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CompTIA Data+: DAO-001 Certification Guide

By : Cameron Dodd
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CompTIA Data+: DAO-001 Certification Guide

By: Cameron Dodd

Overview of this book

The CompTIA Data+ certification exam not only helps validate a skill set required to enter one of the fastest-growing fields in the world, but also is starting to standardize the language and concepts within the field. However, there’s a lot of conflicting information and a lack of existing resources about the topics covered in this exam, and even professionals working in data analytics may need a study guide to help them pass on their first attempt. The CompTIA Data + (DAO-001) Certification Guide will give you a solid understanding of how to prepare, analyze, and report data for better insights. You’ll get an introduction to Data+ certification exam format to begin with, and then quickly dive into preparing data. You'll learn about collecting, cleaning, and processing data along with data wrangling and manipulation. As you progress, you’ll cover data analysis topics such as types of analysis, common techniques, hypothesis techniques, and statistical analysis, before tackling data reporting, common visualizations, and data governance. All the knowledge you've gained throughout the book will be tested with the mock tests that appear in the final chapters. By the end of this book, you’ll be ready to pass the Data+ exam with confidence and take the next step in your career.
Table of Contents (24 chapters)
Part 1: Preparing Data
Part 2: Analyzing Data
Part 3: Reporting Data
Part 4: Mock Exams

Practice questions

Let’s try to practice the material in this chapter with a few example questions.


  1. What is the first step in the development process for a dashboard?
    1. Get approval
    2. Make a plan
    3. Create a dashboard
    4. Deploy the dashboard
  2. At a dairy farm, a low-level manager is responsible for a certain number of cows. They would like a report a couple of times a month on how much milk each cow is producing to see whether any of them require special care. What is an appropriate audience for this report?
    1. Only the manager
    2. Every manager
    3. The manager and the farmhands
    4. Everyone in the company needs this report
  3. In the scenario from the previous question, what is the most appropriate frequency of the report?
    1. Daily
    2. Weekly
    3. Monthly
    4. Yearly
  4. The day after releasing your milk report, you find a major mistake, and have to rerun the report to create a new version, but can use the data from the original report. Which of the following report elements will need to be updated?
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