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SCOTTS VALLEY, CA--(Marketwired - February 23, 2016) - Simplilearn, the largest provider of professional certification courses, and Tableau, a global leader in self-service business analytics software, today announced their partnership. The aim of this partnership is to strengthen Simplilearn's vision to build a talent pool of 200,000 skilled Data Scientists by the year 2020. The partnership enables aspiring professionals to get up-skilled in data science and analytics with high quality instructor-led training, e-learning, and industry projects fulfilled on the latest version of Tableau.
Tableau Software is a global leader in rapid self-service, easy-to-use business intelligence software that systematically helps people access information, perform analytics and get instant results in the office and on-the-go. The software delivers fast analytics and business intelligence through creation of visualizations, reports and dashboards in minutes that can be shared in seconds. The simple development process, intuitive UI and flexibility is prompting leaders in all industries to move to Tableau from traditional reporting formats.
Speaking on the partnership with Tableau, Ankur Arora, Category Head at Simplilearn, says, "The huge demand for data scientists and analytics professionals across all industries has led us to focus on this domain. Our alliance with an industry authority like Tableau provides strong boost to our learners who are keen to build a promising career in the field of analytics. Big Data, Advanced Analytics and Business Intelligence together form the 3 pillars of the analytics industry and Tableau is a leader in the BI domain. Together, we're confident about setting an ambitious mission of creating a large talent pool of over 200,000 Data Scientists by 2020."
As per IDC, the global business analytics market generated $37.7 billion in 2013 and is estimated to grow to around $59.2 billion by 2018. Glassdoor has even recognized "data scientist" to be the best job in US with combination of parameters of demand, salary and career opportunities. The future demand for data scientists, proficient in analytics and business intelligence, paves way to over a million jobs for professionals who are aspiring for a promising career in demanding field of analytics.
"Partners like Simplilearn are Tableau's extended family. They are instrumental to inspiring and empowering more people to see and understand their data. In today's era of data, everyone needs to be equipped with the right skillset and applications to thrive in a smarter, digital economy, which makes our partnership all the more meaningful", adds Deepak Ghodke, Country Manager for Tableau in India.
In line with the mission to create a strong talent pool of Data Science and Business Intelligence practitioners, Simplilearn is adding to its strong suite of Analytics offerings. Simplilearn recommends the Tableau Certification Training where aspirants are provided with high quality on-demand live instructor led classroom training. The course comprises of over 32 hours of thorough training from experienced analytics experts coupled with four industry projects that are designed to provide learners with much needed real life experience.
Simplilearn is the world's largest provider of short-term certification courses that addresses unique learning needs of working professionals. Courses include a variety of topics in the business, technology and design fields, ranging from PMP to Big Data and Analytics and Digital Marketing. With over 400 courses offered, Simplilearn has trained more than 450,000 professionals since its inception in April 2010. With its footprint in over 150 countries, Simplilearn's patrons are assured of up-skilling and re-skilling themselves for faster and surer career growth. Simplilearn's course contents are recognized by more than 40 global accreditors, including PMI, Axelos, Scrum Alliance, Peoplecert, and The Open Group. For more information, visit http://www.simplilearn.com.
About Tableau Software
Tableau (NYSE: DATA) helps people see and understand data. Tableau helps anyone quickly analyze, visualize and share information. More than 39,000 customer accounts get rapid results with Tableau in the office and on-the-go. Over 150,000 people use Tableau Public to share data in their blogs and websites. See how Tableau can help you by downloading the free trial at www.tableau.com/trial.
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I hope at some point soon we drop the "data scientist: title for anyone who touches data and label a job with more context. Clearly they are going to train people to be entry level BI developers or information designers. I get that this is a PR post and is on the marketing side but they could have positioned it better.