Springboard for BI Analytics success. Develop hands-on skills for building data pipelines, warehouses, reports and dashboards.
Professionals with SQL, ETL, Enterprise Data Warehousing (EDW), Business Intelligence (BI) and Data Analysis skills are in great demand. This Specialization is designed to provide career relevant knowledge and skills for anyone wanting to pursue a job role in domains such as Data Engineering, Data Management, BI or Data Analytics.
The program consists of four online courses. In the first course you learn the basics of SQL and how to query relational databases with this powerful language. Next you learn to use essential Linux commands and create basic shell scripts. You continue your journey by learning to build and automate ETL, ELT and data pipelines using BASH scripts, Apache Airflow and Apache Kafka. In the final course you learn about Data Lakes, Data Marts as well as work with Data Warehouses. You also create interactive reports and dashboards to derive insights from data in your warehouse.
Note that this specialization has a significant emphasis on hands-on practice employing real tools used by data professionals. Every course has numerous hands-on labs as well as a course project. While you will benefit from some prior programming experience, it is not absolutely necessary for this course. The only pre-requisites for this specialization are basic computer and data literacy, and a passion to self-learn online.
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Each course provides lots of practice using hands-on labs and projects on cloud-based environments with real tools. Hands-on exercises include: running Linux commands and pipes, in creating shell scripts, scheduling jobs using cron, building ETL and data pipelines, creating & monitoring Airflow DAGs, working with streaming data using Kafka, designing a data warehouses with star and snowflake schemas, verifying data quality, loading staging and production warehouses, writing SQL queries and joins with PostgreSQL, MySQL & DB2 databases, developing cubes, rollups and materialized views/tables, creating interactive reports & dashboards, and analyzing warehouse data using BI tools like Cognos Analytics.