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FutureLearn Data Analytics for Business Course - Tableau

Data Analytics for Business Course - Tableau

Online USA

12 Weeks


Part time

USD 39 / per month *

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Build your business analytics skills and learn to manage, wrangle, and analyse data with Excel and SQLite.

Build your data analytics skills and Excel knowledge to boost your career

Do you want to build in-demand analytics and decision making skills? Learn how to transform business data into robust decisions with this data analytics ExpertTrack. Discover how Excel and SQLite can become problem-solving tools and decision aids at every stage of your career, and develop some of the world’s most in-demand skills.

Businesses have access to huge volumes of data, but the skills to turn information into action are just catching up. As a result, there is a huge demand for data analytics skills, offering career opportunities across a range of industries and specialisms.

Build your confidence in business analytics

As early as 2012, IBM stated that ‘90% of the world’s data has been created in the last two years and the creation of data has grown exponentially. In the last five years, job postings asking for data visualisation have grown by 540% and demands for Tableau skills by 1,165%.

Growing your confidence in business analytics can unlock rewarding career opportunities and ensure that you continue to progress through to decision-making roles.

Use Excel and SQLite to improve your decision-making

In order to parse and interpret data, you need the right tools and techniques. Excel is one of the most widely-used programmes in the world, with over 750 million users worldwide, but many don’t understand its full potential.

Learn to manipulate data using Excel and SQLite and use it to confirm suspicions, prove or disprove hypotheses, and support decisions at every level of your business.

Find solutions to business problems in your existing data

Many organisations speak about creating a data-driven culture – this starts with your own approach to problem-solving.

A strong understanding of data analytics can help you identify and properly outline problems, pinpoint where they occur, and test solutions.

Content for this ExpertTrack has been adapted from the Data Analytics for Business with Tableau Training Microcredential - if you want to find out more, take a look at this Microcredential which offers smaller cohorts with tutor interactions and academic credit.

Key skills you will learn

  • Data analysis
  • Business analytics
  • Excel
  • SQL
  • Decision making
  • Problem-solving
  • Communication
  • Data interpretation
  • Data management
  • Statistics
  • Maths

Learning outcomes

By the end of the ExpertTrack, you’ll be able to:

  • Identify the benefits of data analysis.
  • Articulate data analytics fundamentals including the basics of statistics.
  • Apply fundamental data analytics techniques, using spreadsheet and database tools, to prepare, interpret and communicate insights about datasets.
Experience required

No prior experience is needed to join this ExpertTrack. Some experience working with data, statistics, and using spreadsheets would be beneficial but is not required.

During the ExpertTrack, we’ll be using DB Browser for SQLite and Excel. If you don’t have Excel, you might find this online version useful.

We recommend you use a computer to access the courses in this ExpertTrack.

Getting started

This ExpertTrack will support professionals who require data analytics skills in the workplace and is suitable for:

  • An early-stage or aspiring data or business analyst looking to boost their qualitative and quantitative data analysis skills.
  • A business professional looking to step into a new role that requires data analytics skills.
  • A business or arts graduate looking to start their first professional role by adding required quantitative skills such as data analysis.

ExpertTrack course overview

  • Data Analytics for Business: Basic Analysis and Statistics
    Gain an introduction to basic data analysis functions and statistical models to deliver insights for your business.
  • Data Analytics for Business: Creating Databases
    Grow your understanding of business analytics by building your first database.
  • Data Analytics for Business: Manipulating and Interpreting Your Data
    Move beyond basic data analytics to manipulate your data using SQL and consider causal relationships.

How ExpertTracks work

Join an ExpertTrack to master new skills in your chosen specialist area. Work through a series of topic-focused courses at your own pace, and pass the final assessment to earn a digital certificate award that proves your expertise.

Join a free 7-day trial

Decide if the ExpertTrack is right for you with free access to the full suite of courses and assessments for a week.

Keep learning for $39/month

Pay a monthly subscription fee of $39 for as long as it takes you to complete the ExpertTrack. You can learn at your own pace and cancel at any time.

Earn digital certificates

Receive a certificate for every completed course and pass the final assessment to earn a digital certificate that you can share with your professional network.

Become an expert

Use your specialist training to progress further in your career or build expertise in areas you’re passionate about.

Who will you learn with?

Jacques Haasbroek

As a certified Data Analyst and holder of a Chartered Global Management Accountant designation, I provide a unique set of skills in the fields of data, analytics, finance, and accounting.

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After your free trial you can:

  • Pay $39 per month to keep learning online
  • Have complete control over your subscription; you can cancel any time
  • Work at your own pace and set your own deadlines at every stage
  • Only pay while you’re learning; the subscription will cancel automatically when you finish
  • Complete online assessments to test your knowledge and prove your skills
  • Earn digital course certificates and a final award that you can share online, with potential employers, and your professional network
  • Keep access to the content of courses you complete even after your subscription ends


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