Analytics and Data Fundamentals

Data analytics are critical in organizational decision-making. This course aims to provide a foundational level of understanding about what data analysis is, where data comes from, different types of data, and data measurement terminology.



Analytics and Fundamentals

Develop an in-depth understanding and fundamental knowledge of what data is and where it comes from. In this course, you'll learn about data sampling, structure of query languages, qualitative data, and more before advancing into data distributions, percentiles, and histograms, among other key points.


Topics Include:

  • Data analytics, explanation, exploration and roles in the data-driven organization
  • Sources, surveys, sampling, and measurement
  • Data types, data formats, data quality
  • Descriptive statistics, percentiles, confidence intervals



Dennis McGrath is an engineer with more than 30 years of experience using data to make better decisions. He received both his Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts degrees from Rutgers University. His career spans multiple sectors including government/military, healthcare, finance, and homeland security. As an engineer for the Naval Air Warfare Center and later with Lockheed Martin, he worked with Navy aircraft and ship-based combat systems. As a researcher at Dartmouth College and Norwich University, he was principle investigator for multiple projects investigating technology for infrastructure protection and disaster response. More recently, he has been a consultant to several New England hospitals using Six Sigma methods to spearhead data-driven process improvements.

Price: $595.00