Training and Certification

Free Data Science Blogs, Books, and Courses

August 10, 2015

Guest Author

The process of learning isn’t exclusive to one class, one University, or one way to learn. I am an advocate of the pick and choose method between free and paid resources.

For the aspiring Data Science professionals, feel free to pick and choose from this compiled list of learning resources that includes free courses, books, and blogs.


Here on the TechRoots blog we don’t get a chance often to dive into technical aspects of data science other than to tell you why Big Data jobs are some of the highest paid in the tech industry.

There exists a number of excellent data science focused blogs. Use this list of data science blogs available on Github to fatten up your Feedly.


Go to the local library! The local library usually owns the books you need. I understand the pride behind book ownership, but the local library lets you borrow the same books for free.

Data Science, Data Mining, Business Analytics and Statistics Books

You could read through these online books to see if data science is the career path for you or use it as a precursor to an official college course or professional training.

If you know of books to add to the list, make a suggestion in the comments below.


Data Science Training and Certifications

For those more advanced in their careers who want official proof of knowledge and skills through certification with Microsoft, Cloudera, or other relevant certifications, check out these official training courses.

Entrepreneurs want information to analysis for their businesses. Companies in every industry need data science professionals and software to drive their business.

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