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Data Analytics for IT Networks: Developing Innovative Use Cases, First Edition by John Garrett

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Chapter 1

Getting Started with Analytics

Why should you care about analytics? Because networking—like every other industry—is undergoing transformation. Every industry needs to fill data scientist roles. Anyone who is already in an industry and learns data science is going to have a leg up because he or she already has industry subject matter expert (SME) skills, which will help in recognizing where analytics can provide the most benefit.

Data science is expected to be one of the hottest job areas in the near future. It is also one of the better-paying job areas. With a few online searches, you can spend hours reading about the skills gap, low candidate availability, and high pay for these jobs. If you have industry SME knowledge, you are instantly ...

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