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In this path, you’ll master the mandatory technical skills, including Python programming, data pipelines, and data processing. You’ll also learn how to implement algorithms, how to work with multi-table databases using SQL, and key tools like pandas, NumPy, SQLite, MapReduce, and PostgreSQL.


Best of all, you’ll learn by doing — you’ll write code and get feedback directly in the browser. You’ll apply your skills to several guided projects involving realistic business scenarios to build your portfolio and prepare for your next interview.

Key skills

  • Programming with Python and build complex data architecture to support organizations’ data strategy

  • Managing data pipelines and data processes to ensure correct implementation of your data architecture

  • Using data wrangling to clean, reshape, and unify multiple datasets and large amounts of data to be organized for analysis

  • Automating tasks to optimize the entire data workflow

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Build your project portfolio

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Challenge yourself with exercises

Work with real data from day one with interactive lessons and hands-on exercises.

Showcase your path certification

Impress employers by completing a capstone project and certifying it with an expert review.

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