Simplilearn and Purdue University join hands

Simplilearn and Purdue University join hands

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New Delhi, Sep 8: Simplilearn, a global e-learning provider of digital skills training has launched a new online course the Post-graduate Program in Data Science, co-developed with Purdue University and in partnership with IBM.

The programme will be offered in India and will equip aspiring data science professionals with the skills needed to jump-start their career - ranging from programming languages like R and Python to machine learning and more. By 2021, IDC predicts Data Science and cognitive computing spending will reach $52.2 billion. Data Scientist is one of the hottest professions. IBM predicts demand for Data Scientists will rise by 28 per cent by 2020.

This collaboration provides the most comprehensive Data Science program -- leveraging Purdue’s academic excellence in Data Science; IBM’s content, tools and certification; and Simplilearn’s award-winning curriculum and Blended Learning approach.

Data science has multiple applications. Industries such as healthcare, e-commerce, and banking are already harnessing data and AI to gain competitive advantage.
“With data playing a significant role in businesses and organsations around the world, there is an increasing demand for data scientists with industry-relevant skills,” said Gerry McCartney, Executive Vice President of Purdue Online.(UNI)