Skillsoft Opens Data Wrangling with Python Bootcamp to All Learners
BOSTON and WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 24, 2020 – Skillsoft has announced its first-ever Data Science Bootcamp delivered in partnership with Data Society, a leader in practical data science training, and hosted in Skillsoft’s intelligent learning experience platform, Percipio. Instructors from Data Society, who conducted more than 3,000 hours of training in 2019 with customers including NASA, Discover, and U.S. Department of State, will be leading the Bootcamp. Available at no cost to all interested learners, the Data Wrangling with Python Bootcamp enables attendees to interact with the instructor and receive high-quality, personalized instruction while collaborating with others in a virtual classroom setting.
Registration for Skillsoft’s four-day Data Wrangling with Python Bootcamp is open to anyone who is familiar with Python and will take place July 20-23. Available online and on learners’ time, all sessions will be recorded and available on-demand if unable to make a live session while all registrants also gain access to more than 7,000 courses with the 60-day Percipio trial. At a time when in-person training and events are largely halted, this Bootcamp provides massive value by delivering high quality personalized virtual instruction, which is critical to retain knowledge on such technical topics, with access to on-demand microlearning in a single solution.
“By partnering with Skillsoft, we are collectively breaking down barriers in data science education and democratizing acquisition of these increasingly essential skills,” said Merav Yuravlivker, CEO, Data Society. “We’ve crafted Skillsoft’s Data Wrangling with Python Bootcamp to ensure that learners receive a highly interactive experience and ample opportunities to apply practical programming skills that are foundational for data scientists to explore and analyze data.”
According to Splunk, in the last 15 years, 52 percent of the Fortune 500 companies have disappeared. In 2015, the average life expectancy of a company was a mere 15 years compared to a 75-year life expectancy in 1955. As the world changes more rapidly than ever, organizations need to live and breathe data to remain competitive. Businesses that integrate data into their operations and lead with analytics grow their annual revenue on average by 5.3 percent and decrease costs of operations by 4.85 percent.
“Creating a data literate workforce is a growing requisite for organizations positioned to thrive in the new data economy,” said Michael Yoo, general manager, Technology & Developer, Skillsoft. “By partnering with Data Society, we’re able to deliver premier data science training, empowering technology professionals to gain a modern, in-demand skill set that will advance their career along with enhancing the sustainability and success of their organization.”
The Data Wrangling with Python Bootcamp will cover leveraging Python’s capabilities to manipulate and explore data. By the end of this program, attendees will be able to:
- Identify what data science is and why it's important
- Program proficiently in Python
- Automate data cleaning and processing
Register for the Data Wrangling with Python Bootcamp here.
About Data Society
Data Society delivers customized corporate data science training programs and consulting services to transform the way that businesses and government agencies operate. Built on real-world use cases and practical data science solutions, Data Society works with staff at every level from executives to analysts to bridge the data communication gap and empower professionals to solve tough challenges.
Since inception in 2014, Data Society has demonstrated success in training government officials across U.S. agencies such as the U.S. Department of State (DoS)), the Department of Commerce (DoC), and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), as well as private sector companies like Northrop Grumman, Abt Associates, and the Inter-American Development Bank. Data Society has been recognized by Forbes as a top ten EdTech company and has won numerous awards for their innovation in the training space. Learn more at https://datasociety.com.
Skillsoft delivers online learning, training, and talent solutions to help organizations unleash their edge. Leveraging immersive, engaging content, Skillsoft enables organizations to unlock the potential in their best assets – their people – and build teams with the skills they need for success. Empowering 36 million learners and counting, Skillsoft democratizes learning through an intelligent learning experience and a customized, learner-centric approach to skills development with resources for Leadership Development, Business Skills, Technology & Development, Digital Transformation, and Compliance.
Skillsoft and SumTotal are partners to thousands of leading global organizations, including many Fortune 500 companies. The company features three award-winning systems that support learning, performance and success: Skillsoft learning content, the Percipio intelligent learning experience platform, and the SumTotal suite for Talent Development, which offers measurable impact across the entire employee lifecycle. Learn more at www.skillsoft.com.
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