Certificate in Data Analytics

  • 12 Months
  • 30 Course Hours
  • $399

Overview

Become a Data Analytics Specialist

Data Analysis is the process of inspecting, cleansing, transforming and modeling data with the goal of discovering useful information, informing conclusions, and supporting decision-making. This certificate in data analytics provides an overview of topics in statistics and their applications in a variety of fields. This certificate will present the basics of quantitative analysis and its increasing use in today's professional landscape. Learners are exposed to quantitative decision-making tools and techniques, which tie into real-world case studies. Each course in this certificate utilizes games, videos, interactive exercises, quizzes, real world case studies, and other engaging content to ensure rapid mastery of the content and direct application. Course videos and lessons focus on use of both Microsoft Excel and OpenOffice.

WIOA Approved

This is a Mississippi WIOA approved program.  Those interested in seeing if they qualify to use WIOA funding to pay for this training should contact their local MS WIN Job Center. 

Why Data Analytics Training

  • Identify more efficeint ways to do business and reduce cost
  • Faster, better decision making based on data
  • Gauge customer needs and satisfaction of new products and services

How This Course is Taught

  • This is a non-credit program offered in partnership with MindEdge.  You do not have to be admitted to the university to enroll in this program. 
  • This is an open enrollment program, which means you can enroll and start at any time.  There are no set start and end dates. 
  • This course is entirely online and can be completed at a pace and time that is convenient for you.  There are not set times you must attend classes.  
  • You will have 12-months from the date of enrollment to complete this program.  

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites to take this course.


 

Job Outlook

Data analytics is among today's fastest-growing and highest-paid professions as organizations increasingly rely on data to drive strategic business decisions.   

Earn $55,000+ Annually
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), data analyst earn an average annual salary of $55,000 in the state of Mississippi.
 
Expect 9% Increase in Jobs

The Bureau of Labor Statistics also estimates that database administrators positions are expected to grow by 9% by 2028, faster than the average for all occupations.  


 

Objectives

Estimated time to complete course: 30 hours

This course has an "Ask the Expert" feature, which submits your questions directly to an expert in the field you are studying. Questions are answered as quickly as possible and usually within 24 hours.

This course does not require any additional purchases of supplementary materials.

Learners must achieve an average test score of at least 70% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement and qualify to receive IACET CEUs. Learners will have three attempts at all graded assessments.


 

Curriculum

The Data Analytics Certification includes the following courses:

Statistical Process Control
This intermediate-level course will introduce the basics of quality management, explaining the difference between quality control and quality assurance, providing methods for application of analysis, showing different applications of the Seven Basic Quality Tools.  
 
Data Analysis in the Real World
This course discusses data-driven decision making across a variety of sectors such as healthcare, education, and government.
 
Data Analysis for Improving Organizational Performance
When using data analysis to improve organizational performance, it's vital to employ the tools that bring the data to life and keep people engaged in the process. Organizations in both the public and private sectors often use tools and frameworks to deliver the data, and the information the data might suggest, to its staff. This intermediate-level course will explain some of these measures and tools, describe some specific measurements, and explain the relationship between assessment and strategy.
 
Introduction to Data Analysis
This course will introduce the different types of decisions made in an organizational setting, why quantitative analytics is important, and how data quality can affect decision making.
 
Tools for Data Analysis
This intermediate-level course describes, evaluates, and analyzes different statistical techniques and their real-world limitations and benefits. The course features crossover analysis, break-even analysis, cluster analysis, decision tree analysis as well as an introduction to regression.
 
Statistics as a Managerial Tool
This intermediate-level course examines statistics as a managerial tool. It also looks at common graphical representations of data and how these can be effective tools to explain situations and support persuasive arguments for a course of action.

 

FAQs

WHAT DO DATA ANALYSIS DO?
Data analysts use a range of methods to chart, examine, and analyze data for their clients. As a data analyst, your job is to analyze a company’s data using a combination of mathematical inspection, transformation, and modeling techniques to simplify and condense it. You may also need to present your reports to stakeholders. Because companies often use the results of the data analysis to make business decisions, data analysts need to confirm the accuracy of the data.
 
WHAT JOBS CAN I GET WITH DATA ANALYST TRAINING?
Most industries want to improve their output, and they need someone who can decipher the information available in their raw data that will help them make better business decisions. The market research industry, research call-centers, governments, accounting firms, IT companies, and even big names like Google all need solid data analysts who are eager to put their skills to work. 
 
DO I HAVE TO BE ADDMITTED TO MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY TO ENROLL IN THIS PROGRAM?
No, you do not have to be an admitted student to Mississippi State University to enroll in this program.  Our online non-credit advanced career training programs are open to all. 

 

WHEN CAN I START THE COURSE?

This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.
 
AM I GUARANTEED A JOB?
This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
 
CAN I GET FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE?
This course is non-credit, so it does not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant.   This program has been approved for WIOA funding.  For more information on how to receive WIOA funding you should contact your local MS WIN Job Center.  

Overview

Become a Data Analytics Specialist

Data Analysis is the process of inspecting, cleansing, transforming and modeling data with the goal of discovering useful information, informing conclusions, and supporting decision-making. This certificate in data analytics provides an overview of topics in statistics and their applications in a variety of fields. This certificate will present the basics of quantitative analysis and its increasing use in today's professional landscape. Learners are exposed to quantitative decision-making tools and techniques, which tie into real-world case studies. Each course in this certificate utilizes games, videos, interactive exercises, quizzes, real world case studies, and other engaging content to ensure rapid mastery of the content and direct application. Course videos and lessons focus on use of both Microsoft Excel and OpenOffice.

WIOA Approved

This is a Mississippi WIOA approved program.  Those interested in seeing if they qualify to use WIOA funding to pay for this training should contact their local MS WIN Job Center. 

Why Data Analytics Training

  • Identify more efficeint ways to do business and reduce cost
  • Faster, better decision making based on data
  • Gauge customer needs and satisfaction of new products and services

How This Course is Taught

  • This is a non-credit program offered in partnership with MindEdge.  You do not have to be admitted to the university to enroll in this program. 
  • This is an open enrollment program, which means you can enroll and start at any time.  There are no set start and end dates. 
  • This course is entirely online and can be completed at a pace and time that is convenient for you.  There are not set times you must attend classes.  
  • You will have 12-months from the date of enrollment to complete this program.  

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites to take this course.


 

Job Outlook

Data analytics is among today's fastest-growing and highest-paid professions as organizations increasingly rely on data to drive strategic business decisions.   

Earn $55,000+ Annually
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), data analyst earn an average annual salary of $55,000 in the state of Mississippi.
 
Expect 9% Increase in Jobs

The Bureau of Labor Statistics also estimates that database administrators positions are expected to grow by 9% by 2028, faster than the average for all occupations.  


 

Objectives

Estimated time to complete course: 30 hours

This course has an "Ask the Expert" feature, which submits your questions directly to an expert in the field you are studying. Questions are answered as quickly as possible and usually within 24 hours.

This course does not require any additional purchases of supplementary materials.

Learners must achieve an average test score of at least 70% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement and qualify to receive IACET CEUs. Learners will have three attempts at all graded assessments.


 

Curriculum

The Data Analytics Certification includes the following courses:

Statistical Process Control
This intermediate-level course will introduce the basics of quality management, explaining the difference between quality control and quality assurance, providing methods for application of analysis, showing different applications of the Seven Basic Quality Tools.  
 
Data Analysis in the Real World
This course discusses data-driven decision making across a variety of sectors such as healthcare, education, and government.
 
Data Analysis for Improving Organizational Performance
When using data analysis to improve organizational performance, it's vital to employ the tools that bring the data to life and keep people engaged in the process. Organizations in both the public and private sectors often use tools and frameworks to deliver the data, and the information the data might suggest, to its staff. This intermediate-level course will explain some of these measures and tools, describe some specific measurements, and explain the relationship between assessment and strategy.
 
Introduction to Data Analysis
This course will introduce the different types of decisions made in an organizational setting, why quantitative analytics is important, and how data quality can affect decision making.
 
Tools for Data Analysis
This intermediate-level course describes, evaluates, and analyzes different statistical techniques and their real-world limitations and benefits. The course features crossover analysis, break-even analysis, cluster analysis, decision tree analysis as well as an introduction to regression.
 
Statistics as a Managerial Tool
This intermediate-level course examines statistics as a managerial tool. It also looks at common graphical representations of data and how these can be effective tools to explain situations and support persuasive arguments for a course of action.

 

FAQs

WHAT DO DATA ANALYSIS DO?
Data analysts use a range of methods to chart, examine, and analyze data for their clients. As a data analyst, your job is to analyze a company’s data using a combination of mathematical inspection, transformation, and modeling techniques to simplify and condense it. You may also need to present your reports to stakeholders. Because companies often use the results of the data analysis to make business decisions, data analysts need to confirm the accuracy of the data.
 
WHAT JOBS CAN I GET WITH DATA ANALYST TRAINING?
Most industries want to improve their output, and they need someone who can decipher the information available in their raw data that will help them make better business decisions. The market research industry, research call-centers, governments, accounting firms, IT companies, and even big names like Google all need solid data analysts who are eager to put their skills to work. 
 
DO I HAVE TO BE ADDMITTED TO MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY TO ENROLL IN THIS PROGRAM?
No, you do not have to be an admitted student to Mississippi State University to enroll in this program.  Our online non-credit advanced career training programs are open to all. 

 

WHEN CAN I START THE COURSE?

This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.
 
AM I GUARANTEED A JOB?
This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
 
CAN I GET FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE?
This course is non-credit, so it does not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant.   This program has been approved for WIOA funding.  For more information on how to receive WIOA funding you should contact your local MS WIN Job Center.  

Registration Information

WIOA Approved

This is a Mississippi WIOA approved program.  Those interested in seeing if they qualify to use WIOA funding to pay for this training should contact their local MS WIN Job Center. 

The Certificate in Data Analytics program is 100% online and allows you to enroll at any time.  After enrolling you will have 12 months to complete the program at a pace that is convenient for you.  You can get started today by clicking the "Enroll Now" button below and completing your registration at our partner MindEdge site.