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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 9, 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 27, 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.

Great Job!

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By john t

Nov 1, 2017

It is a good intro program for those who manage data sceintists and data sc

By Sudais A

Oct 24, 2017

Just completed it,it gave a nice introduction to the field of Data Science!

By Asfand y A

Oct 3, 2017

Very informative, easy to understand and Instructor gave relevant examples.

By Joshua A G

May 4, 2017

This is great course for both beginners and intermediates alike. Thank you.

By Daniela G

Jan 23, 2016

I am in the middle of it.

I find it a bit challenging but very interesting.

By Wanvisa E

Apr 28, 2022

Great well rounded summary of Data Science, great for IT project managers

By Rachna J

Jun 22, 2020

Course is exceptional with great insight for overall understanding. thanks

By Naveen S S

Apr 17, 2020

The course help to understand the basics on the data science and videos pr

By Dwarakanath P

Jul 18, 2018

Quite informative & educative for a beginner and also as a good refresher

By Shatdarsanam s k

Jan 21, 2018

I liked the way, the course is compiled and thanks to all the instructors.

By Spyros S

Oct 28, 2016

Excellent course for getting the basics of organizing a data science team.

By James A

Nov 2, 2021

This was a great high-level introduction to the concepts of data science.

By Mohammad A R P

Jan 3, 2021

good for beginner, covers extensive skills needed in data science project

By Mike S

Nov 18, 2020

I found the course very interesting and challenging by provoking thought!

By Vivek S

May 30, 2020

Excellent course with in depth explanations. Good for basic understanding

By Lalomilo V

Jul 20, 2021

Great course with concise explanations and examples that are very useful

By Ronald E I F

Feb 7, 2021

Very interesting topics were spoken about, in a very understandable way.

By Vaida T

Sep 18, 2020

The course wasn't easy, but it is definitelly worth the time and effort.

By Jessica C

Jul 18, 2020

Great instructors, very interesting videos and readings, great examples,

By Olamide B

May 17, 2020

An excellent course. It was very well presented and its highly impactful

By Sam D

Aug 14, 2018

This course was a great introduction to the concepts around data science

By Beth P

Jul 27, 2018

Helpful and quick overview of data science with emphasis on the science.

By Mohan K K

Nov 11, 2017

The course is very informative and helpful in understanding Data science

By Rupesh L

Mar 17, 2017

A good course for people, who want to get some insight into Data Science

By John J N

Nov 14, 2016

I enjoyed this course. It was well thought out and nicely put together.