The IBM Data Science Professional Certificate is one of many stepping stones on my journey to become a data scientist. This certificate program is comprised of 9 courses, taking the student from the basics of data science through to creating their own unique capstone project. It is a well-established, well-crafted online education program that has been around for many years, with 234,952 enrollees in Course #1 at the time this article was written (interestingly only 67,533 enrollees in Course #9…quite a drop off, perhaps that speaks to the program difficulty).

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Figure 1: Certification

This certification is a great starting point for a career…

Matt Pierce

On the path to becoming a Data Scientist

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