Complete Introduction to Business Data Analysis
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Complete Introduction to Business Data Analysis

Move beyond BASIC reports and learn data ANALYSIS. Learn to easily turn data into information, insight and intelligence
4.5 (4,660 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
16,312 students enrolled
Created by Ian Littlejohn
Last updated 6/2020
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This course includes
  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • 12 articles
  • 5 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Transform Data into INSIGHT and INTELLIGENCE using powerful methods of analysis, techniques and tools
  • Learn data analysis using easy to master drag and drop techniques - NO CONFUSING FORMULAS, macros or VBA
  • Learn 8 different techniques for DATA ANALYSIS that can be easily implemented in Excel (2010 - Office 365)
  • LIFE TIME ACCESS to course materials and practice activities from a BEST SELLING Udemy instructor
  • Learn to ask the RIGHT questions of your data using comparison, trend, ranking, variance, pareto and many other techniques
  • Learn BEST practices for data analysis and data presentation
  • Learn BEST practices for the design and setup of INTERACTIVE dashboards
Requirements
  • An understanding of working with data in Excel
  • Excel (2010 - Office 365)
  • Some examples will require Excel Power Pivot and Power View - which are only available on Windows
  • Excel on Mac may not have access to all techniques
Description

Recent reviews:

"Yes the course was absolutely good. Somebody who want to have a quick grasp or learn on more if not most of the key analysis techniques then this the place."

"This course was very knowledgeable for me. Along with data analysis, I have also progressed from beginner to advanced stage in MS Excel. The speciality of this course is that it was a very systematically organized and also consistently progressing through the chapters with hands-on practical experience! I enjoyed this course!"

"Excellent explanation and Practice activity.It was simple, crisp and clear."

In this course you will learn the BEST techniques and tools for turning data into MEANINGFUL analysis using Excel

This course is lead by Ian Littlejohn - an international trainer, consultant and data analyst with over 50 000 enrollments on Udemy and consistently high reviews.  Ian specialises in teaching data analysis techniques, Excel Pivot Tables, Power Pivot, Microsoft Power BI and Google Data Studio. 

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The Complete Introduction to Business Data Analysis teaches you how to apply different methods of data analysis to turn your data into new insight and intelligence.

The ability to ask questions of your data is a powerful competitive advantage, resulting in new income streams, better decision making and improved productivity.  A recent McKinsey Consulting report has identified that data analysis is one of the most important skills required in the American economy at the current time.

During the course you will understand why the form of analysis is important and also provide examples of analysis using Excel 2010. 

The following methods of analysis are included:

  • Comparison Analysis

  • Trend Analysis

  • Ranking Analysis

  • Interactive Dashboards

  • Contribution Analysis

  • Variance Analysis

  • Pareto Analysis

  • Frequency Analysis

  • Correlations

The Complete Introduction to Business Data Analysis is designed for all business professionals who want to take their ability to turn data into information to the next level. If you are an Excel user then you will want to learn the easy to use techniques that are taught in this course.

This course is presented using Excel in Office 365.  However the course is also suitable for:

  • Excel 2013

  • Excel 2016

  • Excel 2019

Please note that this course does not include any complicated formulas, VBA or macros.  The course utilizes drag and drop techniques to create the majority of the different data analysis techniques.

Who this course is for:
  • All Business people who want to turn data into information
  • Excel users who want to take their reporting and analysis to the next level
  • Students who want to learn powerful methods of data analysis
Course content
Expand all 53 lectures 03:39:59
+ Introduction
4 lectures 05:38

In this lesson we discuss the overview of the course and also review the different types of data analysis that you will learn in this course.

Preview 02:10
Introduction to Data Analysis
00:57
About the Course
02:27

Please download the training data files to complete the activities in the course.

Download the Training Data Files
00:04
+ Preparing Data for Analysis
4 lectures 17:40
Introduction to Preparing for Data Analysis
01:02

In this lesson you will learn the best practices for preparing data for analysis.

Preview 08:25

In this lesson you will learn to deal with common data problems that may affect your ability to do data analysis.

Preview 07:06
+ Data Analysis - Key Metrics
6 lectures 25:55
Introduction to Key Metrics
02:00
Introduction to Key Metrics Analysis
00:32

Creating key metric and key performance indicator calculations.

Preview 08:52

Creating key metric and key performance indicator calculations.

Preview 07:25
Key Metric Practical Activity
00:19

The completed key metric activity

Preview 06:47
+ Comparison Analysis
5 lectures 29:16

Overview of using comparison analysis to create reports and graphs.

Preview 01:30

Using comparison analysis to create reports, graphs and tables of data analysis

Comparison Analysis - Part 1
08:28

Using comparison analysis to create reports, graphs and tables of data analysis

Comparison Analysis - Part 2
08:50
Practical Activity Comparison Analysis
00:25

The completed comparison analysis practical activity

Comparison Analysis Practical Activity
10:03
+ Trend Analysis
5 lectures 22:13

In this lesson we provide an overview of the different trend analysis techniques and methods

Preview 01:09

Learn to create trend graphs and tables. Learn to apply different trend lines.

Trend Analysis - Part 1
08:54

Learn to create trend graphs and tables. Learn to apply different trend lines.

Trend Analysis - Part 2
06:24
Practical Activity Trend Analysis
00:16

In this lesson we show how to complete the trend analysis practical activity

Trend Analysis Practical Activity
05:30
+ Ranking Analysis
5 lectures 22:25

Overview of ranking analysis and discussion about how to use the techniques

Preview 02:01

Ranking analysis including Top 10 analysis techniques

Preview 08:43

Ranking analysis including Top 10 analysis techniques

Ranking Analysis - Part 2
06:49
Practical Activity Ranking Analysis
00:17

Completion of the ranking analysis activity

Practical Activity Ranking Analysis
04:35
+ Interactive Dashboard Creation
3 lectures 15:53

How to create interactive dashboards using key metrics, comparison analysis, trend analysis and rankings

Introduction to Interactive Dashboards
01:07

How to create interactive dashboards using key metrics, comparison analysis, trend analysis and rankings

Interactive Dashboards - Part 1
08:21

How to create interactive dashboards using key metrics, comparison analysis, trend analysis and rankings

Interactive Dashboards - Part 2
06:25
+ Variance Analysis
6 lectures 23:41

Introduction and overview of variance analysis concepts

Introduction to Variance Analysis
01:41
Download the Sales Budget Data file
00:06

How to use and create variance analysis calculations and analysis

Variance Analysis - Part 1
08:48

How to use and create variance analysis calculations and analysis

Variance Analysis - Part 2
05:58
Practical Activity Variance Analysis
00:15

How to complete the variance analysis practical analysis activity

Variance Analysis Practical Activity
06:52
+ Contribution Analysis
5 lectures 22:36

Introduction and explanation of contribution analysis

Introduction to Contribution Analysis
01:53

How to create different contribution analysis calculations and techniques

Contribution Analysis - Part 1
05:05

How to create different contribution analysis calculations and techniques

Contribution Analysis - Part 2
08:32
Contribution Analysis Practical Activity
00:15

How to complete the contribution analysis practical activity

Contribution Analysis Practical Activity
06:51
+ Frequency Analysis
5 lectures 20:21

Introduction and overview of frequency analysis. Learn to easily create frequency histograms and groupings

Introduction to Frequency Analysis
01:32

Learn to create and analyze age groupings and histograms

Frequency Analysis - Part 1
06:32

Learn to create and analyze age groupings and histograms

Frequency Analysis - Part 2
06:35
Frequency Analysis Practical Activity
00:13

How to complete the frequency practical activity

Frequency Analysis Practical Activity
05:29