Breaking into data science/analysis

Feb 26, 2018 8 Comments

I am trying to get into the field of data science, but besides familiarity with the basics of sql, I'm pretty on experienced. Planning on teaching myself tableau. Any suggestions to get into this field?


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  • Twitch LaTam
    Don’t learn Tableau. You don’t even really need to know R or Python. Just get really good at SQL and study the metrics of the industry you’re going into. Going to a SaaS company? Learn retention, basic lifetime value. Ecommerce? Know basics of transactional profit and repurchase rates. Gaming company? ARPU, spend pct, whales, etc. study common visualization techniques and what you’d use for certain metrics. That’s about it
    Feb 26, 2018 0
  • Uber Euler
    Once you have mastered these, you can work on exploration of data using a programming language such as Python or R on Kaggle.
    Feb 26, 2018 0
  • Infosys


    Are there any resources/tutorials for advanced sql, beyond W3schools? Can be a book or a websites
    Feb 26, 2018 1
    • Hacker rank has some good advanced sql exercises as well
      Feb 26, 2018
  • New Ursula
    Do you think you’d need a Master in Data Science to break into the industry? Or a bootcamp would do?
    Mar 2, 2018 0
  • Amazon p997
    You'll probably start as a data analyst. Learns basic stats and sql. R is great as is being able to present your results well. Tableau seems like overkill as it will be pretty company specific as to whether or not they use it. My recommendations are much more generalizable.
    Feb 26, 2018 0
  • Uber Euler
    The field is vast but you don’t need to boil the ocean imho.
    Feb 26, 2018 0
  • Uber Euler
    Learn SQL, excel and basic business cases first. You will be ready to crack many interviews. Also learn some experimentation basics.
    Feb 26, 2018 0


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