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Data Visualizations & Dashboards – The Basics Overview

Data Visualization is a powerful can help you transform a meaningless table of numbers into a clear, action-driven message. To deliver our message with absolute clarity we must consider who we are presenting to, what types of charts we use, how we draw attention to key messages, and how we combine charts into dashboards.

Data Visualization is part science and part art, from understanding why our brains process color more quickly than a table of numbers, to making use of white space and keeping visuals on brand. There are many facets to this exciting field. Mastering them will help you deliver exceptional visuals that deliver clear messages and build your credibility.

Data Visualizations & Dashboards – The Basics Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you will learn to:
  • Define the purpose and audience for your visualization.
  • Select the appropriate visual to tell the story or communicate the message.
  • Focus attention on the key message using data viz best practices. 
  • Design professional and accessible visuals and dashboards to build trust.
  • Create meaningful dashboards that tell stories and inspire decision-making. 
  • Identify examples of bad data visualization and dashboarding.

Who should take this course? 

Financial Analysts working in Excel who need to regularly present outputs from models. Any analysts with an interest in Business Intelligence, modern data skills, and pursuing skills like Excel, Power BI and Tableau.

Data Visualization & Dashboards - The Basics

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Business Intelligence & Data Analyst (BIDA®) Certification
Data Visualization & Dashboards – The Basics is part of the Business Intelligence & Data Analyst (BIDA®) certification, which includes 27 courses.
  • Skills Learned Data visualization, data warehousing and transformation, data modeling and analysis
  • Career Prep Business intelligence analyst, data scientist, data visualization specialist

Learner Reviews

Great Overview
This was a great overview of Data Visualization. Lots of great tips to level up your ability to communicate findings from your analysis.

Jon Augelli, PE, CMA

Great overview and Explanation on Making Visual Dashboards
Very well presented RELEVANT, USEFUL, SUCCINT info and well-presented and explained.

Angelica Stewart

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