Experience So Far With A Udacity Nanodegree

Predictive Analytics has been pretty interesting so far. While there was some content I had already been through before, I definitely needed a refresher. I basically re-did everything I’d done before just to make sure I knew what I was doing. Alteryx certainly helps make a lot of data prep and analysis work super easy. If Read More

I Just Started My Nanodegree

Yesterday marked the beginning of my Udacity Nanodegree in Predictive Analytics for Business; from 8pm onwards in fact. At 8:01pm I was refreshing the page and finally accessing the content. Not much later I was already beginning to work on my first project. Then this morning I was working on it again in the hope I Read More

Failing At A Paid Course And Enjoying It

Today I took the plunge on the Business Statistics Specialization I’ve been enjoying for the past few weeks. I fully enrolled with the 7 day free trial then £37 a month until I complete the course. Why? Because I finally started working on the final capstone course and saw that there are peer-reviewed assessments. Having got Read More

The Secret Powers Of Excel

As I’ve progressed through the Business Statistics Specialization on Coursera, one of the things that I’ve noted, and been grateful for, is that you don’t need to fully understand the maths of statistical methods to use them. The main thing you need to know and be able to us, are Excel functions. There are Excel functions Read More

Linear Regression for Business: Review

So it’s been about a week since I started studying the Coursera course Linear Regression for Business Statistics in the Business Statistics and Analysis Specialization. One of my early thoughts was how thankful I am that in this course you can submit your answers on the practice quizzes even when auditing the course. This instant feedback Read More

Your Career Is Made Up Of Life And Business Skills

One of my hopes for this blog, and generally the content I share here, is that it may help others who find themselves somewhere on the same path as I am. That may be where they’ve learned enough Excel to be able to list it as one of their skills, and they want to know where Read More

How Complicated Is Linear Regression Really?

For the last few months, I’ve been looking at linear regression and trying to understand what it is and why it appears so much in business analytics courses. It has something to do with mathematics and statistics, but the only word that I really understood in it was linear. I’m still not sure I understand it Read More