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Regression Analysis – Fundamentals & Practical Applications


Regression Analysis – Fundamentals & Practical Applications

Linear regression analysis is critical for understanding and defining the strength of the relationship between variables. This analysis can be used to make predictions for a variable given the value of another known variable.

This course provides an overview of linear regression. You will learn how linear regression works, how to build effective linear regression models and how to use and interpret the information these models give us. In addition to the theory, we will perform linear regression on real data using both Excel and Python. The practical cases you will work through will be similar to those you might encounter in a business setting.

Regression Analysis – Fundamentals & Practical Applications Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Define linear regression and its applications
  • Perform simple “pen and paper” regression calculations in Excel
  • Apply Excel’s RegressIt plugin to solve advanced regression calculations
  • Construct linear regression models in Python using both statsmodels and sklearn modules
  • Explain the implicit assumptions behind linear regression
  • Interpret regression outputs such as coefficients and p-values
  • Recommend various regression techniques when appropriate

Who Should Take This Course?

Regression is the critical tool used for making inferences or predictions based on the relationships between variables. Whether you’re working as a business leader or data analyst, the theory and practical toolsets taught in this course will serve you throughout your career. No background in coding with Python is required for this course.

Common career paths for students who take the BIDA™ program are Business Intelligence, Asset Management, Data Analyst, Quantitative Analyst, and other finance careers.

Regression Analysis - Fundamentals & Practical Applications

Led by Paul van Loon
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Level 4

Approx 6.5h to complete

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This Course is Part of the Following Programs

Why stop here? Expand your skills and show your expertise with the professional certifications, specializations, and CPE credits you’re already on your way to earning.

Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst (FMVA®) Certification
Regression Analysis – Fundamentals & Practical Applications is part of the Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst (FMVA®) certification, which includes 54 courses.
  • Skills Learned Financial modeling and valuation, sensitivity analysis, strategy
  • Career Prep Investment banking and equity research, FP&A, corporate development
Business Intelligence & Data Analyst (BIDA®) Certification
Regression Analysis – Fundamentals & Practical Applications 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
FinTech Industry Professional (FTIP™)
  • Skills Learned Financial Technology Fundamentals, Data Science and Machine Learning, Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain
  • Career Prep Data Science and Machine Learning, Data Analyst, Business Analyst, Software Developer

Learner Reviews

Good learning experience!
BIDA offers a good breadth and depth of topics to equip a mid-career changer for a role in data!

Winston Zhang

Found the course extremely educational and has made me more knowledgeable in regards to regression analysis

Peter Jean Francois

The experience was extremely insightful

Joel Bundo

Great Content
Very succinct and informative. The delivery was stellar.

CPA Ishmael Opande

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