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Next Cohort: Jan 24-Apr 17
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If you want to work in the growing field of data science, and have some prior knowledge and experience of basic programming, this course is for you. You’ll learn how to help organizations leverage the increasing variety and volume of data they own or can find on the Internet. You’ll explore the evolution of the fields of data science and predictive analytics. You’ll learn up-to-date techniques for data retrieval, preparation, analysis and visualization. Through hands-on exercises, you’ll build critical programming skills you can use in subsequent courses in the certificate program.
What You’ll Learn
As a result of this course, you will be able to:
• Understand the basic techniques, evolution and promise of data science
• Build hands-on skills in programming languages such as Python and SQL
• Extract data from databases, websites and social media
• Store, clean and analyze data using Pandas
A degree in Engineering, Mathematics, or Computer Science is recommended, but not required. Basic knowledge of programming and programming languages is also recommended.
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I am a senior IT professional with over 20 years of experience in enterprise environments. One of the challenges that I faced was the trend of IT digital transformation, emerging and disruptive technologies. As open source tools became more popular ...
I am a senior IT professional with over 20 years of experience in enterprise environments. One of the challenges that I faced was the trend of IT digital transformation, emerging and disruptive technologies. As open source tools became more popular and innovative it provided the flexible platform on creating applications and services. As a result, I needed to learn these various software tools. My challenge is that I didn't want to take single courses for each software tool which would be incredibly time intensive. I was really looking for the training that a boot camp environment would provide to allow me to simultaneously learn all these tools. As I was doing my research I came across this program and once I reviewed the syllabus I realized that this is what I needed to give me what I wanted in order to excel my career in this new digital age. I evaluated how the scheduling would impact my current lifestyle and found that the hours and commitment was manageable. This is why I chose this boot camp.
I started this program in January 2019 and I was full of excitement! As I knew that once I acquired these skill sets, it would elevate my career. I quickly found that the program was quite intense. In addition, the instructors were extremely knowledgeable. My favourite part of this program is that everything we do is hands-on! We don't learn just from theory but work on things as we go. We did a lot of group projects that mimic real-life business cases, which made the program very relevant. I really enjoyed the facilities and environment of the learning space that we were situated in as students. It was very conducive to group learning--everyone was from diverse employment backgrounds, which made our skills really unique.
I truly recommend this program for any senior IT person like myself that are looking for a refresher, skill updates and those who are looking at data analytics. This program provides you that one stop shop and the price is very fair! My advice is to commit the time, attend every class, review the assignments as much as possible, and look for YouTube videos for additional learning on each topic, as this will help a lot! If you put the time, your success would be unparalleled.
I enrolled in the digital strategy and marketing management certification with about four years of experience in a traditional marketing role. My instructors were highly qualified and had a lot of industry experience, many even work in management roles...
I enrolled in the digital strategy and marketing management certification with about four years of experience in a traditional marketing role. My instructors were highly qualified and had a lot of industry experience, many even work in management roles and teach at the same time, so the case studies are recent and detailed. I highly recommend this program to anyone who wants to improve their skills in digital marketing and already has some work experience behind them.
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