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How To Build Your Data Science Competency For A Post-Covid Future

How To Build Your Data Science Competency For A Post-Covid Future

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The world collectively has been bracing for a change in the job landscape. Driven largely by the emergence of new technologies like data science and artificial intelligence (AI), these changes have already made some jobs redundant. To add to this uncertainty, the catastrophic economic impact of  the Covid-19 pandemic has brought in an urgency to upskill oneself to adapt to changing scenarios.

While the prognosis does not look good, this could also create the demand for jobs in the field of business analytics. This indicates that heavily investing in data science and AI skills today could mean the difference between you being employed or not tomorrow.

By adding more skills to your arsenal today, you can build your core competencies in areas that will be relevant once these turbulent times pass over. This includes sharpening your understanding of business numbers and analysing consumer demands – two domains which businesses will heavily invest in very soon. 



But motivation alone will not help. You need to first filter through the clutter of online courses that the internet is saturated with. Secondly, you need to create a study plan that ensures that you successfully complete these courses.

We have a solution.

Developed with the objective of providing you a comprehensive understanding of key concepts that are tailored to align with the jobs of the future, Analytix Labs are launching a series of special short-term courses. These courses will not only help you upskill yourself, it will also ensure that you complete these courses in a matter of a few days.

These short-term courses will have similar content as regular ones, but packed in a more efficient way. Whether you are looking for courses in business analytics, applied AI, or data analytics, these should hold you in good stead for jobs of the future.

Analytics Edge (Data Visualization & Analytics)

About The Course: This all-encompassing data analytics certification course is tailor-made for analytics beginners. It would cover key concepts around data mining, and statistical and predictive modelling skills, and is curated for candidates who have no prior knowledge about data analytics tools. What is more, the inclusion of popular data visualization tool Tableau makes it one of the best courses available on the subject today. Additionally, it also puts an emphasis on widely used analytics tools like R, SQL and Excel, making this course truly unique.

Duration: While the original data analytics course this short-term course is developed from includes 180 hours of content and demands an average of 10-15 hours of weekly online classes and self-study. This course will enable you to acquire the same skills, but within a shorter period of time.

Target Group: While anyone with an interest in analytics can pursue this course, it is especially targeted at candidates with a background in engineering, finance, math, and business management. It will also be a useful skill-building course for candidates who want to target job profiles based around R programming, statistical analysis, Excel-VBA or tableau-based BI analyst profiles.

Data Science Using Python 


About the course: Adapted to greatly help candidates when searching for data science roles, this certification covers all that they need to know on the subject using Python as the programming language. While other languages like R are also commonly used today, Python has emerged as one of the more popular options within the data science universe.

This ‘Python for Data Science’ course will make you proficient in defly handling and visualizing data, and also covers statistical modelling and operations with NumPy. It also integrates these with practical examples and case studies, making it a unique online training data science course in Python.

Duration of the course: While the original data science course this short-term course is developed from includes 220 hours of content and demands an average of 15-20 hours of weekly online classes and self-study, this course will enable you to acquire the same skills, but within a shorter period of time.

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Target Group: While anyone with an interest in analytics can pursue this course, it is especially targeted at candidates with a background of working with data analysis and visualization techniques. It will also help people who want to undergo Python training with advanced analytics skills to help them jumpstart a career in data science.

Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence

About this course: This course delves into the applications of AI using ML and is tailor-made for candidates looking to start their journey in the field of data science. It will cover tools and libraries like Python, Numpy, Pandas, Scikit-Learn, NLTK, TextBlob, PyTorch, TensorFlow, and Keras, among others.

Thus, after successful completion of this Applied AI course, you will not only be proficient in the theoretical aspects of AI and ML, but will also develop a nuanced understanding of its industry applications.

Duration of the course: While the original ML and AI course this short-term course is developed from includes 280 hours of content and demands an average of 8-10 hours of weekly self-study, this Applied AI course will enable you to acquire the same skills, but within a shorter period of time.

Target Group: While anyone with an interest in analytics can pursue this course, it is especially targeted at candidates with a background in engineering, finance, math, statistics, and business management. It will also help people who want to acquire AI and machine learning skills to head start their career in the field of data science.

Summary 

While the Covid-19 pandemic has witnessed a partial – or even complete – lockdown at several places across the globe, people have been reorienting their lives indoors. But with no end in sight, it necessitates that professionals turn these circumstances into opportunities to upskill.

Given an oncoming recession and economic downturn, it behoves them to adapt to these changes to remain employable in such competitive times. In this setting, Covid-19 could emerge as a tipping point for learning, with virtual learning offering the perfect opportunity to self-learn.

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