Introduction to Data Analytics for Energy

This microcredential provides essential knowledge related to data analytic concepts and practices for Canada’s energy sector.



Individuals (non trades) working in the energy sector who need to develop fundamental skills and competency in data analytics but do NOT work in specialized data analytic job roles.

Course Description

The Introduction to Data Analytics for Energy microcredential is designed to provide a learning pathway for current and aspiring professionals across Canada’s energy sector that increasingly rely upon data analysis to perform aspects of their job roles.

This learning experience will help you engage with data analytics as a business discipline and refresh fundamental statistical techniques, before enabling you to complete exploratory data analysis on structured and unstructured data sets utilizing spreadsheet tools such as Microsoft Excel and SQL.

Learners will also be introduced to databases including SQL to manage multiple complex data sets. The sector specific activities included in the microcredential will introduce diagnostic analytics and develop more advanced MS Excel skills as a key digital literacy in the modern economy.


What You'll Learn

Effectively apply fundamental statistical techniques
Engage confidently with structured and unstructured data sets
Undertake exploratory data analysis and diagnostic analysis
Manage complex data sets using SQL
Implement common tools and resources to limit cybersecurity risks
Apply advanced MS Excel Skills

Frequently Asked Questions

This microcredentials requires 20 hours total, which includes course work and time with the skills coach.
Hybrid learners have the flexibility to complete the microcredential over three months at their own pace.
Skills coaches are industry professionals that learners have access to throughout their hybrid microcredential. Learners progress through the microcredential at their own pace and book time with their skills coach when they have questions, need guidance, or need industry context to their course work.
What makes a TALENT microcredential different is the final assessment. There are weekly multiple choice questions that will guide your learning progress then learners are given a final assignment where they will apply their learning to a practical assignment. A facilitator will evaluate the final assignment and award a digital badge if the final assignment is completed successfully.
Microcredentials are a great way to differentiate yourself when searching for a job. The digital badge can be added to social platforms and resumes to demonstrate your skills. TALENT works closely with learners to guide and advise on learner's career journeys.

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