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In this path, you’ll learn how to master mandatory data scientist technical skills, including object-oriented and functional programming with Python, libraries like scikit-learn, Matplotlib, NumPy, and pandas. You’ll also master web scraping and SQL queries, deep learning and machine learning, and predictive analysis. To help you stand out from other candidates, we included concepts such as the UNIX command line, Git, and GitHub to develop efficient collaboration.

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 to perform complex statistical analysis of large datasets

  • Performing SQL queries and web-scraping to explore and extract data from databases and websites

  • Building insightful data visualizations to tell stories

  • Automating machine learning algorithms and build predictive modeling processes

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The Data Science Career Guide

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How to Start a Career in Data Science

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