In talks with Sarma A.S. I Accredian Spotlight

In this Accredian Spotlight interview, we feature Sarma A.S. who is a fresher. His insatiable passion for knowledge and upskilling led him to enroll in the Certificate in Data Science Foundation program at Accredian.

Question 1: Which program & batch are you a part of at Accredian & tell us more about your current work profile?

Sarma: I am part of the CDF program, 2021. I’m currently searching for a Data Analyst job. So I’m not yet coped with Data Science. 

Question 2: Walk us through your career journey & what got you interested in Data Science & Machine Learning?

Sarma: I wanted to do something new. So I thought to upskill myself in something new. Hence, I wanted to know more about the coding that goes behind Data Science to improve my technical skills and finally joined Accredian . I worked in Data Analysis and earned my experience in developing BI. That introduced me to Data Science and Machine Learning. 

Question 3: What tools and packages in Data Science & Machine Learning have you mastered at Accredian so far?

Sarma: From the CDF program, I have learned some tools and packages. These include Python, NumPy, Pandas, Matplotlib, Seaborn. I have also learned some basic statistics. And finally, I have tried my hands on Data Visualisation.

Question 4: What challenges did you face when you started your Data Science journey and how did you overcome it?

Sarma: Since I am a non-coder, I was completely blank when Python packages were taught on Jupyter Notebook. I have spent a lot of time understanding each step of coding, how it functions, what’s the logic behind them, etc. However, I overcame all those challenges. Now, it’s pretty easy to analyse and perform data-related tasks. 

Question 5: Who is your favorite faculty at Accredian and what did you learn from them? 

Sarma: My favorite faculty is Deepesh Wadhwani. He is a fantastic teacher and guide who helps the non-coders to learn very easily. He offers a step-by-step explanation of all coding so that each student can learn quickly. He also engages in Q/A sessions so that I have a clear understanding of the basic foundation.

Question 6: What is the goal of Data Science?

Sarma: The goal of Data Science is to construct the means for extracting insights from data. This requires an understanding of how value and information flow in a dataset, and the ability to use that understanding to identify opportunities in a career.

Question 7: Which Data Science blogs do you follow?

Sarma: I follow a few data science blogs like Kaggle, Medium. Data Science Learners Community as well as Accredian Blog for data science interviews. 

Hope you enjoyed reading this interview. If you want to read more such interesting student stories, check out Accredian Spotlight.

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