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Data Analysis Fundamentals: A Hands-on Workshop

Learn powerful data analysis methods and tools to make smarter business decisions in this hands-on workshop. Upgrade your skills in organizing, interpreting, and utilizing data to inform data-driven decision-making. Ideal for business professionals seeking to handle data overload and solve problems effectively.

  • Level All levels
  • Age 21 and older
  • Price $2,595
  • Location Live, interactive online classroom
Data Analysis Fundamentals: A Hands-on Workshop

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  • Thu, Apr 11 at 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Class Description


What you'll learn in this data analyst training:

Make smarter business decisions using these powerful data analysis methods.

Who Should Attend:

Business professionals who need the basic tools to quantitatively and accurately analyze the mountains of data that come across their desk each minute of every day to help make data-driven decisions.

Are you tired of being under constant pressure to make the right number-based decisions for your organization? Are you too often overwhelmed by an out-of-control flood of data, much of it conflicting and confusing?

Designed for those who have a basic familiarity with MS Excel and want to develop their ability to solve problems effectively and efficiently, this course goes beyond the qualitative side of data analysis to explore proven quantitative tools and methods for analyzing, interpreting, and utilizing data, so that more informed and reliable business decisions can be made. Take this chance to add value to your organization by increasing your productivity in handling all the information and reports that pile up in the inbox every day—and lose the angst that goes with it!

How you will benefit:

  • Learn the best practices for organizing, summarizing and interpreting quantitative data
  • Create a repeatable process for analyzing your data
  • Bring out patterns in data that were not apparent at first glance
  • Identify and apply tools for data analysis
  • Shorten the time between analysis and action to avoid “analysis paralysis”
  • Recognize the value of using data to address business questions and inform decision-making

What you will cover:

  • Recognizing the context and the need for information
  • Using the Data as a Strategic Model (DASA) as a framing tool when approaching data analysis
  • Framing the right questions to ensure the best results
  • Collecting and organizing the “right” data for the questions being posed
  • Selecting the right tools and techniques to analyze the data
  • Identifying the relevancy of the data you can access
  • Interpreting and translating data into actionable insights
  • Applying analytical tools to your business questions

Course Requirements: MS Windows-based laptop with working browser to connect to the Internet via WiFi network; as well as a minimum of Excel 2019 or 365 for PC installed.

Course Outline:


  • Recognize the Value of Using Data to Answer Questions and Address Business Issues
  • Explain How Data Has Become the Strategic Business Asset It Is Today
  • Describe the Data as a Strategic Asset (DASA) Model and How to Apply It
Framing Questions

  • Describe the Value of Using Data to Answer Business Questions and to Address Business Issues
  • Explain How to Identify Relevant Business Questions and Issues
Finding Data

  • Discover Usable Data: Its Source, Type, Value, Quality, Location, and Relationships
  • Profile the Data to Determine What Is Important or Relevant
  • Organize and Manage Data Appropriately
  • Acquire Data from Any Source
Shaping the Data Table

  • Identify and Resolve Problems Associated with Data Collection
  • Articulate the Pros and Cons of Data Manipulation
  • Determine If Data Samples Are Adequate
  • Create a Table That Is Ready to Be Analyzed
Analyzing the Data

  • Understand Which Data-Analysis Tools Best Answer Common Analytical Business Questions
  • Articulate How the Microsoft Excel Analysis ToolPak and Other Programs Can Be Used for Advanced Data Analysis
  • Choose the Appropriate Tool and Technique to Analyze Your Data
  • Apply Analytical Tools to Answer Business Questions You Are Facing at Work
Applying the Results

  • Create Appropriate Business Rules to Take Advantage of Your Data-Driven Insights

Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

Refund Policy

For Classroom, Live Online, Express Skills Courses and Webinar programs, you may transfer to a future session, send someone to take your place, or cancel for a 5% fee up to 23 days prior to your program.

If you provide AMA with less than 23 days’ notice, or fail to attend, you will be liable for the entire program fee.

Programs included in AMA On Demand offerings are not eligible for substitution, transfer, cancellation, return, or refund. We appreciate that this is an important investment for you and your company and would like to accommodate your needs the best we can.

Please email us at [email protected]

In any event where a customer wants to cancel their enrollment and is eligible for a full refund, a 5% processing fee will be deducted from the refund amount.

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