• Overview
  • Lesson 1: Defining Data Analytics [3:22]
  • Knowledge Check [2:00]
  • Lesson 2: Data Analytics in Government [3:02]
  • Lesson 3: Data Analytics in Action [3:01]
  • Interactive: Where Are You With Data Analytics? [4:00]
  • Lesson 4: Challenges to Data Analytics [3:06]
  • Lesson 5: What You Need for Data Analytics [2:33]
  • Interactive: Are You Ready for Data Analytics? [3:00]
  • Lesson 6: Tools for Data Analytics [3:23]
  • Post-Course Survey

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Data is powerful. We can use it to shape policies; craft citizen services; and even secure government. But it takes more than data alone to drive better decision-making and ultimately better outcomes. We also need the right tools to combine that data and search for patterns, anomalies and trends that otherwise would go undetected.


By taking this Data Analytics Fundamentals course, you will be enrolled in six different lessons exploring how to turn your data into insights. We’ll explain what data analytics is, how it’s different from big data, and – most importantly – how it can impact government operations and citizen services.

Then, we’ll dive into how to get the most out of your data by walking through some common challenges to data success and then matching those challenges to cultural and technical solutions. To help us with some of the technical lingo, we’ll also hear from expert, Melissa Fields, Solutions Architect at ClearShark – an industry leader in providing customized, integrated and managed IT solutions to government.

For more information on data analytics in government, check out these additional resources:

Thank you to ClearShark, Splunk, and NetApp for this public sector resource.

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