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DataCamp is an online learning platform that helps students build data skills at their own pace. DataCamp courses include non-coding essentials like BI tools to data science and machine learning. DataCamp delivers hands-on learning experiences, including data skill assessments to track progress and provide personalized recommendations, interactive courses led by experts, practice challenges, and real-world projects. Datacamp offers 350+ courses in over 10 different technologies, including Python, R, SQL, Tableau, Power BI, Oracle SQL, Scala, Excel, spreadsheets. Datacamp provides flexible online training for every role and skill level.

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  • Data Analyst

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    R, SQL, Python
    OnlinePart Time64 Hours/week
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$300
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    Translate data using R.
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    Tuition Plans$25 per month
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    Placement TestNo
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  • Data Scientist

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    Python
    OnlinePart Time94 Hours/week
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$300
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    Students will use statistical and machine learning techniques with R programming to analyze and interpret complex data.
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    Tuition Plans$25 per month
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    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Python Programmer

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    Cryptography, Python
    OnlinePart Time36 Hours/week
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$300
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    Use Python skills to wrangle data and build tools for data analysis.
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    Tuition Plans$25 per month
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    Minimum Skill LevelN/A
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Anonymous • Graduate
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    Beware of DataCamp! When you sign up, it's for a year, but it will automatically enroll you in a subscription service that will automatically renew. This is buried in their terms of service. Before the renewal, they will send you a "happy anniversary" email. It looks like spam, but when you scroll below the fold, you'll see a notification in this email that you're about to be renewed.

    Incredibly deceiving and disappointing.
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    Datacamp scammed me about of $180. This is a small, new, young business that isn't stable. You always have to be careful of their business practices. 

    I graduated and no longer needed the software and haven't used it in over a year. Still they bill you and refuse refund because even though you only sign one year, they will auto-enroll you without your knowledge even though I only signed for 1 year because I knew that's all I would've needed. 

    Very deceitful and very sinister business practice. That kind of treatment towards customers made me want to warn everyone to stay away from this service as they do whatever they can to get your money. There's a reason they don't have a phone number or customer support. Because of all the complaints they get and don't want to hear. It's really poor service and nothing they teach isn't already out there for free already. Please do yourself a favor and avoid DataCamp. I cannot stress enough what deceitful business practices they have with auto-enrolling and hidden billing. Do NOT pay for DataCamp. Do NOT use it. learn on your own or buy a book, much more cost-effective anyway. And their exercises aren't always perfect or explanatory either. 
  • I enjoyed it
    - 4/18/2020
    Anonymous • Data Scientist • Student
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    I would say the difficulty with Data Camp courses seem to be on the easier side- they however did a great job making the courses fun. I got my first Data Scientist position and a 10% raise within the same company but different department only 4 ~ 5 months after I started DataCamp. Then I realised that Data Camp wasn't enough for me for my job and I need to learn more, I therefore registered myself into an online master degree. The online master degree is way more challenging than DataCamp but if not because I really enjoyed my experience with DataCamp, I wouldn't even thought about doing an online master degree. I now have my second data scientist position in another company, which pays 69 % higher than my first Data scientist position. While I am taking my online master courses right now, I still use datacamp to brush up my data related skills and I've really enjoyed it. Data Camp isn't everything, but it's really good for people to build up the habit of learning new things every day. 
  • Denis
    - 11/20/2019
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    Strongly not recommend it! Especially if you are new in codding. All other providers from Coursera, EDX to Udemy have better approaches to codding. Some times I visiting their site (DataCamp) and find some useful things. But I strongly not recommend totally rely on this sourse. I'm confident You will not learn faster, but you will understand less.

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    I was working on datacamp exercises at work and a client stopped by and was telling him about it. I was showing him how it works and got to the part where you search for 'RT' in a dataframe containing tweets from Twitter. Press "Run" on the code what do I have on my screen? "CRUZ SCREWS HOOKERS" and a bunch of other political tweets.
    Like most people learning with datacamp, I am taking this course for professional reasons and I expect professional content. Is this the only data you could come up with?

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    The content is just average. The auto renewal needs to be manually turned off and there is no customer support to call. I didnt get any Refund.

  • Waste of time
    - 10/13/2017
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    I would highly recommend people to not waste time with Datacamp. I've used it actively for a few weeks and don't feel like I've really learned anything. The exercises are ridiculously easy and the instruction for them gives everything away. Usually the code needed to solve the problem is more than half written for you and you just have to do the easiest parts, sometimes by copypasting code from the instruction.. Seriously, what am I supposed to learn this way?

    Although they advertise themselves as "firm belivers of 'learning by doing'" their site doesn't reflect this. Most of the time spent using Datacamp is watching videos (which are not bad) or reading the instructions for the exercises that repeat the videos' content. There is very little doing where you have think, hardly any to be honest.

    I went through the first eight (out of 23) chapters of their Data Scientist with R Track, so I belive that I have a good picture of the overall quality. The depth these courses have would be ok for high school but I seriously doubt that it gives you skills to compete with in the job market. 

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    When news about successes in data analyses and visualisation emerged in social media, newspapers and TV, I started understanding the importance of learning programmes like R. Big data analyses open new opportunities in this business-intense, science-oriented, and the interpretation-focused world. Therefore, I tried to learn the language from free online courses. However, they were not for me, who wants to get the skills right after 2-3 classes. I wanted a platform that teaches me everything with the help of simple, but elegant methods.

    In one of my google searches, DataCamp popped up and I first learned some basics from the free courses offered by their team. When I found that the courses are beneficial and help me get a deeper understanding of the analysing techniques and visualisation, I got a yearly subscription. The videos and the interactive exercises are so effective that I was able to confidently write the codes within 3-4 months. Now I can handle data visualisation, analyses etc. by writing codes in R. I really enjoy making plots and analysing data. 

     

  • Anonymous • Senior Associate • Graduate
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    • The instructors are devoted to the courses
    • Most of the courses are well designed
    • The only issue I would think of is most of the courses are about entry level - there are not many in-depth courses 
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    I enjoyed the learning experience with Datacamp during the past two monthes as a subscribed member. The interactive learning platform & the easy-to-understand course content are great for entering the data science world as well as refreshing prior knowledge in a practical way. The course portfolio in the career/skill tracks provide systematic training to kick start the data science journey. In addition, I could see a possibility to stay with it in the long run, due to its regular release of new courses. 

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    I was intimidated by R at first.  The design of the courses in R imparts an active learning process that does not depend on boring lectures or exercises.  The course chapters and certificates of accomplishments help track progress.  Some exercises are a little clumsy because the authors assume a level of knowledge that may not have yet been gained.  There is no general recommended flow of learning among chapters, just that within a chapter.  So I certainly do not feel ashamed in taking some hints or requesting the solution in order to progress.  In all of the mistakes and frustration, theee is learning.  And Data Camp has developed an exquisite path to learning.

  • Anonymous • Quantitative Research Associate • Student
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    The courses are really informative and get you up to speed quickly. I was surprised how quickly I gained useful skills that I could immediately apply to my job. I work in finance and now use R almost every day. I would highly recommend the applied finance track.