Friday, January 24, 2014

How to get a hot tech job for $2,000 and two mos of study

According to Nextgov Mag, you can train for a "data science" position in one of those almost-free MOOC courses.

Data science is the technique of making sense of all those tons of data computers are scarfing up.

It was been described as the sexiest job of the 21st Century. That I would doubt, but you be the judge.

You need a grounding in statistics and the basics of computer science. Computer smarts mixed with the brains of an entrepreneur, basically.

You can pay $60K for a master's in data science from Berkeley or go to an online venue such as Udacity.

The "degree" from Udacity may not carry the clout of a master's from Berkeley or another brick-and-mortar, but it will be taught by someone in the trenches--say a Facebook exec. In other words--a leader doing it daily.

You should be table to talk that up into a decent credential. It's how the game is played these days.

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