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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....

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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 Anna R

Aug 4, 2022

I learned a lot and prepared to ask questions concerning department KPIs.

Thank you.

By Aqib R

Nov 26, 2021

very good course and cognos is very easy to create exceptionally good dashboards

By Shantal C

Jul 7, 2021

Excellent course content, enjoyed learning how to create meaningful dashboards.

By Dustin S

Jul 25, 2022

A decent introduction to Pivot Charts, and a very good introduction to Cognos.

By Mike M

Jun 18, 2021

Great intro to this subject, and you can't beat a 90 day free trial of Cognos.

By Samuel

May 3, 2021

thank for sharing your knowledge for peopel, this course very helpfull to me.

By Voula O

Aug 13, 2022

Great course I learn a lot about data visualisation - Ibm cognos analytics

By Venkatesh B

Dec 11, 2021

Such a wonderful course for budding data analysts. Keep up the good work

By igor s

Aug 13, 2021

Thank you very much. Agreat opportunity to try both - excel and cognos.

By António C S G

Apr 17, 2022

This course gives you all the fundamentals for working with dashboards

By Michael H

Nov 24, 2021

The scaffolding in these courses continues to be excellent. Thank you.

By Olusayo A

Dec 5, 2021

A great place to get started with the rudiments. A wealth of resource

By Rohan R

May 18, 2021

It was Great Learning. Thanks to IBM for creating such a good course.

By Girmay T

Dec 20, 2021

Excellent Hand-on Data Visualization using advanced analytics tools

By Juan D R

Aug 10, 2022

I liked the simplicity with which fundamental concepts are taught.

By Daniel D P

Jun 23, 2022

​well organized and precise. I had so much fun taking this course.

By Priyanka P

May 19, 2022

Well Explain completely new concept of cognos Analystics... thanks

By Hassaan M

Dec 21, 2021

v​ery good course as it provides a deep view into excel and cognos

By Samarth B

Nov 26, 2021

Good Introduction to tools and assignments provided nice practice.

By Abhijith B

May 13, 2022

Course is very good , giving first hand experiance on IBM Cognos.

By Abdul-Rashid G I

Jan 7, 2022

I could not have had a better eye-opener than this. Thank you all

By Samantha W

Dec 14, 2021

Good course. Learned a lot. But they use line graphs incorrectly.

By Tiemo O

Nov 11, 2021

Never knew data can be used to make such beautiful presentations

By Md I

Sep 10, 2021

Its awesome and very informative course for data visualization

By Sairah N

Feb 8, 2022

Best kickstart course for dashboarding and data visualization