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Becoming a Data Scientist

by Jason Browning, Ph.D.

This course will introduce you to the role of a data scientist and how you can become one.

What you'll learn

Data science is an exciting and dynamic career field. In this course, Becoming a Data Scientist, you will learn about the role of a data scientist and how you can become one. First, you’ll discover what a data scientist does and common responsibilities of the role. Then, you’ll learn about mathematical and programming knowledge that data science employs. Next, you’ll take a look at how data science is related to other data roles, such as data analyst or data engineer, and how to make a transition from these roles to data science. Finally, you’ll learn how to develop your skills to increase your proficiency and marketability. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the basic knowledge necessary to begin the journey toward becoming a data scientist!

About the author

Jason Browning is a data and analytics professional with extensive experience in both the public and private sector. As a Tableau Desktop Certified Professional, Jason loves to build data visualizations that both inform and inspire. He is capable of wrangling messy data both inside and outside of Tableau, and using SQL to perform complex queries. He works in higher education as a data governance and management consultant, and holds a Ph.D. in higher education administration from the University o... more

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