Data Analytics Course

Foundation Data Analytics Certificate Course

This program does not require approval by the Superintendent of Private Career Colleges under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005

Overview

This course covers the foundational concepts, tools and techniques you need to kick-start your career in the field of Data Analytics. The course is designed by industry experts to provide you with the most relevant hands-on learning experience using highly in-demand data analytics tools including MS Excel (Pivot Tables, Filters, Excel Formulas), Tableau and SQL.

You will start learning from the basics – that is, first build a solid understanding of the key foundational concepts in the field of Data Analytics and how and why it differs from Data Science.

This information will then prepare you for the next set of modules in the course that cover data gathering, data analysis (exploratory data analysis), and data visualization using MS Excel (Pivot Tables, Filters, Excel Formulas), Tableau and SQL.

The course will focus on Descriptive Analytics and Diagnostic Analytics. There is also a module where the instructor explains all the different terms used in the field of Data Science & Analytics including Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning, Algorithms, Predictive Modelling etc. 

Course Delivery Format

The course is taught over 8 weeks. There are 8 classes in total, one per week. Each class is 3 hours long and is delivered virtually via Zoom by a live industry expert instructor. Recordings of each class are also made available to the students within 48 hours after the class. 

Free Info Session

We offer free info sessions where you can connect with the instructor to learn more about the course and ask any questions you may have. If you are unsure about anything, this would be a great option for you to get clarification and guidance.

Hands-on Practice with Top Data Tools

MS EXCEL

TABLEAU

MYSQL

Live
&
Online
Classroom

Led by
Industry Experts

What You Will Learn

Module 1

Introduction to Data Analytics

In the first module, we start with laying a strong foundation going over all the important concepts that you need to learn to have a clear understanding of this field of Data Analytics and Data Science. We cover everything from what this field is about to what your future could look like in this space. 

You will learn all the basics that will gear you up for the next sets of modules and hands-on learning. This knowledge will also help you connect the dots on how all the different tools, concepts and techniques come together, what is the relationship between them and how to decide to choose one tool or technique over the other. 

Build a Strong Foundation

KEY SKILLS:

Difference between Data Analytics & Data Science

Understanding Modern Data Ecosystem

Your future in the field of Data Analytics & Data Science

Module 2

Data Analysis & Data Insights

In this module, you will learn how to make sense of data and work with it using the complete data analysis process from start to finish. The starting point will be raw data and the end product will be a dashboard that tells an accurate, effective and compelling data story. You will grain a strong understanding of how to identify business problems and then how to solve them.

 

Data validation is also a strong component that is covered in this module to ensure you put forward accurate insights without any errors or misrepresentation. 

Spreadsheets
MS Excel
(or Google Sheets)

KEY SKILLS:

Exploring Datasets using MS Excel

Problem-Solving & Data Analysis

Finding Accurate Data Insights

Industry Best Practices

Module 3

Database Fundamentals

Relational Databases are an integral part of any data ecosystem. In this module, you will learn what are databases and what differentiates relational databases from other types. Using SQL, the most powerful and widely used querying language for relational databases, you will learn how to analyze data and draw insights. 

My SQL

KEY SKILLS:

Understanding Databases

How Databases Fit in a Data Ecosystem

Data Analysis using SQL Queries

Module 4

Database Visualization & Communication

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, we say a data visualization is worth a million data points! A meaningful and impactful data visualization can tell the data story in under 5 seconds and that is what this module will teach you. How to go from raw data to insightful data visualizations for effective communication. 

Tableau

KEY SKILLS:

Understanding your audience

Creating Accurate & Effective Data Visualizations

Clearly Communicating Data Insights

Presenting Data with Dashboards & Data Stories

This course is exempted for approval by the Superintendent of Private Career Colleges under the Ontario Private Career Colleges Act, 2005

Tuition Cost

$1,499 CAD

Earn a LDA Data Analytics Certificate

Share your achievement with a Digital Certificate! 

You can post yours on your LinkedIn profile and also include it in your resume or email signature. There are many options available to tell the world about your accomplishments! 

BY THE END OF THIS COURSE

You will have a solid understanding of the main concepts, tools and techniques in the field of Data Analytics plus a basic understanding of the field of Data Science. You will be able to confidently gather, analyze and visualize data, draw insights and tell compelling data stories. You will become a part of the Data Analytics community and be ready to have informed data conversations!.

Most importantly, you will be all set to launch your career as a Data Analyst or use data in any job or industry!  

This course will also set you up for further studies in the field of Data Analytics & Data Science.   

A SHOWCASE OF YOUR PROJECT

At the end of the course, you will have a tableau dashboard on Tableau Public Site to share with the world! 

You can include it on your resume, put it on LinkedIn and share it with prospective employers to showcase your insightful data story!

Feedback from LDA Graduates

STUDENT
SUPPORT

We will be there every step of the way to help you! You will have the ability to connect with the instructor outside class time during designated office hours for any questions or help with learning.

LIVE, CERTIFIED & EXPERIENCED INSTRUCTOR

We will be there every step of the way to help you! You will have the ability to connect with the instructor outside class time during designated office hours for any questions or help with learning. Learn More

Earn 24 Professional Development Units (PDUs)

LDA is an INFORMS Professional Education Partner. This certificate course is approved for 24 PDUs (Professional Development Units) and LDA offers a $250 discount for CAPs or aCAPs (Certified Analytics Professionals).

Bonus Career Workshop

We are primarily an online institution that specializes in teaching Data Analytics with our live Data Analytics Certificate course that will equip you with the foundational knowledge, tools, and techniques to start a career in any job that requires working with data. 

In addition to this, our registered students also get access to a FREE workshop called ‘The Dos & Don’ts of Effective Job Search‘ to help them with their career changes and job search. This workshop covers the following topics: 

  1. Creating an effective resume
  2. How to correctly answer the most common interview questions
  3. What to do before and after an interview
  4. Rules of professional networking using LinkedIn
  5. Tips on finding a job in this new virtual world

At the end of this, if you still need help and coaching with finding a job, we also offer paid consultation sessions where you can get 1-on-1 help and book practice mock interviews.  

Career Services

Upcoming Course Dates & Times

This course is offered multiple times a year.  Pick a session that works for you!

Please contact us to learn more about installment payment options.

FROM TO DAY CLASS TIMES
APR 6
MAY 25
Wednesdays
6:30 PM to 9:30 PM EST
APR 18
MAY 9
Mondays
6 PM to 8 PM EST
APR 18
MAY 9
Mondays
6 PM to 8 PM EST

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