how to become a data scientist for free

Statistical analysis and data mining were the top skills that got people hired in 2014 based on LinkedIn analysis of 330 million LinkedIn member profiles. We live in an increasingly data driven world, and businesses are aggressively hiring experts in data storage, retrieval, and analysis. Across the globe, statistics and data analysis skills were highly valued. In the US, India, and France, those skills are in particularly high demand.

What is data science?

Data scientist performs research and analysis on data and helps companies to improve business by predicting growth, trends and business insights based on huge amounts of data. Armed with data and analytical results, a top-tier data scientist will then communicate informed conclusions and recommendations across an organizations leadership structure. Successful big data scientists will be in high demand and will be able to earn very nice salaries. But in order to be successful, big data scientists need to have a wide range of skills that until now did not even fit into one department.

Learning how to become data scientist can be quite costly, with an average cost of $9,600 (according to extension.harvard.edu). But if you know which skills employers are looking for you can find many free resources online. That is exactly what we did for you! Below is the required skills set for becoming a data scientist with top 3 free resources to learn each skill online.

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Here are the most required skills for a data scientist position based on ReSkill’s analyses of thousands of job posts and free resources to learn each skill:

python1. Python

Learn Python Programming From Scratch by Udemy
Learn to program in Python by CodeCademy
LearnPython.org interactive Python tutorial

 

expand-your-reach2. Machine Learning

Machine learning online
Operational Intelligence and Machine Data with Splunk

 

r-programming-1-l-280x2803. R Language

R Basics – R Programming Language Introduction by Udemy
Introduction to R at DataCamp
Learn R at Code school

Test your R skills

 

big-data-icon4. Big Data

Big Data University
Big Data and Hadoop Essentials by Udemy
Basic overview of Big Data Hadoopby- Udemy

 

Icon_63-2565. Statistics

Statistics One by Coursera
Statistics and Probability
Probability & Statistics

 

download6. Data Mining

Data Mining and Web Scraping: How to Convert Sites into Data by Udemy
Data Mining by Coursera

 

mysql_dock_icon_by_presto_x7. SQL

Interactive Online SQL Training for Beginners
Sachin Quickly Learns (SQL) – Structured Query Language by Udemy
SQL Tutorial by w3schools

Test your SQL skills

 Apps-File-Java-icon8. Java

Learn Java: The Java Programming Tutorial For Beginners by Udemy
Learn Java – Free Interactive Java Tutorial 
Learn Java Programming From Scratch – Udemy

 

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