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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 rene a a u

Mar 25, 2022

Excelente Herramienta

By Muhammad A

Mar 17, 2022

Veri well articulated

By Maruthi K S

Feb 10, 2022

Interactive Learning.


Aug 4, 2022

C​ourse was amazing.

By Nadine k

Dec 23, 2021

perfect I enjoyed it

By Christine L

Oct 28, 2021

​very easy to follow

By Awolola D O

Apr 21, 2022

rich and insightful


May 29, 2021

V​ery good course.

By Deng D D D

May 13, 2022

it is very useful

By Simon P

Apr 13, 2021

Fantastic course!


Dec 15, 2020

Nice teaching ...

By Lamiaa M F

Jun 6, 2022

very intersting


Apr 24, 2022

very good course

By Heidi I

Jun 28, 2021

CLass was great!


Dec 20, 2020

very usefully !

By Mayur B

Jul 27, 2022

Learnt a lot !

By Alejandro R V L

Aug 14, 2022

Great course!

By Mohammed M M

Nov 26, 2021

Great Course.

By Uju N

Nov 20, 2021

Great course!

By Talha G

Mar 17, 2022

Very useful!

By Okwara O N

Oct 11, 2021


By Joaquim R

Jul 20, 2021

Very useful.


Sep 20, 2021

T​hank you.

By Steve R G

Jul 7, 2021

Good course

By Shreyas a

Apr 5, 2021

good course