Learn how to wrangle big data for cheap

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With a potential base salary of around $110,000, a consistently impressive job satisfaction ranking, and thousands of active job openings, it’s no wonder Data Scientist has topped Glassdoor’s annual list of the Best Jobs in America for four years running.

Don’t expect it to budge from that spot anytime soon, either: Data has become such an integral part of the modern workplace that one recruitment agency told us in 2015, “Within 10 years, if you’re not a data geek, you can forget about being in the C-suite.”

Long story short: If you’re not already working in the field of data science, it would be wise to learn the rules of the road.

The thing is, not everyone has a natural knack for crunching numbers, and managing huge databases can be intimidating for the uninitiated. The Ultimate MySQL Bootcamp is a comprehensive online crash course designed to introduce beginners to this popular database management system – and you can get it on sale for less than $10 in the PCMag Shop.

Developed in the mid-1990s, MySQL (pronounced “My ess-cue-ell”) has become most data crunchers’ tool of choice due to its scalability and reliability. Whether you want to analyze massive heaps of sales data or just learn something new from a customer survey, it’s able to give you results fast and without too much work on your part.

The Ultimate MySQL Bootcamp will help you develop a foundational knowledge of MySQL and its database structures across more than 20 hours of on-demand video training and 134 articles, which can be accessed on both mobile and TV. Students are walked through the processes of running queries, generating reports, analyzing data, cloning database structures, and writing joins with MySQL. By the end of your education, you’ll be able to use data to answer important sales questions and glean interesting insights about your company’s overall performance. And who wouldn’t want to hire someone with that kind of skill set?

The Ultimate MySQL Bootcamp typically retails for $179.99, but you can enroll for only $9.99.

A word to the wise: Upon completion of your purchase, you’ll receive an email granting you access to the class. The message should arrive within two hours, but might find its way to your Spam or Trash folders, so look there if you’re not seeing it in your inbox.


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