Data Visualization: A Practical Approach for Absolute Beginners

Course objective

Gain understanding of what Data Visualisation Literacy is and learn how to apply it in your chosen setting. Data visualisations now need to be compelling, accurate, and tell a story if they are to stand out in any industry today. This course provides a practical approach to learning the theories and techniques of effective data visualisation for data analysis, applicable to your job or personal life.

What you will learn

In this course, you will learn how to:

  • Build the most used and straightforward data visualisations and chart types
  • Understand how interaction, design, and the science of visualisation enhances essential data visualisation artifacts
  • Create basic reports and dashboards for applications in work and life
  • Learn how to avoid common pitfalls and make visualisations that work


  • Basic excel skills
  • Beginner-level statistics

What is included

  • Videos and reading resources
  • Hands-On Labs
  • Final exam with 20 questions
  • Certification

Course Outline

  1. Visual literacy
  2. Visual analysis
  3. Visualisations for business
  4. Visualisations of tomorrow