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Introduction to Analyzing Data for Business Goals

A required course in the Data Analytics for Business Certificate Program.

Course closed to new registrations: Call ( 949 ) 824-5414 for more information or sign up below to be notified when this course becomes available.×

Course Description

Advancements in technology have made data easily available for use. This introductory analytics course starts with an overview of data analytics to introduce the different types of data and fundamental concepts behind collecting, storing, and analyzing data. A survey of the different types of analytics (descriptive, diagnostic, predictive, and prescriptive) will provide insight on how each type can be applied to derive the most benefit from available data. Use cases will be discussed to evaluate best-practices and lessons learned.

Prerequisite(s): None.

NOTE: This course may have live sessions via Zoom. A device with audio and visual will be needed to participate. The following student guide provides additional resources/information on how to use and access your courses Zoom sessions.

NOTE: This course requires Microsoft Excel. Additional information will be provided on the course page once the course begins.

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  • Details
  • $820
  • October 02, 2023 to November 26, 2023
  • Delivery Mode: Online
  • Reg#: 00236
  • ID/Units: I&C SCI X425.90  (2.00)
    ( Section 1 )
  • Quarter: Fall 2023


Dr. Majed Al-Ghandour has taught for Wake Technical Community College and NCSU for over 22 years. He has a PhD in Engineering from NC State University. Majed teaches Data Analytics for MBA Graduates as a Visiting Lecturer for NCSU using Data Warehouse, Cloud Computing and Security, Tableau, and SAS Visual Analytics. Majed also teaches with the Corporate & Business Solutions of Wake Technical Community College and helped in professional training giant RTP corporates in Java (Fidelity), Minitab (Catalent), SharePoint (Wep Clinical), and Advanced Python (DELL).His teaches Microsoft .NET and Open Source technologies, including HTML5, CSS3, Responsive Design, JavaScript, ASP.NET, SQL Server, C#, XML Web Services, Java, C++, PHP, MySQL, jQuery, Ajax, SharePoint, Drupal, WordPress, Python, R, SAS programming, Tableau, SAS Visual Analytics, SharePoint, Cloud Application Development, and Mobile App Development. Majed is a Professional Engineer and has earned his Microsoft MCP, MCSD and MCT, Novell CCNA, and SAS Certified. Majed earned Certification of Accomplishment in Teaching from NC State University and epic online Teaching Certificate.

Textbook Information

Textbooks for your course may be purchased from any vendor or bookseller of your choice.

No textbooks are required for this course.

Meeting Schedule

EventDateDayStart TimeEnd TimeLocationRoom
START10/02/2023Monday------Online (Access Begins)---
END11/26/2023Sunday------Online (Access Ends)---