As a complete beginner and an aspiring freelance consultant, can I take the Google Tag Manager and Google Data Studio Courses without prior knowledge of Google Analytics and Google Ads?

The short answer is Yes (kind of) - The courses are designed to explain in plain English how these platforms work and how to get the most value out of them. But you might be a little overwhelmed at first without a decent understanding of Google Analytics (GA). 

If you're looking to provide freelance services for tagging/tracking and reporting we recommend you prioritize learning Google Analytics.

Google Tag Manager (GTM) makes using GA about 20X easier, but if don't understand the basics of GA you might have to bridge your knowledge gap a bit before you can implement the techniques you learn in our GTM Course.

With regard to Google Data Studio, this platform will be very hard to use without knowing your way around the Google Analytics reports. Data Studio relies on pulling information from the GA API to create reports. So if you don't have a good feel for what's available in GA, you'll be pretty lost in Data Studio.

You can learn more and enroll in our courses at https://www.datadrivenu.com/programs/

We would love to have you in GTM and Data Studio Mastery as well, but If you have zero background in Google Analytics we don't want you to feel over your head.

We've received feedback from our beginner students that our courses have helped them quickly develop their intermediate and advanced skills. Here's the order we would ideally recommend for anyone who's just getting started with analytics and pay per click (PPC).

1. Beginner portion of our Google Analytics Course
2. The first half of the intermediate portion of our Google Analytics Course
2. Data Studio Mastery and/or PPC Course
3. GTM Course
4. Finish Google Analytics Course

You can learn more and enroll in our courses at https://www.datadrivenu.com/programs/

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