Data science requires an understanding of several unique concepts to form a multi-disciplinary approach. You need not have a master’s degree to learn data science and its core concepts, but many professional data scientists have high education. As this is an introductory course, it will discuss a lot of foundational concepts for the first time. At an advanced level, data scientists are familiar with programming in R, Python, and SQL. Data scientists also work with Apache Hadoop to process massive amounts of data, and they are familiar with machine learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI) practices. If you are not familiar with these concepts, it is not a problem because this is an introductory course that would prepare you for more advanced topics. It is important to understand that data science is a field that draws on many practices. It also draws from other professionals in different disciplines to carry out a comprehensive analysis.