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MDEC offers free online courses

In a push to future-proof the workforce with skills for the digital economy, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) has launched the Let’s Learn Data: DataCamp 45 Days Free Access campaign.

Conducted in collaboration with DataCamp, an open online course provider, the campaign offers Malaysians free access to all courses offered on the DataCamp website for 45 days.

It offers engaging and interactive data science online courses that combine short expert videos with immediate hands-on-keyboard exercises.

According to LinkedIn’s 2019 Emerging Jobs in Malaysia Report, data scientists took the top spot and were the most in demand by the industry. Even Harvard Business Review labelled the profession as “the sexiest job of the 21st century.”

In line with this latent demand, MDEC hopes to encourage more talents to participate in this programme.

DataCamp offers practice challenges (mobile and desktop) and projects using real-life data that is the perfect transition between learning and working on projects in any company. There are 275 courses in Python, R, SQL, Git, Shell, Spreadsheet and Theory, with more being added every week.

Malaysians of all walks of life now get a chance to learn all things about data on the platform for 45 days free of charge. Participants will get a digital badge/certificate upon completion of each course which can be linked to their LinkedIn accounts.

All Malaysians and permanent residents can register online with, ADAX, the Asean Data Analytics exchange, which is an initiative of MDEC. FocusM

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