Want to be a Data Scientist?

Learn what Data Science is all about, if you are a good fit for that domain and how to become one.
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  • Lectures 18
  • Length 3 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
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About This Course

Published 12/2014 English

Course Description

"Data Science is the sexiest job of the 21st century - It has exciting work and incredible pay". You have been hearing about this a lot. You try to get more information on this and start querying and browsing. You get so many definitions, requirements, predictions, opinions and recommendations. At the end, you are perplexed. And you ask - "What exactly is this field all about? Is it a good career for me?"

Data Science is a new field that is just shaping up; hence all the confusion around what it really is. It is also a hybrid field that requires multiple skills and training. We have been training students in Data Science. A number of them committed to training without realizing what it really is. Some were happy, some adjusted their expectations and some regretted committing too soon. We felt that professionals thinking of getting into Data Science needed a primer in what this field is all about. Hence, we came up with this course.

Through this course, you will

  • Understand what Data Science is
  • Appreciate the work Data Scientists do on a daily basis
  • Differentiate the various roles in Data Science and skills needed to perform them
  • Learn about the challenges Data Scientists face
  • Make a choice of whether you want to pursue this path
  • Know about where opportunities exist and how to go for them

Data Science courses are expensive and time consuming. Before committing, it is a smart choice for you to know about what you are getting into. This course will help you to do that.

What are the requirements?

  • Professional IT / programming experience
  • Statisticians looking to become Data Scientists

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Appreciate what Data Science is all about
  • Understand how a typical data science project gets done
  • Decide if this job is a right fit for you
  • Learn the skills required to be a data scientist and how to acquire them

Who is the target audience?

  • IT Professionals with programming experience exploring the domain of Data Science

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction
Introduction to the Course
About Us
Section 2: What is Data Science
What is Data Science - Part 1
What is Data Science - Part 2
What is Data Science - Part 3
What is Data Science - Part 4

Use cases of Data Science in Finance, Retailing, Contact Center and Medical Domains

Section 3: Data Science Life Cycle

The first 2 phases of a Data Science Project - Setup and Data Engineering

Data Science Life Cycle - Data Engg.

The last 2 phases of a Data Science Project - Analysis and Production

Section 4: Skills and Roles for Data Science

Data Science requires a broad skill set. Learn which ones are required and can be developed.

Skills Required for Data Science - Part 2

Roles, their responsibilities and the skills required for them

Section 5: Challenges for a Data Scientist

There are challenges that are unique to Data Science. Learn if you like them are not.

Section 6: Building your skill set

Alternatives to building the required skills and their assessment

Section 7: Finding Opportunities

Where to find your first job/ work for Data Science

Section 8: Conclusion
BONUS Lecture : Other courses you should check out

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Instructor Biography

V2 Maestros, LLC, Big Data Science / Analytics Experts | 10K+ students

V2 Maestros is dedicated to teaching big data / data science at affordable costs to the world. Our instructors have real world experience practicing big data and data science and delivering business results. Big Data Science is a hot and happening field in the IT industry. Unfortunately, the resources available for learning this skill are hard to find and expensive. We hope to ease this problem by providing quality education at affordable rates, there by building data science talent across the world.

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