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Data Analyst

Develop the knowledge and skills to become a Data Analyst in this online program. Complete at your own pace, learn in a flexible environment, and gain digital badges.

Our current offering of Data Analyst is at capacity and not accepting any more registrations. If you’d like to be notified when the next intake occurs, please fill in the form at the bottom of this page, and we’ll reach out when we’re accepting new students.

What is a Microcredential

A series of carefully curated learning activities that provide learners with opportunities to gain specific skills or competencies that are workforce relevant and valued by employers, without enrolling in a credential program. The outcome can be shared digitally and allows employers to easily identify candidates who have mastered a specific skill set for success in their industry.

What to expect from the program

This program offers focused, highly relevant training in data analysis and visualization. You can take all three badges to earn your microcredential or take individual badges. Each badge takes roughly 21 hours to complete and includes self-paced and instructor-led learning.

  • Basic data and math skills
  • Introduction to exploratory data analysis (EDA)
  • Data visualization

You can complete this program entirely online and choose between scheduled instructor-led or pre-recorded lectures. You’ll enjoy a flexible environment to earn professional development hours and advance your career.

Some of the skills and knowledge you’ll develop include:

  • Apply data analysis using basic math skills and fundamental concepts in a business setting
  • Create key performance indicators (KPIs) and targets to help drive data-driven decision making
  • Apply hands-on skills and theoretical knowledge needed to effectively clean, explore, and interpret business data
  • Transform complex business data into insightful and compelling visual narratives by using PowerBI
  • Design meaningful KPIs, integrate predictive analytics in reporting, and craft reports that align with business objectives

Who is this program for?

The Data Analyst microcredential is designed for administrators and business professionals who are looking for new ways to present data for impact. Help your organization make informed decisions by bringing data to life through data visualization.

This program is also perfect for entry-level professionals seeking to advance their careers or move into a more defined role working with data.

Career opportunities

Data analysts are necessary for a wide range of industries, including government and public sector, supply chain, oil and gas, nonprofit, energy sector, banking, insurance, and more.

After completing this program, you can explore a career as a:

  • Data Analyst
  • Client Solutions Analyst
  • Report Developer
  • Performance Analytics Analyst

Program requirements

While this program is open to anyone regardless of experience and education, we recommend you meet the following:

  • secondary school completion
  • grade 12 English or higher

We recommend a level of technical competence which includes proficiency in:

  • navigating the Internet
  • using word processing programs like Microsoft Word


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