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New York, NY (January 21, 2016) – Data science training provider Metis has acquired Booz Allen Hamilton’s Explore Data Science program, a leading online resource designed to introduce common data science theories and techniques to individuals looking to learn more about the world of data science. Originally created by Booz Allen Hamilton in 2013 as a training program for its team of nearly 600 data science professionals, Explore Data Science will now be available on the Metis web site (http://www.thisismetis.com/explore-data-science-online-training) to anyone with an interest in the data science field.
Users will have two months access to the interactive, gamified 40-hour Explore Data Science program, custom-designed for software developers, mathematicians, or other technical professionals with basic skills and proficiency in programming. Professionals and aspiring professionals in the software development, data science, engineering, mathematics, academia, statistics, investment and financial fields are particularly well suited for the galactic and planetary-themed resource. Upon completion, users will have experience in the following data science techniques: distance metrics, dimensionality reduction, transformations, aggregations, clustering, regression, classification, recommendation, and genetic algorithms.
The acquisition of the online training adds to an expanding suite of data science programs for the Kaplan-owned Metis, which has quickly established itself as a leading data science training provider. Metis’s offerings include the industry’s only accredited intensive data science bootcamp (operating in New York City and San Francisco), courses in data visualization with D3.JS and Big Data including Hadoop and Spark, as well as professional development and corporate training. Metis also recently hired noted data scientist, physicist and STEM advocate Dr. Deborah Berebichez as its Chief Data Scientist, a newly created role.
“Explore Data Science is just one example of how Booz Allen has been an innovation leader in the data science field, as it is an exceptional tool for providing introductory training on data science fundamentals to a broad audience. Booz Allen anticipated the need for this kind of training and created an engaging, interactive program to ensure a common foundation of knowledge and skills for data science professionals,” said Jason Moss, co-founder and general manager of Metis. “We’re thrilled to make Explore Data Science available to a wider audience, especially as we continue to see high employer demand for data scientists.”
Even as the median salary for data scientists stands at almost $125,000, according to CareerCast, McKinsey and Company reports that by 2018, 140,000-190,000 job postings for data scientists will go unfilled.
“Metis saw the potential in giving Explore Data Science a broader platform, alongside the company’s arsenal of high-quality data science offerings,” said Mark Jacobsohn, Senior Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton. “We’re excited that the result pairs exceptional educational experience with our unparalleled data science expertise to make this program even more accessible to anyone interested in this field.”
To speak with a Metis spokesperson about the acquisition, please contact Russell Schaffer at 212.453.7538 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on Explore Data Science and Metis’ other programs and courses, visit www.thisismetis.com.
Metis (www.thisismetis.com) is a leading provider of data science skills training for individuals and businesses. Part of Kaplan’s New Economy Skills Training (NEST) unit, Metis delivers training programs designed by world-class industry practitioners and runs the industry’s only accredited intensive data science bootcamp. Metis, a d/b/a of Kaplan, is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET). Kaplan, Inc. (www.kaplan.com) is a leading provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses.
About Booz Allen Hamilton
Booz Allen Hamilton has been at the forefront of strategy and technology for more than 100 years. Today, the firm provides management and technology consulting and engineering services to leading Fortune 500 corporations, governments, and not-for-profits across the globe. Booz Allen partners with public and private sector clients to solve their most difficult challenges through a combination of consulting, analytics, mission operations, technology, systems delivery, cybersecurity, engineering, and innovation expertise.
With international headquarters in McLean, Virginia, the firm employs more than 22,500 people globally, and had revenue of $5.27 billion for the 12 months ended March 31, 2015. To learn more, visit http://www.boozallen.com. (NYSE: BAH)
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