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IBM Data Analyst Professional Certificate

Unlock your potential in data analytics. Build job-ready skills for an in-demand career as a data analyst. No degree or prior experience required.

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115,632 already enrolled

4 Months

Under 10 hours of study a week


Beginner Level

No prior experience required.

Earn credits

Part of Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences

Build job-ready skills by learning from the best

Get started in the in-demand field of data analytics with a Professional Certificate from IBM. Learn the core principles of data analysis and gain experience with data manipulation using Python and Excel, applying analytical techniques, and working with a variety of data sources.

Common job titles: Data Analyst, Associate Data Analyst, Junior Data Analyst, Finance Analyst, Operations Analyst, Data Technician, Business Performance Analyst, Marketing Analyst

¹Lightcast™ Job Postings Report (median with 0-2 years experience), United States, 9/1/21-9/1/22.
²Based on Cousera learner outcome survey responses, United States, 2021.

median entry-level salary¹

of certificate grads started a new career²

in-demand job openings in data analytics¹

¹Lightcast™ Job Postings Report (median with 0-2 years experience), United States, 9/1/21-9/1/22.
²Based on Cousera learner outcome survey responses, United States, 2021.

Skills you will gain

  • Microsoft Excel

  • Python Programming

  • Data Analysis

  • Data Visualization (DataViz)

  • SQL

  • Data Science

  • Spreadsheet

  • Pivot Table

  • IBM Cognos Analytics

  • Dashboard

  • Pandas

  • Numpy

About this Professional Certificate

What you will learn

  • Demonstrate proficiency in using spreadsheets and utilizing Excel to perform a variety of data analysis tasks like data wrangling and data mining

  • Create various charts and plots in Excel & work with IBM Cognos Analytics to build dashboards. Visualize data using Python libraries like Matplotlib

  • Develop working knowledge of Python language for analyzing data using Python libraries like Pandas and Numpy, and invoke APIs and Web Services

  • Describe data ecosystem and Compose queries to access data in cloud databases using SQL and Python from Jupyter notebooks

What is a Professional Certificate?

Build the Skills to Get Job Ready

Whether you’re looking to start a new career, or change your current one, Professional Certificates on Coursera help you become job ready. Learn at your own pace, whenever and wherever it’s most convenient for you. Enroll today and explore a new career path with a 7 day free trial. You can pause your learning or end your subscription at any time.

Hands-On Projects

Apply your skills with hands-on projects and build a portfolio that showcases your job readiness to potential employers. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to earn your Certificate.

Earn a Career Credential

When you complete all of the courses in the program, you'll earn a Certificate to share with your professional network as well as unlock access to career support resources to help you kickstart your new career. Many Professional Certificates have hiring partners that recognize the Professional Certificate credential and others can help prepare you for a certification exam. You can find more information on individual Professional Certificate pages where it applies.

There are 9 Courses in this Professional Certificate


Course 1

Introduction to Data Analytics

10,603 ratings

Course 2

Excel Basics for Data Analysis

5,200 ratings

Course 3

Data Visualization and Dashboards with Excel and Cognos

2,510 ratings

Course 4

Python for Data Science, AI & Development

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Earn credit towards your degree

Upon completing this certificate, you can earn college credit when you're accepted into Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences from University of North Texas.

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