Top 10 courses for a career in Analytics

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As more and more students and young professionals set their sight on a career in Analytics, we all are faced with  common problems: Which course should I go with? Which course would not be too expensive, hence guaranteeing good Return On Investment? Big data is an integral part of every industry analytics, it is an absolute essential skill to have today.

There are a plethora of  online courses available today that may confuse the prospective students, therefore, hindering their decision to pursue an apt one. To help you decide, find below a curated list of Top 10 Best Analytics course offerings from across sources. Happy learning!

1. R Programming: Advanced Analytics In R For Data Science

This course is for those looking for a practical guide in R, to build a foundation in Data Science. This course will help them to use arguably the most beloved data analytics tools available in the market. Good content, available at Udemy, with a super rating of 4.7. This course has about 1,567 reviews, with strong recommendation from students.


2. Google Analytics Certification: Get Certified in Just 2 Days

Another course from Udemy tops our charts. Google Analytics is still the most popular analytics tool used worldwide by freelancers, startups and large firms at scale. This course actually helps you to get a Google analytics certification, at a nominal cost. Rated at 4.4, with about 1,707 good reviews this course is highly recommended for the analytics enthusiasts.

3. Digital Analytics for Marketing Professionals: Marketing Analytics in Theory

Another good course, rated at 4.5. The emphasis of this course is more on theory, less on the practical aspects, but still an excellent course with over 16,600 reviews. Brought to you by Coursera. This course is a great bargain at $43 a month.


4.Analytics & Authenticity on Instagram: Crafting Your Digital Presence

This course is brought to you by Skillshare, a very reputed name in the online course domain. This excellent course focuses on Instagram as a tool and platform. This course is extremely affordable at just $12 a month. Rated at 4.71 it is a steal at this price. This course has rapidly gained 868 reviews and counting!


5.Accounting Analytics

Another of offering from Coursera, this course is a must do for anyone looking forward to learn use of analytics in Accounting. Priced at a very reasonable $43 a month, this course is rated at 4.5. More than 1,223 students and professionals have given good reviews on  this course


6.Digital Analytics for Marketing Professionals: Marketing Analytics in Practice

This course from  Coursera aims to be the go-to guide for Marketing professions looking to increase their skills in the analytics domain. Looking at the way data analytics is richly integrated with Marketing, this is a must do course for marketing professionals looking to add value to their skill sets. This has a rating of 4.4 and can be done at the price of &43 a month. A good 1,240 reviews and counting

7. Business Analytics Make data-driven business decisions

This course may be a little expensive at $1499, but people believe it is worth every penny, which is why it features first on our list, with a rating of 4.92. Brought to you by Springboard.

8.Statistics for Business Analytics A-Z?

This course from Udemy serves as an excellent foundation builder for young professionals and students looking to build knowledge on Analytics. Rating of 4.4 and available at $200, it is a good buy recommended by 1,365 reviewers.

9. Python for Finance: Investment Fundamentals & Data Analytics

This course from Udemy, worth $195 is a practical guide for those wanting to learn Python for Analytics in Finance domain. This course has enjoyed a rating of 4.6  from 1,154 reviewers. A must do for the tech geeks looking to make a mark in finance and analytics.


10. PG Diploma in Data Science



This course from the Indian online course provider UpGrad, promises to accelerate your career in Data Science. It is offered at a cost of Rs 2,25,000 for 11 months in association with IIT Bombay. Master concepts of Data Management, Statistics, Machine Learning and Big Data from most influential Data Science leaders and academicians of India.

Top 10 Online Courses on Digital Marketing – Part 1

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So you have the desire to explore digital marketing as a career skill-set? Here goes GraduFund recommended list of top 10 courses in Digital Marketing based on highest user ratings and reviews, on the most popular online platforms.

I. The Complete Digital Marketing Course – 12 Courses in 1

Now that’s what we call a jawdropping deal! Here is a course that promises to enhance your skills in the world of digital marketing. It’s a bundle! This one is available on Udemy  reasonably priced for the value this adds to your resume. The course has average rating of  4.4  based on 17,674 reviews.


II. Digital Marketing Nanodegree

This is one of the popular nano-degree courses offered by Udacity. For the job-readiness quotient this certificate will add to your resume, we consider it maximum bang for the buck. Priced at a premium, there is a reason why this course is rated  4.7 by over 2000 reviews.


III. [2018] Growth Hacking with Digital Marketing

This is cheaper than most comparable courses offering certificates around digital marketing, that hold value for employers. Udemy has gem of an offering for those excited about growth hacking at a steal. The course has average rating of 4.4 with over 1,946 reviews.


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IV. Digital Marketing Career Track – Combine analytical skills with creative thinking

This course offers an accelerated learning curve to students interested to learn how to combine left part of the brain with the right part, while learning digital marketing as a career. This is available on Springboard at $600/month. The course has average rating of 5 but the number of reviews is unavailable.


V. Digital Marketing Channels: The Landscape

Coursera has a differentiated way of offering monthly pricing for the self-paced learner. For instance, if you are a power learner, you can complete this certificate course at $43/mo. The course is slightly lower ranked at 3.9 with over 852 reviews.


Creating your Self-Brand for a Fortune 100 firm

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Every student sitting for a placement desires to get featured or to be a part of a company that has great prospects and is enlisted in the Fortune 100 firm group.  Being a part of such a firm creates your own unique brand. There is a lot of pre-work for this.

  • Use free learning resources: Two headlines caught my attention this week – Government of India’s own version of Coursera which is cooler than you’d expect, and the recent Delhi University student agitation. While everyone is entitled to their political opinions for the latter, for a student who does not envisage a career in politics, steering clear of mob distractions and keeping undeterred focus on career goal is what will separate the winners from the also-rans. It was sad to see Swayam go largely unnoticed, while it could be a boon for the career-conscious student in his or her efforts to create a distinct and formidable brand in front of employers.
  • Cross-skill yourself: Academic excellence is one thing, but with an increasingly competitive job market, companies prefer graduates who are masters of all trade. A trend has started in the West wherein companies are interested in a specific group of graduates, “Multidisciplinary” students.
  • Approach Great Mentors: Connecting with people in the firm that you want to target is a great advantage. Having someone from the same institution is a blessing in disguise. World is already connected through Facebook and LinkedIn ,  it’s better to connect to your alumni. Talk to them. Learn about how things go about in there. Explore the possibilities of getting admitted in such a firm.
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  • Seek Internships: Most big companies always open up internship opportunities for young recruits. So never back off from such opportunities.  Continue reading “Creating your Self-Brand for a Fortune 100 firm”