Data Analytics Coding Fundamentals

Code: BIDA302
Apply this course towards: Business Intelligence and Data Analytics, Business Administration - Certificate, Business Administration - Diploma

Course description

This course will explore the fundamentals of coding and scripting for Data Analytics. You will develop the ability to script and code for basic tasks in Data Analytics in common data analytic tools such as R, Python, and Excel. This will allow you to import and export data appropriately and perform fundamental data manipulations and to automate basic analysis elements.

Learning objectives

  • Perform basic data manipulations
  • Create variables
  • Apply key concepts of variables, constants and functions
  • Calculate descriptive statistics
  • Perform basic logical formula functions
  • Group and ungroup data
  • Data Importing
  • Data Exporting
  • Extract and combine data
  • Create what-if scenarios

Prerequisites

English Language Requirement:

If your first language is not English, you will be asked to provide evidence of fluency through the submission of an IELTS (Academic) score of minimum 6.0 (with no component less than 5.5), TOEFL score of 550 (79 Internet Based TOEFL), completion of the UVic English Language Centre's ELPI 570 level, or equivalent level through one of our English pathway partners.

Required equipment/software:

  • Personal computer with reliable internet connection. We recommend to use a machine where you have Administrative Privileges.
  • A webcam or HD webcam - built-in, USB plug-in would be ideal.
  • Speakers and a microphone – built-in, USB plug-in, or wireless Bluetooth
  • Operating System
    • Microsoft Windows 10
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 SP2 - 2016
    • Microsoft Windows 8.0 and 8.1
    • macOS 10.14 Mojave or later
  • Microsoft Office
    • Recommended: Excel for Microsoft 365 on Windows or for macOS; or at least Excel 2019 or Excel 2016 .
    • Microsoft Office 365. Students will benefit from Microsoft Office 365 as it is free for the UVic community. Once the students have their Netlink ID account will be able to sign up for their UVic Microsoft 365 account at onlineservices.uvic.ca and download the software.
  • Hardware (minimum)
    • Processor: 1.4GH (It will allow you to work with Zoom, Excel and Moodle at the same time)
    • RAM: 2GB
    • Disk space: 2GB
  • For specific Zoom system requirements recomendations, please visit Zoom's support website

 

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Continuing Studies statement on use of educational technology

This course will require the use of Zoom and may use other education technology such as internet-based applications, cloud services, or social media. In order to complete this course you will be required to either consent to the disclosure of your personal information outside of Canada to enable use of these technologies, or work with the Division of Continuing Studies to explore other privacy protective options (such as using an alias or nickname).