Google Data Analytics Certificate

Whether you’re just getting started or want to take the next step in the high-growth field of data analytics, professional certificates from Google can help you gain in-demand skills like R programming, SQL, Python, Tableau and more.

  • 100% remote, online learning
  • Hands-on, practice-based training
  • 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.



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    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.

    • Data analyst
    • Junior data analyst
    • Associate data analyst
    • Operations analyst
    • Business systems analyst

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    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 in technology and more

    Complete the Google Data Analytics Certificate at your own pace.

    Improve your interview technique and resume with access to career resources.

    Get your foot in the door with top employers, through the Google employer consortium.


    Become a participating employer to connect with skilled candidates and grow your talent pipeline by completing the interest form. It is easy and free.

    More opportunities for everyone

    Education and technology are keys to opportunity, but so are equity and access.

    To support access to the Google Career Certificates, we’ve provided a grant to NPower Canada to deliver Google Career Certificate programs and deploy 5,000 scholarships.

    These scholarships are distributed through NPower Canada, in collaboration with youth and workforce development non-profits like AIM CROIT, Indspire, Maison de l’amitié, Pathways to Education, Toronto Public Library, and the YMCA, focusing on Canadians from underserved communities.

    Since 2021, NPower Canada has guided scholarship recipients through the program, providing ongoing wraparound support and the skills needed to be job-ready upon completion. Apply for a scholarship here.

  • Advanced Google Career Certificates

    Advanced Google Career Certificates build on the skills from our foundational certificates and provide continued learning opportunities for graduates to go deeper in the field.

    Prerequisite: This program is designed to follow the foundational Data Analytics Certificate or similar experience.


    Advanced Data Analytics Certificate

    Advanced data analysts and data scientists are responsible for collecting, analyzing, and interpreting extremely large amounts of data.

    Prepare for jobs such as:

    • Senior data analyst
    • Junior data scientist
    • Data science analyst

    Business Intelligence Certificate

    Business intelligence professionals help organizations collect, structure, interpret, and report on business data to help stakeholders make informed decisions.

    Prepare for jobs such as:

    • Business intelligence analyst
    • Business intelligence engineer
    • Business intelligence developer

    Need more foundational skills? Check out the Data Analytics Certificate.

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 everyday, 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.

  • 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, data analyst roles are in demand and competitively paid.

    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 this program for?

    You! No prior experience or specific tool is required. All you need is high-school-level math and a curiosity about how things work.

  • Why enroll in the Google Data Analytics Certificate?

    You will learn the skill set required for becoming a junior or associate data analyst in the Google Data Analytics Certificate. Data analysts know how to ask the right question; prepare, process, and analyse 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 tools or platforms are included in the curriculum?

    You'll learn to use analysis tools and platforms such as spreadsheets (Google Sheets or Microsoft Excel), SQL, presentation tools (Powerpoint or Google Slides), Tableau, RStudio, and Kaggle.

  • Will you be teaching R or Python?

    This 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.

  • What language is the certificate available in?

    This certificate is currently available in English and we are currently working to bring this certificate in additional languages. Please check back here for updates.

  • How much are the Data Analytics Certificates?

    Google Career Certificates cost US$49 per month on Coursera after an initial 7-day free trial period. All Google Career Certificates are completely self-paced. At about 10 hours of study per week, many learners complete a Google Career Certificate in three to six months.

  • What is Coursera?

    Coursera is a global online learning platform that offers access to online courses. Google has worked with Coursera to make Google Career Certificates available on their platform.

  • Where can I access Google Career Certificates?

    Google Career Certificates are available globally in English on Coursera. The Google IT Support Certificate and the Google Project Management Certificate are also available in French, Spanish and Portuguese. We are working to make the certificates available in more languages.

  • How do I apply for financial assistance?

    If you are interested in financial assistance for Google Career Certificates, 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 5,000 scholarships for Google Career Certificates, which will be distributed by grantee NPower Canada. These funds will create a lasting impact in helping people land high-quality jobs in high-growth fields. Apply for a scholarship here.

  • What is the Google Career Certificates Employer Consortium? How does it work?

    The Google Career Certificates Employer Consortium consists of different companies like Deloitte, KPMG, Loblaw, Mosaic, Omnicom Media Group, Publicis Groupe, Shopify, TELUS, Unilever, and of course, Google. These companies span multiple sectors and are committed to considering Google Career Certificate graduates for jobs. Upon completion of a Google Career 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

  • What other kind of support is available after I complete a Google Career Certificate?

    In addition to expert training and hands-on projects designed to prepare you for a job in your field of choice, you'll get access to 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 Canadian employers in the hiring consortium who are accepting candidates who have completed a Google Career Certificate.

  • Who designed the Google Career Certificates?

    Google Career Certificates were designed and built by subject-matter experts and senior practitioners at Google from each of the job fields. Every 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. Expert industry organizations and platforms - like the Project Management Institute for project management, Tableau for data analytics, and Figma for UX design, to name a few - consulted and collaborated on material.

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

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