IBM Data Analytics with Excel and R

Kickstart Your Data Analytics Career w/ Excel & R. Master the data analysis and visualization tools to transform data into information and insights.

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$179 for 6 months of access
You will receive access for six months to all the content needed for completing the professional certificate that would benefit your career the most.

You will be able to

  • Utilize Excel spreadsheets to perform data wrangling, pivot tables, data mining, & creating charts.
  • Complete the data analysis process using R, R Studio, and Jupyter.
  • Create relational databases using SQL and R from JupyterLab.
  • Communicate your data findings using plots & interactive dashboards with Cognos and R Shiny.

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3–12 months (approximately)

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No degree or prior experience is required. You should be comfortable working with computers.

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Online, on-demand**

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You can prepare for a new career to develop the job-ready skills, tools, and portfolio for an entry-level data analyst or data scientist position. No previous data analysis, statistics, or programming experience is necessary.

By the end of this Professional Certificate you will:

  • Understand the data analyst and data scientist roles
  • Create Excel spreadsheets and utilize them for data analysis to create charts and plots
  • Utilize Cognos Analytics to create interactive dashboards

Courses include

  1. Foundations: Data, Data, Everywhere
  2. Ask Questions to Make Data-Driven Decisions
  3. Prepare Data for Exploration
  4. Process Data from Dirty to Clean
  5. Analyze Data to Answer Questions
  6. Share Data Through the Art of Visualization
  7. Data Analysis with R Programming
  8. Google Data Analytics Capstone: Complete a Case Study

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Applied Learning Project

Throughout this Professional Certificate, you will dive deep into developing the essential skills you need to work with various data sources and apply powerful tools to become a data-driven practitioner and gain a competitive edge in the job market.  

You’ll get to: 

  • Complete hands-on labs and projects to help you gain practical experience
  • Present a capstone project that requires data collection, analysis, basic hypothesis testing, and visualization

Skills You’ll Gain

  • Data Science
  • Spreadsheet
  • Data Analysis
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Pivot Table
  • Data Visualization (DataViz
  • IBM Cognos Analytics
  • Dashboard
  • R Programming
  • Select (SQL)
  • Relational Databases (RDBMS)
  • Tables (Database)
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