Data Curriculum

Curriculum The Data Analytics and Visualization Boot Camp

Over the past decade, an explosion of data has transformed nearly every industry. Whether in manufacturing, healthcare, government or activism—the ability to translate data into actionable insights has become a vital skill. When it comes to data analytics, it’s important to master the application of concepts because employers care about what you can do, not just what you know. The curriculum at The Data Analysis and Visualization Boot Camp at Texas McCombs teaches you how to apply what you’ve learned in order to solve real-world data projects.

Data Analysis & Visualization

Module 1: Excel Crash Course Weeks 1-2


Description:

Learn to do more with Microsoft Excel. In this module, we’ll cover advanced topics like statistical modeling, forecasting and prediction, pivot tables, and VBA scripting. You’ll even learn to model historic stock trends — and hopefully, learn to beat the market!

What you will learn:

  • Microsoft Excel
  • VBA Script
  • Statistics Modeling

Module 2: Python Data Analytics Weeks 3-9


Description:

Gain a strong foothold in one of today’s fundamental programming languages. In the course of this module, you’ll gain deep proficiencies with core Python, data analytic tools like NumPy, Pandas, Matplotlib, and specific libraries for interacting with web data like Requests, BeautifulSoup, and Tweepy.

What you will learn:

  • Python, APIs
  • JSON, NumPy
  • Pandas, Matplotlib
  • Beautiful Soup

Module 3: Databases Weeks 10-12


Description:

Work with PostgreSQL and MongoDB to organize data into well-structured and easily retrievable data formats.

What you will learn:

  • SQL
  • PostgreSQL
  • ETL Process
  • MongoDB

Module 4: Web Visualization Weeks 13-19


Description:

Building visualizations is of little benefit without a way to communicate the message. In this module, you’ll be learning the core technologies of web development (HTML, CSS, and JavaScript) to create new, interactive data visualizations that you can share with everyone on the web.

What you will learn:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • AJAX
  • D3
  • Leaflet

Module 5: Advanced Topics Weeks 20-23


Description:

By program’s end, you’ll be immersed in new and in-demand topics like Tableau, Hadoop, and Machine Learning.

What you will learn:

  • Tableau
  • Hadoop
  • Machine Learning

Module 6: Final Project Week 24


Description:

Bring everything that you have learned in class altogether to create an impressive data-vizualization application with a small team. Get creative and come up with something cool to show off to the whole world!

What you will learn:

  • Dreaming up something fantastic and pushing the bounds of reasonable and achievable

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