The average cost of obtaining a masters degree at traditional bricks and mortar institutions will set you back anywhere between $30,000 and $120,000. Even online data science degree programs don’t come cheap costing a minimum of $9,000. So what do you do if you want to learn data science but can’t afford to pay this?
Rebecca Vickery trained into a career as a data scientist without taking any formal education in the subject. In this article, she shares with you her own personal curriculum for learning data science if you can’t or don’t want to pay thousands of dollars for more formal study.
The curriculum will consist of 3 main parts, technical skills, theory and practical experience. She includes links to free resources for every element of the learning path and includes some links to additional ‘low cost’ options. So if you want to spend a little money to accelerate your learning you can add these resources to the curriculum. She includes the estimated costs for each of these.
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