Chapter 3. Getting the skills

This chapter covers

  • Different ways to learn data science
  • Understanding what makes a good academic program or bootcamp
  • Choosing the route that’s best for you

Now that you’ve decided to become a data scientist, you need to acquire the skills! Fear not: wondering how to learn the skills of a data scientist is one of the universal parts of becoming a data scientist. There are many ways to do it, from watching YouTube videos to getting a degree, and lots of people will tell you that the way they did it is the only correct path. Worse, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the amount you have to learn, such as algorithms, ...

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