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What you will learn

  • Describe Data Science’s role in various contexts

  • Understand how Statistics and Machine Learning affect Data Science

  • Use the key terms used by data scientist

  • Predict whether a Data Science project will be successful

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Learner Career Outcomes

26%

started a new career after completing these courses

27%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

10%

got a pay increase or promotion
Shareable Certificate
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100% online
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Flexible deadlines
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Approx. 4 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: Chinese (Traditional), Arabic, Russian, Turkish, English, Hindi...

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Week 1

4 hours to complete

A Crash Course in Data Science

4 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 78 min), 8 readings, 9 quizzes
11 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
8 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
9 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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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

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