About this Course

The Problem Solving with Analytics course provides students with the foundational knowledge to use data analytics to create business insights.
You will learn:

  • To apply a useful framework to solve a business problem
  • To determine which analytical method to apply given the nature of the problem and available data
  • To use linear regression to generate business insights

    Throughout this course you’ll also learn the techniques to apply your knowledge in a data analytics program called Alteryx. At the end of the course, you’ll complete a project based on the principles in the course.

    This course is part of the Business Analyst Nanodegree.

  • Course Cost
    Approx. 2 weeks
    Skill Level
    Included in Product

    Rich Learning Content

    Interactive Quizzes

    Taught by Industry Pros

    Self-Paced Learning

    Student Support Community

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    Free Course

    Problem Solving with Advanced Analytics


    Enhance your skill set and boost your hirability through innovative, independent learning.

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    Course Leads

    Patrick Nussbaumer

    Patrick Nussbaumer


    What You Will Learn

    Prerequisites and Requirements

  • No programming experience required
  • Interested in using data to make better business decisions
  • Alteryx license (provided to nanodegree students at no cost, compatible with Windows only)

  • See theTechnology Requirements for using Udacity.

    Why Take This Course

    Using advanced analytics is less about being a statistics wiz and more about understanding how to approach problems and knowing what tools to use. In this course you will be introduced to predictive analytics, a powerful tool to help businesses analyze data and predict future outcomes and trends. You’ll learn a scientific approach to solving problems with data, a foundational skill for anyone interested in making data driven decisions in a business context. You'll be introduced Alteryx, a data analytics tool that enables you prepare, blend, and analyze data quickly. This course is ideal for anyone who is interested in pursuing a career in business analysis, but lacks programming experience.

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