Aug. 11, 2020
Each day, 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created, and this pace is only increasing. If you’re curious, a quintillion is one thousand trillions. What’s even more fascinating is that 90% of the world’s data was generated over only the last two years. This points to a serious—and urgent—need for professionals with the skills to manipulate, analyze, and interpret data across industries.
Data analyst jobs are clearly growing rapidly across the globe, with the world expected to produce 50 times more data this year than in the last decade combined. According to Burning Glass Labor Insight, in the U.S. alone:
To meet the demand of the workforce, LSU Online & Continuing Education has partnered with Pathstream to offer the Tableau Business & Data Analytics Certificate. In this fully online program, developed in collaboration with the data visualization software company Tableau, students learn the analytics skills and tools they’d need to be successful in entry-level jobs. Using Pathstream’s custom online learning platform, students will get hands-on practice using tools such as Tableau, MySQL, Python, and spreadsheets. Students complete projects that are based on real on-the-job scenarios, using course content and software that is continually updated to ensure it is always up-to-date. Students can use those projects to build a portfolio to showcase their skills to future employers.
This program prepares students for careers in analytics—specifically job titles such as Business Analyst and Data Analyst. Material is aligned to the Tableau Desktop Specialist Certification exam, so students can expect to have a strong head start in exam preparation after completing this program. After taking this certificate, students can:
One student who completed the program told us: "Tableau Business & Data Analytics Certificate program has provided extremely valuable experience and exposure to numerous aspects of my analytics role. Classes provide the skill sets that are both immediately useful in my current role as well as set a foundation for skills on which I can continue to expand in the future. I could not recommend this program more highly for people that either want to create a solid base knowledge to move into an analytics role or hone the skills already acquired through an analytic career path.”
Watch the recording of our recent informational webinar.
Learn more about the Tableau Business & Data Analytics Certificate.