I had been searching all over the internet for a course in analytics, but most of the courses were inclined to burn a hole in my pocket. It was a Sunday evening when I stumbled upon Internshala’s email in my inbox. I visited the website and checked the details of their Data Analytics training programme. The pricing was much better than the ones I had checked before – and so I registered.
Previously, I had worked for a year in TCS Bangalore as an IT-IS analyst and had decided to apply to foreign universities for a Master of Science degree in Business Analytics. So, while I was busy drafting my statement of purpose (SOP), researching on the US universities, and filling applications, I made sure that I spent at least two hours every day on the training programme. Yes, managing the training programme along with the other stuff was taxing at times, but I went ahead with it.
The programme turned out to be a blessing in disguise for me! The explanatory videos were spot-on, and the quizzes enhanced my knowledge of the advanced concepts of MS Excel and statistics. The videos and text material on business analytics, predictive analytics, and modeling were amazing. The learning platform was user-friendly – and the tests at the end of the modules were tricky indeed. Furthermore, a soft copy of the online content was also shared. This will remain with me in the future and will certainly help me during my master’s course too. I scored 80% in the final exam at the end of the training – and seeing that score on my certificate brought a smile to my face!
The support team was extremely cordial and quick to reply to my email queries. I had accidentally closed the exam tab on Chrome once, and thought that I screwed up the sectional test. I would like to thank Aakriti here, who reset the test and allowed me to take it once more when I contacted the support team.
All said and done, this training programme is one of the best courses for beginners in the analytics domain. The certificate was a valuable addition to my SOP and CV. The icing on the cake came when I was accepted by two of the US universities that I was aiming for. I’m damn sure that the training certification made an impact on the admissions team which screened my application.
About the Author: Nikhil Acharya completed his B.E. in Computer Science from CMR Institute of Technology, Bangalore. He joined Internshala Trainings for the Data Analytics training programme. Here, he shares how it helped him in getting admits from two US universities for his post-graduation.
This article was first published on Internshala.