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30-Day Data Science Challenge

We’re excited to kick off the 30 Day Dataquest Challenge! Here’s why: Building learning habits is crucial to your data career, but it can be difficult to get into a new habit. Maybe you’ve tried building before, but, time and time again, you fall off. Something comes up. What starts off exciting becomes too difficult. […]

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How I Learned Data Science in 6 Months

Everyone’s journey to become a data scientist is different, and the learning curve will vary depending on many factors, including time availability, prior knowledge, the tools you use, etc. One learner shares her story about how she became a data scientist in 6 months with Dataquest. Here’s how her journey began: As the title suggests, […]

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Data Analyst Skills – 8 Skills You Need to Get a Job

What are 5 real-world tasks that cover most of the skills someone needs to be hired as a data analyst?

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Data Engineer, Data Analyst, Data Scientist — What’s the Difference?

In the fast-growing field of data, the “big three” job roles are data engineer, data analyst, and data scientist. Figure out which is the best fit for you.

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You Need Data Skills to Future-Proof Your Career

No matter what industry you’re in, you need data skills to future-proof your career. You might be thinking: Vik is the CEO of a company that teaches data science – of course he’d say that! But stick with me for a few more paragraphs, I’ll walk you through how data was key to all of […]

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Data Analytics Certification: Do You Need a Certificate to Get a Job as a Data Analyst?

If you’re interested in becoming a data analyst, or even just interested in adding some data skills to your resume, you’ve probably wondered: do I need some kind of data analytics certification? Finding the real answer to this question is tricky. There are a million data analytics certificate programs out there, and they all have […]

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SQL Interview Questions — Real Questions to Prep for Your Job Interview

A lot of the SQL interview questions you’ll find on the web are generic: “What is SQL?” You’ll never be asked that. We’ve got real questions to help you prep.

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Want a job in data? Learn SQL.

Learning SQL might not be as “sexy” as learning Python or R, but it’s a fundamental skill for almost every data scientist and data analyst job. Here’s why.

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Do You Need a SQL Certification to Get a Data Job in 2021?

If you want to work in data, do you need a SQL certification? That’s a question that can be difficult to answer, especially with different organizations pushing to get you to spend money on their certificate programs. Will getting a SQL certification actually help you get a job? Do you need to learn SQL? Yes. […]

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Practical Data Ethics — How You Can Make Your Data Work More Ethical

How can you, as a junior data professional, help ensure your company’s data work is more ethical? Here are practical strategies and tactics.

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