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Fast Track in Becoming a Data Scientist

bigdata_educationWith all the momentum being generated by the Big Data phenomenon, it is natural for professionals to want to migrate to this exciting field. The Data Scientist is the primary big data practitioner so the question is how to gain academic credentials quickly enough at this point to take full advantage of what the growing field has to offer. Here at insideBigData, we’ll be covering this topic very closely in the coming months. For now, let’s take a look at one educational resource that claims it can create the next generation data scientists in a very short period of time.

The fast-track school is Zipfian Academy, a San Francisco-based facility that this week is welcoming its first class of data science students. Its goal is to teach its students what they need to know to be proficient data scientists in just 12 weeks.

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