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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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By Hamza A

Nov 18, 2021

Really useful and an amazing course for beginners like me!

By Keith M

Aug 4, 2020

Great high level overview of the key parts of data science

By Sheetal K

Oct 21, 2019

Simple and easy to comprehend, interactive and well paced

By Suresh R

Oct 9, 2018

Excellent course coverage for the Data Science learners...

By Abid C

Jul 10, 2017

The best way to understand what is Data Science. Thank You

By S S

Dec 7, 2020

very good course with brief explanation of data science .

By Linda V H

Dec 2, 2020

This course was an excellent introduction to data science

By Lavesh N

Sep 27, 2020

A good introduction of what you are getting yourself into


May 29, 2020

A very well designed course for executives leading teams.

By José B A F

Feb 2, 2018

All that I inteded to know during the course, I got know.

By IvanS

Oct 16, 2017

Great! Core concepts are in a nutshell! Short but worthy!

By Basudha P

Jun 21, 2016

Learned the basics of what goes on in data science world.

By Javier R

Nov 1, 2020

A very good introductory course. It goes to the point .

By faruk I Y

Aug 11, 2020

Insightful and informative, learning on couŕsera is fun.

By Buckley O

Jun 22, 2020

Well-synchronized to reinforce the most important ideas.

By Paul B

Jun 13, 2020

Very enjoyable first course delivered very well, thanks.

By Roger D C S

Feb 10, 2020

Great and interesting material, worth investing the time

By Pascal U E

Oct 29, 2018

Good introduction course of data science for excecutives

By Antonia I

May 16, 2018

Very interesting course that gives you a quick overview.


May 15, 2018

Great course indeed! Delivered by experts in the field.

By austin v v

Apr 23, 2018

Fantastic start to what I think will be a great program.

By Deepali S

Sep 22, 2016

Very basic course, gives a bird view of the Data Science

By Antonio P L

Sep 19, 2015

Fantastic overview of Data Science avaible to all public

By Kevin I

Apr 29, 2022

Excellent introduction to data science at a high level.

By Mario D

Feb 4, 2021

Practical exercise for a non-data science professional.