Edureka introduces Data Science course for mid-career IT professionals

Edureka adds Data Science course in their kitty of 12 existing courses

Online PR News – 25-February-2014 – Bangalore/ Karnataka – Edureka, one of the leading online IT, cloud and mobility education providers offering live web support 24X7 to their students on subjects such as Big Data, Analytics, Cloud, Mobility today announced the introduction of Data Science course available online.
With the addition of Data Science course, Edureka has 13 courses in their kitty addressing the growing amount of skill gap in new technologies; particularly in the fields of Big Data and Analytics. The Data Science course covers topics on Hadoop, Analytics with R and Machine Learning techniques encompassing the complete Data Science study. This Data Science course is designed to provide knowledge and skills to become a successful Data Scientist for mid-career professionals. The duration of the course is 4 weeks costing INR 24,995 with 157 students enrolling for the course on the premiere day.
Speaking about the course Lovleen Bhatia-Co-founder & Chairman, Edureka said, “As 'Data Science' is an emerging field, there are plenty of opportunities available world across be it in IT, Healthcare, Retail, Government offices, Academics, Life Sciences, Oceanography, etc. There is a clear need now and in the foreseeable future for many more data science professionals. These people need to have the strong statistical knowledge, software engineering ability and communication skills which only a well-designed multidisciplinary program can provide. Data scientist as a job title is significantly trending upwards.”
The course is aimed to gain an insight into the roles played by a Data Scientist, analyse Big Data using Hadoop and R, learn tools and techniques for sampling and filtering data, and data transformation. Also, the course provides an understanding of various Machine Learning techniques and their implementation using Apache Mahout. This will also help to gain insight into the visualization and optimization of data. Data Science is becoming a very promising field to harness and process huge volumes of data generated from various sources.

Edureka has offered its learning platform to more than 55000 students & professionals globally. The course has enabled the learners to move up the corporate ladder by garnering new skills on emerging and evolved technologies/frameworks. It has a very low dropout rate of less than 10% and boosts of highly skilled and experienced trainers for all its courses.

About Edureka:
Founded by Lovleen Bhatia, an IT–BHU alumni and Kapil Tyagi, an IIT Bombay alumni, Edureka (Education+Eureka) aims to bridge the growing skills gap of professionals in Big Data, Cloud and Mobility globally. Edureka offers a range of online technical courses in Android, Big Data & Hadoop, Hadoop Administration, Apache Cassandra, Cloud Computing, Data Science and Business Analytics with R among others for mid and high-level professionals. Edureka has been serving students/professionals from across geography/industry/skills/professions. Edureka’s custom designed courses are created and updated by seasoned tech professionals. The content is designed to keep it industry relevant enabling faster career advancement. For more details, visit:

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