I have just finished up the Johns Hopkins University Statistical Inference course at Coursera. It was a good course and I will give my full write-up once I get my course completion certificate (not that this changes my evaluation). I am also enrolled in Duke University’s Data Analysis and Statistical Inference course. However I am contemplating some next steps.
I know that we (my family and myself) are entering an especially busy time of the year. I know I will be needed as a Father and I fully intend to be there. Consequently I am contemplating taking a sabbatical of sorts. I have been engaged in this personal/career development non-stop for a good part of this year and do think I could benefit from a break and pursuing this project with renewed vigor.
I also came across Data Science Central’s Data Science Apprenticeship and am considering engaging in this. I do feel that I should first complete the JHU Data Science Specialization track at Coursera because I believe you should finish what you start.