Udacity launches predictive analytics programme

New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) At a time when jobs as business analysts are in demand, US-based educational institution Udacity on Monday launched their first nanodegree course on predictive analytics that will enable students to deliver data-driven business decisions.

According to the US Bureau of Labour Statistics, business analyst jobs are expected to grow by 19 per cent by 2022. In India, there is an over 32 per cent increase in demand for analytics jobs, said the Big Data Salary Report 2016 released recently.

The new online programme, that can be completed part-time, is structured to give students the needed skills to apply predictive analytics methodologies to real-world business problems while advancing their careers.

“Our course aims to close in the analytics skill gap in the country and prepare students for jobs in the international market,” said Vardhan Koshal, India Head, Udacity, in a statement.

“We already have 1.4 lakhs enrollments in the country across analytics courses on our platform,” added Koshal.

Udacity has partnered with Alteryx, a leader in self-service data analytics and Tableau, the global leader in data visualisation products focused on business intelligence, for this course.

–IANS

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