A lot of people without technical backgrounds are learning SQL for data analysis or retrieving data from databases.
This is a great certificate on all levels. I really like the idea of how much the courses try to emphasize the career of the data analyst and make the students “job ready”. It is not only teaching the fundamental concepts but giving an idea of the career path and getting people with this certificate the tools to ace the job interview.
Believe it or not, a lot of data analysis can be done with Excel without having to jump into Python or R. Most of the time, a pivot table in Excel can answer the business questions needed by management to make timely decisions.