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Dashboards and Data Visualization for Data Analysis

With the growing amount of data available to businesses, decision-makers must translate strategy into accountability, measure progress against goals, and leverage data for business decision making. Dashboards are used to present and analyzing enterprise performance data, both strategic and operational, and to perform business analysis easily and quickly.

This course will teach dashboards and data visualization technologies, using an approach that will include theory as well as a significant hands-on component. Students will learn how to design and build dashboards, as well as create content of different types that can be incorporated into dashboards.

Topics include:

  • Dashboards and scorecards
  • Key performance indicators
  • Process, architecture and requirements
  • Dashboard design principles
  • Effective data visualization

Practical experience:

  • Perform basic analysis functions in Tableau
  • Develop data visualizations using Tableau
  • Develop a dashboard using Tableau

Software: Students will learn to use Tableau to visualize data. Registration and download information will be provided by the instructor on the start date.

Course typically offered: Online in Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer (every quarter)

Prerequisites: None.

Next Steps: Upon completion of this class, consider enrolling in other required coursework in the Business Intelligence Analysis Certificate Program.

More Information: For more information about this course, please contact

Course Number: CSE-41222
Credit: 3.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Business Intelligence AnalysisBusiness Management

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