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Hello there and happy Saturday! Can anyone recommend a good place to start for obtaining a SQL certification or entering the data analyst field? I currently have a Federal Advisory/Audit background.

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My 0.02: tools/technologies like Python & SQL don’t really have certifications so to speak. There are Database specific certifications you could get but those go beyond proving you can use SQL for data analysis. If what you’re interested in is learning SQL then I’d start with online courses (DataCamp, Codecademy, W3 schools, learnsql, etc.). Once you have an understanding of the basics test what you know on sites like HackerRank. Hope this helps

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Data analytics runs the gamut from Excel to SQL to visualization tools like Tableau, PowerBI and Looker. Personally, I think that if you’re trying to break into data analysis then SQL is a great tool to start with. It’s (relatively) easy to learn but hard to master

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