Path overview

You’ll learn the fundamentals of data analysis in Excel, including how to explore and extract data from datasets using SQL, how to perform descriptive statistical analysis, and how to present insights using dashboards and visualizations in Power BI.

Best of all, you’ll learn by doing — you’ll practice and get feedback directly in the browser. You’ll apply your skills to several guided projects with realistic business scenarios to build your portfolio and prepare for your next interview.

By the end of the career path, you’ll be ready for the official Microsoft Power BI Data Analyst certification PL-300, an in-demand assessment that certifies your skills in Power BI.

Key skills

    • Using and applying foundational math and statistics to perform data analysis
    • Retrieving and manipulating data from databases using SQL
    • Importing, preparing, analyzing, and summarizing data with Excel
    • Conveying insights effectively to tell a story using Microsoft Power BI

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