Data Science at Zuka is for you!

Let’s imagine that a brand wants to see how well a product is doing in the market. The company needs to understand who is buying it, when, where, why and how often. This information is all stored in the data.

A data scientist applies computational and statistical techniques on all the customer data that is flowing in order to find patterns and groups within that data. This analysis can advise the brand about to whom they should be marketing or even if they should change up their product offering.

Data science and data analytics jobs will be among the most sought after, high paying careers in Kenya with unfolding technologies in different sectors of the economy. The reason for this demand lies in the massive amounts of data that businesses in every industry are now able to collect through digitization and technology. New data is available all the time, volumes are increasing and businesses need to use that data to optimize functions and, quite frankly, to run at all. Using this data properly can mean the difference between business success and failure, and a data scientist is a key to unlocking the story behind the data.

More professionals will be required in the field of statistics and data science even as few individuals explore data-related courses.


Career Growth

If you’re looking for a way to jump-start your career, obtaining fundamental data science skills is an important step to take. Even if you’re already experienced in using data for decision making, enhanced training from an advanced data science course can still help you grow in your career, stand out amongst the competition, and even increase your earning potential. In fact, Business Wire revealed through a study that professionals typically see a salary increase ranging anywhere from 20% to 40% after obtaining these skills.

Flexibility, Freedom and Options

If you’re looking to obtain skills in a field where you’ll always have a lot of options and never be bored in your line of work, data science is the way to go. There are so many different industries leveraging the power of data science, from healthcare to finance, to retail and entertainment. In reality, just about every industry and company these days is recognizing the importance of data and the need for qualified data scientists.

Have you ever dreamed of working for one of the top companies? If so, obtaining data science skills can be your first step at landing you a job at one of the many top companies actively hiring data scientists.

Aside from just qualifying as a data scientist, these data science skills can land you a job as a data engineer, data architect, research scientist or a business analyst, just to name a few.

Structured Learning Program

Some people decide to just improve their skills by watching free videos online or reading blogs and tips from websites. Even though this information can come from reputable sources, these free sources don’t offer a structured learning approach. When you decide to learn on your own, it will usually take a lot of discipline to commit yourself to learn what’s needed to succeed as a data scientist. It’s also easy to miss important lessons that you’d otherwise get with a structured education program, as you’ll likely only get bits and pieces of information through free sources.

A structured learning program provides students with everything they need to master data science in a logical, organized manner. Because data science can be complex, having this structure — even if you already have some data science experience — is essential.

This is what we have designed here at Zukademy.

See the breakdown of Data Science Foundations and Advanced Programs.

Learn the Most Popular Data Science Tools

Data science is constantly evolving, and data scientists are always using new and innovative tools to make their jobs more efficient. Without enrolling in a data science course, it can be difficult to learn about all of the popular data science tools that are used today. However, this is an important skill for any data scientist/analyst.

Different companies use different tools, so if you’re accustomed to only using specific ones, it’s important to expand your skill set and learn about all the different data science tools out there. This way, once you’re certified and on your next job interview, you can confidently tell your interviewer that you’re experienced with the data science tools that are used at their company. When you enrol in a data science course, you will learn about R, SQL, some use of Python and Tableau.

Learn to Apply Theoretical Concepts to Business Problems

It’s possible to learn various theoretical concepts from videos, books or even from college courses.

But only a practical training program, such as Zukademy’s programs, will have industry experts demonstrating how to apply those concepts to actual business problems.

Keeps You Updated on the Latest Industry Trends

Enrolling in a data science course will allow you to stay on top of the latest trends in the domain. Learning new skills is essential when it comes to expanding your knowledge base. If you have other things on your plate, such as a full-time job, it can be difficult to learn these things from multiple sources.

It’s typically more efficient to enrol in a data science course with an accredited institution so that you can enhance your learning experience. This can also make you an asset to your current employer, and any future potential employers.

Easily Showcase Your Expertise

When applying for a new job, employers take various factors into consideration when evaluating your experience. Sometimes, the on-the-job experience can showcase your expertise in a particular field. Other times, hands-on experience through a well-structured learning program can also show potential employers that you’re knowledgeable and qualified.

You may be especially unstoppable if you have on-the-job experience plus the skills this program will impact on you.

It Shows You’re Dedicated and Committed

Companies recognize and appreciate the fact that enrolling in an education program and getting hard to master skills can be challenging. Not only do students have to study and work hard in order to succeed, but they often have other responsibilities to deal with, such as family life and a full-time job.

By making the decision to enrol in our program, it shows potential employers just how serious and passionate you are when it comes to data science, and it demonstrates your level of dedication. It also tells more about the person’s character: This is someone who, even with an already jam-packed schedule, made the decision to better themselves.

As busy as this person was, they still successfully completed the program and became certified. In other words, this is someone who is committed, works well under pressure and can meet deadlines. These are all valuable traits in any employee, but especially for someone who wants to work in data science.

The Opportunity to Interact with Other Data Scientist Peers and Experts in the Data Science Field

Within our program, students get to learn a lot from industry experts. Also, students have the opportunity to interact with professional data scientists and clear any doubts with them. It gives students the chance to network with experts and peers in the data science industry, which is another added perk of enrolling in a structured data science education program.

The Bottom Line

If you’re ready to stand out amongst the competition and make a big impression on potential employers, there is no better time than now to earn your data science certification if you’re serious about pursuing a career in data science.

Will I find the time?

Zukademy’s learning model is designed to help you, as a working professional, improve your skills without compromising on work and family responsibilities. The program course work is broken up into weekly, manageable bite-sized modules, with incremental progress, designed to help you over the duration of the course and allow you the legroom to practice and work on projects when it suits you best.

At the beginning of each week, you’ll be presented with all the lectures, notes and assignments necessary for completion. We have designed a course that closely mirrors the demands of the workplace and have added job immersion and self-paced project work, which lead to understanding team-working dynamics.

Can my employer assist

By improving your skills and industry knowledge, you’ll be having an influence on the success of your organisation.

Why wouldn’t you ask your boss to help you fund your studies if it’s going to have an impact on the way you do business?

11% of our past students receive financial assistance from their employers. You can ask for help, too. Below, is a guide to show you how you can receive financial assistance from your employer.

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