I work for a Bangalore based Startup organization as the Lead Information Modeler and have 2+ years of decent experience in the following:
- Information/data Modeling in SAP HANA
- Conepts of RDBMS, Excel pivots vlook etc
- HANA SQL Script,T-SQL,Stored procedures
- BI tools like Yellowfin,Nanobi etc.
Currently we don’t have access to any SAP BI/BW or any SAP ERP for SLT etc. to practice any ETL or replication processes.
My organization has 2 SAP validated Solutions but since its a startup it has other issues.
My qualification is BCA(with study gap after 12th) and want to become a Data Scientist.
I plan to change my job a for better salary and more learning.
I have a few very serious queries which will help me take some important decisions and they are listed as follows:
Q1>Is it absolutely necessary for me to pursue a proper Master degree(MCA,MBA) in distance mode if I have to apply for jobs in reputed analytics firms or get promoted?
If not mandatory then how else will it be beneficial for me?
Q2>Considering R,SAS are the currently most popular analytics tools and jobs in HANA are few(and require much more work and all round technical experience than what I possess)
So should I start learning R,SAS to give myself a chance of changing job or spend more time on HANA learning platform specific technical stuff to get a better job?
Q3>If you suggest learning R,SAS as mandatory to become a data scientist then is doing the Jigsaw Academy’s “Data Science Course” properly be sufficient for me to get good job in Analytics or is it essential to enroll for the expensive 1 year certificate post graduation programs from Great Lakes,IIM-B or BOCCONI etc. for better placements.
An elaborate reply would be very helpful as I need your expert advise to continue with my learning with a specific plan and make financial arrangements accordingly.
Please help @kunal.
Thanks a lot!!