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Data Analytics Course: Paris

Harness Excel, SQL, and Tableau to drive powerful analysis and insights. Build confidence and credibility to apply this versatile skill set to countless jobs.

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This course is eligible for CPF funding.
Cette formation est éligible au CPF.

Last updated on 06-15-2022 | Dernière mise à jour le 15/06/2022

Demand for Tableau skills has increased 1,103% in five years. Across industries, data analysis skills command a salary premium.

Gain Vital Skills With Universal Relevance

Marketing managers who know SQL make 41% more than those who don’t, and GMs earn 29% more with data analysis skills. Hone crucial proficiency in Excel, SQL, and Tableau and make career moves across industries and roles.

Tap Into a Valuable Professional Network

Form real connections that can change the course of your career. Meet practitioners and peers who can help you succeed through our global alumni network. Graduate with an industry-recognized GA certificate, and join an exclusive community.

Let Your Employer Foot the Bill

More than 45% of our part-time students receive tuition reimbursement from their companies — you could, too. We can send you an employer sponsorship package to show your manager the advantages of learning with GA.

Learn on a Schedule Designed for Busy Professionals

Join us for 10 weeks in the evenings, or dive into in-depth study in our 1-week, accelerated course. Take part at one of our campuses or from the comfort of home — wherever you’re based — via our Remote classroom.

Statistics source: Burning Glass, The Hybrid Job Economy. The study covers the time period of 2013–2018.

Hundreds of Premier Companies Trust GA's Data Programs to Train Their Teams — Here Are Just a Few

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Inside Our Best-in-Class Curriculum

Designed With a Focus on Real-World Relevance

Concentrate on the most important tools for performing data analysis on the job. GA’s analytics advisory board curates the best practices and innovative teaching approaches of our entire expert network to meet evolving employer demands. Its work ensures that students graduate ready to tackle the challenges they’ll face in the field.

Translate Data Into Meaningful Insights

Designed for students with a variety of professional backgrounds and experience levels — including beginners — this course takes a deep dive into the data analytics process: collection, cleaning, analysis, and visualization. Get hands-on experience with Excel, SQL, and Tableau, and transform raw data into a critical decision-making tool.

Get a Head Start With Pre-Course Prep Lessons

Once you enrol, we equip you with online, self-paced preparatory lessons to set you up for success. Dive into the fundamentals of working with data in Excel. You’ll gain a common vocabulary to start collaborating with classmates on day one.

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Real-World Portfolio Projects

Graduate with a polished capstone project, applying rigorous data analysis techniques to solve a real-world problem. Collect, clean, and analyze a data set and create a compelling presentation to share your insights.

Individualized Instructor Support

Get guidance, feedback, and more from experts who are dedicated to supporting your learning and career goals. Instructors are on hand in class and during office hours to offer real-time technical assistance and help you turn ideas into action.

Global Network of 80K+ Alumni

Create connections with peers that last well beyond your time in the classroom. As part of the GA alumni community, you’ll gain access to networking events and workshops to keep evolving your career for years to come.

Anahita Nakhjiri

“I learned and did things over the last 10 weeks I never thought I'd be able to do on my own, nor would I opt to do on my own. It truly opened my world and confirmed my love for data analytics. The course pushed me to my 'learning' limits, but in the best way possible.”

Investment Associate, Echo Health Ventures
Anahita Nakhjiri, GA San Francisco Graduate

Elite Instructors

These data analytics professionals and consultants bring in-depth experience from the field to the classroom each day, providing invaluable insights into succeeding on the job. 

GA instructors are committed to providing personalized feedback and support to help you gain confidence with key concepts and tools. 
 

Instructor, Melbourne
Data Specialist and Developer at REA Group
Instructor, San Francisco
Analytics Manager at Atlassian
Instructor, Denver
Distinguished Faculty Instructor at General Assembly

Case Study: Bloomberg Partners With GA for Data Training

Problem: To continue gathering and analyzing unprecedented amounts of data at market speed, Bloomberg sought to evolve the knowledge and skills of employees on its Global Data team.

Solution: Through the Leading With Data program, General Assembly delivers rigorous customized training to hundreds of Bloomberg employees. Its analytics curriculum focuses on the data wrangling and visualization tools used throughout the organization.

Impact: “I have seen business initiatives that were prototyped during the class put into production. The program has led to tangible business results, as well as creating a common foundational skill set that we all must have going forward.”  — Domenic Maida, Chief Data Officer, Bloomberg

Case study source: Rethinking the Build vs. Buy Approach to Talent: How Savvy Employers Are Building Tech Skills From Within, by Josh Bersin, Senior Advisor, Whiteboard Advisors
 

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Flexible Finance Options

CPF Sponsorship
Receive full or partial financial support from your Personal Training Account (CPF).
As this training is eligible for the Personal Training Funding, it is possible to use your Personal Training Account (CPF) in order to partially or completely finance the training.
If your account balance cannot cover the full amount of the training, you have the option of using contributions depending on your status:

  • If you are an employee, your employer can give a voluntary contribution to help finance your training A connection from your employer to the EDEF space is required.

  • If you are a job seeker, Pôle Emploi can also provide support. A prior request must be made with your Pôle Emploi advisor. It is preferable to make the request 30 days before the start of your training.

You may also opt to  pay the rest on your own via credit card.
This training is eligible for the Personal Training Funding (CPF).           

Employer Sponsorship

Receive full or partial tuition reimbursement from your company.

As low as 

0 €

per your employer’s benefits

Full Tuition

Total cost of course: 

3,500 €

full tuition

Instalment Plans

Divide tuition into four easy payments.

As low as

1,000 €*

per instalment

*Starting with initial payment of 500 €

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Join Us In: Paris

Course duration: 40 hours

Frequently Asked Questions

Why are data analytics skills relevant today?

Data is an integral part of every successful business. Regardless of industry, companies need to learn how to harness data to make critical decisions. In this course, you will gain a robust and marketable skill set that can be applied to almost any industry or profession.

According to IBM, more than 2.7 million data job openings are expected in 2020, and the need for data-driven decision-makers and functional analysts will be most acute. Learning data analytics can help you advance in your current profession or explore a growing field.

This course is sanctioned by the ‘Extract and Analyze Data to Make Strategic Recommendations'’ certification, registered in the Specific Directory of France Compétences (RS5613).
This certification makes this course eligible for the Personal Training Funding (CPF).
Your final project will be the subject of an evaluation by an instructor and a jury of professionals.
 

What skills are assessed by the end of the programme?

The competencies targeted by the 'Extract and Analyze Data to Make Strategic Recommendations’ certification will be as follows:

  • Identify a problem by formulating a question in order to solve a business problem 

  • Make assumptions to target the axis of data analysis by determining measurement indicators

  • Select data analysis criteria to solve the problem by listing indicators linking two types of measurement

  • Extract existing information from the database and standardize them on a single medium (in SQL or an Excel sheet)

  • Aggregate the results of the database extraction in order to build homogeneous datasets to perform the calculation formulas

  • Perform SQL queries by selecting relevant parameters in order to generate new calculations

  • Clean existing data to make it usable while ensuring its integrity and compliance 

  • Structure the data in categories in order to organize them by topic and make them understandable by using data visualization tools (Power BI, Tableau)

  • Apply existing features to make the data readable with the data visualization tool (Tableau, Power BI, etc.)

  • Determine the visual rendering of the data (graph, table, map, etc.) according to the objectives and the target audience in order to facilitate an understanding of the results by stakeholders who are not data experts 

  • Transfer the data to data visualization software in order to automatically generate graphs

  • Export and publish the dashboard online in order to make the results accessible to non-data-expert stakeholders in a comprehensible and autonomous way

  • Define the type of data visibility and access authorization (ACL) according to the problem to be solved and the target audience in order to restrict access

  • Analyze the data to derive conclusions in order to solve the initial problem

  • Make recommendations from the results observed during data extraction in order to solve the initial problem

  • Present the analysis and recommendations to stakeholders in order to share and propose remedial solutions to the initial problem while respecting the rules of data storytelling

Will I receive a certificate?

As a reminder, this course is sanctioned by the Extract and Analyze Data to Make Strategic Recommendations’ certification, registered in the Specific Directory of France Compétences (RS5613).
To pass the course, you will need to:

  • Attend all class sessions.

  • Complete and present your final project to your instructor.

If both of these conditions are met, you will get a certificate of completion.

To obtain the certificate of achievement regarding the Extract and Analyze Data to Make Strategic Recommendations’ certification:

Following the submission of your final project and deliverables to the members of the jury, if the jury's decision is unanimously favorable, and if you again obtain a score of 66% validation of the competencies targeted by the certification, you will receive a certificate of achievement for the certification prepared. 

Thousands of GA alumni use their course certificate to demonstrate skills to employers and their LinkedIn networks. GA’s Data Analytics course is well-regarded by many top employers, who contribute to our curriculum and use our data programmes to train to their own teams.

What does student success look like for this course?

In 2020, on the French Campus, our evening and 1-week courses have an average of 96% completion rate and consistently earn an average +64 Net Promoter Score*.

In 2021, no student followed this course, on the French Campus,

*NPS: This metric from students themselves evaluates their satisfaction to recommend this course to a friend.

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In addition, here are the success rates for the ‘Extract and Analyze Data to Make Strategic Recommendations’ certification.

Total number of students/candidates in 2022: No data available

  • Passed: No data available (%)

  • Failed: No data available (%)

What are the professional backgrounds of data analytics students?

Data Analytics is our best entry-level data course for professionals looking to hone analysis skills and evolve their careers. You’ll find a diverse range of students in the classroom including:

  • Data analysts who want to brush up on core techniques and formalise their skill set.

  • Digital marketers, sales managers, product managers, UX researchers, and others who deal with large volumes of data on a daily basis.

  • Managers who need to tell compelling, data-driven stories to business stakeholders to influence decision-making.

  • Career-starters looking for a practical skill set to boost their resumes.

Regardless of their backgrounds, this programme attracts a community of eager learners who are interested in manipulating large data sets to solve problems.

In terms of outlets and professional opportunities, the ‘Extract and Analyze Data to Make Strategic Recommendations' certification is able to provide a concrete response to the validation of the competencies of students/candidates, within the framework of their professional activity, present or future.

It allow employees from various teams:

  • to be independent at work and autonomous 

  • to value and measure success

  • to develop the business 

  • to process the data generated by the company at scale 

  • to make data more accessible

  • to create value with data 

Are there any prerequisites?

This is a beginner-friendly programme with no prerequisites. If you are new to data analysis, you will have access to three hours of pre-work to help you prepare for the course, and your Admissions producer may recommend that you take a short Excel workshop. If you already work with basic functions in Excel or have dabbled in SQL, our curriculum will enable you to perform more powerful analyses.

The course also requires:

  • Have a Bac level or equivalent (qualification level 4)

  • Have basic knowledge of using a table in Excel (LibreOffice or MS Office)

  • A good level of English proficiency (for non-native speakers, a CEFR level of B2 or a TOEFL score of 90 is recommended). Check this self-assessment grid.

  • Your own laptop (PC or Mac). It must be no more than four-years old and able to run the most recent operating system. 

  • If remote, a webcam, headphones, and good access to the internet are required.

Our  Admissions team can discuss your background and learning goals to advise if this course is a good fit for you.

What does my tuition cover?

Here are just some of the benefits you can expect as a GA student:

  • 40 hours of expert instruction in performing defensible data analysis with Excel and SQL and communicating insights with visualisation and dashboarding tools.

  • 3 hours of self-paced pre-work to brush up on data wrangling in Excel before the course begins.

  • Robust coursework, including expert-vetted lesson decks, lab materials, and more. Refresh and refine your knowledge throughout your professional journey as needed.

  • A portfolio-ready capstone project built with support from your instructor.

  • Individual feedback and guidance from instructors and TAs during office hours. Stay motivated and make the most of your experience with the help of GA’s dedicated team.

  • Access to the collaborative chat tool Slack to communicate with your instructors, peers, and alumni throughout the course.

  • Exclusive access to alumni discounts, networking events, and career workshops.

  • A certificate of completion to showcase your new skill set on LinkedIn.

  • Connections with a professional network of instructors and peers that lasts well beyond the course. The global GA community can help you navigate and succeed in the data analytics field.

The examination of the 'Extract and Analyze Data to Make Strategic Recommendations’ certification, registered onto the Specific Directory from France Compétences (RS5613), i.e the submission of the final project to an instructor and a jury of professionals, the completion of the competency assessment grid and the issuance of a certificate are included in the overall price of the training.

What projects will I work on during the course?

For your capstone project, you’ll select a real-world data set for exploration and apply all of the techniques covered throughout the course to solve a problem. You’ll craft a problem statement, prepare technical documentation, and communicate findings through a stakeholder presentation. You’ll graduate with a polished, portfolio-ready project to showcase your analytical and visualization skills. We encourage you to tackle a problem that’s related to your work or a passion project you’ve been meaning to carve out time for.

While 1-week students will concentrate on their capstone piece, 10-week students will complete two additional, smaller projects that designed to reinforce what you’ve learned in each unit. Note that the vast majority of project development will be completed outside of class.

How does this course relate to GA’s other data programmes?

Data Analytics is our best entry-level course for professionals wanting to develop analysis skills that can be applied in a wide range of business contexts.

Some Data Analytics graduates who have existing programming knowledge may go on to enroll in a Data Science course and learn more complex analysis techniques involving computation.

For those committed to a career change, the full-time Data Science Immersive programme provides the most direct pathway to data science and other advanced analytics roles.

Which format should I take this course in — on campus or online?

Our Remote courses offer a learning experience that mirrors GA’s on-campus offerings but allow you to learn from the comfort of home! If you don’t live near a GA campus, have a busy travel schedule, or just want to save yourself the commute, a Remote course could be a good option for you, if available in your market. You’ll still get access to the expert instruction, learning resources, and support network GA is known for.

If you prefer to learn alongside your peers and can make it to campus, our in-person courses allow you to take advantage of our beautiful classrooms and workspaces.

Our  Admissions team can advise you on the best format for your personal circumstances and learning style.

What is the remote experience at GA?

Engage in live, online, project-based learning that’s designed to transform your career — from anywhere. Powered by Zoom, the major video conferencing tool, and the collaborative messaging platform Slack, our interactive classroom mirrors what you’ll encounter as part of the modern workforce.

You’ll be able to not only share your screen and present your work to classmates but also collaborate in small groups via breakout rooms. Additionally, you can revisit recordings of class sessions in the future.

Beyond class hours, get guidance, feedback, technical assistance, and more during frequent one-on-one check-ins and office hours.

Can I work full-time while enroled in this course?

Yes! All of our evening and 1-week courses are designed for busy professionals with full-time work commitments. Depending on your location, classes meet twice per week in the evenings or all day on Saturday. If you’re able to dedicate a full week to learning, we also have a full-time, accelerated 1-week option. Please keep in mind that our remote course is live online, which means that if you take the accelerated programme, you’ll be connected live with your instructor and classmates the whole day.

You’ll be expected to spend time working on homework and projects outside of class each week, but the workload is designed to be manageable with a full-time job.

If you need to miss a session or two, we offer resources to help you catch up. We recommend you discuss any planned absences with your instructor.

In what language is this programme taught?

Our courses will be delivered in two ways:

  • Fully in English 

  • In French, with English materials 

Please check with the Admissions team to confirm which is true of your course of interest and what is relevant for your situation. In both cases, if you are not native speaker, a CEFR level of B2 or a TOEFL score of 90 is recommended. (Review this self-assessment grid in English.)

What are my financing options?

We offer a variety of different financing options, including instalment plans, so you can focus on what counts — your education. Speak with our Admissions team to learn more and find the best fit for you and your finances.

Our programme is currently not eligible for governmental funds in France such as CPF, however, we are working to become eligible in the future. 

The “Compte personnel de formation” (i.e., “personal training account’”) was created in order to provide training opportunities throughout an employee’s professional life in France, encouraging everyone to undertake training or study throughout their working life until retirement age.

The CPF is made available to employees working in the private sector, as well as job-seekers and youth who are entering the world of work (at 15- or 16-years-old) exclusively in France.

As the training is eligible for the Personal Training Funding, it is quite possible to use your Personal Training Account (CPF) in order to partially or totally finance the training.
If your account’s balance cannot cover the full amount of the training, you have the option of using contributions depending on your status:

  • If you are an employee, your employer can pay a voluntary contribution and help finance your training by paying the rest. A connection from your employer to the EDEF space is required.

  • If you are a job seeker, Pôle Emploi can provide support. A prior request must be made with your Pôle Emploi advisor. It is preferable to make the request 30 days before the start of your training.

You also have the possibility of financing the remainder to be paid yourself, by credit card.

However, do not hesitate to contact your company to find out if it can utilise its personal funds to help you finance training, or contact your National Job Centre (Pôle Emploi) advisor if you are a job-seeker. Indeed, many structures in France such as your region, Pôle Emploi, or AGEFIPH can help you finance your training. Your job-seeker advisor at Pôle Emploi will be able to direct you toward these different systems or offer you Individual Training Assistance (AIF).
 

General Assembly France is a Qualiopi Training Center and therefore meets the quality requirements set by the French Vocational Training’s law.

 
 

Are GA’s courses accessible for people with disabilities?

GA can provide access to its courses for people with disabilities. Please contact our Admission team to discuss your needs and learn how we could support you throughout your learning journey.

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