Resource Collection: Data Science Textbooks, Tools, and Certifications

This collection of resources was generated by Data Pathways Community of Practice members—faculty and administrators from 2-and 4-year institutions building data programs. Learn more about ODI's work to support data programs at 2- and 4-year institutions in this 10-min video.

Quicklinks:  ODI Data Program Development Tools | Textbooks | Open Education Resources (OER) | Other Coursework (not OER) | Tools | Certifications | Data Science Associations

 

ODI Data Program Development Tools

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TEXTBOOKS

Data Analysis/Statistics Textbooks

General

Python

R

Data Visualization Textbooks 

General

Ggplot2

R

See also Sinclair Community College’s data visualization resource guide: https://libguides.sinclair.edu/data-visualization.

 

OPEN EDUCATION RESOURCES (OER)

Data & Programming

General

R

R & Python

Database

Math & Stats

OTHER COURSEWORK (NOT OER)

  • Exam PL-300 is free from Microsoft. Some of the learning modules at this site are useful for Power BI instruction (cleaning data and visualizations). There are also virtual labs.
  • COMPTIA is offering a teacher prep certification.
  • Learn SQL is a course offered by Udacity

 

TOOLS

Data Analysis

Data Visualization

Data Analysis + Data Visualiation

​Cloud Solutions

  • AWS —Amazon cloud-solution)
  • Azure (Microsoft cloud-solution with Microsoft version of R)
  • Google Cloud

 

CERTIFICATIONS

Certifications for Analytics

Cloud Solutions Certifications

Other Certifications

 

DATA SCIENCE ASSOCIATIONS

 

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