Analytics is a hard subject to learn well. It involves the bringing together of several disciplines, such as statistics, business strategy, machine learning, data base management, computer science, etc. It will therefore be necessary for the analyst to have a firm grasp and understanding of all of these topics and more – a daunting task, to say the least.
What if you could get Standford level learning and course material on these topics to help you become a better analyst. And, what if you could get it without cost? The world would be your oyster.
As it happens, today is the day the world becomes your oyster. Stanford has started to leverage the capabilities of the internet to bring high level course work and education to the masses – for free. And what’s more, the classes they are currently offering happen to be highly correlated with those skills necessary to be good at analytics. Some of the free courses offered include Machine Learning, Introduction to Databases, Natural Language Processing, and Programming Methodology.
This is an awesome opportunity. All you need to bring to the table is your time and some effort – the knowledge and course structure are there waiting for you. Check out a class listing here, and the database class here.