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Data Scientist: Analytics Specialist

Data Analysts and Analytics Data Scientists use Python and SQL to query, analyze, and visualize data — and communicate findings.

Includes Python 3, SQL, pandas, scikit-learn, Matplotlib, Tableau, Excel, and more.

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  • Skill level

    Beginner
  • Time to complete

    Average based on combined completion rates — individual pacing in lessons, projects, and quizzes may vary
    70 hours
  • Professional certification

    Yes
  • Prerequisites

    None

About this career path

Companies are looking for Data Scientists who can manage data, get results, and drive decision-making. Analytics is all about using data to answer questions, and this Career Path will teach you just that. You’ll learn how to analyze data, build dashboards, and deliver impactful reports. Along the way, you’ll build portfolio-worthy projects that will help you get job-ready.

Average Salary (US)
$125,000

Syllabus

22 units • 69 lessons • 57 projects • 47 quizzes
  • 1

    Welcome to the Data Scientist: Analytics Specialist Career Path

    Discover what you will learn on your journey to becoming a Data Scientist: Analytics Specialist!

  • 2

    Principles of Data Literacy

    Discover the world of data in this fully conceptual course where you will learn how to think about, visualize, and analyze data.

  • 3

    Learn SQL

    Learn SQL — a popular language that’s used for communicating with databases and working with data.

  • 4

    Python Fundamentals for Data Science (Part I)

    Build a foundation in programming with Python with a focus on Data Science!

  • 5

    Python Fundamentals for Data Science (Part II)

    Continue building your Python Skills while applying them to real data science challenges including finding and working with real data.

  • 6

    Portfolio Project: U.S. Medical Insurance

    Use your understanding of Python syntax to sort and analyze data about U.S. medical insurance costs!

  • 7

    Python Pandas for Data Science

    Learn how to use the Python pandas library and lambda functions for Data Science.

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