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I have coursera, which recommendations are they?


Ivan Mejia San Antonio, TX

Any recommendation on what courses should I be taking if moving into the data science and logistics field? and what are the programs currently being used for forcasting in logistics?

thank you in advance

11 October 2020 4 replies Education & Training



Jay Di Silvestri Ventura, CA

These are all good answers. If you like, I can help you. There are a few different ways you can go depending on what appeals to you, but understanding basic data science and statistics, Is one aspect of it, the other is being able to get the information you need from the data. Here, I would strongly recommend a course in python, and Jupyter notebooks. You will be shocked how powerful you can become in a short amount of time. Please direct message me if you like and I can tell you more about what I do at IBM


Caroline Schneyder Apex, NC

Hi Ivan, thank you for your service!

I believe that there could be a great future in using data science in the logistics field.

Your message mentions Coursera, I assume you have a subscription. I can recommend the IBM Data Science Professional Certificate, which is a very good first step into getting all-round introduction into the Data Science career. The degree of difficulty of the course will depend on your previous exposure to programming.
In addition, you could explore Coursera to find courses in Logistics, like Supply Chain Analytics.

All the best for your future career!



Kai Perschbacher Jersey City, NJ

Hi Ivan,

I am a Data Profiling Analyst for UBS. UBS is a financial services company but every day data science becomes more important to the industry. Foremost, having a very strong understanding of Microsoft Excel is the first thing you should be taking courses on. Excel is used by every company in the industry and serves many different purposes. Make sure you have a strong understanding of formulas and macros. Beyond that, try to take courses on specific software like Alteryx and Tableau. These programs are becoming more and more common and employers will take special notice if you have previous experience with these systems. Please feel free to reach out if you have any more questions or just want to chat!



Noah Strassberg New York, NY

Hi Ivan,

Thanks for your question! I would like to direct you to the Community section here:

Here you may find advisors with backgrounds in Data Science and Logistics that have signed up for private messaging. You might have better luck getting some advice on the right courses to take if you reach out directly to a few of the advisors.

Please feel free to send me a private message with any further questions.

- Noah

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