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In a Professional Certificate program? Introduce yourself here!


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The Professional Certificate Community is a place to connect with other people in your same Professional Certificate program (or a different one)! You’re also welcome here if you’re thinking about doing a Professional Certificate and have questions. The more the merrier!

We’d love to get to know you a bit better, so please introduce yourself! Here are some things you may want to include:

  • Where you're from or where you live now
  • Which Professional Certificate you’re doing
  • What you want to do with your new knowledge/skills
  • What your hobbies or interests are
  • What you’d like to get out of this community

And here’s an earlier introductions thread


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Thanks for inviting me to join the community again.

Hello everyone, I am currently doing the IBM Data Science course. Happy to discuss and help everyone else who is doing the course. 

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Thanks for the Invitation. 

Hi everyone,I am currently enrolled in Crash Course on Python by Google IT Automaton with Python. So far it's going great. I would love to discuss about this course more with people who already enrolled in it.

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Hi fellow members,

This is Vilas from Pune (India). I am currently enrolled in the IBM Data Science course. Hoping to get into the exciting field of Data Science and ML. Looking forward to interacting with fellow learners on various topics related to the course or anything in general.

 

Happy learning!

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Hi, I'm Kasey Chang. I've been out of IT field for a while, so I'm getting a refresher plus looking for some IT work. To refresh my skills, I've finished the "Google IT Support Specialization" certificate and working on "IT Automation with Python" (now if they would just FINISH that darn 6th course..., which won't be ready for ANOTHER MONTH!?!)  as well as IBM Data Science Specialization certificate (more than halfway through).  

 

The main problem is I live in San Francisco, which means I'm competing in the job market against folks much younger than I am and with fresher skillsets. All the more reasons to get more certifications! 

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Hi everyone,

I’m Amos from Lagos, Nigeria. I’m currently enrolled in the Google IT professional certification course. I am a recent graduate from the department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering in the University of Lagos, Nigeria. I’m interested in a career in IT, both hardware and software specializations. I have the basic skill set, and I’m enrolled in the professional course in order to get better knowledge, and an authentic certification (since I don’t have one at the moment, just badges :-)) 

I love IT related stuffs, computer programming, hardware troubleshooting and all. It’s been my passion all along. I love fixing things.

I hope to make connections with fellow learners, help each other out, and make the community stronger and better for everyone.

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Hello Everyone, Thanks for inviting me in this community where everyone is so skilled an passionate for their careers. I am student currently from Pakistan, living in Karachi. I am currently enrolled in Crash Course on Python by Google IT Automaton with Python. So far It is very good, I just completed crash course for Python. looking forward to more things 

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Asalamualikum everyone,

I am osama from Pakistan. I am currently enrolled in 3rd course of optical engineering specialization. Learnt alot from this specialization . I really enjoyed studying optics designing.

Thanks to coursera.

Wish every learner good luck.

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Welcome, @AparnaM, @Hitesh_IND, @vilas, @kschang77, @Agbetile Amos Oluwatimilehin, @Aaqib925, and @OSARANA! It’s great to see you all here and learn a bit more about you.

I’m based at the Coursera headquarters in Mountain View, California, which is just south of San Francisco, though I’ve lived in other US states as well as South Africa, France, and Thailand. I love that the Coursera Community is so global! 

I’m enrolled in the ASU TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Professional Certificate program. I finally made some progress in the first course last night. :tada:  I’m really enjoying it so far, and know I need to be very intentional about setting aside time to work on the courses. :slight_smile:

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Hello thanks, for the invite. I’m From NJ currently living out of Tallahassee working as a Network System Network Analyst (VOIP Admin) for the State.

I’m In Enrolled in Google IT Support Professional Certificate I’ll more than likely pick up The IBM cert in Cybersecurity after then. 

I’m a heavy Movie Buff, Audio Producer & Photographer are some of my (Hobbies).

I’m here to stack up some additional certificates while studying for my BA in Network Information Systems (DeVry University) in the field of Cybersecurity as well as obtaining my Security+ Cert.

Hopefully If I get stuck in one of these courses, I can come here to obtain some help, again thanks for the invite.

 

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Thanks @Laura for the invitation :relaxed:

Hello everyone,

My name is Sundes, I'm Libyan from Benghazi. Currently, I'm doing the IBM Data Science Professional Certificate, with the aim to make career transition from engineering to data science. So glad and very interested to join the community to share ideas, discuss topics and support each other in our learning journey. 
Best of Luck :relaxed:

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Welcome, @MarkAmir and @Sundes Boushnaf! Sometimes we hold Q&A events with Coursera employees. While the following Q&A events have passed, you might find some interesting info here!

@MarkAmir → Developing Your Career in Cyber Security: Q&A with Howard Shin

@Sundes Boushnaf → Navigating Career Change within Data: Q&A with Juhi Singh (Juhi transitioned from data engineering to data science!)

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Thanks for the invite here!

 

I’m Tia. A few months ago I finished Google’s IT Support certificate and they invited me to do the followup certificate, IT Automation with Python, which I’ve enrolled in as well as a web design cert and a data science cert. I need to make many changes in my life and working on getting a job in IT is the first step. And the first step to that first step is working on these certificates, followed by the CompTIA certifications. (I’m really nervous about those so any tips would be very handy.)

 

A little more in depth about my situation, I’ve struggled with anxiety for most of my life so college was a really bad time for me. I couldn’t get a good foothold there which made me very discouraged.  After moving from low-end job to low-end job for 8 years I figured it’s time to make some big changes, and I’m excited to see what this first step can lead to.

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Hello everyone

 

I'm in the IT cert program... Thanks for inviting me into this group. I'll need lots of help.. I don't have the most technical mind but it's my dream to work in IT then grow deeper into the computer science world. 

 

Let's get it!

 

 

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Thanks @Laura  for the invitation

My name is khaled Bessaoud,I'm from tunisia.

Currently, I'm doing  IT PYTHON professional certificate.

With this new skills I like to create a professional projects in my career, I am very interested to join the community.

Collaboration, teamwork and sharing ideas is the right path to success. 
We need each other in the end but it is correct to be from the beginning
There is a saying:
"A mountain does not need a mountain, but a person needs a person"

 Finally, I 'm so happy with this experience 

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Thank you for sending me an invitation to join this community. 

 

My name is Samira Gholizadeh. I am an Iranian citizen and living in South Africa. I am studying my PhD in Mechanical Eng at University of Cape Town. I would love to connect to people worldwide and use different experience and knowledge in order to enhance our life. Good luck everyone and Cheers

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Hello Guys,

 

Ali here, a curious individual , I am looking for an interesting and innovative thinking time at Coursera Professional Certification Courses.

 

I Wish you guys happy and effective learning at Coursera.

 

Cheers,

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Hey @Laura , Thank you for inviting me and I’m glad you brought this idea into reality because connecting with different people is like connecting with different minds and their ideas. This will not only erase differences indeed will open door for many opportunities. 

Coming to my Introduction,

  • Where you're from or where you live now - Mumbai, India
  • Which Professional Certificate you’re doing - IBM Data Science
  • What you want to do with your new knowledge/skills - These skills have lot of scope in setting up my own company...
  • What you’d like to get out of this community - As of now, to explore and meet new people..
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Hi fellow members,

I’m Israel from São Paulo (Brazil). I am currently enrolled in the IBM AI course. I hope i can learning more into the exciting field of Data Science and ML and very interested to interacting with fellow learners on various topics related to the course or anything in general.

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Hi everyone!  I’m Julie, from the Kansas City area.  I am on course 2 of the IBM Data Science Professional certificate.  

After several years out of IT, with a degree in communication and a social science educational background, I’m trying to build up my skills in data analysis.  As you might guess, my background is pretty diverse -- I’ve done some statistical analyses in educational research, a lot of communication /public speaking opportunities, a few years of programming (COBOL!), and currently work as a “data analyst”, which is mostly cleaning data and Excel spreadsheets.  I am hoping to provide some more value to my company and enhance my professional development by making a coherent whole out of all that life experience chaos.    

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The Professional Certificate Community is a place to connect with other people in your same Professional Certificate program (or a different one)! You’re also welcome here if you’re thinking about doing a Professional Certificate and have questions. The more the merrier!

We’d love to get to know you a bit better, so please introduce yourself! Here are some things you may want to include:

  • Where you're from or where you live now
  • Which Professional Certificate you’re doing
  • What you want to do with your new knowledge/skills
  • What your hobbies or interests are
  • What you’d like to get out of this community

And here’s an earlier introductions thread

I am from Pakistan.  I have started IBM Data Science Professional course.

Hi, I’m from Nepal and currently living in Maryland, United States.

I’m on IBM Data Science Professional Certificate. I’m a Computer Science student here in Wilmington University and choosing to go for the Data Science certificate to have a depth concept on Data Analysis and Machine Learning.

Looking forward for great engagements and connections!

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Hi! This is Raul from Mexico City. I’m on the IBM Data Science Professional Certificate, and I plan to take afterward the AI Engineer and GCP Data Engineering certificates. I’m also taking a specialization on IBM Big Data offerings. Once I have all those I plan to certificate on AWS, Azure, GCP, and IBM platforms.

My main interest is to develop programs to help the poor in my country for free (and if it works, the rest of the world!), while also developing commercial applications of Data Science and Cloud Computing to support the free program.

It’s a very exciting subject, with tons of potential. After more than 20+ years in the IT field, I feel excited about this new path I’m taking and I can’t wait to start doing solutions for those in more need!

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Hi everyone! This is Matías from Santiago of Chile.

I'm Civil Industrial Engineer with experience in Education, Human Capital Investments, Real State and Entertainment. 
I'm happy married and I have two nice little girls. Besides, I love sport, reading, history and music.
Over the last years, I have became so passionate and interested in innovation and technology, making courses in Digital Transformation, Data Science and Business Model Innovation.  

I’m so exited to take the advantage of getting this value IBM certificate, so let’s talk and meet together in this trip. All the best!

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Hooray! It’s wonderful to meet all of our newcomers. Welcome, @Teacupgaming@JoyJoy@Khaled-bssd@Samira@Ali Imran@Yogesh Medz@Julie H@Raza Saleemi@kaflenitish@Nussbaum, @Israel Andrade, and @MATIAS VALDIVIESO

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Thanks for the invite here!

I’m Tia. A few months ago I finished Google’s IT Support certificate and they invited me to do the followup certificate, IT Automation with Python, which I’ve enrolled in as well as a web design cert and a data science cert. I need to make many changes in my life and working on getting a job in IT is the first step. And the first step to that first step is working on these certificates, followed by the CompTIA certifications. (I’m really nervous about those so any tips would be very handy.)

A little more in depth about my situation, I’ve struggled with anxiety for most of my life so college was a really bad time for me. I couldn’t get a good foothold there which made me very discouraged.  After moving from low-end job to low-end job for 8 years I figured it’s time to make some big changes, and I’m excited to see what this first step can lead to.

I really appreciate you sharing this, @Teacupgaming. I think that many people can relate!

@Matt Hanrahan, @OrlandoJ, @danielheinzelman, @Elias_P, @Stein0031, @Y2KAaron – do you have advice, encouragement, and/or insights for Tia?

@JoyJoy – you may be interested in this, too. :slight_smile:

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