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Binary ClassificationData AnalysisMicrosoft ExcelLinear Regression

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Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

About This Course

1 hour to complete
2 videos (Total 11 min), 2 readings
2 videos
Introduction to Mastering Data Analysis in Excel6m
2 readings
Specialization Overview10m
Course Overview10m
2 hours to complete

Excel Essentials for Beginners

2 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 52 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
8 videos
Basic Excel Vocabulary; Intro to Charting7m
Arithmetic in Excel2m
Functions on Individual Cells3m
Functions on a Set of Numbers10m
Functions on Ordered Pairs of Data8m
Sorting Data in Excel5m
Introduction to the Solver Plug-in8m
1 reading
Tips for Success10m
2 practice exercises
Excel Essentials Practice30m
Excel Essentials30m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Binary Classification

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 46 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
6 videos
Bombers and Seagulls: Confusion Matrix8m
Costs Determine Optimal Threshold4m
Calculating Positive and Negative Predictive Values5m
How to Calculate the Area Under the ROC Curve11m
Binary Classification with More than One Input Variable7m
1 reading
Tips for Success10m
2 practice exercises
Binary Classification (practice)30m
Binary Classification (graded)45m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Information Measures

2 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 42 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
7 videos
Probability and Entropy7m
Entropy of a Guessing Game7m
Dependence and Mutual Information3m
The Monty Hall Problem8m
Learning from One Coin Toss, Part 15m
Learning From One Coin Toss, Part 28m
1 reading
Tips for Success10m
2 practice exercises
Using the Information Gain Calculator Spreadsheet (practice)30m
Information Measures (graded)45m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Linear Regression

3 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 73 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
11 videos
Introduction to Standardization4m
Standard Normal Probability Distribution in Excel7m
Calculating Probabilities from Z-scores4m
Central Limit Theorem3m
Algebra with Gaussians6m
Markowitz Portfolio Optimization12m
Standardizing x and y Coordinates for Linear Regression6m
Standardization Simplifies Linear Regression9m
Modeling Error in Linear Regression10m
Information Gain from Linear Regression5m
1 reading
Tips for Success10m
3 practice exercises
The Gaussian (practice)30m
Regression Models and PIG (practice)45m
Parametric Models for Regression (graded)45m

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Formulate data questions, explore and visualize large datasets, and inform strategic decisions. In this Specialization, you’ll learn to frame business challenges as data questions. You’ll use powerful tools and methods such as Excel, Tableau, and MySQL to analyze data, create forecasts and models, design visualizations, and communicate your insights. In the final Capstone Project, you’ll apply your skills to explore and justify improvements to a real-world business process. The Capstone Project focuses on optimizing revenues from residential property, and Airbnb, our Capstone’s official Sponsor, provided input on the project design. Airbnb is the world’s largest marketplace connecting property-owner hosts with travelers to facilitate short-term rental transactions. The top 10 Capstone completers each year will have the opportunity to present their work directly to senior data scientists at Airbnb live for feedback and discussion....
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