Resources for Beginner
Data Analysts

This guide is for Beginner Data Analysts taking their first step into a SQL course.   If you are looking for a list of videos, cheat sheets, and resources to refer back to, these links cover everything you need to get started.

Getting started

SQL – First steps

SQL – Next steps

Requirements Gathering

Being a great data analyst is more than just churning out SQL and knowing your way around the database. As a Beginner Data Analyst, it’s important to learn how to listen to stakeholders and determine what it is they need from a report or dashboard … not what they think they need.

You don’t need to be a BA or Project Manager, but having the skills to gather requirements is beneficial.


Just pulling a data set out of the database isn’t the end of the job. Interpreting the story behind the numbers and bringing it to life is just as important.

Advanced Excel

Just because you are moving into the world of SQL and queries doesn’t mean you won’t need to update your Excel toolkit. It’s used across organisations big and small and will most likely be your visualisation tool if your workplace doesn’t have a speciality tool.


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January 21, 2019