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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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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.\n\nGreat Job!

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Feb 17, 2018

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

By Paulo H S

Jun 27, 2017

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

By Ramesh K

Apr 5, 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 7, 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 20, 2020

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

By Godfrey C

Aug 31, 2018

Great introduction to Data Science with useful takeaways for work!

By Mayank J

Dec 2, 2017

Very very good starting point for learning all about data sciences

By Bret G

May 4, 2017

Extremely informative, you could finish it in half a day though...

By Dr M E

Nov 20, 2016

Simple but full of useful information. Thanks for the instructors.

By Saon M S

Dec 19, 2020

This is an incredible course for beginners to open a new horizon!

By Andri Q

Sep 19, 2018

Great knowledge sharing and useful as foundation of data science.

By Katja B

Apr 22, 2018

Excellent, non-boring overview and a good start to further study.

By Christine B

Dec 21, 2017

A great overview of data science for the curious but uninitiated.

By Nitin P

Nov 18, 2017

Good, precise material to get started on the Data science subject

By David A

May 4, 2017

Excellent introductory course for the interested in Data Science!

By luke d

Apr 8, 2017

Easy to understand and I really got general idea of data science.

By Anthony_Gaudino

Dec 13, 2016

Good overview, highlighting many key points in DS specialization.

By John P M

Mar 26, 2021

A great course to introduce yourself with Data Science concepts.

By Scott A

Feb 18, 2018

Simple and straight forward introduction. So no real complaints.

By weiying z

Mar 22, 2020

very informational. Materials are well organized and presented.

By Jonathan A M Z

May 25, 2018

Great course for those who want to start on Data Science field.

By V. H

Mar 7, 2017

Great course. Easy on the mind and not too taxing with details.