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Data analytics refers to qualitative and quantitative techniques and processes used to enhance productivity and business gain. Data is extracted and categorized to identify and analyze behavioural data and patterns, and techniques vary according to organizational requirements.

With the advent of the digital revolution, analytics is sweeping across industries in a huge way. Mastering certain data analytics skills can enable you to chart a successful career in this lucrative and rapidly changing domain.

Data analytics is bringing about changes in the ways you navigate to work every day or the cabs you hail through your phone, or the mobile applications to deliver food at your doorsteps, to the online shopping you find yourself doing on weekends. All of this activity generates massive amounts of data. This is where companies who have created these products come in. Analytics is changing the way we also do business.

Deriving insights from large volumes of data to enable better decision-making and even better customer experience has become the norm for competitive firms these days. Which is why being a data analyst in this world pays off well.

Through this UpGrad Careers-In-Shorts Series, Rohit Sharma, Program Director at UpGrad, takes you through all you need to know about data analytics – the most promising career of tomorrow!

The first one here is about the 4 core skills that will help you transition to the field of data analytics – a career of the future.
Want to Be a Data Analyst? Here are Top Skills & Tools to Master:

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  1. Sir PLZ tell me.. What is basic knowledge for doing data analyst course..
    And who is best(online, classroom, or youtube) training method for data analyst course most reply sir.. Plz

  2. Great video………

    Thank you for sharing this post.Manthan for Data Analytics Solution help you succeed in the digital age by managing and analysing your data from the digital core to the intelligent edge.

    To know more………….

  3. Hi, I would love to see a video on Marketing Data Analyst like what kind of skill is required, Technical Skill as well as Non-Technical Skills both is required or only Non-Technical Skills Is enough. Will be waiting for the Video on this particular topic. Hope so i can see ASAP.

  4. Are you sure your a programme director and not a cricketer? Jokes apart I'm actively looking to get into analytics industry what's the scope in Asia and particularly in the Middle East?

  5. Hi.. I am a bcom graduate and having 3 years experience as a Sr. Associate account payable. Am I eligible for data analytics.

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  7. I am graduate student in statistics. I am confuse about choosing right path for business analyst. What can i do after graduation?? Post graduation or any other course??

  8. Hi, I am science graduate (mathematics) and pursuing PGDM there is a confusion between data analyst & business analyst so how can my mathematics background will help in both domains, future in these sectors.

  9. Hello Sir,
    I am a 3rd year computer science engineering undergraduate and want to build a career in data analytics.Suggest me some good tutorials from where i can learn the skills for the same.

  10. Hello,
    can you please clarify what is the difference between business analytics and marketing analytics ?
    Thank you 😀

  11. Hello,I am a commerce graduate,currently pursuing predictive analytics from northwestern univ.. Although,i aspire to become a hedge fund manager ,how would you suggest me to opt my further education?would analytics be useful in that domain?

  12. I'm sorry but could you try "weakening" your accent? It's so strong that I'm barely able to understand what you're saying. Good video

  13. Hi, as a Science journalist, I'm really good at communicating complex ideas from scientific topics to a basic audience, so I'd say I have my communication skills straight. What aspects of Maths and Stats do u recommend I pick up? I am currently working towards a diploma in Economics (it's pretty rigorous). Could u though be more specific about the level of Math and Stats required? How would you shift from a Diploma in Economics to Data Analysis? Does UpGrad have courses for people like me?


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