Data analysts examine information using data analysis tools and help their teams develop insights and business strategies. You’ll need skills in math, statistics, communications, and working with tools designed to do data analytics and data visualization. Explore this high-demand career.
Learn the technical skills for data analyst career paths.
Develop your competencies in high-demand analysis tools.
Build communication, teamwork, and problem-solving skills.
Learn the basics of data analytics: using data for analysis and reporting. This beginner-level data science course is for anyone who works with data.
1h 39m • COURSE
Data Fluency: Exploring and Describing Data with Barton Poulson
Learn how anyone, in any industry, can speak the language of data analysis. Find out how to prepare data, explore it visually, and describe it using statistical methods.
4h 19m • COURSE
Excel Statistics Essential Training: 1 with Joseph Schmuller
Learn statistics. Dr. Joseph Schmuller uses Microsoft Excel to teach the fundamentals of descriptive and inferential statistics.
3h 37m • COURSE
Learning Excel: Data Analysis with Curt Frye
Unlock the power of your organization's data. Learn how to perform data analysis in Microsoft Excel.
2h 9m • COURSE
Learning Data Visualization with Bill Shander
Communicate complex ideas quickly and thoroughly with data visualization. Turn information into artwork and intrigue your audience.
3h 50m • 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
Tableau Essential Training (2020.1) with Curt Frye
Learn what you need to know to analyze and display data using Tableau 2020. Discover how to leverage the software to make smarter, more data-driven decisions.
4h 40m • COURSE
You'll learn data analysis skills with these experts.
Robin Hunt is a developer and educator focused on process development, data management, and custom workflows.
Robin loves to inspire people to "think something new" and has a passion for people and data. She actively seeks ways to engage in efforts that support her community and loves being an active part of the entrepreneurial and startup community that's growing in Birmingham, Alabama.
Robin has been thankful to have followed her entrepreneurial spirit and found a way to combine both her love for teaching and her technical skills as a developer. It's rare to find a developer who is also passionate about teaching or vice versa, but Robin seamlessly blends the two and gives her clients and students the best of both worlds. As a developer, she specializes in process development, data management, and customized workflow solutions. As an educator she loves all things social, data related, and searchable and analyzing them for better decision-making. You can learn more about Robin and her projects at LinkedIn.
Barton Poulson is a professor, designer, and data analytics expert.
Barton has bridged the analytic and aesthetic for most of his life, with a background in industrial design, a Ph.D. in social and personality psychology, and a deep love for data analysis and data visualization as well as the visual and performing arts. Bart is an associate professor of psychology at Utah Valley University and has studied at Brigham Young University, the University of Utah, and the City University of New York. In his role as a teacher of research and analysis, he has conducted hundreds of studies with his students on topics from social identity and aspirations to implicit preferences for poetry and architecture. Bart and his wife, Jacque Lynn Bell, a modern dance choreographer, live with their three children in beautiful Salt Lake City.
Joseph Schmuller is an award-winning teacher and writer.
Joseph holds a BS from Brooklyn College, an MA from the University of Missouri—Kansas City, and a PhD from the University of Wisconsin—Madison (all in psychology). He has held a variety of positions in industry and in academia. A former member of the American Statistical Association, Dr. Schmuller has taught statistics at the undergraduate, honors undergraduate, and graduate levels. He is the author of the three editions of Statistical Analysis with Excel For Dummies. He lives with his family in Jacksonville, Florida.
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.
Bill Shander is CEO and founder of Beehive Media, an information design and data visualization agency.
Beehive's clients include knowledge-driven organizations such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, the World Economic Forum, Booz & Company, and Harvard University. Beehive helps their clients convert abstract concepts into tangible and understandable experiences via smart information design and data visualization.
Shander speaks at conferences and gives workshops for clients on data visualization, covering topics such as why data visualization is essential in today's marketing world (especially for firms that use thought leadership as a platform) and how to think visually and interactively.
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.