Google Data Analytics Certificate

Get started in the high-growth field of data analytics with a professional certificate from Google. Learn job-ready skills that are in demand, like how to analyze and process data to gain key business insights.

  • No relevant experience required
  • 100% remote, online learning
  • Under 10 hours of study a week*

Get a job in data analytics, with help from Google

Learn the foundations of data analytics, and get the job-ready skills you need to kick-start your career in a fast-growing field.

$74,000+

Median salary in the Data Analytics field1

380,000

In-demand job openings in data analytics1

Learn online, in partnership with Coursera

Fast and flexible, the data analytics curriculum is hosted on Coursera, one of the world’s leading online learning platforms, so you can learn at the pace that’s right for you.

Qualify for in-demand jobs in data analytics

Data analysts prepare, process, and analyze data to help inform business decisions. They create visualizations to share their findings with stakeholders and provide recommendations driven by data.

  • Junior data analyst
  • Associate data analyst
  • Junior data scientist
  • Finance analyst
  • Operations analyst
  • Data technician
  • Business performance analyst
  • Marketing analyst
  • Healthcare analyst

Learn more about the certificate program

Entry Level

Data Analytics Certificate

Hosted on Coursera, this fully online program provides all the skills you need to find an entry-level job in the field of data analytics.

You’ll learn about:

  • Data types and structures
  • Using data to solve problems
  • How to analyze data
  • Data storytelling with visualizations
  • Using R programming to supercharge your analysis
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  • Foundations: Data, Data, Everywhere
  • Ask Questions to Make Data-Driven Decisions
  • Prepare Data For Exploration
  • Process Data from Dirty to Clean
  • Analyze Data to Answer Questions
  • Share Data Through the Art of Visualization
  • Data Analysis with R Programming
  • Data Analytics Capstone Project: Complete a Case Study

Get on the fast track to in-demand jobs with top employers

Become a Google Career Certificate graduate and get exclusive access to the Google Coursera job platform, where a group of more than 150 employers are hiring for open roles.

Here’s how

Complete online certificate courses, at your own pace and time.

Access career resources like coaching sessions, mock interviews, and a resume builder tool.

Share your resume and get connected with national and local employers.

CONNECT WITH TOP EMPLOYERS, INCLUDING THESE:

We have over 150 employers in our employer consortium.

  • Bayer
  • Accenture
  • Booz Allen
  • Bulgari
  • Spectrum
  • Cognizant
  • Coursera
  • CoinTracker
  • Crate&Barrel
  • Salesforce
  • Datadog
  • deloitte
  • expedient
  • Ford
  • GroupM
  • Huge
  • Infosys
  • Instrument
  • Leidos
  • Intelliswift
  • Macy’s
  • Mediaagility
  • Molecula
  • Moonraft
  • Munchkin, Inc.
  • Nasdaq
  • PMI
  • Publicis
  • Qualtrics
  • SAP
  • SiriusXm
  • Snap inc
  • Target
  • Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)
  • Valvoline
  • Verizon
  • walmart
  • Workday

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Frequently asked questions

  • What is data analytics?

    Data is a group of facts that can take many different forms, such as numbers, pictures, words, videos, observations, and more. We use and create data every day, like when we stream a show or song or post on social media.

    Data analytics is the collection, transformation, and organization of these facts to draw conclusions, make predictions, and drive informed decision-making.

  • What does a data analyst do?

    A data analyst prepares, processes, and analyzes data to help inform business decisions. Data analysts create visualizations to share their findings with stakeholders and provide recommendations driven by data.

  • What are some important data analyst skills?

    A data analyst learns how to work with data to solve problems. Data analyst skills include the ability to…

    • Collect, clean, and organize data for analysis
    • Conduct data analysis and calculations
    • Visualize and present data findings
    • Work with spreadsheets, programming languages, and data visualization platforms
  • What is the difference between data science and data analytics?

    A data analyst works with data to solve business problems using tools like SQL, R or other programming languages, data visualization software, and statistical analysis. A data scientist uses more advanced data techniques to make predictions about the future. They may come up with the questions their team should be asking and determine how to use data to answer them.

  • Why start a career in data analytics?

    Companies must continually adjust their products, services, tools, and business strategies to meet consumer preferences and demand and to react to emerging trends. Because of this, a data analyst career is an in-demand option with competitive pay.

    Data analysts make sense of data and numbers to help organizations make better business decisions. They prepare, process, analyze, and visualize data, discovering patterns and trends and answering key questions along the way. Their work empowers their wider team to make better business decisions.

  • Who is the Google Data Analytics Certificate for?

    The Google Data Analytics Certificate is for anyone with a curiosity about how things work. No prior experience or specific tool is required. All you need is high-school-level math.

  • Why enroll in the Google Data Analytics Certificate?

    Enrolling in the Google Data Analytics Certificate will teach you the skill set required to become a junior or associate data analyst. Data analysts know how to ask the right question; prepare, process, and analyze data for key insights; effectively share their findings with stakeholders; and provide data-driven recommendations for thoughtful action.

    You'll learn these job-ready skills in our certificate program through interactive content (discussion prompts, quizzes, and activities) in under six months, with under 10 hours of flexible study a week.* Along the way, you'll work through a curriculum designed with input from top employers and industry leaders, like Tableau, Accenture, and Deloitte. You'll even have the opportunity to complete a case study that you can share with potential employers to showcase your new skill set.

    After you've graduated from the program, you'll have access to career resources and be connected directly with employers hiring for open entry-level roles in data analytics.

  • What type of data analytic courses are offered in the certificate program?

    The data analytics courses offered in the Google Data Analytics Certificate are...

    • Foundations: Data, Data, Everywhere
    • Ask Questions to Make Data-Driven Decisions
    • Prepare Data For Exploration
    • Process Data from Dirty to Clean
    • Analyze Data to Answer Questions
    • Share Data Through the Art of Visualization
    • Data Analysis with R Programming
    • Data Analytics Capstone Project: Complete a Case Study
  • What tools or platforms are included in the Google Data Analytics curriculum?

    The data analysis tools and platforms included in the certificate curriculum are spreadsheets (Google Sheets or Microsoft Excel), SQL, presentation tools (Powerpoint or Google Slides), Tableau, RStudio, and Kaggle.

  • Will you be teaching R or Python for data analysis?

    This data analytics program teaches the open-source programming language R. R is a great starting point for foundational data analysis, and offers helpful packages for beginners to apply to their projects. We do not cover Python in the curriculum but encourage learners to explore Python after completion if they'd like to continue their learning journey.

  • Can I take the data analyst courses online?

    Yes! The Google Data Analytics Certificate courses are 100-percent online learning. Start right away and learn on your own schedule.

  • How fast can you complete the Google Data Analytics Certification?

    The Google Data Analytics Certificate can be completed in three months working approximately 20 hours per week, or in six months working 10 hours per week. To finish the eight courses that make up the certificate, around 240 hours total are needed.*

  • Where can I access the Google Data Analytics Certificate?

    The Google Data Analytics Certificate is available globally in English on Coursera. The Google IT Support Certificate is also available in Spanish and Portuguese. We are working to make the certificates available in more languages.

  • Can the Google Career Certificates Employer Consortium help me find data analyst jobs?

    The Google Career Certificates Employer Consortium consists of over 150 U.S. companies like Deloitte, Infosys, Snap Inc., Target, Verizon, and of course, Google. These companies span multiple sectors and are committed to considering Google Career Certificate graduates for entry-level jobs. Upon completion of the Google Data Analytics Certificate, you will gain access to an exclusive job platform where you can easily apply to opportunities from employers with open jobs.

    Employers interested in joining the Google Career Certificates Employer Consortium can find more information at grow.google/employers.

  • What other kind of support is available after I complete the Google Data Analytics Certificate?

    After you complete the Google Data Analytics Certificate, you will have access to expert training and hands-on projects designed to prepare you for a job in data analytics, including a resume-building tool, mock interviews, and career networking support designed to help you with your job search.

    You'll also be able to connect with over 150 US employers in the hiring consortium who are accepting candidates who have completed the Google Data Analytics Certificate.

  • Who designed the the Google Data Analytics Certificate?

    The Google Data Analytics Certificate was designed and built by subject-matter experts and senior practitioners at Google. This certificate has been created to equip learners with theoretical and practical knowledge and real-life problem-solving skills to be successful in an entry-level job.

  • How much do the Google Data Analytics Certificate cost?

    The Google Data Analytics Certificate costs $39 per month by subscription on Coursera.

  • Is financial assistance available for the Google Data Analytics Certificate?

    Example: If you are interested in financial assistance for the Google Data Analytics Certificate, you may be eligible for financial aid via Coursera through the course page. Recipients of financial aid will have full access to course content and assignments required to earn a certificate. To apply, go to the certificate course page on Coursera and click the “Financial aid available” link next to the “Enroll” button.

    Google has also funded 100,000 scholarships for Google Career Certificates, which will be distributed by Grow with Google partners and Google.org grantees like Merit America, Per Scholas, NPower, Goodwill, Futuro Health, Generation USA, UnidosUS, LULAC and Hispanic Federation. These funds will create a lasting impact in helping people land high-quality jobs in high-growth fields.

  • Can I get college credit for taking the Google Data Analytics Certificate?

    Those planning to attend a degree program can utilize ACE®️ recommendations, the industry standard for translating workplace learning to college credit. Learners can earn a recommendation of 12 college credits for completing the Data Analytics Certificate, the equivalent of 4 college courses at the bachelor’s degree level. This aims to help open up additional pathways to learners who are interested in higher education, and prepare them for entry-level jobs.

    To share proof of completion with schools, certificate graduates will receive an email prompting them to claim their Credly badge, which contains the ACE®️ credit recommendation. Once claimed, they will receive a competency-based transcript that signifies the credit recommendation, which can be shared directly with a school from the Credly platform. Please note that the decision to accept specific credit recommendations is up to each institution and is not guaranteed.

  • What language is the Google Data Analytics Certificate available in?

    The Google Data Analytics Certificate is currently available in English and we are working to bring this certificate in additional languages. Please check back here for updates.

*Complete in 6 months, under 10 hours per week.

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