Essential Statistics for Data Analysis using Excel

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Essential Statistics for Data Analysis using Excel

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Essential Statistics for Data Analysis using Excel
The course Essential Statistics for Data Analysis using Excel is an online class provided by Microsoft through edX. The skill level of the course is Intermediate. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.
Gain a solid understanding of statistics and basic probability, using Excel, and build on your data analysis and data science foundation.
Course description
This course is part of the Microsoft Professional Program Certificate in Data Science. If you’re considering a career as a data analyst, you need to know about histograms, Pareto charts, Boxplots, Bayes’ theorem, and much more. In this applied statistics course, the second in our Microsoft Excel Data Analyst XSeries, use the powerful tools built into Excel, and explore the core principles of statistics and basic probability—from both the conceptual and applied perspectives. Learn about descriptive statistics, basic probability, random variables, sampling and confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing. And see how to apply these concepts and principles using the environment, functions, and visualizations of Excel. As a data science pro, the ability to analyze data helps you to make better decisions, and a solid foundation in statistics and basic probability helps you to better understand your data. Using real-world concepts applicable to many industries, including medical, business, sports, insurance, and much more, learn from leading experts why Excel is one of the top tools for data analysis and how its built-in features make Excel a great way to learn essential skills. Before taking this course, you should be familiar with organizing and summarizing data using Excel analytic tools, such as tables, pivot tables, and pivot charts. You should also be comfortable (or willing to try) creating complex formulas and visualizations. Want to start with the basics? Check out DAT205x: Introduction to Data Analysis using Excel. As you learn these concepts and get more experience with this powerful tool that can be extremely helpful in your journey as a data analyst or data scientist, you may want to also take the third course in our series, DAT206x Analyzing and Visualizing Data with Excel. This course includes excerpts from Microsoft Excel 2016: Data Analysis and Business Modeling from Microsoft Press and authored by course instructor Wayne Winston. This course is also part of the Microsoft Excel for the Data Analyst XSeries.edX offers financial assistance for learners who want to earn Verified Certificates but who may not be able to pay the fee. To apply for financial assistance, enroll in the course, then follow this link to complete an application for assistance.

Prerequisites & Facts

Essential Statistics for Data Analysis using Excel

Course Topic

Computer Science, Data Analysis and Statistics, Math

University, College, Institution

Microsoft

Course Skill Level

Intermediate

Course Language

English

Place of class

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

Degree

Certificate

Degree & Cost

Essential Statistics for Data Analysis using Excel

To obtain a verified certificate from edX / Microsoft 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 (99.00 USD) 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, Data Analysis and Statistics, Math
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