Training Success Elements

  • Exercises build competency, confidence, and a feeling of accomplishment.
  • Realtime AI-based contextual assistance is available, whenever needed.
  • Each trainee is assigned a personal instructor.
  • Trainees are fully qualified and job-ready, when they graduate.

Overview of Training

This training program consists of 4 or 5 courses, depending on whether or not you have prior programming experience. The time it takes to complete the training varies from person to person. Each course takes an average of 80 hours to complete. While the majority of our trainees complete the training program in well under a year and some complete it in as little as 6 months, your personal situation will determine how long it will take you to graduate.

The coursework includes Visual Intro to Programming (for complete beginners), SQL Fundamentals, Advanced SQL, Python Fundamentals, Predictive Data Analytics with Python, Tableau, PowerBI, and a Capstone Project.

If you have little or no prior experience in computer programming, then you begin with Visual Introduction to Computer Programming. This powerful visual course transforms the way you think. In computer programming, correct algorithmic (computational) thinking is essential. This course unlocks your computer programming potential, and makes it much easier for you to learn Python and eventually other programming languages in the future.

If, on the other hand, you have sufficient prior experience in computer programming, you go directly to SQL Fundamentals where you learn about data and databases, with emphasis on Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMSs), which are used in virtually all industries and organizations to store data about employees, products, services, inventory, financial transactions, etc. You learn how a RDBMS works, how to make basic queries, use aggregate functions, create and manage tables, and how to use basic joins.

In a real company setting, RDBMSs tend to be large, complex, and messy (they often contain damaged and/or incomplete data). To successfully handle such databases, training continues with Advanced SQL. This course teaches you how to use conditional expressions, work with text including search-and-replace operations, formulate subqueries and advanced joins, and how to use SQL functions.

The next course in the Data Analyst Career Training Program includes Python programming. Python is a step up from SQL. Python Fundamentals is an introductory Python programming course where you learn in a hands-on fashion by solving programming tasks of gradually increasing complexity, ranging from simple calculations, working with text strings, loops, conditions, and variables, to file operations and data visualization.

The last course in the sequence is Predictive Data Analytics with Python. In this course you learn how to use Python and its powerful free libraries including Pandas, Numpy, Scipy, Matplotlib, Seaborn, and Statsmodels to read data from files, clean data, present data in visual form, perform qualitative and quantitative analysis of data, interpret data, and make predictions. At the end of this course, you complete a Capstone Project under the supervision of a senior NCLab Data Analytics instructor in order to graduate and obtain a Career Certificate.


Following are detailed syllabuses for each course in the Data Analyst Career Training program. The level of detail covered in each of the self-paced interactive courses ensures that trainees are fully qualified to fill Data Analyst job openings.

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What Our Trainees Say About Us

I love my new job!

“My boss encouraged me to take the training and now I’m really glad I did because I’m now doing data analytics work full time.” L.L.

Superb way to learn

“I really enjoyed the self-paced format of this training program. The material was presented clearly and concisely and allowed me to focus longer on concepts that were difficult, while glancing over concepts I was already familiar with.” A.C.

I really learned a lot

“I really learned a lot and have found a new passion towards data science and analytics I didn’t know I had.” M.N.

This is how I like to learn

“This is how I like to learn, at my own pace. I like the bite-sized tutorials and I feel a real sense of accomplishment when I complete the exercises that follow them.” M.J.

Totally worth it

“I just completed 3 courses: SQL Fundamentals, Advanced SQL, and Predictive Data Analytics with Python within the estimated hours that they had advised. It was a lot of work, but totally worth it!” Q.B

Great training!

“I watched videos, read short tutorials, viewed examples, ran demo programs, and then performed exercises that demonstrated my comprehension of the subject matter.” S.L.

The training is really great!

“Not easy but really informative. Practical experience was what I wanted and I feel that I got it.” F. Z.

Compliments to the NCLab team

“Please extend my compliments to the NCLab team if you can, and keep advocating for this type of learning, if at the very least as an option for people like me who learn well this way.” F. A.

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