Google has launched two new professional certifications for data analysts, data scientists and business intelligence (B.I.) professionals, Dice reports.

The Advanced Data Analytics Certificate is designed for technology professionals who are involved in data analytics, data science, or data science analysis. The Business Intelligence Certificate, whose courses are also available, is designed for business intelligence analysts, engineers and developers.

Google’s entry-level certification in data analytics is the most popular certification. The Advanced Data Analytics and Business Analytics certifications are considered the next step in the analytics professional’s journey, delving deeper into critical skills like BigQuery and SQL.

“The need to understand data to make business decisions is only growing in importance for businesses large and small, which is why we’ve made it easy and affordable for people to reskill or upskill to advance in their careers in data analytics,”

Lisa Gevelber, Founder & Head of Grow with Google, wrote in a statement.

“We’re proud that our new certificates in Advanced Data Analytics and Business Intelligence will help businesses grow their businesses and provide exciting new opportunities for data analytics professionals”,

she continued.

Google has been issuing career certifications for a long time. Since 2018, the company has launched certifications in data analytics, digital marketing and e-commerce, IT support, project management, user experience (UX) design, and more. In this period, around 150,000 people have received these certifications. The certifications are a good way to attract talent from groups that are not well represented in technology.

Certificates are not a prerequisite for getting hired, but they are proof that you have the necessary skills to contribute to the company’s goals.

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