As the world continues to generate valuable data, organizations need easy-to-use data analysis tools that provide a greater level of business intelligence — data visualization, and Tableau provides the level of insight businesses are looking for. In this course, you will learn the ins and outs of data visualization and data storytelling using Tableau, an interactive analytics platform, to visually analyze data and create meaningful interactive charts and dashboards. The lessons in this course can be applied to any career field, as you learn how to create data visualizations that are meaningful, targeted to an audience, and useful in communicating actionable information to decision-makers. You will leave the course with broad knowledge on best practices for data visualizations, experience with storytelling, and a collection of data visualization projects.
This course is the second required course in our Data Analytics and Visualization Certificate program. As such, students looking to enroll in the Data Visualization & Storytelling with Tableau class must have successfully completed the first prerequisite course, Essentials of Analytics in Excel.
Number of Units: 2.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours
Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for working professionals who have completed at a minimum a bachelor's degree or are currently enrolled in a degree program, who are interested in exploring and learning basic data analytics and data visualizations to elevate their knowledge and analytical skill set, anyone interested in breaking into fast-growing field of data analytics and practicing in-demand tools, and working professionals who want to advance their career in the data-driven fields.
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Hands-On Lab Materials: Most course modules will be accompanied with a lab to give students an opportunity to put their newly acquired knowledge into practice. To ensure successful participation:
This is the second of four courses in the Data Analytics and Visualization Certificate.
Required successful completion of:
A Bachelor's degree or currently in a bachelor's program, with a basic mathematics background preferred, with at least one course, preferably, in basic statistics taken at the college level.
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