The online world is exploding with tutorials, how-to manuals and free resources to help you get into the world of Data Science. In the last 5 months I have seen the addition of so many new MOOCs – looks like every university wants to make sure they don’t get left behind. But this is great news for the consumers- most of these programs are pretty darn good!
Newer offerings on Coursera, Udacity and EdX: In addition to JHU’s Data Science Specialization, here is a partial list of more “data related” specializations (which typically consist of 4-10 courses followed by a project) ie “mini degrees ” you can rack up. Coursera offers “Specializations“, Udacity offers “Nanodegrees” and EdX offers “XSeries“:
- University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign is offering a Data Mining Specialization
- Rice University: Fundamentals in Computing- primarily gives you a good foundation in Python
- University at Illinois at Urbana Champaign- Cloud Computing
- Georgia Tech Healthcare Informatics and Data Analytics
- Udacity Data Analyst Nano Degree
- edX : Big Data by UCBerkeley (Intro to Apache Spark, Scalable Machine Learning)
- edX: Foundations of Computer Science by MIT
Also a host of new short “paid” programs have sprung up. theses are typically 6-12 week long bootcamps. They typically range between $10,000-$15,000 and can be competitive to get in.