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About the Course

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:
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Top reviews


Sep 10, 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.


Aug 28, 2016

Is really hard to summarize the potential of Data Science and being clear, but I think that the instructors have done their best, so that we can achieve the most from the Course.\n\nGreat Job!

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Aug 04, 2020

This course is more than just a skill it is a tool for data science...

By Dr. P W

May 31, 2020

Course contents are so good. Data science basics are properly covered.

By Jithesh N V

May 08, 2020

very useful for me to learn the idea about data science..

thank you....

By Cheng-shuo Y

Dec 11, 2017

Really good course, and it does fill me with knowledge of data science

By Dmitry E

Oct 08, 2017

Perfect high level information for understanding of data science field

By Khan A G M

Jan 31, 2017

Really helpful contents.. Presentations with examples are awesome.....

By Marcello L

May 15, 2020

Excellent overview, highly recommended to anyone outside data science

By Sumit K M

Sep 02, 2019

Had no idea about data science, this course gave me insights about it

By Setia B

Nov 24, 2017

I really enjoyed the course and the prescribed textbook is awesome!!!

By Ursula B

Jul 17, 2017

Great first step towards understanding Data Science for a non-analyst

By Tom O

May 28, 2017

A good intro to data science although some quiz questions were tricky


May 16, 2020

This is really helps the beginners to venture easily to the field...

By Yogesh B C A S

Jan 30, 2019

High level background on data science in 1 module is well covered !!

By Diego B

Jan 15, 2019

It was my first experience on an Online course, and was really good!

By Livingstone J

Jul 20, 2018

This is a good introduction course for any data scientist aspirants.

By Deleted A

Apr 01, 2017

An excellent introduction to the world of Data Science for a layman.

By Bill P

Mar 28, 2019

Great overview of Data Science and what it is trying to accomplish.


Feb 18, 2018

An easy and helpful introduction to key constructs of data science.

By Paulo H d S

Jun 27, 2017

Simple and practical. Great overview I can pass on to my co-workers

By Ramesh K

Apr 05, 2017

Excellent course for beginners who wants to grow in Analytics space

By Seckin D

Jan 10, 2016

Great course about data science and terms involved in data science.

By Ricardo L F O

Sep 07, 2020

Quick and straight to the point way to get started in Data Science

By Burak P

Apr 16, 2020

Excellent intro -- at the right level and with real-life examples!

By Sarada N

Mar 29, 2020

This is a good course for beginners to get an overview of Datascie

By Ankur B

Feb 21, 2020

Although it is a crash course but I personally found it difficult.