Last weekend I took the Lynda course “Understanding Data Science ” with Doug Rose. The class is designed for those that do not intend to be Data Scientists but want to become familiar with the process and terminology. The class has a running time of 1 hour and 16 minutes and covers includes the following topics.
- What is data science?
- Making connections with relational databases
- Importing data into warehouses
- Recognizing different data types
- Applying statistical analysis
One of the underutilized features of some public libraries is their online resource section. Many libraries provide the ability to get free Lynda access, which I have recently done. If you don’t have the ability to get the library access LinkedIn provides a free 10 day trial, which then would lead to the basic membership from $19.99 a month or the premium membership from $29.99 a month.