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How can I become a Data Scientist?

  • 5 March 2021
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Am Victor, a beginner, first time here,  please how can help me with data science career, I need accurate step by step guide towards becoming a data scientist..


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Hi @Danzy . you can follow coursera data science path this path is desgined to take your from entry level to advanced level just follow the courses with the steps on this path : https://www.coursera.org/learning-paths/data-science . 

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I would suggest following this path -

  1. I suggest learning Python and then linear algebra/data science/ml libraries in Python. Eg. Numpy, Pandas and Scikit learn. They are pretty easy to learn once you have mastered Python. I would suggest using one visualization library like Plotly or Seaborn or Matplotlib.
  2. You should find courses on Coursera and elsewhere to learn this.
  3. This and doing some projects available on Kaggle, on the internet should help you get practice.
  4. For advanced machine learning and deep learning, I would suggest reviewing the math being deep learning and then choosing a Python library like Keras(high-level Tensorflow wrapper) or Tensorflow.
  5. Again, you should find courses on Coursera and elsewhere to learn this.
  1. This and doing some projects available on Kaggle, on the internet should help you get practice.

You are a data scientist, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning Engineer at this point.*

*There is a lot more involved about how to handle big data and streaming data and other aspects. You can get this experience of handling large datasets on your job or by doing Kaggle projects.

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I second the above post on Maths.  Algebra and Statistics are a must.  You need to be proficient in those subjects as much as you need computer programming.  

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