Business Analytics Certification Course Overview

This Business Analytics certification course teaches you the basic concepts of data analysis and statistics to help data-driven decision making. This training introduces you to Power BI and delves into the statistical concepts that will help you devise insights from available data in order to present your findings using executive-level dashboards.

Business Analytics Training Key Features

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  • 12 hours of self-paced video
  • Two hands-on industry-based projects on healthcare and e-commerce
  • Includes training on business intelligence using Power BI
  • Eight practical exercises
  • Lifetime access to self-paced learning

Skills Covered

  • Excel analytics functions
  • Excel conditional formatting
  • Pivot tables and slicers
  • Scenario manager tool
  • Solver tool
  • Goal seek tool
  • Hypothesis testing
  • Power BI


By 2025, the business intelligence market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 26.98 percent from 2017 to 2025. IBM indicates that the number of job profiles for all business analysts will increase from the present 364,000 openings to 2.72 million.

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  • Hiring Companies
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    JPMorgan Chase
    Source: Indeed
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    JPMorgan Chase
    Deloitte India
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    Wells Fargo
    Procter and Gamble
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Training Options

Self-Paced Learning

$ 399

  • Lifetime access to high-quality self-paced eLearning content curated by industry experts
  • Hands-on projects to perfect the skills learnt
  • 24x7 learner assistance and support

Corporate Training

Customized to your team's needs

  • Blended learning delivery model (self-paced eLearning and/or instructor-led options)
  • Flexible pricing options
  • Enterprise grade Learning Management System (LMS)
  • Enterprise dashboards for individuals and teams
  • 24x7 learner assistance and support

Business Analytics Course Curriculum


Business Analytics with Excel is the best course for both beginners and experienced professionals who are inexperienced or have recently entered the analytics field. This Business Analytics certification course is beneficial for IT developers and testers, data analysts, junior data scientists, analytics professionals, BI and reporting professionals, project managers, students, and professionals working with data in any industry.
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There are no prerequisites for this Business Analytics certification training other than an analytical mindset. However, we do expect the participants to have a basic knowledge of working with Microsoft Excel.
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Course Content

  • Business Analytics with Excel

    • Lesson 00 - Introduction

      • 0.001 Course Introduction
    • Lesson 01 - Introduction to Business Analytics

      • 1.001 Introduction
      • 1.002 What Is in It for Me
      • 1.003 Types of Analytics
      • 1.004 Areas of Analytics
      • Knowledge Check
      • 1.006 Key Takeaways
      • 1.007 Conclusion
    • Lesson 02 - Formatting Conditional Formatting and Important Fuctions

      • 2.001 Introduction
      • 2.002 What Is in It for Me
      • 2.003 Custom Formatting Introduction
      • 2.004 Custom Formatting Example
      • 2.005 Conditional Formatting Introduction
      • 2.006 Conditional Formatting Example1
      • 2.007 Conditional Formatting Example2
      • 2.008 Conditional Formatting Example3
      • 2.009 Logical Functions
      • 2.010 Lookup and Reference Functions
      • 2.011 VLOOKUP Function
      • 2.012 HLOOKUP Function
      • 2.013 MATCH Function
      • 2.014 INDEX and OFFSET Function
      • 2.015 Statistical Function
      • 2.016 SUMIFS Function
      • 2.017 COUNTIFS Function
      • 2.018 PERCENTILE and QUARTILE
      • 2.019 STDEV, MEDIAN and RANK Function
      • 2.020 Exercise Intro
      • 2.21 Exercise
      • Knowledge Check
      • 2.023 Key Takeaways
      • 2.024 Conclusion
    • Lesson 03 - Analyzing Data with Pivot Tables

      • 3.001 Introduction
      • 3.002 What Is in It for Me
      • 3.003 Pivot Table Introduction
      • 3.004 Concept Video of Creating a Pivot Table
      • 3.005 Grouping in Pivot Table Introduction
      • 3.006 Grouping in Pivot Table Example 1
      • 3.007 Grouping in Pivot Table Example 2
      • 3.008 Custom Calculation
      • 3.009 Calculated Field and Calculated Item
      • 3.010 Calculated Field Example
      • 3.011 Calculated Item Example
      • 3.012 Slicer Intro
      • 3.013 Creating a Slicer
      • 3.014 Exercise Intro
      • 3.15 Exercise
      • Knowledge Check
      • 3.017 Key Takeaways
      • 3.018 Conclusion
    • Lesson 04 - Dashboarding

      • 4.001 Introduction
      • 4.002 What Is in It for Me
      • 4.003 What is a Dashboard
      • 4.004 Principles of Great Dashboard Design
      • 4.005 How to Create Chart in Excel
      • 4.006 Chart Formatting
      • 4.007 Thermometer Chart
      • 4.008 Pareto Chart
      • 4.009 Form Controls in Excel
      • 4.010 Interactive Dashboard with Form Controls
      • 4.011 Chart with Checkbox
      • 4.012 Interactive Chart
      • 4.013 Exercise Intro
      • 4.14 Exercise1
      • 4.15 Exercise2
      • Knowledge Check
      • 4.017 Key Takeaways
      • 4.018 Conclusion
    • Lesson 05 - Business Analytics With Excel

      • 5.001 Introduction
      • 5.002 What Is in It for Me
      • 5.003 Concept Video Histogram
      • 5.004 Concept Video Solver Addin
      • 5.005 Concept Video Goal Seek
      • 5.006 Concept Video Scenario Manager
      • 5.007 Concept Video Data Table
      • 5.008 Concept Video Descriptive Statistics
      • 5.009 Exercise Intro
      • 5.10 Exercise
      • Knowledge Check
      • 5.012 Key Takeaways
      • 5.013 Conclusion
    • Lesson 06 - Data Analysis Using Statistics

      • 6.001 Introduction
      • 6.002 What Is in It for Me
      • 6.003 Moving Average
      • 6.004 Hypothesis Testing
      • 6.005 ANOVA
      • 6.006 Covariance
      • 6.007 Correlation
      • 6.008 Regression
      • 6.009 Normal Distribution
      • 6.010 Exercise1 Intro
      • 6.11 Exercise 1
      • 6.012 Exercise2 Intro
      • 6.13 Exercise 2
      • 6.014 Exercise3 Intro
      • 6.15 Exercise 3
      • Knowledge Check
      • 6.017 Key Takeaways
      • 6.018 Conclusion
    • Lesson 07 - Power BI

      • 7.001 Introduction
      • 7.002 What Is in It for Me
      • 7.003 Power Pivot
      • 7.004 Power View
      • 7.005 Power Query
      • 7.006 Power Map
      • Knowledge Check
      • 7.008 Key Takeaways
      • 7.009 Conclusion

Industry Project

  • Project 1

    Project 1 Ecommerce

    Design a sales dashboard for an e-commerce company to help them analyze the sales based on various product categories. Also, create a histogram to analyze the number of shipping days.

  • Project 2

    Project 2 Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare

    Design a dashboard for a pharmaceutical company to help them analyze the sales of products across various regions and brands.


Business Analytics Course Advisor

  • Ronald van Loon

    Ronald van Loon

    Top 10 Big Data and Data Science Influencer, Director - Adversitement

    Named by Onalytica as one of the three most influential people in Big Data, Ronald is also an author of a number of leading Big Data and Data Science websites, including Datafloq, Data Science Central, and The Guardian. He also regularly speaks at renowned events.


Business Analytics Exam & Certification

Business Analytics with Excel
  • Who provides the certification and how long is it valid for?

    Upon successful completion of the Business Analytics course, Simplilearn will provide you with an industry-recognized course completion certificate that has lifelong validity.

  • How to Become a Business Analyst?

    A Business Analyst bridges the gap between business and IT by driving the organization toward efficiency and profitability. They are mainly responsible for planning and monitoring, eliciting requirements, analyzing functional and technical requirements, and communicating with various stakeholders to fulfill business needs. They play a crucial role in fixing outdated processes, driving new technology adoption, and innovation, making this an in-demand role in every area of business, from consulting to product management. A Business Analyst's career path can take them in multiple directions, depending on their experience and future career goals. Simplilearn's Business Analyst is a perfect program to kick start your career, and have endless growth opportunities.

  • How are the projects conducted?

    • Problem statements along with data points are provided.
    • Projects will be submitted for evaluation by the course trainer through LMS.

  • What do I need to do to unlock my Simplilearn certificate?

    Online Self-Learning:
    • Complete 85 percent of the Business Analytics certification course.
    • Complete one project.

  • Do you provide any practice tests as part of Business Analytics course?

    Yes, we provide a practice test as part of our Business Analytics course to help you prepare for the certification exam. You can try this free Business Analytics with Excel Practice Test to understand the type of questions that you would face in the certification exam and gain expertise in the topics that are a part of the Business Analytics Certification course syllabus.

Business Analytics Course Reviews

  • Aman Saxena

    Aman Saxena

    I completed the Business Analytics with Excel course from Simplilearn. Through this course, I learned about how powerful and useful Microsoft Excel the modern era of IT. Excel is equipped with statistical tools and we learned techniques to help us to retrieve critical information from existing data. Simplilearn plays a vital role in teaching this.

  • Abdul Azeez VP

    Abdul Azeez VP

    I was new to Simplilearn and enrolled in the Business Analytics Engineer with Excel course after deciding to pursue self-learning. Simplilearn is an excellent place to learn complex ideas online and has lifetime access to self-learning videos. I also got a good response from customer care & support whenever I had questions or issues.

  • Koumudi Oruganti

    Koumudi Oruganti

    Simplilearn's certification training was a great experience. I have received one of the best services with top-quality online guidance and study material from Simplilearn. I highly recommend the self-paced learning program offered by Simplilearn. Their customer support is also very helpful and supportive.

  • Juhi Maheshwari

    Juhi Maheshwari

    The session went smoothly and the overall experience was good. It offered good learning with examples from first-hand experience. Rajiv is a good teacher, explains everything in detail, backed with examples, tips, and techniques.


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  • Learn by working on real-world problemsCapstone projects involving real world data sets with virtual labs for hands-on learning
  • Structured guidance ensuring learning never stops24x7 Learning support from mentors and a community of like-minded peers to resolve any conceptual doubts

Business Analytics Training FAQs

  • What is Business Analytics?

    Business Analytics, a subset of business intelligence is a process of collating, sorting, processing, and studying the data, and using statistical models and methodologies such as data mining and predictive analytics to analyze and transform data into actionable insights. business analytics has applications in a wide array of different businesses to solve problems, make data-driven business decisions, and increase efficiency, productivity, and revenue.

  • How can beginners learn Business Analytics?

    Beginners can comfortably learn Business Analytics if they have an analytical mindset and basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel. This Business Analytics course helps you learn everything from scratch and gives you hands-on experience in the field as well.

  • What other Business Analytics subjects one needs to learn to become a successful Business Analyst?

    Regression analysis, predictive analytics, decision trees, dashboarding, and statistics are some of the Business Analytics subjects that can make you a successful Business Analyst.

  • Why should I take this Business Analytics course?

    The global big data and business analytics market size was worth $193.14 billion in 2019 and is projected to reach $420.98 billion by 2027. As organizations continue to adopt business analytics to get a better picture of their customers and improve their products, the demand for people skilled in business analytics will remain high. This Business Analytics course will help you gain expertise in the field and become capable of making data-driven decisions.

  • I know only the fundamentals of Excel, can I take this Business Analytics course?

    Yes, this Business Analytics course is easy to follow for all the professionals who are only familiar with the basics of MS Excel.

  • What are the system requirements?

  • Can I cancel my enrollment? Do I get a refund?

    Yes, you can cancel your enrollment. We provide a complete refund after deducting the administration fee. To know more, please review our Refund Policy.

  • How do I enroll in this Business Analytics certification course?

    You can enroll in this Business Analytics certification course on our website and make an online payment using any of the following options:

    • Visa Credit or Debit Card
    • MasterCard
    • American Express
    • Diner’s Club
    • PayPal

    Once payment is received you will automatically receive a payment receipt and access information via email.

  • Who are the instructors and how are they selected?

    All of our highly-qualified Business Analytics course trainers are certified, with more than 15 years of experience in training and working professionally in the Business Intelligence field. Each of them has gone through a rigorous selection process that includes profile screening, technical evaluation, and live training demonstration before they are certified to train for us. We also ensure that only those trainers who maintain a high alumni rating continue to train for us.

  • What is Global Teaching Assistance?

    Our teaching assistants are a dedicated team of subject matter experts here to help you get certified in Business Analytics in your first attempt. They engage students proactively to ensure the course path is being followed and help you enrich your learning experience, from class onboarding to project mentoring and job assistance. Teaching Assistance is available during business hours.

  • What is covered under the 24/7 Support promise?

    We offer 24/7 support through email, chat, and calls. We also have a dedicated team that provides on-demand assistance through our community forum. What’s more, you will have lifetime access to the community forum, even after completion of your course with us.

  • How do I become an Analytics Manager?

    Analytics managers need specialized skills to be able to develop and implement comprehensive tools and strategies to transform raw data into actionable insights. They need to gain experience in delegating tasks with ease, statistical modeling techniques, and predictive modeling, among other areas. Simplilearn’s business analytics certification gives you a clear idea of what it takes to become an analytics manager.

  • What is Business Analytics used for?

    Many organizations now use business analytics to analyze massive amounts of data generated from multiple sources and draw meaningful conclusions from them. They use advanced analytics and statistics to find trends in data and share the insights with relevant stakeholders through reports and interactive dashboards. A business analytics course can help you learn everything about this domain from scratch and gain job-ready skills.

  • Is the Business Analytics course difficult to learn?

    The instructors for this business analytics course have rich teaching experience and they explain all the concepts in an easy to understand manner. So, learners do not face any difficulty in following the study materials.

  • Is Business Analytics a good career option?

    Business intelligence and data analytics is one of the fastest-growing markets in the enterprise software landscape. Businesses are undergoing digital transformation and rely on business analytics to accurately measure every aspect of their operations and make data-driven decisions. So, business analytics is one of the best career options you can find these days. A business analytics certification will help you start a promising career in this domain.

  • How do beginners learn Business Analytics?

    Business analytics is indeed a complex subject and beginners need to put their dedicated efforts to go through its concepts. Our business analytics training is one of the best ways beginners can build a strong foundation in this field.

  • Is a Business Analytics certification worth it?

    According to Allied Market Research, the global big data and business analytics market is expected to be worth $420.98 billion by 2027. With such impressive growth trends, a business analytics certification is certainly worth it. You can rely on Simplilearn’s business analytics training to grab the attention of hiring managers and start a rewarding career.

  • What are the job roles available after getting a Business Analytics in excel certification?

    Adding a business analyst certification to your resume makes you eligible for many popular job roles like a data engineer, data architect, data analyst, business analyst, and data scientist.

  • What does an Analytics Manager do?

    Analytics managers perform varying duties in organizations with an aim to help the business use data to drive better performance and quality. They develop strategies for effective data analysis and reporting, configure and implement analytics solutions, and define org-wide metrics and relevant data sources. A business analytics certification can validate your skills for this role in front of employers.

  • What skills should an Analytics Manager know?

    An analytics manager should have a background in market research and project management. Knowledge of SQL, MS Excel, and R programming is essential to thriving in this role. They must be familiar with data analysis and reporting along with business intelligence tools like Tableau, SAS, or QlikView. Simplilearn’s business analytics certification is all you need to develop these skills in a short time.

  • What industries use Business Analytics most?

    Business analytics is reshaping many industrial sectors like healthcare, banking, retail, real estate, and telecommunications. Take our business analytics course and step into any industry you wish to work in.

  • Which companies hire Analytics Managers?

    American Express, Accenture, ZS Associates, Deloitte, Cognizant, and Genpact are the top firms looking for skilled analytics managers. Our business analytics course can open your doors to opportunities available in such firms.

  • What book do you suggest reading for Business Analytics?

    Our business analytics training gives you in-depth knowledge of all concepts and makes you job-ready. However, you can also refer to the following books for future reference:

    • Microsoft Excel Data Analysis and Business Modeling by Wayne L. Winston
    • Business Analytics: Data Analysis & Decision Making by Wayne Winston
    • Business Analytics for Managers: Taking Business Intelligence Beyond Reporting by Gert H. N. Laursen

  • What is the pay scale of an Analytics Manager across the world?

    Analytics managers earn lucrative salaries across the world. A business analytics certification further increases their income potential. Here are the average annual salaries of such professionals in various countries (Source: Payscale):

    • India - INR 17 Lakhs
    • The US - $99K
    • The UK - £48K
    • Canada - C$88K

  • How can beginners learn Business Analytics with excel?

    Here’s how beginners can learn business analytics:

    Have an analytical mindset - with this ability, people are able to analyze information, identify problems and trends, and solve complex problems.Step - 1 How beginners learn Business Analytics with excel

    Microsoft Excel fundamentals - prior knowledge of Excel basics is helpful in understanding the concepts of business analytics.Step - 2 How beginners learn Business Analytics with excel

    Enroll in a training course - Enrolling in Simplilearn’s Business Analytics with Excel course is one of the best steps for beginners to step into this field.Step - 3 How beginners learn Business Analytics with excel

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