Data Analytics – Bellevue – Sep. 21, 2017
Data is considered as new ‘Gold’ and Data Scientist as the new ‘Gold Miner’. Learn the skills you need for this hottest job of our time. This 12 weeks hands-on course will take you through an end to end journey in data science career.
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You will learn an overview of the various data jobs and where data science stands, some statistics, some machine learning, how to acquire data from various sources, how to visualize data in meaningful way, how to do exploratory analysis to get an understand of the data and its quality, how to perform classification of data, how to predict/forecast what might happen in future, how to optimize decision making and how to tell an impactful data story. You will also get tips on advancing your career to the Data Science field.
Market research on the field:
- #1 in the List of Best Jobs in America
- #1 in the List of 25 Jobs with Work-Life Balance
- The 10 Hardest Jobs to Fill Right Now
- Harvard Business Review calls it sexiest job of 21st century
- 190,000 predicted shortage in Data Scientists by 2018
Sept 21st – Dec. 14th
Thursdays 6 – 9pm
40 Lake Bellevue Dr., Ste 100, Bellevue, WA 98005
Frequently Asked Questions:
Do I need programming experience for this course?
While knowledge of programming is helpful, it is NOT mandatory for this course. We will cover R as part of the course. As long as you bring LOT of passions to learn, can follow through basic algebraic concepts, have some literacy in computer tools like Excel and work hard, you should be fine.
Do I need statistics knowledge for this course?
We will teach you any statistics concept needed as part of the course.
Who should take this course?
The course is designed for audience of diverse backgrounds. If Analytics is a field you REALLY want to learn, you can sign-up for the course whether you are software engineer, product/program manager, Analyst, researcher, consultant, statistician, student etc. We will adjust the approach based on the attendees.
How much time do I need to spend outside of classroom?
It can vary depending on your unique background. However, it usually takes 3-6 hours/week outside the classroom for study and homework.
What types of problems we will be solving as part of the course?
The business problems for demo, labs and homework will be taken from a wide variety of industries representing practical problems.
Would I become a data scientist after finishing the course? How can I transition to ‘Data Science’ career?
We do not promise that with 36 hours of course you will become “Data Scientist”. However, this course is jam packed with topics starting from basic to advanced data science area and follows Gartner maturity model for Analytics. This helps you benchmark your learning. With the knowledge of the course, you will definitely feel confident to expand your knowledge and expertise further and we will show you some potential career paths to transition to “Data Science” career.
Will I be given a certificate after the completion of the course?
Yes, you will be given a certificate of completion for this course after you finish the course.
What is the credential of the teacher?
The teacher has both strong academic and industry background. He has a MS in Computer Science from University of Southern California (USC) and a MBA from University of Washington. He has been working in the Analytics field since year 2000 and has worked for a variety of industries including Retail, CPG, Financial, Telecom etc.