Is it worth paying for Python in the data camp

The DataCamp training benefit in Visual Studio subscriptions

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Eligible Visual Studio Subscriptions include subscriptions to DataCamp. DataCamp gives you all the data science skills you need through your browser. You can choose when to study and what to study. With no software to install and no special hardware requirements, learning data science is easier than ever.

Activation steps

  1. Log in to

  2. Under the Professional Development category, find the DataCamp Benefit tile and click Activate.

  3. You can create a new account on the DataCamp page. You can either enter an email address and password to sign in, or use an existing Facebook, LinkedIn, or Google account. After entering your credentials, click First steps.


    When creating your account, you may receive the following error message: “OOPS! Your promo code is invalid or expired. ”This is because the offer code will expire a few minutes after it is created. When you receive this message, return to the Benefits page and click the link on the DataCamp benefit tile Activate.

  4. Once your account is created, you can choose a learning path. Options include:

    • Learning R for Data Science
    • Learning Python for Data Science
    • Acquiring data science skills

    Just click on the path you selected to begin.

  5. After you've chosen your path, you can set your learning path by choosing a goal. For example, if you selected the Develop your Data Science Skillset path, you will see the following options. Select an option or click I am not sure. Show me all career paths (I'm not sure. View all career paths) to build a broader path.

  6. Based on the path and options you have chosen, you will be presented with a selection of career paths. Click on the path of your choice to register.

  7. After you have registered for your path, the first course in that path will open. You will be presented with a tutorial that explains how to interact with the course, including how to navigate and complete the course's exercises.

You can stop your training at any time and continue it in the next session. Visit and sign in. First, you'll see your dashboard and pick up where you left off. Just click Continue track (Continue path).


Subscription levelChannelsadvantageRenewable?
Visual Studio Enterprise (Standard)VL, Azure, Retail,3 monthsNo. Available to new subscribers only
Visual Studio Enterprise subscription with GitHub EnterpriseVL3 monthsNo. Available to new subscribers only
Visual Studio Professional (Standard)VL, Azure, Retail3 monthsNo. Available to new subscribers only
Visual Studio Professional subscription with GitHub EnterpriseVL3 monthsNo. Available to new subscribers only
Visual Studio Test Professional (Standard)VL, retail3 monthsNo. Available to new subscribers only
MSDN Platforms (Standard)VL, retail3 monthsNo. Available to new subscribers only
Visual Studio Enterprise (Standard)NFR1Not availableNot applicable
Visual Studio Enterprise, Visual Studio Professional (cloud subscription with monthly term)AzureNot availableNot applicable

1Contains: Not for Resale (NFR), FTE, Most Valuable Professional (MVP), Regional Director (RD), Microsoft Partner Network (MPN), Visual Studio Industry Partner (VSIP), Microsoft Certified Trainer, BizSpark, Imagine Does not include: NFR basic


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Next Steps

Find out about more professional development opportunities in your subscription:

If you haven't already activated the Azure DevTest Individual Credit Benefit included with your subscription, visit and click the Azure tile in the Tools category to set up an Azure subscription and receive your individual credit for Azure DevTest.

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