How many terms/courses does it take to to acquire all the basic and advanced analytics skills? Also can somebody aquire those skills by themselves? Coursera.org is offering free courses in data analysis, what do you think about?
Dr. Goutam, Thanks for throwing light on the "preferred" and "required" skills for analytics world today. We are fortunate to have gone through a program at OSU under your guidance which covers all of these skills.
Strongly recommend all to consider each of these skills before choosing a any suitable analytics program if not SAS and Data mining program at OSU.
Goutam, nice to have you back -- and thanks for the highly informative post on analytics skills. I think folks would do well to follow your advice and probe program directors about the types of skills students would leave with upon completion of the coursework!
Maybe it's time for the analytics profession to unite under a single slogan that inspires quality and innovation, something that will help you avoid being one of those case studies where big data analytics went awry.
In providing a summary of their two All Analytics Academy presentations, Ezmeralda Khalil and Steven Mills of Booz Allen Hamilton highlight the value of identifying the right talent needs, recruiting data scientists from business units, and not wasting time looking for unicorns.