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Ben Collins

Data Analytics Instructor, General Assembly

Washington, D.C.

Ben Collins is a freelance data consultant, helping businesses better understand their data through analytical insights and visualizations, including dashboards. He works primarily with SQL and Excel. Prior to this, he worked for over 7 years as a specialist Forensic Accountant, most recently for law firm Clifford Chance. Whilst there he worked on large-scale, international projects involving breach of sanctions regulations, using SQL and Excel to conduct reviews of transactional, financial and customer data. He is a Mathematics graduate of the University of Warwick in the UK and moved to the US in 2010. He now lives in Virginia with his wife and newborn son, and is a keen cyclist and mountain adventure fanatic.

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Excel at Excel: Getting Down the Basics

Excel at Excel: Getting Down the Basics

Learn the basics of Excel--including configuring/optimizing settings, input, navigation, calculation, formatting, and analysis.

5 Times

Data Analytics

Data Analytics

This 10-week course will teach you how to use large datasets to make critical decisions.

3 Times

Advanced Topics in Excel

Advanced Topics in Excel

This class will put students in a position where Excel is no longer a chore, but a powerful tool to assist in manipulating data efficiently.

2 Times

Introduction to Data Analytics

Introduction to Data Analytics

An introductory overview of what data analytics is all about — what kinds of questions it answers, how different fields can benefit from it, and what tools are used.

Programming with Google Apps Script

Programming with Google Apps Script

Students will learn the basics of programming using Google Apps Script and how it can be used to automate routine tasks in various Google services.

Intro to SQL

Intro to SQL

This workshop that teaches you SQL queries needed to collect data from a database and analyze the data to find the answers you’re looking for.

Google Sheets: Analyze Data in the Cloud

Google Sheets: Analyze Data in the Cloud

In this class, you will learn the fundamentals of how to use Google Sheets for skills like importing web data and using Forms to collect survey data.

SQL Bootcamp

SQL Bootcamp

This bootcamp will take absolute beginners through the basics of SQL to an ability to write queries with confidence.

Data Analytics Bootcamp

Data Analytics Bootcamp

This intensive two day bootcamp will run through the analytical workflow -- from collecting, cleaning, analyzing and presenting insights from small and big data sets.

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