Recent years have seen the increasing popularity of certificates as a means for data scientists to build new skills. Companies, such as Google, have even begun offering their own, with promising results. This popularity may be a result of the fact that a machine learning certificate can offer similar amounts of knowledge for less time and costs. There are numerous other benefits as well.
Go From a Junior to Senior Role
There is a lot that can be learned on the job. However, when you learn a skill from a singular experience, you may lack the depth and breadth of knowledge that could propel you to the next level in the organization. A machine learning certificate could help you bridge the gap from situational knowledge to the true understanding you need to earn a promotion.
Make a Lateral Career Move
If you already have a higher degree in statistics, mathematics, or a similar field, returning to school for another graduate or PhD to make a lateral move into an adjacent career, might not make financial sense. In these cases, a machine learning certificate is often enough to help you supplement your existing knowledge and provide you with the skills you need to make the jump to your desired career in data science and artificial intelligence.
Compared to graduate programs and bootcamps, which can cost thousands of dollars, certification programs, like ODSC’s Machine Learning Certification are significantly less expensive. As a result, you are able to gain the skills you need without breaking the bank.
Less Time Intensive
Additionally, unlike graduate programs and traditional bootcamps, certification programs can be much shorter. They allow you to strategically target the skills you need, and avoid spending time on classes covering topics or skills you already know or aren’t relevant. Additionally, if you ultimately decide that data science is not the field for you, you will have only invested a few weeks, and not several years.
Update Your Skills
Finally, if you are currently a data scientist, and perhaps have been in the field for a few years, a machine learning certificate can help you update your skills and stay current with the latest tools and techniques in the industry.
Sign up for the ODSC Machine Learning Certificate
Certificates are a great way to keep building new skills and advancing in your career. If you are interested in growing your understanding of machine learning, ODSC’s Machine Learning Certificate will take you through 8 weeks of instruction on both the underlying fundamentals and the latest developments in the field. Sign up today and you’ll be a machine learning pro by summer!