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Unlock the Value of Data

Learning Objectives

After completing this unit, you’ll be able to:

  • Explain how data is used to create insights and guide business decisions.
  • Explain how businesses create value with data.
  • Describe the different data structure types.
  • Express the importance of data governance.

This module was produced in collaboration with Google Cloud, which owns, supports, and maintains the Google Cloud products, services, and features described here. Use of Google Cloud products, services, and features is governed by privacy policies and service agreements maintained by Google Cloud.

Learn the Fundamentals of Data and Why It’s Critical in Business

On its own, cloud technology provides only a fraction of its true value to a business. But when combined with data—lots and lots of data—businesses can realize value and create new experiences for customers.

In this module, you learn about the ways that companies have used it in decision-making, and why data is critical for machine learning. You also explore technical concepts such as structured and unstructured data, database, data warehouse, and data lakes.

Watch the following videos from Google Cloud. The quizzes at the end of each unit have questions about the content of these videos.

Create Value with Data

Work with Different Data Structures

Modernize Your Approach to Data Management

Learn About the Role of Data in Digital Transformation

Follow the Data Value Chain

Implement an Effective Data Governance Program

Did You Watch the Videos?

Remember, the quiz asks about the videos in this unit. If you haven't watched the videos yet, go back and do that now to ensure you’re ready to take the quiz.

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