How to become a data analyst?

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I am a computer Science student. What are the computer skills that are required to become a data analyst? Where do I prepare my aptitude from?
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To be a pro as a data analyst you need to first attain mastery over advanced ms excel and then move over to other languages like SQL, Python, R etc. In addition to this, if you get command over some analytics tools like SAS, Tableau etc, it will help you in long run. Hope it helps.

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  • Subhendu Sen
    Generally, Data Analysts collect, process & perform statistical analyses of data. To achieve this goal, it is needed that, to be skilled in maths, programming & statistics. One way of complying with the prerequisite is to have a resonating academic background. There are several analytical tools in the market like, SAS, Hadoop, Spark, Hive etc. For a good Data Analyst you can start to learn a scripting & statistical language, knowledge about Adobe/Google analytics tools and a very good knowledge in MS Excel (Advanced). Knowing SQL is a plus.
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  • ToddN2000
    To become a data analyst, for starters you'll want to earn a bachelors degree in a subject such as mathematics, statistics, economics, marketing, finance, or computer science.
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  • Subhendu Sen
    Moreover, after completing Data Analyst you can go for Data Scientist.It is a common practice, many data scientists began their careers as statisticians/data analysts. But as Big Data/Hadoop, it began to grow & evolve.
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  • ToddN2000
    If your a student, talk to your professors or guidance counselor for their feedback. That's what you are paying them for.. They may even recommend some courses you may take as an elective towards your degree. 
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  • Bhavitratech
    About Data Analyst
    Nowadays, companies receive a tremendous amount of information every day that can be used to optimize their strategies. To get insights from the massive data collected, they need a highly qualified professional: the Data Analyst.

    The task of a Data Analyst is to process the varied data concerning the customers, the products or the performances of the company, in order to release indicators useful for the decision-makers. Thus, the information provided by the data analyst enables companies to define the products to be offered to customers according to their needs, the marketing strategy to adopt, or the improvements to be made to the production process.

    Data Analyst Qualifications

    If you have graduated from a data analysis program and have a high GPA, it should be easy for you to land an entry-level data analysis job. Even if you don’t have a specialization in data analysis, but have a degree in mathematics, statistics, or economics from a well-reputed university, you can easily land a data analysis entry-level job.

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