New data science curriculum launched

With businesses increasingly on the hunt for data scientists, SAP has announced a new Data Science Curriculum that combines business and industry-specific expertise and how to apply it in the SAP software environment.

The curriculum will use the SAP HANA platform, BusinessObjects Predictive Analytics software and SAP Data Services software and visualisation tools, and plans to complement this in 2017 with certification.

According to SAP, the new curriculum addresses two of the main skill sets needed by data scientists: understanding the lifecycle of a data science project and understanding the appropriate tools and capabilities to support each part of the lifecycle.

“The ability to derive actionable insight from data is an essential element in making businesses successful in today’s digital world,” said Bernd Welz, executive vice president, scale, enablement and transformation, SAP. “Our Data Science Curriculum provides learners with the tools they need to infuse analytics into their problem-solving process as they work to make critical business decisions.”

The program, which will be delivered digitally through the openSAP platform and SAP Learning Hub, as well as on-site from training centres sponsored by SAP, is aimed at application consultants, data scientists, business and data analysts, developers and researchers as well as graduate students.

The new Data Science Curriculum will be rolled out globally to the SAP University Alliances network, which will include the growing number of labs sponsored by the SAP Next-Gen Consulting program that are opening at SAP locations and universities.

Following the launch of the Data Science Curriculum, SAP plans to develop and launch similar programs for other roles.