Who is this class for: This course is for those new to data science. Completion of “Big Data Integration and Processing” is recommended. No prior programming experience is needed, although the ability to install applications and utilize a virtual machine is necessary to complete the hands-on assignments. Refer to the specialization technical requirements for complete hardware and software specifications.

Created by:   University of California, San Diego

  • Mai Nguyen

    Taught by:    Mai Nguyen, Lead for Data Analytics

    San Diego Supercomputer Center

  • Ilkay Altintas

    Taught by:    Ilkay Altintas, Chief Data Science Officer

    San Diego Supercomputer Center
Basic Info
Course 4 of 6 in the Big Data Specialization.
Commitment5 Weeks, 3 - 5 hours per week
How To PassPass all graded assignments to complete the course.
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Rated 4.3 out of 5 of 173 ratings

Very good

Very interesting cource! Thank you!

I would suggest to advance python tasks

Nice course, very practical.

This course introduces the basic concepts of ML beautifully, the instructor explains everything in a very lucid way. It also teaches modeling with ML in KNIME. I would personally want to know more about spark, but this course gives a good introduction. Overall very good starting point for beginners.