Which are some great courses to learn Data Science for free?

Asked by Gagan Gupta over 1 year ago

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dania ortega

dania ortega

Operations Analyst at WD

If you mean totally free courses, then it has to be online. Because there are no full-time on-site free courses in data science. Online ones are also not bad. There are a lot of students doing online courses and getting good enough jobs. If you are really interested, you should look for the best sources to get free data science courses.


You must have heard names like Udemy and Coursera. These are some educational providers that office online courses and certificates. Now the certificates are charged with a set amount of money but many courses come free to access. Any student or aspirant can just visit their website and start learning data science for free. Particularly a course named Data Science & Machine Learning is more popular than the rest.


DataCamp is yet another good source to learn data science. It is specifically designed for this purpose. There are paid and unpaid courses available there. For the best science courses on DataCamp, you have to subscribe to their Premium version. It will grant you access to a lot of features. However, this isn't what we are looking for, right? You can just access their free curses which are short-term and quite simple.


Speaking of simple, one more source is Simplilearn. I don’t know if you have heard of it but apparently, it is one of the best providers of free data science courses. Data Science for Beginners on Simplilearn is quite good and free of cost. You can learn data science with not much effort and zero money. If you are up to it, go for it. However, there are a few things I want to mention.


First of all, these companies offer uncharged courses for marketing purposes. The goal is to attract a lot of traffic so that eventually their paid courses start getting more recognition. Also, for these courses, you do not get full access to top free courses. For instance, Coursera courses are free to audit but you have to pay if you want to access graded assignments or say to earn a Course Certificate.


For free you can get online courses only for data science. Not saying it’s bad or anything but doing a full-time course is much better. Especially for a data science aspirant. When you start working in the industry, you will need a qualification level to access many things. An online or free data science course won’t do much for you then. Try preparing for a university abroad. They have accredited data scone programs that will launch you in a global market.


Isn't that as touching as it seems. You just have to gather your documents, attempt the GMAT or GRE along with a language test and you are good to go. The finance can be managed with scholarships and loans. Besides, you will need one anyway for a fulfilled career. If you want any recommendations, I would be happy to help. Let me know what I can add.

 


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