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Become a Data Scientist

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In this path, you'll learn how to analyze data, build dashboards, and deliver impactful reports.

About this Career Path

  • Organize complex data: Use Python and SQL to talk to databases and manipulate tables.
  • Transform numbers into visuals: Create data visualizations and dashboards to see the big picture and drive decision-making.
  • Prepare for your career: Get job-ready with portfolio projects and more.


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Projects you’ll build

Analyze Twitch Gaming Data

Query from two tables that contain Twitch’s stream viewing data and chat room usage data.

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Cryptocurrency Exchange

Help analyze data for a digital currency exchange using SQL aggregate functions!

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Familiar: A Study In Data Analysis

Use statistical techniques to make statements and draw conclusions about a userbase.

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Data Scientist: Analytics Specialist

Companies are looking for Data Scientists who can manage data, get results, and drive decision-making. That’s where Analytics Specialists come in. Get the specialized skills and portfolio you need to start your career as an Analytics Specialist in this curated career path.

Includes Python 3, SQL, pandas, scikit-learn, Tableau, Excel, and more

Write live code, build projects, and practice for interviews

Finish in 28 weeks with a professional certification

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Welcome to the Data Scientist: Analytics Specialist Career Path

Discover what you will learn on your journey to becoming a Data Scientist: Analytics Specialist!


Principles of Data Literacy

Discover the world of data in this fully conceptual course where you will learn how to think about, visualize, and analyze data.


Learn SQL

Learn SQL — a popular language that’s used for communicating with databases and working with data.


Python Fundamentals for Data Science (Part I)

Build a foundation in programming with Python with a focus on Data Science!


Python Fundamentals for Data Science (Part II)

Continue building your Python Skills while applying them to real data science challenges including finding and working with real data.


Portfolio Project: U.S. Medical Insurance

Use your understanding of Python syntax to sort and analyze data about U.S. medical insurance costs!


Python Pandas for Data Science

Learn how to use the Python pandas library and lambda functions for Data Science.


22 units • 57 projects • 69 lessons

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Computer Science

Learn Computer Science fundamentals, build a professional portfolio, and prepare for an entry-level role in tech.

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Data Scientist: Machine Learning Specialist

If you want to turn human language into data and get an introduction to AI, this is the career path for you.

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Beginner friendly, 81 lessons

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