Data Analysis with Excel for Complete Beginners

CloudSwyft & Microsoft on FutureLearn

Learn data analysis from scratch, including an introduction to essential maths and Microsoft Excel. Accredited by Microsoft.

About this course

Data analysis skills are in increasing demand across a huge range of industries, but if maths is not your strong suit, it can be a daunting thing to learn. This ExpertTrack has been designed with exactly that in mind. It is a complete beginner’s guide to the subject, covering the basics of data analytics, maths, and Excel fundamentals to refresh your memory and build your confidence in these areas.

You’ll explore:

  • data in life and society
  • ways to build your data literacy
  • data analysis methods
  • how to create tables and pivot tables in Excel
  • how to create data visualisations in Excel
  • the maths behind data analysis
  • how to apply basic inferential maths to your data sets.


Pro. Certificate
Experience Level
10 weeks

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this really 100% online?

This course is completely online, so you can study from anywhere! All you’ll need is a device with an internet connection, such as a computer or a smartphone. If the course has any live, instructor-led sessions, you may need a microphone and possibly a webcam to fully participate. The instructor will make you aware of this beforehand.