Certificate in Data Analysis‌ (Online)


SPRING CLASS BEGINS - 2/2/2015


 

Data Analysis is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after skills in the workplace.  Companies have vast amounts of data, but it is rare to have someone with the ability to analyze that data to see trends and make predictions. Add a whole new skill set to your portfolio, and make a big difference in the success of your organization by acquiring data analysis skills.
   Begin with getting a basic understanding of how to analyze data in a business setting. Then learn how many of your business decisions involve comparing groups for differences. You will know the statistics behind these group differences and relationships. Finally you will find out how to perform inquiries that will be useful to your business or organization, and have the skill necessary to communicate these results through graphs and text that your fellow employees will understand. Whether your business is home based or a large company, this certificate will take you to the next level where important decision-making is concerned.
 
John Rutledge, Mary Dereshiwsky, and Jeff Kritzer, instructors.
 
Individual Courses
 
 
Introduction to Data Analysis
Data Analysis is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after skills in the workplace.  Companies have vast amounts of data, but it is rare to have someone with the ability to analyze that data to see trends and make predictions.  This course will give you a basic understanding of how to analyze data in a business setting.  Businesses look for candidates with an understanding of how to analyze the data they have been collecting; this course will help you start on that journey.
 
 
One month course; John Rutledge, instructor
 
Intermediate Data Analysis
Many of your business decisions involve comparing groups for differences. For example, would men and women prefer different product features? In addition, you may look at relationships between variables. Does product recognition relate to subsequent product purchase? This Intermediate Data Analysis course will introduce you to the statistics behind these group differences and relationships. In addition, you’ll learn how to work with ratings, graphs and user-friendly reports of statistical results.
 
 
One month course, Mary Dereshiwsky
 
Advanced Data Analysis
After taking this Advanced course in Data Analysis, you will be able to perform inquiries that will be useful to your business or organization, and have the skill necessary to communicate these results through graphs and text that your fellow employees will understand.  Take the guesswork out of important company decisions and make decisions based on statistically significant information.  Whether your business is home based or a large company, this class will take you to the next level where important decision-making is concerned.
 
One month course, Jeff Kritzer, instructor

 

About online learning

Online learning is a fun, enjoyable and very productive way to learn. Millions of people are learning online each year. You will engage with the instructor and other participants. You will get to know your instructor and other participants. You may make friends.  It’s easy. It’s fun. 

How the Course Works

It is easy to participate in your online course. After you register, you will be given a web address to go to get into your online classroom.  You will have a password and use your email address and password to gain access.

Once inside the online classroom, here’s what you can expect.

Participate when you want

You can participate any time of day or evening. The online classroom is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
There are no live real-time requirements or meetings. You decide when you participate.
For the best learning, participants should log into the course on 2-3 different days of the week.

What you will do

For each Unit, you will:

  • Readings are assigned for each day from the textbooks provided at registration.

  • Have the option of accessing the online readings

  • Listen to the audio presentation for the Unit and view the slides
  • Have the option of taking a self-quiz to see how much you have learned
  • Engage in written online discussion with your instructor and other participants

For best learning, you should make one or more comments at 2-3 different times each day, since it is a week long course.

The content (readings, audio lectures, slides) and self quizzes are accessible for the entire course, so you can work ahead, or go back and review again, at your convenience.

Discussion

The Discussion for each Unit lasts one week. All comments are made in writing and can be made at any time of the day or night.

Your instructor will log into the Discussion area at least once a day and answer questions, make comments, and respond to comments by you and the other participants.

We encourage you to make 2-3 comments each day to maximize your learning and enjoyment of the course.

It’s easy. It’s fun.

 

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Schedule:

Fall: 9/2/2014 - 11/28/14

Intro: 9/2-9/26/14
Intermediate:10/6-10/31/14
Advanced:11/3-11/28/14

Spring: 2/2/2015 - 5/2/15

Intro: 2/2 - 2/27/15
Intermediate: 3/3-3/27/15
Advanced: 4/6-5/1/15

Tuition:

One-month course, $495.

Average Time Online:

48 Hours