Vinayak Kadam, an enrolled student from the September 2016 batch, talks about how UpX Academy has been a part of his journey from 20 years of experience in project management to taking a course in Data Science.
Vinayak works as a Business Consultant at one of the top IT MNCs. He has close to 12 years of experience in project management and delivery. He has worked on diverse projects ranging from automation and control systems to oil and gas.
What made you join our Data Science Super Specialization course?
After joining my company, I was exposed to many jargons that have been floating in the industry. Everyone had been talking about Big Data, Hadoop, Data Analytics, Machine Learning and IoT! So when I tried to get some insights on these buzz words, I was drawn to learn them. Once I got to know about the huge career opportunities that Data Analytics has, I thought even I could try and make a career in the same.
I then got to know about UpX Academy through a colleague’s recommendation. I got to know that they offered courses on Data Science and were teaching concepts from the scratch. Not having a technical background and looking for a career switch to Data Analytics, this sounded perfect for me! So I attended a demo session which was conducted by their faculty. Those sessions were very informative and further strengthened my decision to take up this course.
Why did you choose UpX Academy?
Initially, I was hesitant about the fact that whether people with no technical knowledge or experience can get into these fields or not. So, I got in touch with their team and once I received satisfactory answers to all my queries, I was convinced that UpX Academy would be the right partner in the journey of my career.
How has your experience in the course so far?
The experience has really been wonderful! Although due to a couple of personal reasons I was not able to attend a few sessions, but I must say that all the recordings were uploaded very timely. The way the program has been structured is extremely good. I really like the faculty’s teaching approach. For a complete newbie like me who doesn’t know even know the basics of data science and analytics, I think UpX Academy has paved a very clear path on which I can tread on, where they are always there to guide me all throughout.
How difficult are you finding the program to be?
Since I don’t come from a programming background, I am still struggling with the technical terms (which are very new to me) to be honest. But when I see Peeyush do things I find it very easy. I guess this can be improved only by practice. Lately, I have been practicing a lot of Python, so that I get used to the language.
Peeyush has been really wonderful in explaining the concepts. The examples that he gives are very easy to understand and more importantly, we can relate to those examples.