Intro to Data Analysis and Data Science

Washington, D.C. campuses

GA D.C., 1776
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington D.C. 20005

GA D.C. (Northern Virginia)
2231 Crystal Drive #1000
Arlington VA 22202

Past Locations for this Class

Intro to Data Analysis and Data Science

Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. campuses

GA D.C., 1776
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington D.C. 20005

GA D.C. (Northern Virginia)
2231 Crystal Drive #1000
Arlington VA 22202

Past Locations for this Class

About this class

Everyone's talking about them, and yet no one has reached a consensus on what exactly they do. It seems like despite their black-box processes and amorphous job descriptions, Data Scientists are here to stay.

This class is designed to provide insight into how Data Scientists add value to organisations, the tools and skill set required to succeed as one, and a sample case study on how Data Science is uniquely positioned to solve some of the coolest company problems. By the time you finish this class, you'll have a better understanding of what the field is and more importantly, how you can help yourself become what the Harvard Business Review calls the "sexiest job of the 21st century".

Takeaways

  • Discover what the field of Data Science encompasses and the key traits of a successful Data Scientist
  • An introduction to a standard workflow for anyone conducting data analysis (using Ben Fry's process)
  • Understand the different types of data and their use cases
  • Run through a Data Science case study
  • Tools and resources to help you find answers to questions that may come up in future analyses

Prereqs & Preparation

Beginner/Intermediate. This is a general survey of how you can add value as a Data Analyst / Scientist rapidly in any organisation.

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