Career path

Training for Data Scientists

Microsoft Learn helps you discover the tools and skills you need to become a data scientist.

Browse the official plan for data scientists
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What is a data scientist?

A data scientist is a data expert who helps collect, analyze and interpret large amounts of data in order to solve complex business problems. They combine statistics, computer science and business acumen to help an organization understand more about itself and achieve its goals. Oftentimes this involves taking messy, unstructured data from a multitude of sources and devising methods for making sense of it, using machine learning, artificial intelligence, and statistical analysis in order to uncover trends and challenge existing assumptions.

Your path to becoming a data scientist

Option 1: Self-Paced Training

Work through online guided trainings paths at your own pace. As you journey through the learning paths and modules, you will be exposed to some of the skills you need to help you get credentialed.

Option 2: Instructor led training

Choose a traditional classroom training setting to learn on your own schedule, at your own pace, and in your own place.

Get Certified

Once you have completed the self-paced training and/or the instructor led course, try a practice assessment to see if you are ready for the certification exam.

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Get connected

Are you interested in professional networking with other data scientists? Would you like to connect with training, placement, recruiting partners or employers for jobs?