Hi! I'm Ben Collins and I'll be teaching you on these courses.
I'm an experienced data analytics instructor and freelance spreadsheet developer, helping businesses better understand their data through analytical insights and visualizations, including dashboards.
I work primarily with Google Sheets, Apps Script and Data Studio, and also have extensive experience with Excel, SQL and Tableau. I've previously taught data courses and workshops for General Assembly in Washington, D.C.
I publish regular Google Sheets, Data Studio and Apps Script tutorials and articles on my website: benlcollins.com
What others are saying:
"I was really excited by the idea of using an application I was familiar with, Google Sheets, to complete data analysis that had seemed so challenging and foreign before.
People like me, who are not data scientists, and want an easy entry level way to start playing with data, would benefit from this course.
I absolutely love this course!"
- Geordie Frost, Bang Digital
"I wanted to learn more about what I can do with Google Sheets to get an idea about how my agency can benefit. My SEO company uses Google almost entirely for all our project management, etc.
I take every course from Ben Collins. I'm always looking to up my data game. If you can understand your Data you can make correct decisions about your business and *almost* guarantee success."
- Devin Schumacher, The Search Marketing Company
"This course is a fantastic way to discover how to build dashboards. Ben takes you step by step through what you need to do and his approach is well thought out and organised. The information covers the basics and introduces more complex subjects in a simple and easy to follow format."
- Marilyn C.
"I will definitely be using the statistical functions to test whether the conclusions of my analysis are statistically significant or not.
I learnt a whole number of little tips and tricks that were dropped in throughout the course.
Ben is a seriously knowledgeable tutor, and presents the information in a way that is easy to follow."
- Charlie Pearson, PricewaterhouseCoopers
I’ve been making “Pivot Tables” wrong for years, entering all of the raw data myself. I am now able to make a Pivot Table that will update as needed. I like how Ben shows multiple ways to do data cleaning and why you would choose one method over the other. I enjoyed the case studies at the end because they brought the entire course together.
I will definitely be on the lookout for additional courses from Ben."
- Rachelle L.
"Forecasting, data relationships and customer retention were the items that I wanted to take away from this course. The use of real world examples helped me understand how I can use these techniques efficiently for my job.
Every lecture was great and well put together. I had the benefit of being able to pause the video and rewind it if I needed clarity on something.
12/10 would recommend!"
- Eric Rubio, Rockin' Jump
"Everyone talks about data culture in companies, but only a few know how to do it. Good dashboards are a great first step to democratize access to data in a simple way, and this course will definitely change the way you see your data today."
- Gabriel O.
"I’d recommend this course for anyone trying to make great dashboards in Google Sheets. Ben is a great teacher and he explains everything very thoroughly. Five stars from me."
- Jakob R.
"My pivot table knowledge was pretty basic before this course and I am confident to say that I am now going to be able to implement them into my data analysis workflow.
This course also took my efficiency to the next level which is exactly what I needed as more of my time and analysis is starting to take place in sheets. I can't recommend this enough."
- John R.
"I am an academic librarian who has worked for years with massive raw data sets and pivot tables, and even gives related presentations at our regional conferences, and yet I learned from Ben's course several very useful tips and techniques that I didn't already know about and that will save me a lot of work.
I plan to recommend it to my colleagues as a very thorough course in getting data ready for the kind of data visualization contexts we need to provide to our decision-makers and stakeholders."
- Melissa B.