1. Brush up on your math and statistics skills.  A good data scientist must be able to understand what the data is telling you, and to do that, you must have solid basic linear algebra, an understanding of algorithms and statistics skills. More advanced mathematics may be required for certain positions, but this is a good place to start.
  2. Understand the concept of machine learning. Machine learning is emerging as the buzzword but it is inextricably linked to big data. Machine learning uses artificial intelligence algorithms to turn data into value and learn without being explicitly programmed.
  3. Learn to code.  Data scientists must know how to manipulate code in order to tell the…