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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 Dahiru S R

Jun 25, 2022

Very interesting and educative course

By Kevin N

Mar 31, 2021

Very good overview of chart creation.

By Mauro G

Jun 10, 2021

Great Course!!! Thank you so much!!!

By Phitsinee F

Apr 28, 2021

The most effective learning program!

By Aung A L

Jul 11, 2022

Great course for Data Visualization

By Sobayo T

Oct 25, 2021

It was a great learning experience.

By Ruth M

Oct 25, 2021

loved getting to grips with Cognos

By Fonkwe A

May 16, 2022

Straight to the point with cognos

By Rhonda M A

Nov 27, 2021

Learned so much! A great course!


Nov 11, 2021

its indeed worth the time. Super

By Kondwani B

Aug 19, 2021

This course is mind blowing :)

By Suleiman A

Jun 8, 2022

excellent course it very easy

By Sheikh H

Jan 17, 2022

Wonderful experience with IBM

By Arnold D V M

Sep 20, 2021

very nice and helpfull course


May 28, 2021

Great course and learnt a lot

By Vimala B

Oct 8, 2021

very use ful to all of you

By Yigzaw T K

May 23, 2022

Very Exciting and relevant


Oct 11, 2021

I really enjoy this course


Sep 27, 2021

Course was really awesome

By Mohammad H

Dec 15, 2020

Just perfect. Everything.

By Jorge C A

Apr 1, 2022

buenisimo. muy practico.

By Nasara L

Dec 28, 2021

This course is excellent

By Odra I M

Jul 27, 2021

Excelent! I love Cognos.

By Yeni C A

Mar 18, 2022

Great course! Thank you


May 25, 2022

One of the best course