This data analysis online course will empower you with the ability to:
Use Microsoft Excel to confidently analyse, interpret and deliver data in meaningful ways
Predict business trends and customer behaviour by formulating statistical findings and recommendations
Increase business productivity by using data analyst training to react quickly to changing demands from customers and environmental conditions
Contribute to important business decisions by constructing significant research questions related to the type of data analysis required to meet business needs
This UCT-backed online short course in data analysis is designed to give you the flexibility to work when it suits you. You’ll receive continued support and guidance from an expert Dedicated Student Success Manager as you progress through the weekly modules in your own time.
Orientation Module: Welcome to your Online Campus
Course Module 1: Fundamentals of data-driven decision-making
Course Module 2: Research questions for data analysis
Course Module3: Organising data in Microsoft Excel
Course Module 4: Statistical analysis using Microsoft Excel
Course Module 5: Introduction to databases and SQL
Course Module 6: Interpretation of outcomes
Course Module 7: Data presentation and visualisation
Course Module 8: Looking towards the future
Earn a certificate from the University of Cape Town (UCT)
On completion of this course you earn a certificate from a top-tier university as powerful proof of your new competencies and use it to set yourself apart from the rest and get recognised in the job market. Disclaimer: The visual representation of the certificate here serves as an exemplar, and may be subject to change at the discretion of the University.
At GetSmarter, we improve lives through better education. One of the ways that we achieve this is by bringing rich industry context to an academic environment through our expert facilitation and engagement. We work with university faculty and industry experts to provide a practical, industry lens on the world's leading university subjects.
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When do I start?
Our next available short course starts in 7 days. (Still accepting late registrations)
You can either pay your tuition fees in full before the course starts, or you may opt for a two-part payment plan for courses nine weeks and shorter. For courses ten weeks or longer, there is a three-part payment plan available. To find out more on payment options please visit our Payment and Financing page.
GetSmarter's learning model is designed to help you, as a working professional, improve your skills without compromising on work and family responsibilities. The course work is broken up into weekly, manageable bite-sized modules, with incremental deadlines, designed to help you pace yourself over the duration of the course and allow you the legroom to work when it suits you best.
At the beginning of each week you'll be presented with all the lectures, notes and assignments necessary for completion. You also have access to your Success Manager who will help you set goals and track key milestones, manage your time, and field any administrative requests you might have.
The Online Campus will be your virtual classroom for the duration of your course. Through its easy-to-use interface you'll have access to a diverse variety of course content formats, including: interactive video lectures, module notes, practice quizzes, Prezis, assignment briefs, and additional web resources.
On the Online Campus, you'll also be able to ask questions and interact with your fellow students and Head Tutor through the Online Campus discussion forums. If you're experiencing tech issues or need advice from your personal Success Manager, you can use the Online Campus to get in touch.