As documented by Asfar Hameed
Life is a funny thing. Sometimes, you take a course of action to help you achieve a particular goal, only to find out that the course of action offers you a far better opportunity than the goal you were pursuing!
That’s what happened to me when I took Simplilearn’s Post Graduate Program in Data Analytics. What started out as a means of improving my career at the time, turned into an irresistible opportunity to change course for the better and land a career far better than what I had previously. Let me explain.
But before I do, a little about myself.
I live in Chennai, India, with my family. After I graduated from university in 2017 with a B.Tech in Aerospace Engineering, I ended up in a non-technical position, working as an Aviation Security Officer for Jet Airways.
When Jet Airways ceased operations two years later, I saw this as an opportunity to go into the retail clothing business for myself. Things look promising until 2020 when the pandemic-based lockdown came crashing down, putting so many people’s plans on hold.
Undaunted, I shifted focus to the hardware business and began striking up working relationships with vendors around India. It began to occur to me that I could gain a more competitive advantage if I could incorporate more data-driven insights into my business. At about the same time, I was becoming intrigued by the share market and by crypto trading, which sparked a further interest in learning the Python programming language.
The Challenge: Learning Data Analytics to Strengthen My Business
Okay, so I knew what I was up against now. I needed a convenient, affordable, and effective means of learning data analytics, so I could use those skills to improve and strengthen my business. After all, this is the age of data, and if you want your business to get ahead, you need the tools to better process, utilize, and monetize information!
So, I began searching for courses that related to my quest. And that’s when I found Simplilearn.
The Simplilearn Solution
I chose Simplilearn because, after searching for courses and comparing various providers, I felt that Simplilearn’s course had better content and more robust support for easy self-paced learning, qualities I was looking for in an upskilling partner.
The trainers were very professional and friendly, possessing a strong knowledge of data analytics. They also demonstrated a solid, constant level of support, which I was particularly happy about since I was completely new to the field. The staff helped me out a lot at the beginning! This level of helpfulness and support really helped me build my confidence in data analytics.
So, I dedicated my evenings and weekends to learning, while still handling my business during regular hours. The self-paced recorded videos were particularly instrumental in clearing up any doubts or questions I had.
Everything was going smoothly. The attentive and knowledgeable trainers, the self-paced study materials, and the flexible learning times combined to form an effective and convenient means of learning data analytics.
Then, the unexpected happened.