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Communicating Data Science Results

Important note: The second assignment in this course covers the topic of Graph Analysis in the Cloud, in which you will use Elastic MapReduce and the Pig language to perform graph analysis over a moderately large dataset, about 600GB. In order to complete this assignment, you will need to make use of Amazon Web Services (AWS). Amazon has generously offered to provide up to $50 in free AWS credit to each learner in this course to allow you to complete the assignment. Further details regarding the process of receiving this credit are available in the welcome message for the course, as well as in the assignment itself. Please note that Amazon, University of Washington, and Coursera cannot reimburse you for any charges if you exhaust your credit.

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What you’ll learn

Through this learning opportunity you may improve the skills required by companies today. The most in demand technique within the learning resource that is commonly mentioned by companies is Data Analysis. The most relevant tool is Amazon Web Services. You will also find out about Communication Skills, a trait commonly mentioned in job advertisements.

Who will benefit?

Mapping material from this educational opportunity with nearly 10,000 data-related job postings, we discover that those in or pursuing Data Scientist roles have the most to gain.