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What Is a Data Scientist and What Do They Do?

A data scientist spends most of their time predicting the future. But they don’t use a crystal ball. Instead, they analyze historical data to create a predictive model that helps businesses make mission-critical decisions.

In this guide, we cover:

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Top 5 Data Science Career Paths

Today, companies across numerous industries employ and rely on data scientists to grow their businesses. In general, data scientists are responsible for collecting and analyzing raw data, using data to gain insights into business processes to help achieve various goals. …

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Everything You Need to Know About APM Programs

APM programs or Associate Product Manager programs are roles designed for graduates, to introduce them to the world of PM.

Their main goal is to provide mentorship for young talent, and for some, it serves as a good alternative to …

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Skill Building Courses

Data Science Foundations and Fundamentals

Taught by Barton Poulson
Data science is driving a world-wide revolution that touches everything from business automation to social interaction. It’s also one of…

Intro to Web Design & Development

Taught by Jen Kramer
Are you interested in learning more about a career in web design and development? Getting on the internet is one…

Finding New Career Paths with SQL

Taught by Nikiya Simpson
The SQL language is widely used and can be applied to a variety of technical fields such as data warehousing,…

Transitioning to Product Management

Taught by Cole Mercer
It’s possible to jump into a product management role with a nontraditional background. In this course, product manager Cole Mercer…

The Data Science of Healthcare, Medicine, and Public Health

Taught by Barton Poulson
Data analytics plays an increasingly pivotal role in how we go about managing our healthcare systems and our own personal…

Get Ready for Your Coding Interview

Taught by YK Sugi
If you’ve nabbed an interview for a software development position, it’s likely that you’ll have to face a common hurdle—the…

Technology and Data Careers in Government

Taught by Jonathan Reichental
Today, some of the most exciting, meaningful, impactful, and in-demand IT careers are in helping to make cities work well.…

Architectural Design Process

Taught by Branka Knezevic
What is the role of an architect in the creation of a building? And what are the regulation factors governing…

Architectural Practice Foundations

Taught by Branka Knezevic
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be an architect, or what it’s like to run your own firm?…

Intro to Machine Learning

Taught by Dan Becker
Learn the core ideas in machine learning, and build your first models.

Learn Intro to SQL

Taught by Rachael Tatman & Alexis Cook
Learn SQL for working with databases, using Google BigQuery.

Introduction to Github

Taught by GitHub Training Team
People use GitHub to build some of the most advanced technologies in the world. Whether you’re visualizing data or building…

Product Manager Interview Prep

Taught by Multiple Instructors
In this course, you’ll learn exactly what to expect during a product management interview, and view exclusive interviews with practicing…

How to Build a Startup

Taught by Steve Blank & Kathleen Mullaney
In an introduction to the basics of the famous Customer Development Process, Steve Blank provides insight into the key steps…

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