People understand visual information quicker and more easily than numeric information, yet many professionals who work with large volumes of data routinely present information and analysis using numbers in a tabular format like an Excel spreadsheet. In a recent survey, more than 56%1 of respondents said they want to not only see data presented visually, but they want more types of visualizations to choose from and over 70%1said they want more interactivity with the data. Research shows we more readily understand visuals, and businesses are demanding more and better visualization of data. Visualizations help people spot trends, anomalies, exceptions and outliers. However, we are not naturally good at presenting data visually. This course will provide a grounding in basic data visualization concepts.