Establish a conceptual understanding of business intelligence (BI) and analytics, and acquire practical, tool-based skills. This learning path covers everything from Microsoft Power BI and IBM Crystal Reports to Looker, Tableau, and Google Analytics.
Develop a solid grounding on financial forecasting.
Master a wide-range of in-demand tools.
Begin building advanced forecasting and analytics skills.
Learning Microsoft Power BI Desktop with Gini von Courter
Learn how to connect and transform your data with Power BI Desktop, the powerful data analysis and visualization software from Microsoft.
3h 12m • COURSE
Power BI Essential Training with Gini von Courter
Get started with Power BI. Learn how to use this powerful set of business analytics tools to create and share visualizations with others in your organization.
3h 54m • COURSE
Crystal Reports 2016 Essential Training with Curt Frye
Learn how to use SAP Crystal Reports 2016 to analyze and summarize data and make better business decisions.
4h 6m • COURSE
Looker First Look with Ben Sullins
Get up to speed with Looker, and learn how to leverage this powerful platform to make collecting, visualizing, and analyzing data a bit easier.
47m 49s • COURSE
Financial Forecasting with Big Data with Michael McDonald
Quickly create financial forecasts using big data, predictive analytics, and Microsoft Excel.
1h 21m • COURSE
Tableau 10: Mastering Calculations with Curt Frye
Discover how to create useful and powerful formulas in Tableau 10, the popular analytics and visualization tool.
3h 24m • COURSE
Excel: Economic Analysis and Data Analytics with Michael McDonald
Use big data to forecast economic trends. Find out how to perform regression analysis for economic forecasting using Microsoft Excel.
1h 37m • COURSE
Google Analytics Essential Training with Corey Koberg
Find out how your website is performing using Google Analytics. Discover how to use this leading web analytics tool to track, analyze, and report on site visits and marketing goals.
2h 36m • COURSE
Learning Google Analytics Premium with David Booth
Learn about the advanced features and integrations of Google Analytics Premium to better understand if the solution is right for you.
1h 14m • COURSE
Advanced Google Analytics with Adriaan Brits
Take an in-depth look at Google Analytics, and learn advanced techniques than can help you use this popular and powerful analytics tool to glean better insights.
2h 12m • COURSE
You'll learn business intelligence skills with these experts
Gini von Courter
Gini von Courter has taught computer classes on Microsoft Office for 20+ years and has authored 30+ books.
Gini has been providing computer classes and seminars on Microsoft Office and related products for more than 20 years at public and private companies, state and federal agencies, educational institutions, and not-for-profit organizations, and has consulted and trained on the use of Microsoft SharePoint since the first SharePoint product was launched in 2001. A founder and managing partner of TRIAD Consulting, Gini is also the author of 29 books, including Beginning SharePoint with Excel, and a number of lynda.com movies on SharePoint, SharePoint Designer, InfoPath, and other software titles. Gini's passion is helping clients use SharePoint and Microsoft Office applications to create solutions that increase efficiency and collaboration while improving the quality of people's work lives. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan with an M.B.A. from Oakland University. You can find her on Twitter @Gini4Tips.
Curt Frye is a freelance course developer and writer.
He has developed more than 50 online courses on topics including Microsoft Excel, Tableau, Mathematica, and social network analysis. He has also written more than 40 books, with recent titles including Microsoft Excel 2016 Step by Step and Microsoft OneNote 2016 Step by Step, both for Microsoft Press.
In addition to his writing and course development, Curt is a popular conference speaker and entertainer. His programs include his Improspectives® approach to teamwork and creativity, analyzing and presenting data in Microsoft Excel, and his interactive Magic of the Mind show.
As a lifelong data geek, Ben Sullins dedicates his time to helping others use data wisely.
He makes information meaningful and has fun doing it. His background affords him a unique set of knowledge that sets him apart in the data community. Since the late 1990s, he has consulted many high-tech companies, including Facebook, Microsoft, LinkedIn, Cisco, Mozilla, Pluralsight, and Genentech, on democratizing data in their organizations. Moreover, Ben spent three months leading the charge at Facebook to grow its data culture by demonstrating proper tool implementation and data visualization techniques using Tableau. And with this expertise, Ben aims to provide exceptional service to his customers by enriching their lives with impactful smart data.
Michael McDonald is a researcher and professor of finance at Fairfield University.
He has extensive programming skills in SAS, Stata, Python, R, and SQL, among other programming languages. His past work experience includes using these programming languages to analyze big data sets in finance and economics and develop trading strategies based on data mining. He has done extensive work in investment banking, at tech startups, hedge funds, and on a wide variety of consulting projects. He has a track record of authoring creative and practical course materials for a variety of subject areas across business disciplines.
Michael's core knowledge is focused on financial markets and investment decision-making. He has helped advise firms on capital investments, valuation issues, and capital allocation to enhance business strategy. He is the author of multiple research studies addressing complex questions across the finance discipline. Michael's work has been cited by the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, the CFA Institute, and many others.
Corey Koberg is a certified trainer in Google Analytics and AdWords and is the cofounder of Cardinal Path.
Corey is also a consultant and speaker in the field of search engine and online marketing; and a regular instructor on web analytics, pay-per-click management, and Internet marketing. The co-founder of Cardinal Path, Corey holds a degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Illinois. He has been involved in Internet-related engineering and consulting since the mid-1990s, beginning his career in the labs that developed the world's first web browser. After working for Intel, Compaq, and Qualcomm, Corey now helps companies find and employ a scientific, results-oriented, professional approach to web analytics and search marketing. He also co-authored the book Display Advertising: An Hour a Day. You can find Corey on Twitter @koberg.
David Booth is a Google Analytics and AdWords Certified Trainer. His firm consults on web analytics and marketing.
David is a consultant, an instructor, and one of the founding partners of Cardinal Path. He has spent over a decade advising companies and organizations throughout North and Central America in web design, technology selection and deployment, search engine marketing, analytics and business intelligence, statistical analysis, and conversion testing. David has led seminars, trainings, and sessions focused on web site analytics and search and conversion marketing for audiences ranging from top executives to technical implementation teams.He has been involved in web application development as an engineer and consultant since 1998, beginning his career as a technical marketing engineer with Intel. He also spent two years with the Peace Corps, developing and deploying web sites and web applications to attract grants and international aid for Guatemalan NGOs and local development organizations. David is a Google Analytics, AdWords, and Website Optimizer Certified Trainer, and his firm is a Google Analytics, AdWords, Website Optimizer, and Urchin Certified Partner.David earned his MBA in international management from the Monterey Institute of International Studies, and he holds a BS in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Adriaan Brits is a digital marketing consultant who specializes in optimizing campaigns and conversion rates.
Through his agency, adriaanbrits.com, he specializes in pay-per-click (PPC) campaign management and conversion rate optimization with Bing Ads, Google AdWords, and LinkedIn Marketing Solutions. Adriaan consults on analytics, programmatic media buying, database marketing, and digital copywriting. He enjoys leveraging competitor data to help companies revamp their content, marketing, and digital strategy, and to analyze the results. Adriaan holds an MSc in marketing from Oxford Brookes University and is constantly updating his skills to help businesses tap into the latest digital marketing solutions.