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11 Data Analyst Skills You Need to Get Hired in 2020

Chart listing the most popular data analyst skills

It’s no hyperbole to say that modern society runs on data. Humanity generates an incredible two and a half quintillion bytes of data (that’s 2,500,000,000,000,000,000 bytes) daily — and it seems unlikely that metric will decline anytime soon. According to a recent report from the International Data Corporation (IDC), the global Big Data and business…

7 Characteristics of a High-Quality Online Boot Camp

As the unprecedented shift towards online learning continues to grow, more s are seeking out the combination of skills development and flexibility offered through an online boot camp education. Today it is more possible than ever to break into fields such as web development, financial technology, UX/UI, cybersecurity, and digital marketing through the help of…

COVID-19 Update: Transitioning to Virtual Class Sessions

Updated as of April 2, 2020 For the health and safety of our learners, due to increasing concerns about the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), current Columbia Engineering Boot Camps cohorts will move to virtual class sessions. To ensure a seamless transition, we’re providing extra training to all active instructional staff on how to…

How to Start a Career in Blockchain

Blockchain Graphic

You have likely heard about blockchain technology through its association with cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. However, while cryptocurrency remains an important application of blockchain technology, it is only one example. Blockchain has emerged from the once-shadowy world of cryptocurrency to become a transformational technology for many businesses. Companies such as IBM, Microsoft, and JP Morgan…

10 Tips for Effective Online Learning

Thanks to the many advancements in modern technology, an online education has become more accessible than ever before, allowing learners to receive the same high-quality experience and outcomes offered by traditional education via a virtual experience. The recent weeks have witnessed an increasing number of schools and universities around the world transition to online-only learning,…

The Beginner’s Guide to Fintech

What is Fintech? Originally, Financial Technology, or fintech, referred to the back end technology used to operate traditional financial services institutions. Today, the term has broadened to incorporate new technological innovations in the financial sector, such as blockchains, cryptocurrencies, robo-advising, and even crowdfunding. Simply put, fintech enhances financial activities through the application of technology.  The…

10 Effective Job Search Strategies

Charles Gedeon

After selling the tech start-up he co-founded, Charles Gedeon wondered what to tackle next. While handling operations at his company, he’d always been fascinated by the work done by the coders on his team, so that seemed like a good place to start.  “That whole process pulled me in,” Charles said. “So I started dabbling…

10 Women in Tech Who Will Inspire You

Woman in tech

Today’s tech industry faces an ongoing and visible issue: there simply are not enough women in the field. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, women make up half of the nation’s workforce and more than half of its population, yet, they are still significantly underrepresented across all areas of the tech sector, accounting for only…

Financial Options: How to Pay for Your Boot Camp Education

how to pay for your boot camp

Today it is possible to learn the critical skills for a high-tech career through the help of a boot camp. With a wide range of boot camps on the market, mastering a new skill set has become more accessible than ever before. While boot camps are a great way to jump-start your career, they also…

Understanding Data Science Roles: Who Does What?

Today’s world revolves around data—there’s no getting around that fact. Every time we use our smartphones or log into our computers, we leave a trail of data behind us. That data holds key insights into our behavior, our likes and dislikes, and the products we purchase. How do businesses make sense of all that data?…

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