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About Metis Data Science Bootcamp

In this era of big data where analytics drive decision-making and growth for companies, data professionals are in short supply and highly sought after by nearly every industry, including finance, tech, media, retail and non-profits.

Upon graduating from the Metis Data Science Bootcamp, participants will be prepared to take on entry-level positions in industries such as engineering, business intelligence, product research and marketing as a Data Scientist, Data Analyst or Data Engineer.

Graduates in these roles will help businesses identify business data needs, analyse data and report insights, build data processing systems, optimise solution performance, and maintain data processing solutions. All of these are highly sought after skills that can help businesses expand and transform their collection and use of data, for customer profiling and customer-centric cross-selling, product enhancement, research and development, and strategic planning.

The Success of Metis in the USA

Kaplan, Inc. launched Metis in the US in 2014. Metis accelerates the careers of data scientists by providing full-time immersive bootcamps, part-time professional development courses, and corporate training programmes. The Metis Data Science Bootcamp is the only accredited, full-time, immersive data science bootcamp in the US. The accreditation was awarded by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET), a US Department of Education nationally-recognised agency. With over 700 graduates and counting, Metis has helped graduates get hired as data scientists at companies like Airbnb, Apple, CapitalOne, IBM, and Facebook.

What is Data Science Bootcamp @ Kaplan?

Kaplan Professional (part of Kaplan Learning Institute) is bringing the highly successful US-based Metis Data Science Bootcamp to Singapore with an Asian perspective, with the support of the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA). Participants will learn modern data science skills and tools, such as Python, SQL, machine learning, interactive data visualisation and other modern big data tools and architecture.

The Data Science Bootcamp is conducted over a period of 12 weeks (not including 25 hours of pre-work). That is 7 hours a day; 5 days a week; over 12 weeks. Prior to graduation, participants are required to complete five projects for their online portfolio – four smaller projects designed to “train up” different key aspects of data science and a Passion Project that they can present to potential employers. Proposals for Passion Projects will be reviewed and approved in advance by the Metis Faculty member(s). Upon successful completion of the programme, graduates will be awarded a Data Science Certificate. In addition to the bootcamp training, participants will also receive career coaching, talks and advisory sessions throughout the course of the bootcamp.

This duration does not include the additional career coaching, talks and advisory a participant will receive throughout the course of the bootcamp.

Bootcamp Learning Objectives

After completing the bootcamp, a participant will be able to:

  • Have a fluid understanding of and practical experience with the process of designing, implementing, and communicating the results of a data science project.
  • Be a capable coder in Python and at the command line, including the related packages and toolsets most commonly used in data science.
  • Understand the landscape of data science tools and their applications, and be prepared to identify and dig into new technologies and algorithms needed for the job at hand.
  • Know the fundamentals of data visualisation and have experience creating static and dynamic data visuals using JavaScript and interactive data visualisation.
  • Have introductory exposure to modern big data tools and architecture such as the Hadoop stack, know when these tools are necessary, and be poised to quickly train up and use them in a big data project.

Completion

You will receive a Metis Certificate of Completion and Transcript for the Data Science Bootcamp that is recognised as possessing equal merit as the same certificate and transcript received by students who complete the Data Science Bootcamp programme at Metis in the USA.

Throughout the course of the Bootcamp, you will also complete five data science projects that are uniquely your own that can be included in your professional portfolio when applying for a data-science-related career. These projects demonstrate your ability to design, implement and communicate the results of data science projects for business usage; which is a highly sought-after skillset in data professionals.