Creating an Analytical Dataset

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Creating an Analytical Dataset

What is the course about?

Creating an Analytical Dataset
The course Creating an Analytical Dataset is an online class provided by Udacity. The skill level of the course is Beginner. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.

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

Course description
  • Creating an Analytical Dataset
  • 2 weeks
  • Prepare data for analysis and modeling
  • 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.
  • Understanding Data
  • Data Issues
  • Data Formatting
  • Data Blending
  • Learn to identify structured, unstructured, and semistructured data.
  • Get an introduction to the most common data types.
  • Learn about the most common sources of data.
  • Learn to clean dirty data.
  • Learn to how to adjust for missing data.
  • Be able to identify and correct outliers.
  • Learn about the importance of data format for analysis.
  • Transpose, aggregate, and cross tabulate data.
  • Learn how to use parse data.
  • Learn how to merge data from multiple sources.
  • Learn to use common data blending techniques.
  • Explore fuzzy matching and spatial analysis
  • No programming experience requiredInterested in using data to make better business decisionsAlteryx license (provided to nanodegree students at no cost, compatible with Windows only)
  • See the Technology Requirements for using Udacity.
  • 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 & Facts

Creating an Analytical Dataset

Course Topic

Computer Science, Programming

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Place of class

Online, self-paced (see curriculum for more information)



Degree & Cost

Creating an Analytical Dataset

To obtain a verified certificate from Udacity you have to finish this course or the latest version of it, if there is a new edition. The class may be free of charge, but there could be some cost to receive a verified certificate or to access the learning materials. The specifics of the course may have been changed, please consult the provider to get the latest quotes and news.
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Topic: Computer Science, Programming