Welcome to Part II of your Data Ninja training! This second half of the DATA 101—219 sequence is designed to sharpen your tools, increase your array of weapons, and introduce you to a new level of more challenging opponents. We’ll continue to build on the concepts presented in DATA 101, teaching you how to work with and analyze a variety of different types of data in a principled way. We’ll also get our hands dirty early and often with real-world data sets.

By the end of this course, you should be able to handle yourself “in the data wild.” No longer will you need things to be handed to you on a silver platter: instead, you’ll be able to bust outside the boundaries, confidently wrangle data no matter where it is or what it looks like, and discover on your own what you need. You will thus have a set of skills that are highly sought after by industrial and government organizations across the globe, and that enable you to take your first steps as a professional.