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Let's face it, whether its COVID-19, being sick in general, a staycation or telecommuting, you're going to have down time at home and hours here or there where you have nothing to do. So why not expand your brain and maybe your skill set with some additional training online? These days there is a plethora of classes and training tools to take advantage of, and they definitely don't cost hundreds of dollars to take. In fact some are free and many are extremely low cost. And with the entire world moving into online, digital communications, commerce, work and coordination, it stands to reason that one of the best skills to learn involves knowing how to work with, find and manipulate large amounts of data quickly for decision-making and information product generation.

It doesn't matter what industry you're in, big data is taking over. Whether you're tracking market behavior and listings in real estate or the movement of groceries in retail stores, data tracking and data mining are becoming everyday skills most people need to have. So here are some courses that are extremely low cost, online and ready to give you a solid footing in the data science world:

  • Stacksocial - As online consolidator platform of tech deals, they have sizable library of deals on tech training. Go to their classes, type in "data" in the search tool, and you will be presented with classes ranging from standard Excel and Access packages to exotic training in Spark, Python, multi-tool training packages, data mining, and even computer forensics. Prices are very affordable ranging from $12 to $99.
  • Cybrary - Designed specifically for tech training, Cybrary is an online library of course trainings on all tech skills, including heavy advanced courses. You will find training in subjects like data science, cryptography, cloud data security, and even certification training for the professional data exams needed for tech professionals. Classes range from free to hundreds of dollars, but there are plenty to pick from that won't cost you a penny.
  • Udemy - Long known as the website where anyone with a PowerPoint could teach a class, this platform used to be a bit of joke in its early years. However, a lot has changed, and now Udemy is stock fully of a very detailed, advanced courses in finance data science or just basic data use for the non-tech person. The bonus is that most classes are only between $10-$20.
  • Udacity - This offering positions itself on the higher end of tech training in data, gearing learning paths for completion in specific data roles ranging from data scientists to artificial intelligence management. The costs are not cheap, but the programs are the nearest thing to a college degree without enrolling in a university.
  • Coursera and EDX - Both of these platforms provide a cornucopia of classes, but the they are all taught by university professors. You can audit them for free, but if you want a certificate of training then you have to pay the fee. Costs range from a low of $49 to as much as $1,000 for a specialization.
  • Bottom line, there are lots of offerings both free and low cost to get your foot into data training and get an edge in the workplace. Everything will be about information in the next few years. Now is the time to put yourself in the driver's seat versus the audience.


    This Single-Family in Boston, MA recently sold for $500,000. This Colonial style home was sold by The Results Team - RE/MAX Executive Realty.


    228 Poplar, Boston, MA 02131

    Roslindale

    Single-Family

    $539,000
    Price
    $500,000
    Sale Price

    11
    Rooms
    7
    Beds
    1/1
    Full/Half Baths
    TURN OF THE CENTURY COLONIAL STYLE HOME IN NEED OF MAJOR UPDATING,FORMAL LIVING ROOM AND DINING ROOM WITH HIGH CEILINGS AND NATURAL WOOD,LARGE EAT IN KITCHEN ,FOUR BEDROOMS ON SECOND FLOOR AND THREE BEDROOMS ON THIRD FLOOR, WALKING DISTANCE TO ROZZIE SQUARE , YOUNGER ROOF AND HEATING SYSTEM

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    Lovely bright and sunny 4 bedroom 2.5 bath Colonial on cul de sac. Basically new construction house built in 2017. Upgraded cabinets, granite, crown molding, hardwood floors throughout except the bedrooms. Open floor plan, granite island with seating in fully appliance kitchen and additional room for a table, kitchen opens to back to front family room with sliders to deck that overlooks Shallow Pond. Formal dining room, pantry and first floor laundry plus half bath finish the first floor. Views of pond from all back windows. Basement has tall ceilings and slider to back yard. Wood burner is all you need to heat the first floor. Master bedroom with beautiful master bath and 3 additional good size bedrooms and additional full bath. Plenty of parking. This property is perfect. Sunsets and sunrise over Shallow Pond

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    18 Whispering Pines Dr, Plymouth, MA 02360

    Manomet

    Single-Family

    $539,900
    Price

    7
    Rooms
    4
    Beds
    2/1
    Full/Half Baths
    Lovely bright and sunny 4 bedroom 2.5 bath Colonial on cul de sac. Basically new construction house built in 2017. Upgraded cabinets, granite, crown molding, hardwood floors throughout except the bedrooms. Open floor plan, granite island with seating in fully appliance kitchen and additional room for a table, kitchen opens to back to front family room with sliders to deck that overlooks Shallow Pond. Formal dining room, pantry and first floor laundry plus half bath finish the first floor. Views of pond from all back windows. Basement has tall ceilings and slider to back yard. Wood burner is all you need to heat the first floor. Master bedroom with beautiful master bath and 3 additional good size bedrooms and additional full bath. Plenty of parking. This property is perfect. Sunsets and sunrise over Shallow Pond
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    Many people look forward to the long summer months, but when it gets unbearably hot, it is time to look for a way to cool down. If your home doesn’t have a central cooling system, installing a mini-split air conditioner is your best bet for fighting the intense heat. 

    What is a split air conditioner?

    A split air conditioner system has an outdoor unit and an indoor unit. The outdoor unit, installed on or near an exterior wall of the home, contains the compressor, condenser coil, and either capillary tubing or an expansion coil. In a central system, the indoor unit has ducts, louvers, and controls to set the temperature and direct the cool air. If the system is a heat pump arrangement, it sends heated air outside and pulls cooler air from underground pipes to make cooling more efficient.

    Installing a central split system requires a complete retrofit of your home which might not fit every budget. Instead, consider installing one or more mini-split systems in your home.

    How does a mini system work?

    In the same way that a central HVAC system has an indoor and an outdoor unit, the mini system has both units as well. The outdoor unit is a compressor/condenser and the indoor unit handles evaporation, temperature controls, and louvers for directing the cooled air. The two units are connected through a small conduit opening in the wall through which pass power wiring, copper tubing, communication lines, and the condensation drain line.

    What makes it efficient?

    Mini-split systems do not require ducts, so retrofitting an older home is simply a matter of locating one or more units to cool the most used areas of the home. Because the cooled air does not travel through ductwork, it requires half or less of the energy that a central system requires to cool the same space. Up to 30 percent of energy consumption in a central system is lost through ductwork in attics and crawlspaces. Further, because you only need to cool the rooms you are using, you can better control your energy bills.

    Some mini-split systems may be fitted with a localized duct system to push cooled air into more than one room, allowing for multi-room cooling. These systems use one outdoor unit with two or more indoor units so that each room or zone can be individually adjusted for comfort.

    Why should you install one?

    If you own or wish to purchase an older home that does not have a central HVAC, utilizing a mini-split air conditioning system can save your money initially, on your purchase, and in the long term on your energy bills.

    Consider viewing older homes without a central AC system that might otherwise be the perfect choice for you and your budget.




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