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Online Certificate

VISUALIZING DATA

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ABOUT THE COURSE

The Certificate in Visualizing Data shows you how to make sense of your data, present clear evidence of your findings, and tell engaging stories all through data graphics. Over the course of eight weeks, students can progress at their own pace through the key steps of data visualization. The hands-on lessons will focus on techniques for data preparation; how to choose, create, and edit graphics; and best practices for presenting your visualizations. With businesses generating and capturing increasing amounts of data, the ability to interpret and present insights in a persuasive way is more crucial now than ever before.

Professor Kristen Sosulski talks about the value of visualizing your data:

 



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COURSE STRUCTURE

This is an 8-week asynchronous course with optional live sessions. Students can progress at their own pace or follow recommended pacing. Course components include guided tutorials, lecture videos, visualization projects, and more. Download the syllabus below.

COURSE SYLLABUS

KEY INFORMATION

PREREQUISITE KNOWLEDGE
Basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel is helpful, but not required.

SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS
Tableau Desktop (provided free for students; requires Windows 7 or later or OSX 10.11 or later)
Microsoft Excel; Microsoft Powerpoint or KeyNote (not included)
GoToTraining (free; system requirements)

TEXTBOOK
Data Visualization Made Simple by Kristen Sosulski (Routledge)
 
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ABOUT THE PROFESSOR

Dr. Kristen Sosulski is an Associate Professor at NYU Stern where she teaches MBA students and executives data visualization, programming, and business analytics. Dr. Sosulski is also an author, speaker, consultant, and Director of the Stern Learning Science Lab.

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