Creating an Analytical Dataset

About This Course

The Creating an Analytical Dataset course provides students with foundational knowledge to input, clean, blend, and format data in preparation for analysis. You will learn:
  • The common sources and types of data
  • To identify and correct common issues with data
  • To format data in useful ways for analysis
  • To blend data from multiple sources together Throughout this course you’ll also learn the techniques to apply your knowledge in a data analytics program called Alteryx. At the end of the course, you’ll complete a project based on the principles in the course.. This course is part of the Business Analyst Nanodegree.
  • Why Take This?

    Ever heard of the term garbage in, garbage out? This is as true in analytics as it is anywhere else. In this course, you’ll learn how to prepare data to ensure the efficacy of your analysis, a foundational skill for anyone using advanced analytics. You'll learn this through improving your fluency in Alteryx, a data analytics tool that enables you prepare, blend, and analyze data quickly. This course is ideal for anyone who is interested in pursuing a career in business analysis, but lacks programming experience.

    Prerequisites and Requirements

  • No programming experience required
  • Interested in using data to make better business decisions
  • Alteryx license (provided to nanodegree students at no cost, compatible with Windows only)
  • Learn how to prepare data to ensure the efficacy of your analysis while improving fluency in Alteryx.