A Nanodegree program is an innovative curriculum path that is outcome-based and career-oriented. Every program has a clear end-goal, and the ideal path to get you there. Courses are built with industry leaders like Google, AT&T, and Facebook, and are taught by leading subject matter experts. Students benefit from personalized mentoring and project-review throughout, and have regular access to instructors and course managers through moderated forums. Graduates earn an industry-recognized credential and benefit from extensive career support.
Not surprisingly, interest in this opportunity went through the roof. With only 500 seats initially available, and applications already covering that number multiple times, the competition to reserve a spot in the workforce of the future, especially given the fact that graduates will be given preference by Nanodegree including Didi Chuxing and IBM Watson, is guaranteed to be fierce. For graduates of the 2011 AI class, Introduction to Artificial Intelligence, the fact that the instructor line up reunites Sebastian Thrun and Peter Norvig is another incentive to enrol.
His answer is just as relevant today - except that we might well substitute the more trendy "data science" for the outmoded word "statistics". That course, Intro to Statistics ST101 taught by Sebastian Thrun, is still in the Udacity catalog as a free self-paced course and it serves as a way into Udacity's Digital Marketing Nanodegree Program. Another free beginner level short course Intro to Descriptive Statistics is also available as a precursor to the Data Analyst Nanodegree Program. There is also a Data Foundations Nanodegree for begiiners for learning to manipulate, analyze, and visualize data with Excel, SQL, and Tableau.