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Data Scientist: The Definitive Guide to Becoming a Data Scientist by Zacharias Voulgaris PhD

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Chapter 5 Technical Qualifications

Similar to many other jobs nowadays, a robust set of technical qualifications is essential before you can opt for a data science job. The mindset of the data scientist, which was described in the previous chapter, is like an operating system you need to have installed in your mind, but it needs to be augmented with particular software (i.e., your technical skills) to enable you to get the job done. These skills fall into three broad categories: general programming, scientific background and specialized know-how (software and techniques). Naturally, all these qualifications will vary greatly from ...

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