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Confident Data Skills

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13 Feb, 2018

A new book reveals how anyone can learn to use data and get ahead in their career …

Whether you like it or not, your life is already dictated by data science. From the films you see at the cinema to the fastest route to get you to the supermarket – not only do data impact on our lives, each and every one of us is also creating data, whether we have a social media account or not. By simply getting the tube, browsing online or carrying a smartphone, you are creating valuable statistical data, and being able to use these ‘data exhausts’ effectively has become one of the most powerful skills of the 21st century.

Now a new book, Confident Data Skills, has been written to make the seemingly complex topic of data simple, and provide a solid stepping stone to help you get ahead in your new career. Whatever your field or level of expertise, the book will take you on a journey from first having a question that data might solve, finding the data and analysing it, to visualising and finally presenting the insights to your colleagues and bosses.

Author Kirill Eremenko predicts that, in ten years, every employee in every country will be expected to have some kind of data literacy – and you can be at the forefront of this revolution. The book isn’t full of ‘how to code’ lessons, it’s about making the skills accessible so you can understand how to apply data skills to your workplace and take steps towards implementing data effectively. This will give you the foundation and confidence to work with data, in whatever way most suits you and your workplace. By the end of this book you will have the tools needed to start on your own journey to data fluency.

Confident Data Skills, Kogan Page, £14.99. For more information, go to www.koganpage.com/confidentdataskills

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