The Data Visualisation Certificate will guide you through every major facet of one of the most important areas of your data practice - data visualisation. building from underlying technology, architecture and analysis considerations, you will learn how to translate data into meaningful information, visualise the information, and communicate findings and lessons.

You will learn fundamental types of visualisation techniques such as charts and graphs and explore a sampling of the most common reporting tools for producing meaningful visualisations. You will continue by developing an understanding of business intelligence (BI) — the overall architecture by which organisational data can be managed and understood. Additionally, you will examine the various components and technologies that make up effective BI and understand how they fit within the larger business.

Finally, you will be guided through fundamental design principles and communication concepts behind effective dashboards and reports and how to present findings from data to other business stakeholders. This certificate ensures that your data analysis skills are demonstrated effectively so the leaders of your organisation understand your strategic value.

Learning Outcomes

  • Formulate a data story with visualisations
  • Identify key stakeholder perspectives
  • Determine organisational data needs
  • Differentiate between common BI frameworks
  • Use visualisation tools to share data stories across the organisation
  • Recall visualisation best practices

These outcomes are achieved through the discussion of the following topics:
  • Communicating insights from data
  • Making decisions from data
  • Ways to visualise data
  • Design principles for visualising data
  • Setting up business intelligence in organisations
  • Components of BI platforms
  • How underlying data architecture affects reporting and predictive analytics techniques

Level: Intermediate

Who Should Attend

  • Accounting and finance professionals, especially those interested in learning and applying data analysis techniques to help their organisations make informed, data-driven business decisions

Note: On completion of this certificate you will receive a digital badge to share with your online professional network, which is available as a downloadable PDF certificate suitable for printing and framing.