Although widespread vaccination efforts have made a partial return to normal this summer seem an achievable goal, learning from home is still more popular than ever. Additionally, the flexibility and lower costs of virtual learning may mean that learning from home is here to stay. Interested in virtual learning, but not sure where to start? Here are a few of the common approaches to learn data science from home in 2021.
The most rigorous, and expensive, of the included options, there are many degrees you can earn through online programs these days, including AA, BA, MA, and MBA. These programs allow you the flexibility to build your schedule around work and family responsibilities, while also providing structure through set course requirements and networking opportunities.
If you are looking to learn or refresh a specific skill, a certification program might be the right choice for you. Certificates are usually less expensive and less time-intensive than an online degree and might cover a single topic, rather than a broad swath of knowledge. As such, they are accessible to a wide range of individuals, who may not be able to, or need to, commit several months or years to get their desired results. However, certificates might not be as thorough as an online degree. If you are looking for a quick win, ODSC offers an 8-week Machine Learning Certificate program. Check it out here.
One of the most accessible forms to learn data science from home is through videos, which are generally offered on-demand. As such, you have complete control over the when and what type of topics you want to cover. However, unlike a certification program or an online degree, videos do not offer a certificate or degree. Nevertheless, you do gain tangible knowledge that can help you excel in your work or projects. If you are ready to dive into some self-directed learning, you can check out the large collection of data science videos on the Ai+ Training platform.
If your favorite part of learning is asking questions of your instructor, you might prefer virtual live training. There are many organizations that are currently offering virtual live training sessions. Many of these sessions offer either a broad overview of a topic or very specific tutorials. Whichever, you choose, however, you will have the opportunity to ask for additional clarification from your instructor. Currently, Ai+ Training is offering courses on probability and statistics, unsupervised learning, and algorithms, data structures, and optimization.
If webinars, on-demand videos, and live training sessions are not your preferred learning medium, there is still a lot you can learn from blogs, interviews, and written tutorials. Many of these incorporate code that you can follow along with.
Learn Data Science from Home 2021
As you can see, the online learning options are many and varied. If you are ready to start your online learning journey, you can find live training sessions, on-demand videos, webinars, and a machine learning certification program on the Ai+ Training platform. The ODSC Europe 2021 virtual conference is also coming up this June 8-10, and you can register now for 20% off premium tickets or get the free general pass. However, if you are ready to see people in the flesh again, it’s time to get excited for ODSC West, which will be returning to San Francisco as a hybrid conference this November.