Mechanical engineer Prasanna Prem has a recipe for getting through the pandemic: Don’t waste time binge-watching television and waiting for Covid-19 to pass. Instead, use the time to help your career by taking online learning courses. 

Prasanna’s interest in data science and artificial intelligence led him to plunge into Simplilearn’s Data Scientist Master’s Program and, so far, he’s collected an impressive collection of certifications. 

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“I buckled down and completed my certification in Tableau, R, Python, Machine Learning, Big Data Hadoop and Tableau in just two-and-a-half months, which normally would have taken around six months,” Prasanna said.

“When I thought about the current situation with the Covid-19 pandemic, I decided it was the best time to upskill myself,” Prasanna said. 

A Fascinating and Lucrative Career

The Data Scientist Master’s Program, in collaboration with IBM, provides extensive, in-depth training in the most in-demand data science and machine learning skills. It’s also ranked the number-one data science course by India Today.

What makes Simplilearn perfect for the times is it offers a comprehensive, online training bootcamp. The Data Scientist Master’s Program blends live-online instructor-led classes with self-paced learning videos. At the conclusion of the course, learners tackle a capstone project by building an industry-relevant product to reinforce the program’s content.

Data scientists are involved in fascinating work. They work to understand business problems and make recommendations backed by data. Plus, they are in heavy demand, with Glassdoor ranking it second in the 50 best jobs during 2021.

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The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects the number of data science jobs to increase by about 28 percent through 2026, or roughly 11.5 million new jobs.

Plus, there’s a healthy payday for data scientists. According to Forbes, the current median base salary for top-level data science managers is $250,000, and $160,000 for experienced individual contributors. Glassdoor states that India’s average data scientist salary is ₹1,000,000 per year.

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A Gratifying Learning Experience

For Prasanna, the learning experience has been a fruitful use of his time. 

“I commend Simplilearn for the high-quality faculty and how they conduct the live sessions,” he said. “For me, it was like a one-to-one mentorship because I could get all my queries solved right away. The way I am moving forward, I feel very confident.

“Last but not least, I really want to thank Simplilearn, and I urge you to be safe, stay inside, and start learning from home.”

To get started on expanding your learning journey, go to Simplilearn and find a course that’s perfect for you.

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