Duration of the Computer science Path

Hello, I want to know how much time it takes to complete the computer science path and Data science by doing it like 2-3 hours daily. Thanks

This is a difficult question to answer because everyone has a different capacity to learn and absorb new concepts. How much background on the material you have before starting also helps (for example, if you have coded before or come from a technical background).

My recommendation for people trying to make an estimate would be to time yourself during the first chapter or two, and try to extrapolate that forward. Check how many lessons, quizzes and projects you get through per hour, for example, and then count how many you have ahead of you. And of course, allow for the fact that earlier chapters are easier (faster) to complete than later (more advanced) chapters.


It’ll vary with everyone. It took me around 3 weeks to do the computer science path but I had a lot of time on my hands and had done Java and C++ a decade ago. What I personally recommend is quality over quantity. If you’re doing data science path, do you have math fundamentals? Calculus, linear alg., probability, statistics come in handy if you don’t have them (with machine learning and life) so you may want to check out courses like Khan academy or MIT Opencourseware for those. There may even be times when taking other approaches is also better. (For example, I took a break from the CS path to do python out of a book and youtube and then when I came back I finished the end really quickly).

Here’s a listed reference of potential times: https://help.codecademy.com/hc/en-us/articles/360012296653-Estimated-Career-Path-Completion-Times

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I have some python knowledge and a good experience with statistics, probability and linear alg from my career, I’m an industrial engineer, but I’ll check out those websites to get more experience. Thanks for the response

Check out book subscriptions sites like scribd then. You can get reference manuals that let you get into specific details of languages much quicker. Sounds like you have all the tools you need!