How to Think Like a Data Scientist to Become One

with Harpreet Sahota

Develop your mindset and learn how to think like a senior data scientist. This course is a perfect opportunity for aspiring data scientists who wish to learn from the advice of a seasoned data science professional.

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Course Overview

Data science is unique for its combination of several different knowledge bases and skillsets. To become a successful data scientist, you need such skills as critical thinking, problem-solving, programming, engineering, math, statistics, business acumen, communication, and project management. Bootcamps and university degrees certainly don’t teach or prepare you to utilize all these skills together. To be a great data scientist, you need to wear multiple hats and learn how to think like a product manager, a scientist, an engineer, or a businessperson—which is why becoming a data scientist is challenging. Think of this course as your opportunity to gain experience and advice from someone who has been on the job for several years and wants to spend time with you and share what he has learned as a senior data scientist.

Topics covered

Career developmentProblem framingProblem solvingQuestion designScientific method

What You'll Learn

This course gives invaluable advice to those who are just starting or about to begin studying data science. You’ll gain an understanding of the type of work you’ll do as a data scientist, why it’s an exciting and demanding job, the best way to build a project portfolio, and, most importantly, develop a mindset that helps you be successful on the job.

Why is data science unique?
The different roles in data science and how to choose the best one for you
What a project should do for you
How to adopt the data science mindset
How to use the scientific method in your work
How to frame problems and ask questions for effective analysis


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This is fantastic course! I am unemployed, I am depressed, I have lost may last 4-5 years because I gave got burned out and left the world to be alone, I am 51 and maybe too old to go into completely new area like AI/ML, but it gives me a lot of energy. If you have more courses like that one I will return one day with money for paid subscription and will complete all your courses. This one you should promote a lot. It is mindset change!
This course is incomplete! There are 2 main topics missing that were called out in section 1 and the speaker even says at the end "see you in the next lesson" That's the first course I am truly disappointed. The content is good, and it would be a 4-star rating if it would be complete. 2 stars, because the insights are good, but I don't like the presenting style. There are visually better videos on this platform
The explanations of the various concepts are rather vague and abstract. I would have liked a lot more concrete examples to illustrate the points, more prototypical use cases from real life data science work in a company. Without that, it all sounds reasonable, but I don't feel like I fully understood how to apply it in real life.
I have some knowledge about he Data science, and I am a Data Analyst but until now in the course.. I am really happy because I gain more and more experience not just Information or just knowledge, and this experience will help me a lot. I am sure. Thanks for this course. And really thanks for the Instructor, You are expert man.
Every aspiring Data Scientist should take this course. The information contained in this course is invaluable to anyone new to this discipline. The instructor is passionate about sharing his knowledge with everyone, and there is a wealth of it here. Really appreciate him sharing this knowledge, its a game changer. Thanks.
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Harpreet Sahota

“A data scientist thinks like an engineer, a scientist, and a businessperson. This trifecta is a unique mindset to adopt and is what makes careers in data science so special. You don’t get a paycheck because you know 100 different algorithms. You get paid to solve real-world problems.”

Harpreet Sahota

Host of the “The Artists of Data Science” podcast

How to Think Like a Data Scientist to Become One

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