Video: How I'd Learn Data Analytics If I Had to Start Over

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What better way to plan how to go about becoming a data analyst this year than from an experienced data scientist with a time machine?

Okay, so maybe we don’t have an actual time machine, but that didn’t stop us from asking CareerFoundry’s Senior Data Scientist Tom Gadsby if he could do it all again…what would he change?

The data analytics world of 2024 comes with more online content, bigger professional communities, more sectors, and more machine learning opportunities. In this video Tom explains how he would take advantage of these changes if he were to become a data analyst from scratch again—as well as learning from his mistakes.

So whether it’s having more confidence, not worrying so much about whether you love maths or not, and how to plan a roadmap of your own learning, you’ll learn it all in Tom’s chat.

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