Over this six-month course, you will master the skills required to become a data analyst and build a portfolio of 12 projects. The projects are based on real data from various industries (e-commerce, taxi services, advertising, and more) and are designed to highlight a range of skills relevant to business analytics, hypothesis testing, and presenting results.
Project topics include:
• User preferences for a music-streaming service. Find out how the popularity of different musical genres varies depending on the time of day and the day of the week.
• Customer churn for a carsharing service. Identify probable causes of customer churn and test your hypotheses.
• Operational efficiency of an online store. Compare monthly online sales in two cities and produce a report with operational metrics.
In addition to educational projects, you will work on case studies for real companies, add professional-level projects to your portfolio, and get a chance to receive recommendations for LinkedIn.
Practicum stands on the quality of the programs; if you don't secure a position within six months of
graduating, we'll refund your money — guaranteed.
You will get:
• A comprehensive curriculum covering both hard and soft skills
Theory and practice will take place on our interactive platform. You'll learn to work with data using Python, work with databases using SQL, formulate and test hypotheses, identify patterns, and draw conclusions. You will also learn how to communicate with colleagues and stakeholders effectively.
Each course is capped by an independent project, and at the end of the program, you'll complete a project incorporating everything you've studied.
Project submission deadlines will come every two to three weeks. To keep up, you should be prepared to devote about 20 hours per week to your studies.
• Tutor support and code reviews
Practicum's tutors are all data professionals with at least three years of experience. They provide guidance through weekly live coding sessions for groups, as well as regular one-on-one meetings. They can also be reached in Slack at any time. Whether you want more detailed explanations of material, help with a project, or advice regarding your professional development goals, your tutor will be there to help you.
Each project you submit will be checked line-by-line by an industry professional. Their feedback will help you polish your work and make sure your portfolio stands out to employers.
• Career Prep Course and Career Acceleration Program
Students will have the opportunity to enroll in our free Career Prep Course and Career Acceleration Program. Participants will optimize their LinkedIn profiles, resumes, and portfolios and write sample cover letters under the direction of a professional career coach. The Career Acceleration Program also offers workshops, mock interviews, and support during the job hunting process.
More than 5,000 students have already chosen Practicum by Yandex. With your community of peers always accessible via Slack, expert technical assistance, and ongoing emotional support, you'll never feel alone.