Can anyone learn data science? What do you need to know before you go to data science bootcamp? Do you need a quantitative degree? We asked Metis’s Chief Data Scientist, Deborah Berebichez, how to know if you’re ready for a data science bootcamp, and how to set yourself up for success before the first day of class. Watch the video or read the summary.
A master's or undergraduate degree takes 2-4 years
If your goals are to get a job in industry quickly, a bootcamp is a great option. A bootcamp is an intensive 12-week course, where you emerge with practical skills.
You’ll learn these technical skills at a data science bootcamp:
The basic tools of dealing with data:
Where to look for data
How to clean data
Singular value decomposition
Machine learning – supervised and unsupervised
Wondering what Data Science looks like in the real world? Here’s an example: You use Facebook every day to keep in touch with friends. But Data Scientists at Facebook are building the algorithms to place ads, engage communities, and optimize newsfeeds.
Tip 2: A little preparation goes a long way
Before a data science bootcamp, you need a college-level understanding of:
That doesn’t mean you need a college degree in those subjects. You can learn on your own:
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