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Here’s where I place all of the recommended resources that I love after trying (or wish to have!).
I’ve spent hours on testing or researching for the best resources out there and these are what I would suggest getting (based on my opinion) to have the best value for money.
Please bear in mind that these are by no means the highest-end of products. These are just some resources that I would use myself for their high value with reasonable pricing.
Before I share my resources, let me show you my recommended priorities for learning data tools!
Hopefully, this gives you a better idea of which skills you should pick up first!
1. My Recommended Data Analyst Learning Priority!
- Power BI
2. My Recommended Data Scientist Learning Priority!
Now let me share some of the common learning platforms I frequent that should benefit you well too!
Here are some of my favorite sites for online courses:
My Highly Recommended Learning Platforms!
|Learning Platform||What’s Good About the Platform?||Free Trial|
|1||Coursera||Certificates are offered by popular learning institutes and companies like Google, IBM & Meta/Facebook||Available|
|2||Datacamp||Comes with an integrated coding platform, great for beginners!||Available|
|3||Pluralsight||Strong focus on data skills, taught by industry experts||Available|
|4||Stratascratch||Learn faster by doing real interview coding practices for data science||Available|
I’m also a strong believer in online courses for learning about data!
Here’s my list of recommended online courses:
My Highly Recommended Online Courses!
|Topic||Online Courses||What’s Good About This Course?|
|1||Data Analytics||Google Data Analytics Professional Certificate||Good overview of many data analyst tools, good career credentials|
|2||Data Science||IBM Data Science Professional Certificate||Good overview of many data scientist tools, good career credentials|
|3||Excel||Excel Skills for Business Specialization||Focused on the applications of excel in business|
|4||Python||Learning Python for Data Analysis and Visualization||Strong focus on using Python for data analytics|
|5||SQL||Introduction to SQL||Beginner-friendly|
|6||Tableau||Data Visualization with Tableau||Covers from beginner to intermediate Tableau|
|7||Power BI||Getting Started with Power BI Desktop||Good guided project to get you started|
|8||R Programming||Data Science: Foundations using R Specialization||A full specialization covering all aspects of R for data science|
Books are one of the ways I complement my learning from online courses.
Check out my favorite books below:
My Highly Recommended Books!
|Topic||Books||What’s Good About this Book?|
|4||Python||Python for Data Analysis||A good reference guide to use alongside coding for the first time|
|5||SQL||SQL: The Ultimate Beginners Guide: Learn SQL Today||A great reference guide for beginners in SQL|
|6||Tableau||Practical Tableau||A comprehensive guide that has lots of hidden tips and tricks|
|7||Power BI||Beginning Microsoft Power BI||Beginners’ guide for troubleshooting dashboards while doing a project|
|8||R Programming||Learning R||A step-by-step guide to getting started with R programming|
|9||Data Visualization||Big Book of Dashboards||A good reference guide to good vs bad data visualizations has many dashboard examples based on scenarios|
Now let’s have a look at resources based on topics!
Most of them are free so these are great for students and beginners!
Read on for more information.
Here are some of the recommended blog posts I’ve written based on my experience when it comes to learning data analytics, enjoy!
- Google Data Analytics Professional Certificate
- Best Discord Servers
- Best YouTube Channels
- Best Podcasts
- Best Blogs
Although I’m not a data scientist, I’ve picked up data science concepts along the way to help me better understand the whole data space.
Do check out some of the recommendations for learning data science below!
Business intelligence is where I do most of my work and I must say that there aren’t many great resources out there!
Here’s a quick, helpful list to help you get started!
Another one for the aspiring business analyst out there, here are some great recommendations for you too!
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