Path overview

We designed this skill path for aspiring data professionals with little experience, and learners who use basic Excel in their daily jobs. You’ll learn how to manipulate data using complex formulas, commands, and tools, such as macros, pivot tables, and advanced graphs.

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

Key skills

    • Defining, Categorizing, and evaluating data
    • Identifying data uses in everyday business
    • Organizing data for data analysis
    • Defining the key steps of the data analysis process

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Go from zero to job-ready

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Build your project portfolio

Build confidence with our in-depth projects, and show off your data skills.

Challenge yourself with exercises

Work with real data from day one with interactive lessons and hands-on exercises.

Showcase your path certification

Impress employers by completing a capstone project and certifying it with an expert review.

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Learning resources

8 Skills You Need to Become a Data Analyst

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Do You Need a Certificate to Become a Data Analyst?

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