IBM Data Analyst Professional Certificate

Beginner | Certificate | Data Science

Goal: To Get a Job or Earn US College Credits | Salary: ₹4-7 lakh | Professional Certificate | No Degree or Prior Experience Needed | Taught by IBM Staff | Duration: 4 Months

A job-oriented 9-course series that helps you gain key skills in Python, Excel, and SQL. Created by IBM staff, the course helps you learn practical and job-ready skills in 4 months or less besides earning professional credentials from IBM.

What You’ll Learn

  • Master the most up-to-date practical skills and tools that data analysts use in their daily roles
  • Learn how to visualize data and present findings using various charts in Excel spreadsheets and BI tools like IBM Cognos Analytics & Tableau
  • Develop working knowledge of Python language for analyzing data using Python libraries like Pandas and Numpy, and invoke APIs and Web Services
  • Gain technical experience through hands-on labs and projects and build a portfolio to showcase your work

What You’ll Earn

  • ₹4-7 lakh per year is the average beginner salary for a Data Analytics professional in India (Source:,,
  • $82,000+ per year is the median salary for a Data Analytics professional in the US (Source: Lightcast™ US Job Postings)


This 9-course program helps you prepare for a career in the high-growth field of data analytics. You learn high valued skills like Python, Excel, and SQL to get job-ready in as little as 4 months, with no prior experience or degree needed.

This program will teach you the foundational data skills employers are seeking for entry-level data analytics roles. It will not only help you start your career in data analytics, but also provides a strong foundation for future career development in other paths such as data science, artificial intelligence, deep learning, or data engineering.

You will learn the latest skills and tools used by professional data analysts including Excel spreadsheets, Python, Pandas, Numpy, Jupyter Notebooks, Cognos Analytics, and more. You will work with a variety of data sources and project scenarios to gain practical experience with data manipulation and applying analytical skills.

When you complete the full program, you will have a portfolio of projects and a Professional Certificate from IBM to showcase your expertise. You will also earn an IBM Digital badge and will gain access to career resources to help you in your job search, including mock interviews and resume support.

This program is ACE® recommended—when you complete, you can earn up to 12 college credits if you are pursuing a US college degree.

Applied Learning Project

In this Professional Certificate program, you will complete hands-on projects to gain a firm grasp on the required technical skills to effectively gather, wrangle, mine, and visualize data, as well as the soft skills for working with stakeholders and storytelling with data to engage your audience.

Here are the projects you will complete:

  • Import, clean, and analyze fleet vehicle inventory with Excel pivot tables
  • Use car sales key performance indicator (KPI) data to create an interactive dashboard with visualizations
  • Extract and graph financial data with the Pandas data analysis Python library
  • Use SQL to query census, crime, and school demographic data sets
  • Wrangle data, graph plots, and create regression models to predict housing prices with data science Python libraries
  • Create a dynamic Python dashboard to monitor, report, and improve US domestic flight reliability

At the end of the program, you complete a real-world capstone project specifically designed to show your newly learned data analyst skills to peers and prospective employers.

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Institution: IBM
Platform: Coursera
Cost: From ~₹4,500/mth
Certificate: Professional Cert.
Duration: 4 months
Level: Beginner
Language: English
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