Data Analysis: A Practical Introduction for Absolute Beginners

Course objective

Build the practical skills needed for data analytics as a crucial step in any decision-making process to ensure successful outcomes company wide. Data is on its way to becoming one of the most valuable commodities and every industry and profession needs some form of data analysis, making it one of the most valuable skills of the future. In this course you’ll learn a little bit about everything when it comes to data analysis from basic concepts and structures to more complex theories.

What you will learn

In this course, you will learn how to:

  • Understand data’s many contexts, origins and applications in life, work, and society
  • Understand introductory-level data and mathematical concepts
  • Work with different types of data
  • Become data literate with the essential data analyst toolkit, including data storytelling
  • Apply summary statistics to analyse and understand data sets
  • Apply analytics methods to industry and business scenarios
  • Learn about data analyst career paths


  • Basic excel skills

What is included

  • Videos and reading resources
  • Hands-On Labs
  • A total of 34 questions
  • Final exam with 34 questions
  • Certification

Course Outline

  1. Our data-driven world
  2. Our first data walkthrough
  3. Our data structures
  4. Our data analysis methods
  5. Data analysis in context