Recently, a friend of mine shared that Udacity had a free 30-day trial for Nanodegree programs. At the time of writing, a month-to-month subscription to Udacity cost £329/month ($415/month) in April/May 2020. I took a look at the syllabus and saw that there were some interesting projects to work on in the Business Analytics program that also offered feedback from professionals in the data science field. I saw this as a great opportunity to learn descriptive statistics, advanced Excel, SQL, and Tableau skills. After looking at the fine print, I saw that if you finish the Nanodegree program within 30-days you don’t pay a dime, but if you can’t finish within that time, your paid subscription will start. Challenge accepted!
Udacity recommended that I spend about an hour to 2 hours a day working on the Nanodegree, but I found that I worked best in 3 – 4-hour blocks, about 2 times a day on weekends with occasional blocks after the workday when I’d work for about 2 hours. I was able to power through most of the videos about SQL on 2x speed, but I had to slow it down and review material on advanced SQL functions, advanced Excel functions, and some parts on Tableau.
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Completing Udacity’s Business Analytics Nanodegree Program in 30 Days - How realistic is it to complete a Nanodegree during Udacity’s free 30-day trial?