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.
Learn how to connect and transform your data with Power BI Desktop, the powerful data analysis and visualization software from Microsoft.
2h 28m • 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 20m • 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 analytics tool to track, analyze, and report on site visits and marketing goals.
2h 36m • 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.
Curt Frye is the president of Technology and Society, Incorporated.He is the author of more than 40 books, including Microsoft Excel 2019 Step by Step for Microsoft Press, and has created and recorded more than 60 courses for Lynda.com and LinkedIn Learning. As a speaker, he has presented talks on topics including "Rhetorical Mathematics" for CLE credit at the Law and Magic conference, "Business Storytelling Using Microsoft Excel" at the ATD-Cascadia annual conference, and his Improspectives® approach to applying the techniques of improv theater to business and life for numerous audiences. As a performer, he has appeared in over 1,300 improv comedy shows with ComedySportz Portland and presents his Magic of the Mind show to theatrical and corporate audiences. Curt earned his BA in political science from Syracuse University and his MBA from the University of Illinois.
As a lifelong data geek, Ben Sullins dedicates his time to helping others use data wisely.
Ben 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.