Today luckily there are several universities and training academies that offer just this. You can choose between online and traditional learning methodologies, something that best suits your schedule and gives you the skills you are looking to gain. It's important that your learning includes the opportunity to practice on real life data sets and access to faculty that can share their industry experience with you.
Another great way to pick up data analytics knowledge is to stay in touch with the industry and keep abreast of innovations in the analytics world. There is a wealth of free but quality information out there. Take the time to engage and connect with the data analytics community, follow experts and blogs on data analytics, download free ebooks and participate in competitions. All this will help you become an analytics expert in your own right. The more knowledge you gain, the bigger the edge you will have.
So, if you are at that fork, exploring options and wondering which path to take....take a chance, fall in love with data analytics, it's where the future is.
Gaurav Vohra has over 10 years of experience in the field of analytics and has worked across multiple verticals including financial services, retail, FMCG, telecom, pharmaceuticals and leisure industries. Gaurav started his career in analytics with Capital One and over the last decade has worked with clients such as JC Penney, Gap, Wal-mart, IRI, 7-11, IMS health and ICICI Lombard. With an economics undergraduate degree from DU and an MBA from IIM Bangalore Gaurav has been in the analytics industry from its initial days.
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