DA401: Fundamentals of Data Analytics
About This Course
Data analytics is the process of retrieving information from large quantities of raw data and converting it to useful, actionable knowledge. This practical course provides participants with an overview of data analytics as well as all aspects of the analytics cycle, including warehousing, mining, analysis, and visualization. Instructors will introduce key vocabulary and concepts designed to help participants communicate with data more effectively within their organizations.
It is difficult to imagine today’s world without big data. More information is available than ever before, and understanding how to properly collect, evaluate, draw conclusions from, and apply data is critical for making informed business decisions. Professionals in all industries are increasingly using...
What You’ll Learn
Upon completion of this course, students will have gained the knowledge to:
- Understand the four types of data analytics and the importance of big data.
- Understand the components of the data life cycle.
- Appreciate ethical concerns regarding data and data analytics both today and into the future.
- Apply data analytics concepts in real-world contexts.
A laptop with Microsoft Excel is required.
The Learning Environment
This course is delivered in a virtual format and combines lectures, discussions, and group activities.
Courses may be taken individually and in any order unless otherwise noted. Five courses are required to complete the certificate. If pursuing the certificate, all courses in the certificate program must be completed within three years. Visit the program page for a recommended sequence.
Shawn Duffy has worked in the business intelligence industry for over 18 years as a consultant with Fortune 500 companies. He currently serves as the chief information officer and business intelligence practice lead for Axian, Inc. Shawn earned a BS in Business Administration from Regis University and an MBA from Portland State University.