I was preparing for MS. A training certification helped me gain admits from two US universities.

I was preparing for my MS. A training certification helped me gain admits from two US universities.About the Author: Nikhil Acharya completed his B.E. in Computer Science from CMR Institute of Technology, Bangalore. He joined Internshala VTC for Data Analytics training and shares how it helped him in getting admits from two US Universities for his post graduation.

I had been searching all over the internet for a course in Analytics, but most of the courses were inclined to burn a hole in my pocket. It was a Sunday evening when I stumbled upon the VTC training email in my inbox. I visited the website and checked the details of the Data Analytics training program. The pricing was much better than the ones I had checked before and so I registered. I had worked for a year in TCS Bangalore as an IT IS Analyst and had decided to apply to foreign universities for Master of Science in Business Analytics. So while I was busy drafting my Statement of Purpose (SOP), researching on the US universities, and filling applications, I made sure that I spent at least 2 hours every day on the training. Yes, managing the training along with the other stuff was taxing at times, but I went ahead with it.

The training turned out to be a blessing in disguise for me! The video explanations were spot-on and the quizzes enhanced my knowledge of advanced concepts of M.S. Excel and Statistics. The videos and text material on business analytics, predictive analytics, and modeling were amazing. The learning platform was user-friendly and tests at the end of modules were tricky indeed. Furthermore, the soft copy of the online content was also shared which will remain with me in the future too and would certainly help me during MS. I scored 80% in the final exam at the end of the training, and seeing that score on my certificate brought a smile on my face!

The support team was extremely cordial and quick to reply to my email queries. I had accidently closed the exam tab on Chrome once and thought that I screwed up the sectional test. Thanks to Aakriti, who reset the test and allowed me to take it once more when I contacted the support team.

Everything said and done, this training is one of the best courses for the beginners in the analytics domain. The certificate was a value addition to my SOP and CV. The icing on the cake moment came when I received admits from two of the US universities that I was targeting! I’m damn sure that the training certification made an impact on the Admissions team which screened my application.

Thank you Internshala VTC and Analytics Vidhya for coming up with such a great training. I’d recommend this training to anyone who is willing to venture into the field of Analytics. Good luck to all the future learners out there!

Inspired by Nikhil’s journey? Interested in the field of Analytics? Register for the Data Analytics training and add more ammunition to your applications.

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