Purdue Global + Google Data Analytics Certificate


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Program at a Glance

  • Understand the methods for gathering, analyzing, displaying, and sharing data effectively.
  • Learn specialized skills including SQL, Tableau, R Programming, and more.
  • Develop the foundational knowledge to prepare for industry certifications.
  • Stack your credits directly into an associate’s or bachelor’s degree while earning your certificate.
  • Complete a culminating project that can be included in your portfolio or shared with employers.
  • Personalize your program by earning a micro-credential in one of 22 professional focus areas.
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Get Job Ready Skills with Purdue Global and Google

Purdue Global and Google have partnered to design certificates for working adults looking to develop skills in data analytics and other areas such as IT, business, and health care. Personalize your data analytics program with short, focused micro-credentials designed to match your career goals—whether you’re wanting to break into a new industry or build on the skills you already have.

Personalized Path

Choose from more than 20 micro-credentials to earn alongside your Google Data Analytics Certificate and learn the skills that interest you most and prepare you for the career you want.

Speed to Degree

Your goals are closer than you might think. Earn your Purdue Global + Google Data Analytics Certificate in about a year or less, and get on the fast track to your career.


All classes are online so you can balance your work and life obligations while completing your coursework.

Stack Your Credits

The Purdue Global + Google Data Analytics Certificate is designed to stack directly into your next academic endeavor. Your credits are eligible to apply toward an associate’s degree or bachelor’s degree, where you can reduce your program length by up to a year.

See Notes and Conditions for important information.

Celebrate the Wins Along the Way

Upon completion of the program, you will have earned three credentials including a Google Career Certificate, a Purdue Global micro-credential badge, and a co-branded Purdue Global diploma.

Celebrate the credentials you earn from Purdue Global and Google in this program. Show off your credentials as you earn them. Post them on your social media profiles such as LinkedIn, and add your skills onto your resume.

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What Courses Will I Take and What Skills Will I Develop?

This curriculum is designed together by Google and Purdue Global faculty. You will take data analytics courses, plus the courses from the micro-credential of your choice. You will develop in-demand, job-ready skills, such as how to analyze and process data to gain key business insights.

Data Analytics Courses

  • Data Analytics and Decision-Making
  • Relational Databases
  • Modifying and Sharing Data for Decision-Making
  • Programming and Data and Ways to Share Data
  • Data Analytics in Action

Course Outcomes

  • Data Usage: Explore the use of data across multiple industries.
  • Analysis Tools: Develop a working knowledge of essential data analysis tools (spreadsheets, SQL, Tableau, R programming) and when to use them in the data lifecycle. 
  • Database: Design a relational database to include the methods for extracting, transforming and loading (ETL) data.
  • Data Visualization: Apply appropriate tools and methods to display data effectively.
  • Programming: Use R programming to manipulate data to be displayed.

Choose the Purdue Global + Google Career Certificate That Fits Your Future

The Purdue Global + Google Career Certificate courses help you build the understanding and foundational skills of data analytics, while the Purdue Global micro-credential gives you industry-specific training. Together, they give you a full picture of how to apply your new data analytics skills most effectively.

Choose from more than 20+ micro-credentials below and get started on your future. Download the program brochure to learn more.

Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Financial aid awards vary depending on individual student eligibility and need.
Note: Tuition total does not account for per-term fees. View full tuition and fee details and total cost of attendance for your program.

Admissions Requirements

You must be a high school graduate or possess a General Education Development (GED) certificate or other equivalency diploma. You are also encouraged to complete orientation before you start classes. Refer to the University Catalog or speak to an Advisor to learn more.

Already Have a Google Data Analytics Certificate?

If you are already a Google Data Analytics Certificate holder, you will save the time and cost associated with earning the certificate and can focus on completing the remaining courses to earn your Purdue Global + Google Career Certificate or continue on with another Purdue Global program.

See Notes and Conditions for important information.

Career Support: Take the Next Step in Your Career

  • Use Purdue Global’s internal CareerNetwork to find jobs—including job leads from Google’s Employer Consortium
  • Get 24/7 support for interview and resume preparation
  • Learn tips on networking and how to find opportunities to network
  • Access employer information session to find the jobs you’re after

Student Experience

92% of first-year and senior students rate their Purdue Global experience as “excellent” or “good.”

94% of seniors would “definitely” or “probably” attend Purdue Global again.

Source: National Survey of Student Engagement, September 2021.

Career Opportunities

Gain the job-ready skills and knowledge you need to land in-demand roles.

Below are general salary ranges for a position with a professional focus and a Google Data Analytics Certificate:

  • Management analyst: $50,990 to $87,660
  • Database administrator or architect: $54,070 to $98,860
  • Computer systems analyst: $56,510 to $93,730

Salaries for a management analyst with a professional focus and a Google Data Analytics Certificate generally range from $50,990 to $87,660, with a median salary of $66,080. Salaries for a database administrator or architect with a professional focus and a Google Data Analytics Certificate generally range from $54,070 to $98,860, with a median salary of $71,900. Salaries for a computer systems analyst with a professional focus and a Google Data Analytics Certificate generally range from $56,510 to $93,730, with a median salary of $72,030.

Source for salary range: General labor market and salary data are provided by Lightcast and may not represent the outcomes experienced by Purdue Global graduates in these programs. Purdue Global graduates in these programs may earn salaries substantially different or less than the amounts listed above. Salary and employment outcomes vary by geographic area, previous work experience, education, and opportunities for employment that are outside of Purdue Global's control. Lightcast average salary ranges can be explored further using Lightcast’s SkillsMatch tool. Purdue Global does not guarantee employment placement, salary level, or career advancement.

Upcoming Start Dates

We offer multiple start dates to give you flexibility in your education, life, and work schedules.

Your Path to Success Begins Here

Connect with an Advisor to explore program requirements, curriculum, credit for prior learning process, and financial aid options.


Average Completion Time: Completion time based on a full-time schedule. Programs will take longer for part-time students to complete.

Employment and Career Advancement: Purdue Global does not guarantee employment placement or career advancement. Actual outcomes vary by geographic area, previous work experience and opportunities for employment.

Future Programs: The University cannot guarantee that students will be granted admission to any future programs. Speak to an Advisor about transfer credit opportunities and see the University Catalog for the Prior Learning policy.