HOW IT WORKS

2 CEUs, equivalent to 20 Contact Hours/PDUs
Data analytics are critical in organizational decision-making. This course aims to provide a foundational level of understanding about what data analysis is, where data comes from, different types of data, and data measurement terminology.
Start Date:
March 9, 2020
Cost:
$499
Duration:
4 weeks

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR

Dennis McGrath
Dennis McGrath is an engineer with more than 30 years of experience using data to make better decisions. He received both his Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts degrees from Rutgers University. His career spans multiple sectors including government/military, healthcare, finance, and homeland security. As an engineer for the Naval Air Warfare Center and later with Lockheed Martin, he worked with Navy aircraft and ship-based combat systems. As a researcher at Dartmouth College and Norwich University, he was principle investigator for multiple projects investigating technology for infrastructure protection and disaster response. More recently, he has been a consultant to several New England hospitals using Six Sigma methods to spearhead data-driven process improvements.

THE CURRICULUM

Analytics and Fundamentals
Develop an in-depth understanding and fundamental knowledge of what data is and where it comes from. In this course, you'll learn about data sampling, structure of query languages, qualitative data, and more before advancing into data distributions, percentiles, and histograms, among other key points.

Topics Include:

  • Data analytics, explanation, exploration and roles in the data-driven organization
  • Sources, surveys, sampling, and measurement
  • Data types, data formats, data quality
  • Descriptive statistics, percentiles, confidence intervals


Who Should Register:

  • Adults looking to transition into a career in Data Analytics
  • Data Analysts who want to advance their skillset
  • Anyone who works in a field that relies heavily on data reporting

Learning Format

We provide a more interactive and visually engaging learning experience than you’ll find in many online course environments.
The format of this class is fully online, instructor-led, pass/no pass, and can be taken as part of the certificate or independently. Certificate courses can be taken in any order unless otherwise noted.
Industry Experts
You'll experience optional live sessions with your instructor and other experts and have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss the subject.
Active Learning
Learn content deeply through varied case studies, topical readings, infographics and other visuals, and hands-on exercises.
Engaged Classrooms
Build your knowledge repository with weekly quizzes, open group discussions, and even the occasional debate.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED TO SUCCEED

Analytics and Fundamentals
Devote 6-8 hours/week
Apply knowledge to your real life
DO THE EXTRA WORK WHEN YOU CAN
Be prepared to learn from each other