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Become a Data Scientist

Bertelsmann , Figure Eight , IBM , Insight , Kaggle and Starbucks via Udacity Nanodegree


Data science skills are in high demand, and you'll finish this program with practical skills needed to land a data science job. You'll build projects designed with our industry partners using real-world data, and by the end of the program you will be able to build machine learning models includng supervised and unsupervised methods; create and run data pipelines; design experiments; build recommendation systems; deploy solutions to the cloud; and more. This program is an ideal way to move into a data science career, and by the end of the program you'll be ready to apply for data science jobs.
Build effective machine learning models, run data pipelines, build recommendation systems, and deploy solutions to the cloud with industry-aligned projects.


  • Solving Data Science Problems
    • Learn the data science process, including how to build effective data visualizations, and how to communicate with various stakeholders.
  • Software Engineering for Data Scientists
    • Develop software engineering skills that are essential for data scientists, such as creating unit tests and building classes.
  • Data Engineering for Data Scientists
    • Learn to work with data through the entire data science process, from running pipelines, transforming data, building models, and deploying solutions to the cloud.
  • Experiment Design and Recommendations
    • Learn to design experiments and analyze A/B test results. Explore approaches for building recommendation systems.
  • Data Science Projects
    • Leverage what you’ve learned throughout the program to build your own open-ended Data Science project. This project will serve as a demonstration of your valuable abilities as a Data Scientist.

Taught by

Josh Bernhard , Juno Lee , Luis Serrano, Andrew Paster, Mike Yi, David Drummond, Judit Lantos, Karthic G., Balachandar P., Garzai E., Kamil K., Max Q. and Jean-Philippe P.


4.9 rating, based on 11 Class Central reviews

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  • Udacity's Data Scientist Nanodegree program is their advanced certificate in the series. The very first project forced me to pull together all of my Python EDA and modelling skills -- plus load it all to Github and write a blog post on the topic I covered. And that was only the first major project! This is exactly the type of detailed coursed that I wanted to have.
  • Anonymous
    The Nanodegree is very oriented to real life and a true fast track to upskill the data science capabilities. The tips and best practices presented in the classes and mainly in the project reviews are the highlights of the program. The curriculum is truly well designed and covers the daily main tasks of a data scientist.
  • Anonymous
    I am very happy to be able to join the nanodegree program Udacity, all lessons are easy to understand with very detailed explanations. Nanodegree program has a lot of practice that can make me increase my skills quickly.
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    Ahmad Gilang Arinanda
    I am very happy to be able to join the nanodegree program Udacity, all lessons are easy to understand with very detailed explanations. Nanodegree program has a lot of practice that can make me increase my skills quickly.
  • The course is information-packed and knowledge-full. The hands-on mode of teaching makes it even more interesting, as the student confirms every tid bit on his own, as he studies along. Kudos to the Udacity team!"
  • Profile image for HUGO RAFAEL VALLEJO ANGULO
    Excellent course, personalized reviewing to boost your skills and the instructors are excellent. I'd like to keep doing courses in udacity
  • Anonymous
    "This program has given me a new way of thinking towards a problem and has given me hope that I can do what I wanted to do."
  • Anonymous
    I am loving the program so far. Not only are my coding skills improving, but I am getting knowledge about other applicable skills such as presenting my findings, writing professional and understandable code, and what's required for working with teams in a workplace. It has definitely surpassed my expectations and I am confident of applying for data scientist roles soon as I am done with the course."
  • Anonymous
    The program is excellent! I enjoyed it more than I expected. There's so much that I was able to learn in a small amount of time. I loved the practical approach to everything. Doing work in notebooks rather than studying theory was very enjoyable.
  • Anonymous
    This program has encouraged me to be a part of the data science community. The first project was to publish an article in a blog, and I am so glad I did it, I am connecting with other people because of that as I have never had before.
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    Mustufa Abbas
    It was fantastic and above my expectations, review system is best for those who are introvert person, And I'm one of those, proud to be a part of Udacity's student.

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