Online ExpertTrack in IT & Computer Science

Applied Data Analysis

Learn applied data analysis from scratch including descriptive statistics and using the powerful tools in Excel and Power BI.

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CloudSwyft Global Systems, Inc.CloudSwyft Global Systems, Inc.

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MicrosoftMicrosoft

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Learn the fundamental skills of an effective data analyst

Exploring data in meaningful ways is vital for any organisation. Instead of guesswork, businesses can use data to make informed decisions – overcoming challenges and moving forward with useful insights.

This ExpertTrack provides a beginner’s guide to descriptive statistics, using Power BI, data visualisations, and query reports on Excel.

You’ll get a complete overview of data analysis, and how you can apply these essential practices to your workplace.

Master data analysis in Excel

With new tools enabling the analysis of more data, Excel is now one of the most widely used solutions for analysing and visualising data.

You’ll delve into data analysis in Excel and learn how to import data from different sources, create mashups between data sources, and prepare data for analysis.

After preparing the data, you’ll find out how business calculations can be expressed.

Discover how to use Power BI for advanced data analysis

As you start your data analysis and visualisation journey with Power BI, you’ll gain an overview of Power BI and how you can use it to connect to multiple data sources, create and enhance the data model, explore the data, create stunning visualisations, upload reports, and create dashboards.

What’s more, you’ll learn how you can share all of these with your co-workers and business users, across both web and mobile devices.

Unpack statistics for data analysis in Excel

To maximise your potential as a data analyst, you’ll learn how to use the powerful Excel tools to explore the core principles of statistics and basic probability.

With this knowledge, you’ll understand random variables, sampling, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing.

Learn how to apply your data analyst skills in any workplace

Data analysis takes place in the context of industry pressures, considerations of environment and data ecosystems, and what’s happening in the real world.

You’ll unpack the larger context that any organisation or industry must contend with while doing the work of a data analyst . This knowledge will help your build the confidence to ensure you can apply your skills to the workplace.

Learn from the experts at CloudSwyft to boost your career

As a leading Learning-as-a-Service platform provider, CloudSwyft are specialists in helping their learners develop future-ready skills.

This ExpertTrack gives you the opportunity to develop critical data analysis skills to help you stand out in the field.

Key skills you will learn

  • Excel
  • Data Analysis
  • Data Visualization
  • Statistics
  • Power BI
  • Decision Making

Experience required

This ExpertTrack is designed for learners who are new to Power BI and data analysis but have knowledge of Excel.

You may want to advance your career, perform tasks more efficiently, test out whether a career in data analysis is for you, or simply improve your skills.

Getting started

You don’t need any prior experience but it would be helpful if you know the basic functionalities of Power BI, be able to create formulas and how cells are referenced in Excel, and use visualizations to present findings.

ExpertTrack course overview

  • Course 1

    Learn how to import, manipulate, analyse and visualise data in Excel.

    3 weeks

    5 hours per week

    • Week 1

      Course Introduction
      • About the Course
      • Data Analysis in Excel
      • CloudSwyft Hands-On Labs
      • Data Models and DAX in Excel
      • CloudSwyft Hands-On Labs
      • Wrapping up the Week
    • Week 2

      Importing Data into the Excel Data Model
      • Importing Data: CSV Files
      • CloudSwyft Hands-On Labs
      • Importing Data: Databases and Multiple Files
      • Importing Data: Excel Reports
      • CloudSwyft Hands-On Lab
      • Wrapping Up the Week
    • Week 3

      Data Analysis and Visualisation with Excel and Power BI
      • The DAX Language
      • CloudSwyft Hands-On Labs
      • Visualising Data in Excel
      • CloudSwyft Hands-On Labs
      • Power BI
      • Wrapping Up the Course
  • Course 2

    Learn the essential concepts of statistics and basic probability using Excel to discover the powerful tools at your disposal.

    4 tests

    5 weeks

    3 hours per week

    • Week 1

      Descriptive Statistics
      • About the Course
      • Defining Data
      • Histogram and Skewness
      • Descriptive Statistics with Analysis ToolPak
      • What is a Boxplot?
      • Categorical Data, PivotTables, and PivotCharts
      • Summarizing Heirarchal Data
      • 80-20 Rule and Pareto Charts
      • Week 1 Test
    • Week 2

      Basic Probability
      • Introduction to Probability
      • Law of Complements
      • Mutually Exclusive Events and Finding Prob (A or B)
      • Conditional Probability
      • Law of Total Probability and Bayes Rule
      • Basic Probability Review
      • Week 2 Test
    • Week 3

      Random Variables
      • Random Variable Definitions
      • Mean, Variance, and Standard Deviation of a Random Variable
      • Mean, Variance, and Standard Deviation for Sum of Random Variables
      • Binomial Random Variable
      • Poisson Random Variable
      • Normal Random Variable
      • Central Limit Theorem
      • Z Scores
      • Week 3 Test
    • Week 4

      Sampling and Confidence Intervals
      • Populations and Samples
      • Point Estimation of a Population Mean and Proportion
      • The Standard Normal
      • Confidence Interval Estimation
      • Sample Size Determination
      • The Finite Correction Factor
      • Additional Reading
      • Week 4 Quiz
    • Week 5

      Hypothesis Testing
      • Defining Hypotheses
      • Type I and Type II Error
      • One Sample Z-Test
      • One Sample T-Test
      • Single Sample Test for Population Proportion
      • Testing Equality of Variances
      • Testing the Difference Between Two Population Means
      • Chi-Squared Test for Independence
      • Additional Reading
      • Week 5 Quiz
      • Wrapping Up the Course
  • Course 3

    Master the fundamentals of Power BI and learn how to gather, transform, and visualise data with ease.

    1 test

    4 weeks

    5 hours per week

    • Week 1

      Course Introduction
      • About this Course
      • Power BI Desktop Transformations
      • Further Transformation
      • CloudSwyft Hands-On Labs: Data Transformation
      • Wrapping Up Data Transformation
    • Week 2

      Data Modelling & Dax in Power BI
      • Data Modelling
      • Dax in Power BI
    • Week 3

      Power BI Desktop Visualisations
      • Connecting and Collaborating With Excel
      • Work With Power BI visuals
      • Data-driven story with Power BI reports
    • Week 4

      Power BI Service
      • Work With Key Performance Indicators
      • Mobile App
      • Final Assessments & Wrapping Up the Course
  • Course 4

    Learn the data analysis skills you need to succeed in different and advancing industries, both today and tomorrow.

    2 tests

    2 weeks

    5 hours per week

    • Week 1

      Welcome to the Course
      • About this Course
      • Data Economics and Ecosystems
      • Data Analysis for Business
      • Data Analysis for Education
      • Wrapping Up the Week
    • Week 2

      Data Analysis for Social Good and Careers in Data Analysis
      • Data Analysis in Healthcare
      • Data Analysis for Social Good
      • Careers in Data Analysis
      • Final Assessments & Wrapping Up the Course

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  • Make your career dreams a reality.

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