Today I completed the Udacity Deep Learning Nanodegree (DLND) program.
The program included submitting 5 projects for review, which is the best part because we get our hands dirty. AWS (Amazon Web Services) was introduced, and we got to use AWS SageMaker for free (with Education ‘credit’).
All-in-all I feel like I’ve been introduced to Deep Learning. I’d love to learn enough to be productive, but want to first start over from the basics and get a better foundation.
Joaquin Moreno says
Hi, would i be job ready (junior at least) with udacity deep learning nanodegree? Is it worthy? Is there another mooc more complete and more sound to make a portfolio ?
Excellent question, Joaquin. Before continuing, let me first say: I have not pursued a Deep Learning career after completing the DLND, therefore I cannot speak directly as to job prospects.
I believe DLND is worth taking. It gives you an excellent introduction to Deep Learning along with hands-on experience through the projects. I highly recommend supplementing your school projects with independent (or group) projects, as DLND usually does not expect you to develop end-to-end.
Whether or not having the DLND will make you job ready depends on your background. If you are an experienced programmer or engineer with industry knowledge and are using the Udacity Nanodegree (DLND) to break into deep learning, then you may be job ready (especially if you have a professional network). If you do not have this kind of background, I suggest the Nanodegree as an introduction, then find additional opportunities to further your education and prospects. I hope that’s helpful.