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Understanding Data

Introduction to Data and Databases

If data is a mystery to you, the first step is learning how data is stored, how it is read, and how it can be analyzed. In this course, you’ll take a high-level tour of these data fundamentals, to boost your confidence in taking on projects.

Beginner        10 Lessons        90 Minutes        CPD Credits
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About This Course

If your data analysis is going to use multiple data sources, all formatting in different ways, you may not know where to start. In this course, you’ll discover how to understand the data you have and how to best approach analyzing it.

Across 10 lessons, you’ll learn about how to handle structured and unstructured data, and how this helps in the analyzing of databases.

By the end of the course, you should understand what types of data your source files contain and how they need to be manipulated to gather insights.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the data preparation process
  • Gather and explore data
  • Cleanse and transform data
  • Manage missing data and outliers
  • Format data correctly


1. Course Introduction
2. Structured and Unstructured Data
3. Obtaining Data
4. Data Sources
5. Shaping Data
6. Introduction to Databases

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7. Database Tables
8. Data Types
9. Combining Database Tables
10. Database Diagrams
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Each time you complete a course exam, you earn a certificate that demonstrates your proficiency in that subject matter. We are proud to be able to say that Kubicle certificates are recognized by the most respected employers from around the world.

When you earn internationally-recognized certificates, you increase confidence. And when you enhance your ability, speed and accuracy, you increase your employability.

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Become A Data Citizen

Ready yourself for the rapidly changing world