Become a Data Analyst

Analyze business problems and present actionable insights.


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University of South Florida Data Analytics Bootcamp

The USF Data Analytics Bootcamp offers an immersive, robust curriculum that will assist you in developing analytical and technical skills needed for success.

As the world generates an immense volume of data daily, a staggering 73% of enterprise data remains untapped according to Forrester Research. This realization has prompted companies to grasp the competitive edge data analysts can offer, leading to a surge in their recruitment. The Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) expects the field of data analytics to grow 25% between 2020 and 2030, significantly outpacing the national average of 8%.

In this course, half the curriculum is focused on fundamental business statistics concepts, advanced analysis techniques, and analytics and visualization tools like Excel, SQL, Python, Microsoft Power BI, and Tableau. The other half is focused on teaching strategic thinking, a critical need in today's workforce.

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What you'll learn in this bootcamp

Demonstrate your skills through 20+ hands-on mini projects as well as a capstone project, ultimately creating a tangible portfolio that can be shared with prospective employers. Master analytics and visualization tools like SQL, Microsoft Power BI, ableay, Excel, and Python.

Preview three of the course units below.

Structured Foundations

The structured foundations approach is the foundation you’ll use to come up with a data-oriented solution to any business problem.

No matter what industry you’re in, if you're able to master the ability to frame problems in a structured, data-driven way, you’ll always come out on top.

  • Develop an understanding of the HDEIP Framework and the Five-Step Problem Solving Approaches

  • Learn how to use SMART principles to create a problem statement worksheet

  • Become comfortable creating Mutually Exclusive Collectively Exhaustive (MECE) Issue Trees

  • Develop an understanding of Value Driver Trees

Visualization Tools

Visualization Tools such as Power BI are critical tools used in the Presentation Phase of the HDEIP Framework. While upfront analysis is very important work, ultimately, how this information is presented, visualized, and consumed determines whether your analysis will be adopted or shelved.

  • Develop an advanced ability to use two visualization tools: Tableau and Power BI

  • Practice using functions data analysts use on a daily basis

  • Use Power BI and Tableau to craft powerful, impactful stories

Data Connectivity

While working through this section of the course, you’ll learn how to leverage Structured Query Language (SQL) to query relational database management systems. In other words, you use queries to understand the data contained in databases. Here’s one example. Let’s say you’re a data analyst assessing underperforming malls. You’d write a query to analyze daily foot traffic data stored in the malls’ databases.

  • Develop the ability to explain the nuances of a database and how it relates to set theory

  • Write best practice queries in SQL

  • Practice using SQL with real data to extract insights to be presented to an audience

Leverage your skills in any strategic position

  • Data Analyst: Average salary of $68,316

  • Business analyst: Average salary of $70,960 per year 

  • Healthcare consultant: Average salary of $79,504 per year

Sources: Indeed & Payscale

  • Get dedicated 1:1 mentor support

    Meet regularly with your personal mentor to receive feedback on projects, discuss blockers, and refine your career strategy.

  • Build study plans that work for you

    Complete the course sooner by putting in more hours per week.

  • Plan ahead with 1:1 career coach calls

    Craft your design job search, practice interviews, and negotiate offers.

  • Connect with our community

    Get extra help from other mentors in our community, at no extra cost.

Meet our mentors

Having a personal mentor will help you build your skills faster and advance your personal growth.

Explore scholarships and flexible tuition plans

USF CTPE offers flexible payment options and scholarships to make a career in data analytics more accessible.

  • Women in Tech Scholarship

  • Veterans & Active Military Scholarship

  • USF Alumni Scholarship

Speak with an enrollment advisor to confirm your eligibility. Only one scholarship can be applied, and scholarships cannot be combined with other discounts.

Learn from the best in the industry

The University of South Florida is a high-impact global research university dedicated to student success. Over the past 10 years, no other public university in the country has risen faster in U.S. News and World Report’s national university rankings than USF.

Serving more than 50,000 students on campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee, USF is designated as a Preeminent State Research University by the Florida Board of Governors, placing it in the most elite category among the state’s 12 public universities. The University of South Florida's Office of Corporate Training and Professional Education (CTPE) works to extend the reach of USF's academic programs, promotes advanced professional development, and contributes to building a world-class workforce in the Tampa Bay area.

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