How to Learn data analyst skills in just 3 months, step by step | Roadmap to become data analyst for free

How to Learn data analyst skills in just 3 months, step by step | Roadmap to become data analyst for free

 Do you want to learn data analysis

skills and you are not sure where to

start  i am going to

provide three months step-by-step

roadmap to learn data analysis skills

assuming you do four hours of dedicated

study every single day now you don't

need to have any prior background you

could be a mechanical engineer

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or even a person working in

totally different non-technical field

you can still follow this roadmap using

online free resources

do four hours study every day and you

can learn essential skills that can help

you become a data analyst

 first skill: Microsoft excel

Believe it or not

in the industry microsoft excel

is still late the most popular data

crunching tool

so if your data set is smaller

most of the time data analyst and data

scientists will be doing some type of

data analysis in microsoft excel now you

need to know certain features such as

basic data filter functionality


vba macros pivot table doing basic

charts and plots and things like that

your first excel data science project

could be managing your own personal


on google docs there is a template

gallery for personal finances so if you

click on this link you will find

these templates where you can track your

monthly incomes and expenses so if you

click on lesson monthly budget you will

find this excel file

where you can enter all your monthly

expenses and then it will tell you how

much money is left after doing all these

expenses so you're doing subtraction

basically and you can also maintain

detailed transaction now in this excel

file if you look at any

of these cells you see the formula at

the top

at the top so these are the formulas

that you want to learn so that you can

create nice visualizations like this

because as a data scientist or data

analyst you will be involved in creating

these kind of visualization charts and

so on

and working on your own personal

finances help you with that you can also

do annual budget tracking where

in one sheet you are maintaining all

your monthly expenses on children that

education and so on in the other sheet

you have all your income

and then you get a nice summary so if

you look at

these charts right see they have these

formulas so these are the formulas you

want to learn

if you look at

like different cells

you will see how they come up with these

kind of


visualizations in excel


what you want to do is you want to

create your own excel file that can

maintain your monthly expenses and

income and in the end you can plot the

trends in which month you are having the

maximum expense

what is your trend of income overall

month to month is it increasing or not

so all of this you will be able to do in

excel and in the end you are producing a

tool which is helping you

so this gives you

a mental reward and you can continue on

your learning journey with passion

there is this another website which has

a lot of templates so i i downloaded

this family budget planner and if you

look at that

you will see

nice a planner like this where

you can plot even these kind of bar

charts see if you look at this bar chart

there is some formula being used and

this is the formula that you want to

learn so if you feel all these numbers

here you will see these charts being

updated so your goal is to

take inspiration from these files and

you create your own uh budget tracker

that will be the best beginner excel

project that you can work on

there is a youtube channel called chandu

and i suggest that you learn excel

things from here this guy is great he


excel really well he also has this

website called

so if you are looking for any excel

related help

refer to this website and a youtube


while you're learning excel you also

want to tackle statistics because

statistics is

used everywhere so the first resource i

suggest is can academy's basic course so

if you look at this course

it has a

very nice explanation using

visualization it also has exercises so

make sure you complete this course and

you will learn

basic things about what is normal

distribution the inferential statistics

the descriptive statistics

probability the sample distribution

uh summarizing quantitative data and so

on these are the concepts you want to

start with and as you do more projects

you can learn

advanced topics there is also a youtube

channel for khan academy so if you are

if you like watching youtube you can

watch the videos here as well but if you

want that course you will get a benefit

of doing exercises so i suggest doing

that versus a youtube channel

there is another youtube channel by

martin states lecture

this is also another great platform

where you can learn things like

different kind of charts

histogram and density plots box plot is

used for

outlier removal so you want to learn all

these basic things

the other channel that i suggest is stat

quest with joe stremmer

this person explains complex concepts in

a very simple manner using

visualizations so if you have any doubt


statistics any topic you're not sure

about please refer to this channel after

spending first two weeks in learning

excel and statistics you should spend

next three weeks which is week number

three four and five in learning bi tools

such as power bi tableau and qlik sense

these are the three most popular tools

in the industry

but you can learn just one or two tools

even if you learn one tool that should

be good enough now these tools allow you

to connect to

different data sources it could be excel

mysql or mongodb

and you can pull the data and build

dashboards and

different analytics so for bi tools as i

said three weeks

if you want to learn power bi i have a

complete power bi

sales insights project series where i

took a real-time

scenario real life scenario and i work

with my friend who is working for a data

analyst company in


and we together did this project so this

project is solving a real life problem

using power bi and this project

it covers uh how projects are executed

in corporate environment in a

professional manner so doing this

project series will not only learn you

teach you the technical skills but it

will give you a glimpse of what happens

in the corporate life so you you build

some soft skills as well such as project

management for example we we talked

about aims grid in

one of these initial videos so that

touches based on how projects

such as data analysis projects are

managed overall

for tableau you can

follow this particular

playlist for

tableau again there is another playlist

that i recommend you follow so you can

just look at this playlist these are

available on youtube and you can learn

these things on your own now one thing

to keep in mind is that

you want to spend

only only small amount of time in each

of these topics and you want to move on

to the next topic it's not like you

spend six months just learning excel and

statistics you should just have some

basic knowledge move on to the next

topic move on to the next topic and at

the end of the three months you would

have covered

uh the basics of all different topics

and then you can start working on

projects projects are very important so

your learning will be a continuous

process it's not like you learn these

things for three months and and that's

it you will be constantly learning the


the new things but these three months

base learning will set a solid base for

you so that you can continue your

journey smoothly the next important

thing is python programming language

sometimes people prefer r as well but if

you're confused you always go with

python you want to spend week number six

and seven in python

now these two weeks

you will learn just the basics of the

programming language now many people are

afraid of programming language they'll

be like oh how am i going to learn

coding is not my cup of tea

well python is very very easy even a

high school student can learn it so give

it a try remove all those biases that

you have in your brain that you are not

mean for coding python is like english

okay it's super easy

so just do it do not give excuses

for python i have a very easy to follow

tutorial playlist so if you click on

this link you will find this list where

you need to follow only first 16

tutorials now i have exercised this as

well for these tutorials so if you

go to this particular folder you see

this folder

and if you go to all these individual

folders for example read and write file

i have an exercise here so after

watching the video if you do these

exercises it will consolidate your

understanding and your python

programming improve a whole lot

if you want to see python tutorials in


then i have hindi tutorials as well so

you can just say code basics hindi


and then that will show you

my hindi tutorials so

these things are very very easy it can

be done in a matter of two weeks

you should spend next two weeks week

number eight and nine in learning

numpy pandas and data visualization

numpy and pandas are essential libraries

in python that allows you to do data

analytics for example pandas has a thing

called a data frame which is a

two dimensional it's it's a two it's a

table actually which allows you to do

sql type operation in memory

i have a playlist for both of this so if

you look at numpy

like four videos 10 minutes it shouldn't

take you long time to go over this then

for pandas you need to follow only nine

tutorials i have complete list but

only first nine videos are good enough

after you learn num python and pandas

you also need to learn about

visualization library you can learn

either matplotlib or c bond you don't

need to learn both and i have tutorials

for both of it so matplot and cbon

and matplot again

seven videos six minutes each so friends

how much time does it take like six

minutes each seven videos 40 minutes you

will be done

after you learned all these skills it's

important that you apply those skills to


on some projects for that i recommend

you go to kegel and look at all the

notebooks and the data sets that we have

see if you go to notebooks you will find

many notebooks

there will be many notebooks which will

be for machine learning you don't need

to worry about machine learning as a

data analyst so look at the notebooks

which are

focused on data exploration and data


usually when you're doing machine

learning project like the first

part of your project is always data

exploration so just do that and skip the

machine learning part

you can find many public data sets in

kegel so you see ux selection data set

so take these data sets and try to do

analysis in

pandas numpy



after you spent two weeks on this

the remaining wicks

should be spent in learning sql

i mentioned mongodb here but it's okay

if you don't even learn mongodb

now let me close

all of the tabs now for sql

can academy's sql course is highly

recommended here you will understand the

basics of relational database what is

primary key foreign key joins

relationship between the

the table the sql queries and so on

khan academy is

very good it is a non-profit uh portal

it has videos exercises it is so good

it's very easy to understand even even a

stupid person can learn sql so easily by

following this course and there is this

could have anchored playlist which i rec

keep on recommending all the time here

also you need to watch only first 16


now this three month learning is not

just about technical skills you need to

learn some soft skills so the first

thing is how do you learn anything

effectively for that i put together a


where i'm talking about basically


less time on input and spending more

time on output this is based on nissan

qasi badla's

theory on how you can learn anything

really fast so watch this video simple

four minute video but

you will learn how to learn things very

effectively so when you start this three

month journey the first thing is

watching this video so that you can

follow that discipline during remaining

three months

group learning is very important if you

try to learn these skills on your own

you know you might

be get demotivated so for group learning

i have this discord server


you know accept the invite whatever

where you can find different channels on

my discord server and you can find

uh your partners in this partner and

group finder group you can find partners

and you can

make a group and do this study together

having a partner

will uh

create an accountability also if you

have a question you can always discuss

so if you do group study it is always

always the best thing i have different

other different channels where you can

you know discuss different topics such

as python sql and so on so make use of

this discord channel

i also mention

different books and resources

think stats this is a free pdf book on



good book on statistics is naked

statistic this is not free you have to

buy it

i also have videos on see i have like

four videos on mechanical engineers

uh transitioning to data analyst for

example this video i did with my good

friend hemann who is a data analyst

manager in a company working for a

company in uk


mentioned his story about

you know how he transitioned from

mechanical engineer background to a data

analyst background i have another video

of chinmay who also did the same

transition mechanical engineer two data

analyst and then i have a video with


where he transitioned from bcomp to a

data analysis so by watching all these


you are learning a concrete skills let's

say you are doing bcom right now and you

want to do become a data analyst you can


some tips from hitesh here and you can

make use of them

after you learn these skills it's not

like someone is going to give you a job

these are the base skills which makes

your foundation solid

but after that you have to work on

projects you have to work on as many

projects as you can

now i only have a sales inside project

series on my channel i'm planning to do


project on tableau

and i might have more projects uh on my

channel in future so if you're watching

this video in the future

you will find all the useful links below

but if you don't then

find try to find projects on your own

and make a solid project portfolio

after that

you need to build a solid resume for

resume also i have done couple of uh


on a resume review with some experienced

data analyst and i have some

data analysis resume templates as well

all the links are in video description

below and you can

use those

resources to build a solid resume and

then there are some tips on how to build

connections on linkedin etc so try to

make connections with

data analysts who are already working in

the industry so when their company is

hiring maybe you can use those

connection to get some referral and get

interview calls so overall

it will be a long process

three months is just to learn base case

after that it might be many many months

before you get a job

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