Every journey needs a map – even if you don’t end up sticking exactly to the route! This is the map I have so far… with thanks to the generous “real life data scientists” who took time out to discuss the journey with me and give their input – it’s amazing how many kind people one meets on the road :).

If this were an old-fashioned journey I’d need a compass too – and James Clear’s advice “**Commit to a process, not a** **goal**“** **is definitely it.

Deviations and details to be filled in as the journey unfolds…!

### Online courses

Skill |
Course |
Via |

Python | Python A – Z for Data Science ☑ | Udemy |

Probability & Bayes | Using and handling data ☑ | Maths Is Fun |

Statistics | Statistics for Business Analytics ☑ | Udemy |

Pandas | Data analysis with Pandas and Python – 70% of the way, I continue to dip in whenever I need to do something lighter! | Udemy |

Machine learning | Data science, Deep Learning & Machine Learning with Python 50%, still dipping into it as time permits | Udemy |

Math skills | Mathematics for machine learning: Linear Algebra ☑ | Coursera |

SQL | Master SQL for Data Science ☑ | Udemy |

Command Line | Linux Command Line Basics ☑ | Udacity |

### Books

Skill |
Course |
Via |

Math skills | Foundation Mathematics for Computer Science | Amazon |

Math skills | Calculus made easy | Amazon |

Statistics | Naked Statistics ☑ | Amazon |

Scrum | Scrum: The art of doing twice the work in half the time ☑ | Amazon |

### Classroom

After doing all of the above I was ready for this! An 8-week un-paid sabbatical that was totally worth it and launched me into my first job in my new chosen career – yay!

Skill |
Course |
Via |

Data Science | Data Science Intensive Full-time 8-week program in Cape Town – highly recommended ☑ | AIMS |