# Essential Statistics for Data Analysis using Excel, Certificate

• 42 days
Duration
EdX is an online learning platform trusted by over 12 million users offering the Essential Statistics for Data Analysis using Excel Program in collaboration with MicrosoftX. Gain a solid understanding of statistics and basic probability, using Excel, and build on your data analysis and data science foundation.

If you’re considering a career as a data analyst, you need to know about histograms, Pareto charts, Boxplots, Bayes’ theorem, and much more. In this applied statistics course, the second in our Microsoft Excel Data Analyst XSeries, use the powerful tools built into Excel, and explore the core principles of statistics and basic probability—from both the conceptual and applied perspectives. Learn about descriptive statistics, basic probability, random variables, sampling and confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing. And see how to apply these concepts and principles using the environment, functions, and visualizations of Excel.

As a data science pro, the ability to analyze data helps you to make better decisions, and a solid foundation in statistics and basic probability helps you to better understand your data. Using real-world concepts applicable to many industries, including medical, business, sports, insurance, and much more, learn from leading experts why Excel is one of the top tools for data analysis and how its built-in features make Excel a great way to learn essential skills.

Before taking this course, you should be familiar with organizing and summarizing data using Excel analytic tools, such as tables, pivot tables, and pivot charts. You should also be comfortable (or willing to try) creating complex formulas and visualizations. Want to start with the basics? Check out DAT205x: Introduction to Data Analysis using Excel. As you learn these concepts and get more experience with this powerful tool that can be extremely helpful in your journey as a data analyst or data scientist, you may want to also take the third course in our series, DAT206x Analyzing and Visualizing Data with Excel. This course includes excerpts from Microsoft Excel 2016: Data Analysis and Business Modeling from Microsoft Press and authored by course instructor Wayne Winston.

What you'll learn:

• Descriptive statistics
• Basic probability
• Random variables
• Sampling and confidence intervals
• Hypothesis testing

This Essential Statistics for Data Analysis using Excel Essential Statistics for Data Analysis using Excel course is part of the Microsoft Professional Program Certificate in Data Science offered at MicrosoftX MicrosoftX .

## Detailed Programme Facts

• Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
• Programme intensity Part-time
• Average part-time duration 42 days
• Intensity 4 hrs/week
• Duration description

6 weeks 2 to 4 hours per week

• Languages
• English
• Delivery mode
Online
• Time flexibility
Self-paced

## Programme Structure

Courses include:
• Descriptive Statistics
• Basic Probability
• Random Variables
• Sampling and Confidence Intervals
• Hypothesis Testing

## Lecturers

• Liberty J. Munson - Principal Psychometrician and Quality Lead

• Matthew Minton - Senior Content Publishing Manager

• Wayne Winston - Professor Emeritus of Decision Sciences at the Kelly School of Business

## English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Prerequisites:

• Secondary school (high school) algebra
• Ability to work with tables, formulas, and charts in Excel
• Ability to organize and summarize data using Excel analytic tools such as tables, pivot tables, and pivot charts
• Excel 2016 is required for the full course experience. Excel 2013 will work but will not support all the visualizations and functions

## Tuition Fee

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