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Udacity Says 32.2% Demand Increase For Analytics Jobs In India

In India, advanced analytics/predictive modeling professionals are paid the highest salaries compared to their analytics peers, that is 12.1 lakhs on average. To meet demand, Udacity launches their first nanodegree on predictive analytics.

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From the release: Udacity, a global leader in disruptive learning technologies, shared findings from The Bureau of Labor Statistics as they announce the launch of their predictive analytics for business nanodegree course in partnership with Alteryx and Tableau.

Alteryx is a leader in self-service data analytics and Tableau is a global leader in data visualization products focused on business intelligence.

Udacity claims that according to The Bureau of Labor Statistics, business analyst jobs are expected to grow by 19% by 2022. And that in India, advanced analytics/predictive modeling professionals are paid the highest salaries compared to their analytics peers of 12.1 lakhs on average.

They hope this newly launched course will enable students to start learning how to deliver the data-driven business decisions that will make them industry ready for leading companies

It’s an online program, can be completed part-time and is self-paced. Udacity has structured the course to give students the skills required to apply predictive analytics methodologies to real world business problems while advancing their careers. The program will comprise of seven courses covering problem solving with advanced analytics, creating an analytical dataset, data visualization, classification models, A/B testing, time series forecasting, and segmentation analysis.

India is amongst the leaders in the talent markets. Its success with the IT sector for the last two decades, strong entrepreneurship culture and English language skills have helped India to stay ahead of China and Eastern Europe in the domain of analytics. The scope is huge in India as many companies around the world outsource their analytical requirements to India. The course will help students deliver data-driven business decisions that will make them an asset for any company looking to utilize these skills for business.

Vardhan Koshal, India head for Udacity, said, “The advent of big data is creating billions in value for business and countless jobs in analytics. Companies are increasingly taking on the data-driven approach and there is a vast demand for professionals who can analyse the information and convert it into meaningful business outcomes. The demand for them is also rising because both domestic and international companies are relying upon India for the right talent. Our course aims to close in the analytics skill gap in the country and prepare students for jobs in the international market. We already have 1.4 lakh enrollments in India across analytics courses on our platform.

Udacity’s mission is to bring accessible, affordable, engaging and highly effective learning to the world. The company, headquartered in Silicon Valley, works with industry leaders including AT&T,Google, Facebook, and Cloudera to build technology classes that are designed to advance lifelong learning.

We also learn through TechCrunch reports that in other parts of the world Udacity has recently joined hands with IBM Watson, Didi Chuxing and Amazon Alexa to offer a new nanodegree in artificial intelligence as well.

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