Learning and developing your data analytics skills is something all people in the industry should be actively looking to do. Even if your job doesn’t directly involve data analytics skills at this moment, it is starting to become advantageous to have these skills in almost every industry and sector. So, how to learn about data analytics? To help you, in this article we’ve taken a look at 4 online sources where you can learn more!
FutureLearn is a digital education platform founded in December 2012. Most courses are free and will last anywhere from two to 12 weeks. Below we’ve inserted some direct links to courses you might find useful.
– Big data: Data visualisation – Data to Insight: An Introduction to Data Analysis – Predictive Analytics: Gaining Insights from Big Data – Big Data Analytics – Business Analytics Using Forecasting
Udemy.com is an online learning platform aimed at professional adults. Not many are free, but there are some great discounts in place at all times, for example, you can become a Python Data Analyst for as little as £10 at the time of writing. For your money you get a 30-day money back guarantee, 4.5 hours of on-demand video accessible on numerous devices, 1 supplemental resource and full lifetime access to this. You will also receive a certificate upon completion of the course.
– R Programming: Advanced Analytics In R For Data Science – Python A-Z: Python For Data Science With Real Exercises – Fundamentals of Business Intelligence & Data Analytics World
They may originate from US universities, but Coursera offer a number of data science courses to web visitors from the UK. If you’re new to the industry, why not take a look at ‘Introduction to Big Data’ created by the University of San Diego. You can read more than 2,000 reviews, for which the feedback is very positive here. If you want to learn about Data Analytics through an official university, then Coursera is a very good option.