Data Literacy for Beginners

Step into data mastery: Discover the essentials of data literacy! Learn to make confident decisions and navigate the world of data with ease.

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An outline of this training course

Unlock the power of data with our Data Literacy course, designed to equip you with essential data handling skills. Learn to collect, manage, analyze, and visually present data effectively. You'll grasp key data concepts, ensure data quality, and use storytelling to communicate insights clearly. By the end of this course, you'll confidently navigate the data landscape, make informed decisions, and share your findings across various audiences. Perfect for anyone aiming to enhance their data fluency for personal or professional growth. Join us to transform data into actionable knowledge!


What is needed to take this course

There are no prerequisites for this course. However, having a basic understanding of computer literacy and familiarity with basic mathematics concepts would be beneficial.


Who is the course for

This course is suitable for individuals who seek to enhance their data literacy skills and make informed decisions based on data.


Details of what you will learn in this course

By the end of this course, you will:

  • Understand the concept of data literacy and its significance.
  • Identify and utilize various sources of data effectively.
  • Apply basic techniques for data analysis and visualization.
  • Interpret data and draw meaningful insights from the analysis.
  • Effectively communicate data findings through storytelling and presentation skills.


What you get with the course

  • With this course, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the subject matter, divided into eight digestible chapters.
  • The course is self-paced, allowing you to learn at your own speed and revisit the material as needed.
  • Throughout the course, you'll encounter three sets of Review Questions.  These are questions designed to reinforce your understanding and help you assess your grasp of the material.


Program Level



Field(s) of Study

Computer Software & App


Instruction Delivery Method

QAS Self-study


***This course was published in June 2023


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Collecting and Managing Data


Analyzing and Visualizing Data


Interpreting and Communicating Data


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Sam McKay

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  • Sam is Enterprise DNA's CEO & Founder. He helps individuals and organizations develop data-driven cultures and create enterprise value by delivering business intelligence training and education on Microsoft’s Power BI platform
  • He partners with business decision-makers and analysts across all industries and business functions.

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