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Eldan Goldenberg @eldang

@balrogboogie @no_nazi_auburn A credential won't break you into the field in the way that it could for a lot of better-defined science/engineering disciplines, and it's _definitely_ not required (I have a BA in Psychology and a MSc no-one understands, FWIW). But an organised program of study _can_ be useful, iff:

1) The collection of topics it covers really makes sense
2) Enough of them are new enough to you that the structured teaching will really help
3) It includes portfolio-ready projects

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@eldang @no_nazi_auburn what's your opinion of the various MOOC data science courses? Last time I checked, Coursera had what looked like a pretty comprehensive track for DS