work through the weekly modules of this online short course.

Orientation module

Welcome to your Online Campus

Module 1

Data analysis and visualization tools

Module 2

Answering practical business questions

Module 3

SQL and relational databases

Module 4

Practical statistics

Module 5

Predictive analytics

Module 6

Data communication, ethics and regulations

Module 7

Tableau and data storytelling

Module 8

Automating data analysis tasks using VBA

Program delivery

Duration:

  • Duration: 8 weeks (excluding orientation)
  • 7–10 hours per week- Self-paced learning online

Qualification

About the certificate

Develop the skills to successfully analyze, process, visualize, and extract value from data and earn an official certificate of professional achievement from Rice University’s Glasscock School of Continuing Studies.

Assessment is continuous and based on a series of practical assignments completed online. In order to be issued with a certificate, you’ll need to meet the requirements outlined in the course handbook. The handbook will be made available to you as soon as you begin the course.

Your certificate will be issued in your legal name and sent to you upon successful completion of the course, as per the stipulated requirements.

What will set you apart

On completion of this course, you’ll walk away with:

  • The ability to apply the fundamentals of data analysis and effectively visualize data.
  • The knowledge needed to communicate the results of your data analyses to business stakeholders through storytelling.
  • An understanding of sophisticated and in-demand tools such as Tableau, SQL, and VBA.
  • The skills needed to identify methods to automate data analysis tasks.

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