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By now you have definitely heard about data science and big data. In this one-week class, we will provide a crash course in what these terms mean and how they play a role in successful organizations. This class is for anyone who wants to learn what all the data science action is about, including those who will eventually need to manage data scientists. The goal is to get you up to speed as quickly as possible on data science without all the fluff. We've designed this course to be as convenient as possible without sacrificing any of the essentials. This is a focused course designed to rapidly get you up to speed on the field of data science. Our goal was to make this as convenient as possible for you without sacrificing any essential content. We've left the technical information aside so that you can focus on managing your team and moving it forward. After completing this course you will know. 1. How to describe the role data science plays in various contexts 2. How statistics, machine learning, and software engineering play a role in data science 3. How to describe the structure of a data science project 4. Know the key terms and tools used by data scientists 5. How to identify a successful and an unsuccessful data science project 3. The role of a data science manager Course cover image by r2hox. Creative Commons BY-SA: https://flic.kr/p/gdMuhT...
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What you will learn

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    Describe Data Science’s role in various contexts
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    Predict whether a Data Science project will be successful
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    Understand how Statistics and Machine Learning affect Data Science
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    Use the key terms used by data scientist

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A Crash Course in Data Science

This one-module course constitutes the first "week" of the Executive Data Science Specialization. This is an intensive introduction to what you need to know about data science itself. You'll learn important terminology and how successful organizations use data science....
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11 videos (Total 78 min), 8 readings, 9 quizzes
Video11 videos
What is Data Science?5m
Statistics by example activities11m
Machine learning, the basics13m
Machine learning further reading3m
What is Software Engineering for Data Science?6m
The Structure of a Data Science Project6m
The outputs of a data science experiment6m
The four secrets of a successful data science experiment14m
Data Scientist Toolbox5m
Separating Hype from Value3m
Reading8 readings
Specialization Textbook10m
Grading10m
Pre-Course Survey10m
Statistics by example activities10m
Machine learning10m
The outputs of a data science experiment10m
The four secrets of a successful data science experiment10m
Post-Course Survey10m
Quiz9 practice exercises
What is data science?2m
What is statistics good for?10m
Machine learning8m
Quiz: Software Engineering6m
Structure of a Data Science Project8m
The outputs of a data science experiment10m
Defining Success in Data Science8m
Data scientist toolbox8m
Separating hype from value8m
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By SJSep 10th 2017

This is a great starter course for data science. My learning assessment is usually how well I can teach it to someone else. I know I have a better understanding now, than I did when I started.

By JMJan 2nd 2018

It is a very good course even if you are familiar with some aspects of data science work. If I have to make a suggestion, I would remark the importance of design skills during a data product,

Instructors

Jeff Leek, PhD

Associate Professor, Biostatistics
Bloomberg School of Public Health

Brian Caffo, PhD

Professor, Biostatistics
Bloomberg School of Public Health

Roger D. Peng, PhD

Associate Professor, Biostatistics
Bloomberg School of Public Health

About Johns Hopkins University

The mission of The Johns Hopkins University is to educate its students and cultivate their capacity for life-long learning, to foster independent and original research, and to bring the benefits of discovery to the world....

About the Executive Data Science Specialization

Assemble the right team, ask the right questions, and avoid the mistakes that derail data science projects. In four intensive courses, you will learn what you need to know to begin assembling and leading a data science enterprise, even if you have never worked in data science before. You’ll get a crash course in data science so that you’ll be conversant in the field and understand your role as a leader. You’ll also learn how to recruit, assemble, evaluate, and develop a team with complementary skill sets and roles. You’ll learn the structure of the data science pipeline, the goals of each stage, and how to keep your team on target throughout. Finally, you’ll learn some down-to-earth practical skills that will help you overcome the common challenges that frequently derail data science projects....
Executive Data Science

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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