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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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10,282 students enrolled
Last updated 1/2017
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion

"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.

Who is the target audience?
  • IT Professionals with programming experience exploring the domain of Data Science
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  • Professional IT / programming experience
  • Statisticians looking to become Data Scientists
Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 18 Lectures Collapse All 18 Lectures 03:01:56
2 Lectures 07:18
Introduction to the Course

About Us
What is Data Science
5 Lectures 52:48
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

Use Cases for Data Science
Data Science Life Cycle
3 Lectures 42:59

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

Data Science Life Cycle - Setup

Data Science Life Cycle - Data Engg.

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

Data Science Life Cycle - Analysis and Production
Skills and Roles for Data Science
3 Lectures 35:33

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

Skills Required for Data Science - Part 1

Skills Required for Data Science - Part 2

Roles, their responsibilities and the skills required for them

Roles in Data Science
Challenges for a Data Scientist
1 Lecture 14:27

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

Challenges that Data Scientists face
Building your skill set
1 Lecture 14:55

Alternatives to building the required skills and their assessment

Building Skills
Finding Opportunities
1 Lecture 13:02

Where to find your first job/ work for Data Science

Finding Opportunities for Data Science
2 Lectures 00:56

BONUS Lecture : Other courses you should check out
About the Instructor
4.2 Average rating
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18,992 Students
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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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