Online Learning Trends in the U.S.: Which Nanodegrees Are Popular Where?

We looked at 2021 enrollment data and identified the top five Nanodegree programs from the eight states with the highest enrollment numbers. Not only does this data show us what our learners are most interested in, it also reveals which trends will guide the job market. 

From the north to the south and coast to coast, here’s a breakdown of the most sought out skills in the U.S. right now:



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Four Transferable Skills Everyone Needs to Develop

The tech industry is booming. In 2021 there are an estimated 12.4 million jobs in the sector. If you’re considering transitioning into the tech industry, it may feel daunting, however, the good news is that your transferable skills are a major asset.

Even with very little tech experience, your transferable skills can help you land your dream role. 

Here are four transferable skills that can be applied to tech and how to sell them in an interview.



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Data Analyst vs. Data Scientist: What You Need To Know in 2021

Did you know that the global revenue for big data and analytics is expected to reach nearly 275 billion dollars by 2022? For enterprises looking to leverage their data to its highest potential, one of the biggest challenges is finding practical and scalable ways to use the data. To fully unlock the power of that data, you’ll likely need a data analyst or a data scientist on your team.

The real question then is: do you need a data analyst or a data scientist? Let’s take a look at the role of data analyst vs. data scientist to figure out what’s right for your enterprise.



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Data Engineer vs Data Scientist: What’s the Difference?

The roles of “data engineer” and “data scientist” are often conflated and it’s common practice, but they’re actually completely different jobs.

Both require a high degree of skill in data science, but they each have their own specific responsibilities.

Learn more about the difference between data engineers and data scientists, including the skill sets necessary, job roles and salary info.



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Ask Udacity Anything: Q & A With Cybersecurity Expert Christine Izuakor

Photo of cybersecurity expert Christine Izuakor holding a white sheet of paper stating #AskUdacityAnything

On March 24, 2021, Udacity hosted Christine Izuakor, Ph.D., cybersecurity expert, to field questions about cybersecurity from the online community via Twitter.

Cybersecurity, also known as computer security, is an indispensable tech field focused on the protection of computing systems and networks. Protective measures include the safeguarding of information, hardware, software, and computing services.

Here are highlights from Udacity’s one-hour-long “Ask Udacity Anything” Twitter feed with host Christine Izuakor. Topics include trends in cybersecurity, career skill development, cloud security, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning



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Navigating Your Cybersecurity Career

From enrollment to graduation, our new School of Cybersecurity offers a complete path to a successful career in cybersecurity. 

Learn more about navigating the School of Cybersecurity and the career options available post graduation in the infographic below. Plus, find out who’s a good fit for each of the different cybersecurity Nanodegrees, what you’ll learn and what jobs you’ll be prepared for.



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Five Steps for a Smooth Career Transition

When Francisco Gutierrez decided to transition his career from waiting tables to developing software at Microsoft or when Amaury Gonzalez wanted more from his career than driving for  Uber, one thing that they both knew — like many others — is that they will have to get the right practitioner-level skills to make any and all career moves.  

Making a career transition is daunting and may feel easier to procrastinate than to learn something new. But if you take the time to struggle with something new you will eventually gain the skills and confidence to move into better professional circumstances. 

As the pace of the world changes and new technologies emerge globally, it’s a necessity more than a choice to prepare yourself for a career transition.

Here are five steps that you can take to start your career transition.

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