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Data Analytics & Visualization Course

UWM TechEd Frontiers Data Analytics & Visualization Course

This pathway will prepare you with foundational skills for the digital economy. The data analysis and visualization skills developed by this pathway are increasingly in demand across all sectors and most professional occupations.


Course Overview

This learning pathway will focus on the key areas of managing, analyzing, and visualizing data in Microsoft Excel. The pathway will take learners through five modules, building the foundational skills needed to understand how data analysis improves quality, drives innovation, and creates more informed decision-making. Each self-paced module is designed for two weeks of learning, approximately eight hours each week.

Learning Modules

  • The Basics of Data and Data Management
  • The Basics of Data Analysis
  • Descriptive Analysis and Summarizing Data
  • Data Visualization I
  • Data Visualization II

Upon successful completion of the Data Analytics and Visualization pathway, the learner will earn a TechEd Frontiers Data Analytics and Visualization digital badge. Digital badges provide metadata, specifically indicating the knowledge, skills, or abilities the earner has gained by completing a learning pathway. Digital badges can be added to a professional resume and posted on social media.


Contact Us
Learn more about TechEd Frontiers

Ron Wiza, Program Director
414-227-3123 | Email

Intended Audience

The pathway is aimed at individuals seeking to advance their skills in analyzing and visualizing data accurately and effectively. Learners are not required to have a strong background in data analytics or Excel software. This course will guide students through the steps of using Excel to build data sets and develop visualization techniques applicable in real work settings. Upon successful completion of this pathway, the learner can expect to gain skills to:

  • collect and interpret accurate data sets
  • draw inferences and present insights from data
  • represent data that is accessible and impactful to audiences
  • use data visualization to inform decision-making
  • identify primary data visualization categories and their purposes

Subject Matter Experts

The competencies in every TechEd Frontiers pathway have been created and informed by UWM’s award-winning faculty and industry leaders from some of Milwaukee’s largest companies. Experts involved in the Data Analytics and Data Visualization with Excel digital credential come from UWM’s Lubar School of Business, the School of Information Studies, and the College of Engineering & Applied Science.

Course times & dates

This course is self-paced and on demand

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