Gain foundational data skills applicable to any industry. Collect and analyze data, model business scenarios, and communicate your findings with SQL, Excel, and Tableau.
Study 10 hours/week and complete in 3 mo.
15 May 2019
Classroom opens 7 days after enrollment closes
Why take this nanodegree program?
This program is for anyone who wishes to gain foundational data skills that are applicable to virtually all fields. You’ll learn to collect, organize, and analyze data with Excel and SQL; build Excel models to analyze possible business outcomes; and visualize and communicate your findings using Tableau. This program is an ideal choice whether you’re just getting started with data, are interested in applying data skills to your current role, or plan to pursue further studies or career goals.
The range of salaries for employees with data skills such as Excel, SQL, and Tableau.
Learn by Doing
Start building your data skills right away, with hands-on exercises, and projects that use real-world datasets. Collect, organize, and analyze your data, and create your own strategic data visualizations.
Personalized Project Reviews
Gain and refine new data skills with the support of expert reviewers whose detailed feedback on your projects will ensure you learn everything you need to know to advance through the program.
Join a dynamic community of learners who are committed to an intensive and productive learning experience. You’ll give and receive support, make connections, and stay abreast of trends in your field. Our graduates consistently cite community as one of the most valuable features of their Nanodegree program experience.
Prepare for a Career in Data
Establish foundational data skills that will enable you to take the next important steps in your career. Receive critical guidance about different career options, explore whether learning to program makes sense for your path, and gain the insights necessary to proceed with confidence.
What You Will Learn
In this program, you’ll learn foundational data skills that apply across functions and industries. You’ll learn to analyze data and build models with Excel, query databases using SQL, and create informative data visualizations with Tableau.
3 to complete
This is an introductory program and has no prerequisites. In order to succeed, we recommend having experience using a computer and being able to download and install applications.
Welcome to the Program
Meet your instructors and learn how to optimize your classroom. Learn how people use data to answer questions, and find your own insights from a data dashboard.
INTERPRET A DATA VISUALIZATION
Introduction to Data
Learn how to use statistics and visuals to find and communicate insights. Develop Excel skills to manipulate, analyze, and visualize data in a spreadsheet. Build Excel models to analyze possible business outcomes.
ANALYZE NYSE DATA
SQL for Data Analysis
Learn to use Structured Query Language (SQL) to extract and analyze data stored in databases.
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Learn to apply design and visualization principles to create impactful data visualizations, build data dashboards, and tell stories with data.
BUILD DATA DASHBOARDS
NEED TO PREPARE?
Prior programming experience is not required.
Learn with the best
Josh has been sharing his passion for data for nearly a decade at all levels of university, and as Lead Data Science Instructor at Galvanize. He’s used data science for work ranging from cancer research to process automation.
Dana is an electrical engineer with a Masters in Computer Science from Georgia Tech. Her work experience includes software development for embedded systems in the Automotive Group at Motorola, where she was awarded a patent for an onboard operating system.
Mat is a former physicist, research neuroscientist, and data scientist. He did his PhD and Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of California, Berkeley.
Derek is the CEO of Mode Analytics. He developed an analytical foundation at Facebook and Yammer and is passionate about sharing it with future analysts. He authored SQL School and is a mentor at Insight Data Science.