Dataquest offers online, 24-week project-based data science courses. Dataquest uses hands-on, interactive coding challenges and projects to help students think and solve problems like a data scientist. Students can choose from a variety of topics to create their own curriculum like data analysis with Python, data analysis with R, SQL, APIs, Algorithms, Machine Learning, Spark, Git, Version Control, and more.
During the Plus course, students write code and work with real-life data sets with collaboration from the Dataquest community. This private learning community receives 1:1 coaching from the Dataquest instruction team and the opportunity to practice and develop peer mentorship skills. Participants will build projects to help reinforce learning and demonstrate skills to employers. And by sharing work and collaborating with others, students become well-rounded data practitioners. Dataquest aims to help students master data science skills, so they can build a data science portfolio and get hired.
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I am learning at dataquest, data science track. I have just finished basic python programming and some way to intermediate python programming and going forward to finish the data science track. The way dataquest is delivering the lessons are based on the principles of learning by doing, no videos or ppts. The learners are interacting with the content through coding. So far, from what I have seen, the missions are based on real life problems. For these real-life problems and challenges they give us a guideline to go through and I believe this is the best way for adults like me to learn.
Being a Biomedical Scientist, I am currently looking for a career transition where I can be more involved in data driven projects with ML and other cutting edge technologies. My first concern is that I have no background in coding or any data analysis experience with any programming languages. After looking into several online courses about data science, I felt that Dataquest provided the most comprehensive curriculum. What I liked the most about it is that everything I need to know (from basic python, to pandas, ML, statistics, SQL etc.) is set into a logic order into learning paths. This makes the learning experience much more enjoyable as I don't have to worry about knowledge gaps or what skill to learn next.
Their interactive platform allowed me to learn by doing coding exercises in python myself, which is indeed much better (atleasy from my perspective) than watching Pros as they do all the coding. Basically their teaching method consists in explain a concept with diagrams and examples and then make you apply it on ongoing projects. This helped me develop agility writing code and familiarity with Python's backend logic. In addition, they provide challenges and projects where you can test your skills.
There are some features that they could add. First, I wish they did some summaries at the end of each module, as it helps students to review as they practise. This is something they seem to be currently working on, as the first couple modules do come with summaries. Hopefully they will have these recaps made for all modules very soon. In their blog, I have also found some cheat-sheets that contain the most used methods and formulas for packaged like numpy and pandas, which is very handy when doing projects.
I also wish they had videos every now and then. Sometimes, reading all the explanations and diagrams can become a bit boring and tiresome, so in my opinion having some demonstration videos would make the platform so much better, specially videos on "do-along projects" where instructors do projects as they explain their thinking logic.
All in all, I recommend this platform to anyone who is looking to get started into data science or related fields. Their members are very helpful, honest and quick to reply enquiries.
I've been on my way to become a data scientist since for a couple of years now. I've been studying on many sites, took several courses on Coursera and even on Udacity. While overall quality of those online courses are pretty much satisfying, I never had a feeling that what I've learnt is enough, so I kept delaying applying to job interviews as data scientist.
What I find great about Dataquest is that this platform is extremely versatile, packed very densely with information and have great opportunities to practice skills that I feel is important to practice. The whole process is semi-self-paced (you are setting your own pace and try to keep up with it, or do not engage in such stuff at all), and I could skip all topics that I already knew (e.g. the basics of Python).
The most important part of studying here is so called "Guided Projects". In those projects I was able to explore various topics on pretty much real data in Jupiter Notebooks, the whole process of going through those projects is absolutely gorgeously structured. In every project I've done for now I felt like I was doing real data science.
For now I'm not finished yet, but judging by the content that I've completed already and the content ahead I think it would be my last data science course before I'll actually build up enough knowledge to go to a job interview as a real data scientist.
If you are a beginner in data science, this is the best place to start your journey towards a wonderful career. Data is the new oil. And by learning Data Science from Dataquest will make sure that you will have a thorough foundation to pursue this career. Now let me get this straight, There is no course on the internet that is going to teach you everything about data science. And that is because data science is a really vast field. It would take years to become expert in it.
What Dataquest does best is that it makes sure that their students have a thorough foundation in data science. That is, if you learn from Dataquest, you will be ready to take on the toughest data science course on the internet. And why is that? It is because unlike other websites, Dataquest never goes easy on their students to make sure that their students develop problem-solving skills which are very crucial in data science.
The best part is the Dataquest community. A very active helping community. No matter what problem you are facing in data science, most of the time you will get a thorough solution from the community. I can assure you that after going through their course you will be completely satisfied with the knowledge you have attained.
I had an easy semester so started wading into DS in my free time. I had no idea which direction to begin working towards though, so I took a chance on Dataquest. UI is smooth and simple, curriculum is pretty great at setting the ground work for several essential skills. I went in knowing no Python or SQL and not even a year later I'm writing scripts and doing basic database management at work. It's put me near the top of my Deep Learning class as well.
It's definitely not the only resource I use, but it's usually my first step when something new springs up at work or school. In less than a few days you can walk through pretty great intro/moderate/advanced notes and exercises that set you up for figuring things out on your own.
I'll probs renew at least one more year.
A lot of people will say you shouldn't pay for info that's free online, but DataQuest puts lessons and projects in one convenient location. It's worth paying for if you're a busy student or have even a part time job. Even at cost, it's way more affordable than almost all bootcamps.
I am finishing the Data Analyst course, and I think it is the best course of data science field I have done. I have experience with others Coursera and Udemy courses, but this one has the best approach. The classes are well explaned and there is a lot of pratice. I definilly will start the Data Scientist Path in the next months.
I'm being thought everything I need to know from the ground up so non-computer science background persons can learn data science. The program is well structured so I don't have to worry about what I need to learn next. The cost for the course is much cheaper than the quality of the course
Dataquest Data Scientist path is a great way to learn Data Science for me. I find the interactive form really attractive and convenient. Course is divided into modules small enough that you don't have to spend lots of time on learning continuosly. I tried other approaches to DS before - video courses took too much time on theory, other interactive courses curriculum were less complex than Dataquest. I really recomend this course.
My experience with Dataquest is phenomenal to say the least. I enrolled at their Premium plan and I'm currently taking their Data Science Path.
I'm just two months into the program and I must say that I'm learning a lot. Trust me when I say this because I have no technical background whatsoever (my training is in the social sciences). I'm not going to convince you that their course offerings are beds of roses. Quite the contrary, the lessons are tough as nails and you need to put in the hours and burn the midnight oil.
I have a confession to make. It takes me hours (sometimes days) to figure out a mission (they call exercises missions). Like I said, I have no technical background that's why it's taking me a long time to figure things out. After a month, I was kind of frustrated and was thinking of giving up.
Then I reached out to Dataquest support to tell them my concern. 24 hours later I got a heartfelt response that encourages me to stay the path and just continue with the course.
Dataquest has a solid team of experts who can help you out plus a Slack community that is more than willing to answer your every question. So, I soldiered on (and still is soldiering on).
Unlike other online courses (yes, I tried other online courses, too!) in which majority of the tutorials are in video format (and that takes more time to do), I happen to like Dataquest's no BS, straight up teaching methodology. They give you contents to read, explain exhaustively the learning material, and give you exercises to solve. What else can you ask for? They teach you, then they let you solve problems!
I got interested in Data Science many years ago even before it was called data science. The challenge I had years ago was that there's no platform like Dataquest that will let me learn techniques according to my pace and available time. I'm at my 40s and working for a digital marketing agency and I couldn't wait to apply what I'm learning to my company.
I've started the course a few weeks ago and I'm really enoying my learning! Information served in structured and easy to understand way exercises gradually getting more difficult and the curriculum is top notch - everything one would need to get into Data Analysis and Science field.
Dataquest offers a variety of courses for Data Scientists and Data Engineering. Dataquest gives you a clear path to follow and is a accessible to everyone of all skill levels. The guided projects help you add to your portfolio and allow you to apply what you have learned to something more hands on. I highly reccomend the course to those looking into going into Data Science