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Confident Data Skills

Confident Data Skills

Master the Fundamentals of Working with Data and Supercharge Your Career

Kirill Eremenko

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Understand the basics of data and learn to utilise its innovative potential, giving your career a valuable and cutting-edge boost.

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About the book

Data science is the most exciting skill you can master. Data has dramatically changed how our world works. From entertainment to politics, from technology to advertising and from science to the business world, data is integral and its only limit is our imagination. If you want to have a vibrant and valuable professional life, being skilled with data is the key to a cutting-edge career. Learning how to work with data may seem intimidating or difficult but with Confident Data Skills you will be able to master the fundamentals and supercharge your professional abilities. This essential book covers data mining, preparing data, analysing data, communicating data, financial modelling, visualizing insights and presenting data through film making and dynamic simulations.

In-depth international case studies from a wide range of organizations, including Netflix, LinkedIn, Goodreads, Deep Blue, Alpha Go and Mike's Hard Lemonade Co. show successful data techniques in practice and inspire you to turn knowledge into innovation. Confident Data Skills also provides insightful guidance on how you can use data skills to enhance your employability and improve how your industry or company works through your data skills. Expert author and instructor, Kirill Eremenko, is committed to making the complex simple and inspiring you to have the confidence to develop an understanding, adeptness and love of data.

Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 00: Introduction;
  • Section - ONE: “What is It?” Key Principles;
    • Chapter - 01: Defining Data;
    • Chapter - 02: How Data Fulfils Our Needs;
    • Chapter - 03: The Data Science Mind-Set;
  • Section - TWO: “When and Where Can I Get It?” Data Gathering and Analysis;
    • Chapter - 04: Identify the Problem;
    • Chapter - 05: Data Preparation;
    • Chapter - 06: Data Analysis (Part I);
    • Chapter - 07: Data Analysis (Part II);
  • Section - THREE: “How Can I Present It?” Communicating Data;
    • Chapter - 08: Data Visualization;
    • Chapter - 09: Data Presentation;
    • Chapter - 10: Your Career in Data Science


The most comprehensive book I have seen for those wanting to get into data science - what Harvard Business Review called 'the sexiest job of the 21st century'.
Ben Taylor, Chief Data Officer, ZIFF Inc

Eremenko is an established voice in the field, and his book is a must-read for anyone with an interest in using data science for business. Crammed with advice, Confident Data Skills provides the means to broaden one's horizons through data.
Michael Segala, CEO and Co-Founder, SFL Scientific

Terrific. Eremenko has a knack for rendering complex theories in clear, elegant prose. Instructive and spirited, it will help you think - not only about the world around you but also about yourself.
Damian Mingle, Chief Data Scientist, Intermedix

Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749481544
  • Edition: 1
  • Published: 3rd January 2018
  • Paperback
  • Format: 233x156
  • 272 pages
  • Series: Confident Series

About the Author

Kirill Eremenko is a data science entrepreneur, instructor and consultant. He is the Founder and CEO of SuperDataScience, an online educational portal for data scientists. He is an expert in leveraging big data to drive business strategy, revamp customer experience and revolutionize business processes. Eremenko is also passionate about delivering high-quality accessible digital education and runs over 20 online courses, taken by over 100,000 students worldwide.

Kirill Eremenko

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