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Re: How To Switch To A Career In Data Analysis by spicyuzo(m): 9:22pm On Jul 16
munstaqq:


I'm a graduate of Accounting and currently serving in Kano State.
I'm quite good in Excel and SQL. Still learning Python and I will start learning Power Bi or Tableau soon.

Please sir, based on your experience, what's the chance of someone with Accounting background? And what do I need to do to be job ready?

Thank you.

I hope this encourages you.

1. Keeping going, don't stop. Get your hands dirty by doing projects. Create a GitHub repository, get on Kaggle, post the stuffs you've done. Put your tasks out there.

2. When you feel confident enough, and backed by the array of projects in your portfolio, then you start applying for positions abroad. Yes do that, don't feel shy or not good enough, just make good applications. You'll get a lot of rejections, but keep going, all you need is to get just one.

3. When you eventually get one, you'll be given a task to do. This is where you shine. Do the task to the best of your ability. You'll be given an opportunity to present your results.

Notice that I didn't mention about your degree yet?
Well yes, that's cos in these countries, they first want to know what can you do, can you get the job done? And then they'll look, is he/she educated? Those places it's not about the best certificate for the job, it's about the best fit for the job.

4. And if you do land the job, good for you. They'll relocate you and even your family.
And why will they do that?

Cos you my friend are the best fit for the job, and they won't spare resources in recruiting your talent.

Good luck.

God bless you always.

Btw...... Accounting is numerical and would be a good foundation for a data Analyst

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Re: How To Switch To A Career In Data Analysis by Kkshanana90(m): 9:44pm On Jul 16
wealthyhenry:


Please substantiate...

Hey man! I’m really busy these days, and do not have the time to write much. I only wanted to point out that you will have a great prospect as a data scientist than as a data analyst. Data science is more demanding, has comparably better pay, a shortage occupation, and more elite. Data Scientists could do the works of data analyst, but not vice versa. You may want to do further research on the aforementioned. I hope that it’s clear enough?

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Re: How To Switch To A Career In Data Analysis by wealthyhenry(m): 10:26pm On Jul 16
Kkshanana90:


Hey man! I’m really busy these days, and do not have the time to write much. I only wanted to point out that you will have a great prospect as a data scientist than as a data analyst. Data science is more demanding, has comparably better pay, a shortage occupation, and more elite. Data Scientists could do the works of data analyst, but not vice versa. You may want to do further research on the aforementioned. I hope that it’s clear enough?

Okay. Thanks a lot
Re: How To Switch To A Career In Data Analysis by Satioshi: 10:40pm On Jul 16
This came just in time. I already have advanced Excel skills, and I'm currently learning Python and SQL and hope to start Tableau and Power BI once I'm done.

Can you share resources with me or even mentor me? I'd be elated to get your number.
Re: How To Switch To A Career In Data Analysis by 2oby: 10:47pm On Jul 16
Techlyte:

You are welcome. Interested in learning data analysis?

Pls i am interested too.
Re: How To Switch To A Career In Data Analysis by munstaqq: 10:51pm On Jul 16
spicyuzo:


I hope this encourages you.

1. Keeping going, don't stop. Get your hands dirty by doing projects. Create a GitHub repository, get on Kaggle, post the stuffs you've done. Put your tasks out there.

2. When you feel confident enough, and backed by the array of projects in your portfolio, then you start applying for positions abroad. Yes do that, don't feel shy or not good enough, just make good applications. You'll get a lot of rejections, but keep going, all you need is to get just one.

3. When you eventually get one, you'll be given a task to do. This is where you shine. Do the task to the best of your ability. You'll be given an opportunity to present your results.

Notice that I didn't mention about your degree yet?
Well yes, that's cos in these countries, they first want to know what can you do, can you get the job done? And then they'll look, is he/she educated? Those places it's not about the best certificate for the job, it's about the best fit for the job.

4. And if you do land the job, good for you. They'll relocate you and even your family.
And why will they do that?

Cos you my friend are the best fit for the job, and they won't spare resources in recruiting your talent.

Good luck.

God bless you always.

Btw...... Accounting is numerical and would be a good foundation for a data Analyst

Thank you so much sir, for your kind advice. I needed to hear this and I'm very grateful.

I will screenshot this, print and hang it in my room as my daily reminder.

God bless you, sir.

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Re: How To Switch To A Career In Data Analysis by munstaqq: 10:59pm On Jul 16
Ugaboy:
U don't have worries, just learn and practice to very well...

For Visualization, pick Tableau, Tableu can connect to large different type of data file...once Tableu notice ur data and source, it can update the new data online if u permit and update the graph

I love it map analysis, tree an forest graph...

Tableau is a pro

I will definitely go for Tableau. Thank you so much, sir.
Re: How To Switch To A Career In Data Analysis by Ebukawaylaid(m): 11:58pm On Jul 16
Kkshanana90:


You’re right, but not completely right. I had guys with literature and pol. science background in my data science boot camp, and they’re doing great as data scientists in their respective companies at the moment. No doubt, data science is more difficult!

Please Sir, what is the name of your data science boot camp, and where is the location. I would like to be part of it. Thanks

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Re: How To Switch To A Career In Data Analysis by DonroxyII: 3:07am On Jul 17
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Re: How To Switch To A Career In Data Analysis by Opeyemic01: 4:10am On Jul 17
Hi, only the introduction opened through the link. How do I register? Do I have to download the app?
Re: How To Switch To A Career In Data Analysis by Kkshanana90(m): 6:25am On Jul 17
Ebukawaylaid:


Please Sir, what is the name of your data science boot camp, and where is the location. I would like to be part of it. Thanks

Google “Data Science Retreat”. It’s in Berlin.

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Re: How To Switch To A Career In Data Analysis by Incognito403: 7:28am On Jul 17
1stNumeroUno:


Please guide - when you say MS Excel are there specifics tool one needs to focus on?
Not really. Just ensure you learn enough to give you confidence in using Excel for data exploration, data analysis and data presentation/visualization.

Those are the three cardinals of data science. Even when you start using programming language to analyse data, you'll only be doing data exploration, analysis and visualization.

Programming is faster than GUI apps, it gives you more flexibility; you can read data from APIs and databases and most importantly, it is fast so you can work with big data without fear of "Program not responding" or "Program has crashed".

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Re: How To Switch To A Career In Data Analysis by whodeyhere: 7:37am On Jul 17
Op.. Thanks for this piece. I have been taking training in power BI recently..
Re: How To Switch To A Career In Data Analysis by jimmynauty: 7:37am On Jul 17
smartNerd:
The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but
in rising every time we fall. -Nelson Mandela

Am above minded

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Re: How To Switch To A Career In Data Analysis by jimmynauty: 7:42am On Jul 17
Incognito403:


There's nothing unlearnable and that includes mathematics. It only depends on your dedication commitment.

As for your points two and three, people only hate things because they don't understand it. Once you understand mathematics and statistics your hatred for it will disappear.

Go to YouTube and search for mathematics/statistics for data science beginners. Learn everyday and you'll be surprised how far you'll go in a short time.

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Re: How To Switch To A Career In Data Analysis by Edemoski(m): 8:26am On Jul 17
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Re: How To Switch To A Career In Data Analysis by OlaStar11(m): 9:39am On Jul 17
I would love you to guide me on it please!
Re: How To Switch To A Career In Data Analysis by Embell: 10:58am On Jul 17
Untrue. Non of the the of Data Analysts in my circle hold a STEM degree. The best machine learning text I have studied was written by a social scientist.

Suspect33:
Note: Data Science is different from Data Analysis

Data Analysis is a branch in Data Science

Forget about Data Science if;

1. You Don't have a Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics or a relevant STEM degree

2. You hate Maths

3. You really hate Maths grin grin

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Re: How To Switch To A Career In Data Analysis by Embell: 11:32am On Jul 17
Lol. Where did you learn all these...?

Suspect33:
learning the skill and getting employed are two different skills. You can learn how to perform surgeries but no hospital will employ you as a doctor without an MBBS, Same goes for Data Science, over 90 percent of job postings require a C.S or relevant STEM degree
Re: How To Switch To A Career In Data Analysis by wizi4tyn: 7:45pm On Jul 18
vickydevoka:
concentrate on one

I never really liked the web development thing shaaa. Person fit switch from wetin him no like, bah?
Re: How To Switch To A Career In Data Analysis by chiomzy86(f): 8:01pm On Jul 18
As a newbie who hv interest in IT just to enhance my IT knowledge where do I start? Any good centers in portharcourt I can learns IT basics
Re: How To Switch To A Career In Data Analysis by jimmynauty: 5:57pm On Jul 27
Incognito403:


There's nothing unlearnable and that includes mathematics. It only depends on your dedication commitment.

As for your points two and three, people only hate things because they don't understand it. Once you understand mathematics and statistics your hatred for it will disappear.

Go to YouTube and search for mathematics/statistics for data science beginners. Learn everyday and you'll be surprised how far you'll go in a short time.

Thanks your post gives me the need to give it another shot.

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Re: How To Switch To A Career In Data Analysis by jimmynauty: 6:05pm On Jul 27
wwwtortoise:
Presently on the path - a junior data analyst.

It’s not easy but with flair and sheer determination, impossible is nothing.

For newbies -

Learn microsoft excel from beginners to advanced level (plotting, VBA, Interactive dashboard, power query . . .)

Learn SQL

Python or R (not mandatory but an added advantage)

Master any data visualization tool - Tableau, PowerBI

80% of the above and you’re good to go.



Good structure to put flesh on
Re: How To Switch To A Career In Data Analysis by munstaqq: 1:19pm On Jul 30
Please I'm having issues installing both MySQL and Tableau on my system.

Below is what's showing on the screen.

Please help!

Re: How To Switch To A Career In Data Analysis by Tolzy11(m): 11:08pm On Aug 07
Techlyte:

Hi Eldolink. It's good to know you want to start a career as a data analyst. You can start by learning any of these- Tableau, Python, SQL for data analysis.
Which is the best PowerBi or Tableau ?

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