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Python is the most popular programming language for data science. In this guide, we explain how DataCamp can help upskill your teams in Python with our engaging and flexible educational solutions.
Jun 2024  · 7 min read

Data is essential to organizations of all sizes, from businesses to governments. As we explore in the DataCamp Data Literacy Report, organizations across industries are relying on vast amounts of data to uncover valuable insights, optimize decision-making processes, and enhance customer experiences.

Python is a pivotal tool for organizations to harness data's full potential. As the most popular programming language today, Python is an open-source, general-purpose language with broad applicability in many domains of software development, including web development, gaming, and, of course, data science and AI.

As the demand for data-driven strategies continues to grow, Python has become a must-have skill everyone working with data should have in their toolbox.

So, whether you’re a data leader interested in learning Python or a manager needing to develop a Python training program to upskill your employees, choosing a proven Python training program is key.

In this article, we explore how DataCamp can help organizations and their professional teams learn Python and make you part of the ongoing data revolution.

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Why Choose DataCamp For Your Python Training Program?

DataCamp mission is to democratize data and AI skills for everyone. We help individuals, governments and organizations like businesses, universities, and NGOs, acquire the necessary skills to leverage the power of data and improve their decision-making processes.

Since the birth of DataCamp in 2013, we have helped to upskill more than 14 million learners worldwide. More than ten years later, we keep working hard to offer the best education to our learners.

The accumulated experience has allowed us to understand the motivations of the different types of learners who want to master data science. As a result, we can offer a service that can be customized and tailored to the specific needs of our users.

DataCamp for Business is a solution designed to meet the needs of companies of all kinds and sizes. If you are considering starting a Python training program in your company to upskill their employees, with DataCamp for Business you can expect the following:

  • A world-class data science curriculum designed by industry experts, including 150+ Python courses.
  • Flexible learning tracks that can be customized to the needs of your organization.
  • An interactive learning environment with hands-on exercises and real-world use cases.
  • Bite-sized lessons for effective knowledge retention.
  • Precise learning assessments that allow you to pinpoint and track your company’s strengths and skill gaps at scale.
  • Access to industry-recognized data certifications to bridge the gap from education to work.
  • Customer success assistance to provide resources and guidance on everything from adoption best practices to SSO and LMS integrations.

Case Study Summary: How CBRE Implemented Its Data Literacy Program with DataCamp

CBRE, a global leader in commercial real estate, partnered with DataCamp for Business to enhance the data literacy of over 2,000 employees across the UK and Ireland. The company recognized the need for a comprehensive, scalable solution to equip its workforce with essential data skills, including Python, enabling them to drive efficiencies and improve client outcomes.

DataCamp provided a tailored program with personalized learning paths covering data literacy, Excel, Tableau, Power BI, Python, and SQL. This initiative successfully increased employee engagement and confidence, with 81% of participants reporting improved data skills and an 88% positive engagement rate.

The partnership with DataCamp yielded significant benefits for CBRE. Employees saved an average of 1-2 hours per week through more efficient work practices, and 70% of participants felt the training content met their needs. The program's success demonstrates how strategic upskilling in data literacy can empower employees, foster a data-driven culture, and deliver measurable improvements in productivity and client service within a large organization.

An Example Python Training Program From DataCamp

Every organization is different, and we offer a learning experience that can be easily customized and adapted to your needs. Nevertheless, to give you an idea of our approach to data science education, below you can find examples of some of our most popular Python learning tracks:

Python Fundamentals: Laying the Foundation

Complexity level: Beginners, entry-level data practitioners

Objective: Equip newcomers with a solid understanding of Python programming to support decision-making processes.

Data practitioners’ main work is to use data to extract actionable insights that can support decision-making processes. This requires data scientists to have a solid understanding of Python programming fundamentals to read, clean, analyze, and visualize data. This is the goal of our Python Fundamentals Skill Track.

This track covers the basics of Python programming, which is essential for data practitioners to read, clean, analyze, and visualize data. Through hands-on exercises, learners will understand data types, structures, loops, functions, and Python’s core packages like NumPy, pandas, and Matplotlib.

Data Analysis and Manipulation with Python

Complexity level: Intermediate

Objective: Enable professionals to efficiently prepare and manipulate data.

Data analysts need to prepare and manipulate data efficiently. Our Data Analyst with Python Career Track covers data import, cleaning, manipulation, and visualization using packages such as NumPy, pandas, Matplotlib, and Seaborn.

Software Development with Python

Complexity level: Advanced

Objective: Provide skills for software development, essential for collaborative projects.

Data practitioners often collaborate on software projects. Our Python Developer Career Track equips learners with the skills for software development, including web development and software engineering, using frameworks like Django and Flask.

Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence with Python

Complexity level: Advanced

Objective: Introduce learners to machine learning concepts and techniques.

For those venturing into AI and ML, our Machine Learning Scientist with Python Career Track offers a comprehensive introduction to machine learning, covering supervised, unsupervised, and deep learning with packages such as scikit-learn, Spark, and Keras. Learners will discover critical topics in ML, including natural language processing, image processing, cluster analysis, preprocessing for ML, and more.

Real-world Projects and Case Studies

Complexity level: All levels

Objective: Reinforce learning through practical application.

Mastering Python requires practical experience. DataCamp encourages learning by doing, offering numerous projects to build a data science portfolio. Explore our guide with 60+ Python Projects for All Levels of Expertise and our article on 7 Exciting AI Projects for All Levels.

DataCamp's Learning Community and Support

DataCamp's DC Certified Community provides your certified employees with ongoing access to exclusive resources and networking opportunities, enhancing their data science skills and career growth.

Those who pass a DataCamp certification benefit from specialized content, dedicated podcast segments, invite-only events with industry leaders, and peer networking opportunities. This community ensures your team remains at the forefront of the data industry. All DataCamp-certified professionals receive free, lifetime access, reinforcing their skills and value to your organization.

Conclusion

Starting your teams’ data science journey with a Python training program is a strategic move. DataCamp provides world-leading curricula, a comprehensive learning platform, and flexible plans to meet your needs.

Contact DataCamp today to get a demo and discover why 80% of the Fortune 1000 choose DataCamp. In the meantime, check out our dedicated Python materials.

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Javier Canales Luna

I am a freelance data analyst, collaborating with companies and organisations worldwide in data science projects. I am also a data science instructor with 2+ experience. I regularly write data-science-related articles in English and Spanish, some of which have been published on established websites such as DataCamp, Towards Data Science and Analytics Vidhya As a data scientist with a background in political science and law, my goal is to work at the interplay of public policy, law and technology, leveraging the power of ideas to advance innovative solutions and narratives that can help us address urgent challenges, namely the climate crisis. I consider myself a self-taught person, a constant learner, and a firm supporter of multidisciplinary. It is never too late to learn new things.

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