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Advance Your Career with an LSU MicroCred®

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Number of Courses


Total Contact Hours

80 hours (8.0 CEUs)

Bundle Cost


Use Data to Draw Conclusions

Businesses generate usable data daily. But gathering, analyzing, and understanding that data is crucial to improving business operations. Learn how to use Google sheets and become familiar with how to use Python to apply basic statistical techniques to data through the LSU Online & Continuing Education Statistics MicroCred® program. Students will use basic and intermediate probability concepts to determine the likelihood of events, draw conclusions regarding statistical significance based on the results of hypothesis tests, and design and implement A/B testing scenarios. Learn how to identify linear and non-linear correlations, build and assess simple and multiple linear models, and make predictions about unseen data.

This MicroCred® is part of the LSU Tableau Business & Data Analytics Certificate program.

MicroCred® instructor Melinda Stallings explains the importance of being able to show off your skills in a digital format when looking for a job.

Explore This MicroCred

Course Listing
  • Statistics II: Probability and Statistical Testing
  • Statistics III: Regression

Suggested pre-requisite(s) for this MicroCred:


If courses in each MicroCred® are purchased individually, the cost is $775 each for a total cost of $1,550.

Bundle and save!

  • If purchased as MicroCred® program, there is a 10% bundle fee discount for each course for a total cost of $1,395.
  • If purchased as a Tableau Business & Data Analytics Certificate program, there is a 20% bundle fee discount for each course for a total cost of $5,580.

Payment is due prior to beginning the course.

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Note: Prices are subject to change. Contact our enrollment specialist team to see what savings you may qualify for.


If courses are purchased individually, you will have four weeks to complete the single course. If the program is purchased as a bundle, you will have two months to complete the program.

Extensions for individual courses is $95 for an additional week.

Extensions for the entire program is $195 for an additional month.


Courses require access to high-speed Internet, email, and a web browser (Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox recommended)

Digital Badge Details

Each MicroCred® program is made up of two to six individual courses. Successful completion of all courses within the program earns you an official LSU digital badge to show off your skill sets. This badge can be used to bulk up your online résumé and showcase your expertise in the topic. Badges are distributed through Badger. If you have completed this MicroCred® program, request your badge.

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Career Outlook

Job openings for individuals with these job titles have increased by 13% (between 2017 and 2018) annually. Source: Burning Glass Technologies.

  • Business Analyst
  • Business Management Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
Learning Outcomes

Statistics II: Probability and Statistical Testing

  • Perform exploratory data analysis and report insights using descriptive statistics and visualizations.
  • Perform inferential data analysis by computing confidence intervals and construct a simple predictive model.

Statistics III: Regression

  • Use linear regression to characterize relationships between variables and make predictions.
  • Examine correlation coefficients and residuals to determine the significance of relationships between variables.