Introduction to Data Analysis Skillsbuild Course

  • Job Reference: Introduction to Data Analysis
  • Date Posted: 30 July 2023
  • Recruiter: SaluteMyJob
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  • Location: Remote
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: I.T. & Communications

Job Description

Do you have good problem solving skills and a great attention to detail? Then a data analyst might be a great role for you! Our free introduction course will give you a great insight into the primary role of a data analyst and the key skills needed to be successful in the role.

What does a Data Analyst do?

A data analyst's primary responsibility is to collect, organise, clean, and analyse mountains of data using standard methods and tools to spot trends, find patterns, and make forecasts.

Data analysts focus on extracting valuable insights from the data to answer questions and solve business problems. They must be able to communicate findings using data visualisations such as graphs and charts to stakeholders in written formats and presentations so they can make decisions and drive action. Sometimes, data analysts may be involved in determining what actions to take based upon their analysis.

Overall, data analysts:

  • Understand business direction and objectives

  • Explore the meaning behind the numbers and figures

  • Analyse the causes of certain events based on data findings

  • Present insights using easy-to-understand language and graphics

  • Contribute to business decision-making by offering insights

On completing this course you will earn the Introduction to Data Analysis badge. Does this sound like the right career path for you? To find out more and to access the various Skillsbuild pathways available, please click the apply below. This does not commit you to any training but simply takes you to the next stage in the process.

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