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About the Course

This course covers some of the first steps in the development of data visualizations using spreadsheets and dashboards. Begin the process of telling a story with your data by creating the many types of charts that are available in spreadsheets like Excel. Explore the different tools of a spreadsheet, such as the important pivot function and the ability to create dashboards and learn how each one has its own unique property to transform your data. Continue to gain valuable experience by becoming familiar with the popular analytics tool - IBM Cognos Analytics - to create interactive dashboards. By completing this course, you will have a basic understanding of using spreadsheets as a data visualization tool. You will gain the ability to effectively create data visualizations, such as charts or graphs, and will begin to see how they play a key role in communicating your data analysis findings. All of this can be accomplished by learning the basics of data analysis with Excel and IBM Cognos Analytics, without having to write any code. By the end of this course you will be able to describe common dashboarding tools used by a data analyst, design and create a dashboard in a cloud platform, and begin to elevate your confidence level in creating intermediate level data visualizations. Throughout this course you will encounter numerous hands-on labs and a final project. With each lab, gain hands-on experience with creating basic and advanced charts, then continue through the course and begin creating dashboards with spreadsheets and IBM Cognos Analytics. You will then end this course by creating a set of data visualizations with IBM Cognos Analytics and creating an interactive dashboard that can be shared with peers, professional communities or prospective employers. This course does not require any prior data analysis, or computer science experience. All you need to get started is basic computer literacy, high school level math, access to a modern web browser such as Chrome or Firefox, the ability to create a Microsoft account to access Excel for the Web, and a basic understanding of Excel spreadsheets....

Top reviews


Jun 5, 2022

It is very constructive and very important course for the future of data analyst career. providing practical handin experience makes it the perfect self starter and motivational course.

Thank you


Apr 9, 2021

As an aspiring data analyst, this course gave me more information about what I am currently doing and after finishing this course I have learned a lot and gave me more interest to learn more.

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By Ogene A

Oct 8, 2021

Excellent introduction for a beginner to the world of understanding big Data. Got me excited enough to go the whole course.

By Roberto G

Mar 29, 2021

Eccellent course, the missing star for neither managing nor giving a clear solution to the the assignment uploading issue.

By Bhavya V

Nov 6, 2020

final review ansers were not matching with the questions .so providing 4 stars. i have already placed a thread on it

By Amit S K

Jun 3, 2022

The course is really wirth it. But not 5 stars coz, the course could have been much more challenging


May 7, 2022

Great learning skill for person who has chosen carrer path in Data Analysis and Business Analysis

By Suresh T

Apr 7, 2022

The content of the course is well designed and well explained...I highly recommended it !!!

By Fernando M M E

Jul 19, 2021

G​ood course for learning the data visualization with Excell and Cognos Analytics.

By Anita N

Jun 2, 2022

ITS been a wonderful journer so far. I dont regret subscribing at all

By Kanan M

Jan 25, 2022

Cognos Analytics caused a lot of trouble because of my low spec pc

By Khyati S

Mar 12, 2021

It would be nice to ask students to decide KPIs on their own!

By David D

Apr 15, 2022

Algo corto y la parte de cognos se explica demasiado rapido.

By m a

Apr 8, 2021

Could have done with more examples and tuition on IBM Cognos

By Mayuri B

Jun 18, 2021

it is a good course to start with data visualization.


Apr 4, 2022

H​ighly enjoy the training and looking forward ...

By Yining W

Mar 9, 2022

The peer has erroneously graded 2 of my questions.

By joyanne l

Sep 23, 2021

Peaked my interest in learning more about COGNOS.

By Jennifer S

Jul 6, 2021

Really enjoyed the activities in Cognos Analytics

By David A M D

Mar 22, 2021

I would have wanted to practice more with Cognos

By Prashant T

Jun 20, 2022

Cognos Analytics lecturer could do much better

By Guille G

Jun 16, 2022

Some of the data for the labs are bad

By Joshua A

Nov 25, 2021

t​horoughly enjoyed course......

By Julie O

Mar 13, 2022

Cognos didn't seem up to date.

By Dawit K

Dec 26, 2021

Cognos be covered in detail

By Buu D T

May 28, 2021

F​rom Viet Nam with love <3

By Hejun C

May 7, 2021

can explore more of Cognos