Part 01-Module 01-Lesson 02_Program Overview

In this course, we give you a framework to help you organize and plan your analytical approach. We also introduce both simple Linear Regression and Multiple Linear Regression.

Part 01-Module 01-Lesson 03_Predicting Diamond Prices

Part 01-Module 02-Lesson 01_The Analytical Problem Solving Framework

Part 01-Module 02-Lesson 02_Selecting an Analytical Methodology

Part 01-Module 02-Lesson 03_Linear Regression

Part 01-Module 02-Lesson 04_Practice Project

Part 01-Module 03-Lesson 01_Predicting Catalog Demand

Part 02-Module 01-Lesson 01_Understanding Data

Data Wrangling is at the core of all data activity. In this course you learn how to work with different data types,dirty data, and outliers. You will also learn how to reformat data and join data from different sources together.

Part 02-Module 01-Lesson 02_Data Issues

Part 02-Module 01-Lesson 03_Data Formatting

Part 02-Module 01-Lesson 04_Data Blending

Part 02-Module 01-Lesson 05_Practice Project

Part 02-Module 01-Lesson 06_Create an Analytical Dataset

Part 02-Module 02-Lesson 01_Selecting Predictor Variables

Part 02-Module 02-Lesson 02_Select Location of a New Petstore

Part 03-Module 01-Lesson 01_Intro to Data Visualization

Part 03-Module 01-Lesson 02_Design

Part 03-Module 01-Lesson 03_Data Visualizations in Tableau

Part 03-Module 01-Lesson 04_Making Dashboards Stories in Tableau

Part 03-Module 01-Lesson 05_Visualizing Movie Data

Part 05-Module 01-Lesson 01_Classification Problems

Classification models are a powerful tool for business analyst. In this course, you learn more about binary and non-binary classification models and how to use them to drive business insights.

Part 05-Module 01-Lesson 02_Binary Classification Models

Part 05-Module 01-Lesson 03_Non-Binary Classification Models

Part 05-Module 01-Lesson 04_Predicting Default Risk

Part 06-Module 01-Lesson 01_AB Testing Fundamentals

Helping businesses make the best decisions is an essential part of Business Analysis. Planning and executing the analysis of an AB test allow you to provide confident recommendations. In this course, you learn how to create, execute, and analyze an AB test.

Part 06-Module 01-Lesson 02_Randomized Design Tests

Part 06-Module 01-Lesson 03_Matched Pair Design Tests

Part 06-Module 01-Lesson 04_Matched Pair Practice

Part 06-Module 01-Lesson 05_AB Test a New Menu Launch

Part 08-Module 01-Lesson 01_Fundamentals of Time Series Forecasting

Time Series Forecasting is a powerful analytical tool. In this course, you learn how ETS and ARIMA models are used to forecast data and how they deal with trends and seasonality. These skills will be evaluated in the final project.

Part 08-Module 01-Lesson 02_ETS Models

Part 08-Module 01-Lesson 03_ARIMA Models

Part 08-Module 01-Lesson 04_Analyzing and Visualizing Results

Part 08-Module 01-Lesson 05_Forecast Video Game Sales

Part 09-Module 01-Lesson 01_Segmentation Fundamentals

Segmentation and Clustering are effective methods for finding patterns in your data. In this course, you learn how to prepare data to be clustered appropriately and interpret results.

Part 09-Module 01-Lesson 02_Preparing Data for Clustering

Part 09-Module 01-Lesson 03_Variable Reduction

Part 09-Module 01-Lesson 04_Clustering Models

Part 09-Module 01-Lesson 05_Validating and Applying Clusters

Part 09-Module 02-Lesson 01_Segmenting the Countries of the World

Part 09-Module 03-Lesson 01_Combining Predictive Techniques

01. Program Hosts – Course Overview


The course will take you through two key analytical concepts to help you understand any business situation and help you choose the correct techniques to analyze your data.

  1. Cross Industry Standard Process for Data Mining (CRISP-DM)
  2. Predictive Methodology Map

crisp explanation


This framework was originally developed by data miners in order to generalize the common approaches to defining and analyzing a problem. In this course, we will call CRISP-DM the “Problem Solving Framework”.

The framework is made up of 6 steps:

  1. Business Issue Understanding
  2. Data Understanding
  3. Data Preparation
  4. Analysis/Modeling
  5. Validation
  6. Presentation/Visualization



This framework is based upon the CRISP-DM framework: Cross Industry Standard Process for Data Mining

method map explain

Methodology Map

The methodology map is a guide to determine the appropriate analytical technique(s) to solve a particular business question or problem.

The map outlines two main scenarios for a business problem:

  1. Data analysis
  2. Predictive analysis

Data analysis refers to the more standard approaches of blending together data and reporting on trends and statistics and helps answer business questions that involve understanding more about the dataset such as “On average, how many people order coffee and a donut per transaction in my store in any given week?”

Predictive analysis will help businesses predict future behavior based on existing data such as “Given the average coffee order, how much coffee can I expect to sell next week if I were to add a new brand of coffee?”

It’s highly suggested you download and print this map to help you figure out what kind of analytical techniques you should use given any business problem you may work on in your career.

method map

Analyst Methodology Map


Linear Regression

You will then learn how to create linear regression models to help you predict numerical data such as sales. You’ll dive deep into these concepts:

  1. Linear relationship
  2. Multiple-R squared and p-values
  3. Significant coefficients
  4. Modeling categorical variables


Feel free to skip around this course if you’re already familiar with some of these topics already. You do not have to go through every video in this course.

To help you gauge what techniques you need for the project, the project will focus on linear regressions and categorical variables. If you’re already familiar with these techniques, feel free to skip ahead and start working on the project.