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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 Sabda N H

Jun 24, 2022

Good Course, very helpful to learn about data visualization


Mar 29, 2021

Good Course to start and learn about data visualization !!!

By Suraj S

Feb 19, 2021

Perfectly drafted course, anybody can understand it easily.

By Arnold N

Jun 8, 2022

The course was wonderful and far-reaching the expectations

By Lírick P

May 14, 2021

Recomendo a qualquer profissional que queira se atualizar

By Ryan

Jul 1, 2022

Now this was the Meat and Potatoes of the course so far,

By Frank

Apr 9, 2021

Very perfect course and practical for data visualization

By Nyr H

Jun 29, 2022

I really like this course and really beneficial to me.

By Deepthi K K

Jul 1, 2022

Very simple and easy way of communicating the course.

By Daniel F

May 26, 2022

Excellent, Cognos is really powerfull and exciting.

By Yinka T

Nov 2, 2021

Well laid down course. Far better than I expected.

By Mr. A B

Jul 14, 2022

great and very informative topic of data analysis

By Dallon B

Feb 16, 2022

Thorough hands on practical approach to learning.

By Ishtiaq H A

Mar 25, 2022

A very wel designed course indee. Much to learn.

By Chebo C

May 3, 2021

I am so glad I took this course. It is amazing!

By Darrell S P I

Apr 7, 2021

I like Cognos a lot. Thank you for teaching it.

By Wendell C

Jul 7, 2022

Great introductory course for analytics world

By Tagwisa N

Jul 22, 2021

Excellent intro course and very informative

By Jorge L S B

Feb 18, 2021

Good succinct and practical information..:)


Jan 18, 2022

i overall learned a lot from this course

By shahid a

Aug 8, 2022

best course for visualization in excel

By Juhyun P

Jun 15, 2022

It was effective and ambicious moments

By hariharan s

May 11, 2022

Good experience of learning new things

By Fares A

Aug 20, 2021

Merci je recommande vivement vos cours

By Dahiru S R

Jun 25, 2022

Very interesting and educative course