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Learner Reviews & Feedback for A Crash Course in Data Science by Johns Hopkins University

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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

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!

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.

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By Rufat A

Feb 1, 2019

Good introduction to the data science field, although a bit heavy on the theory side.

By Abhishek S

Sep 5, 2017

A good overview of data science and terminologies. Few slides had some QA issues that

By Derek H

Aug 8, 2017

Covers the major areas of data science. Good segment on data science reality vs hype.

By Kalyan K S N

Oct 7, 2015

Very good course to understanding the nuances of Data science and various tools used.

By Melissa B

Jul 29, 2017

Good information on the basics in data science - presented in understandable format.

By Damon R

Sep 11, 2016

Good for getting a quick summary of what Data Science is for those new to the field.

By Rushikesh G

Jan 3, 2017

This course gives a brief idea about Data Science. It is helpful for the beginners.

By Ramya S

Aug 7, 2020

The course was pretty useful to decide whether or not go for a full length course.

By Eric S

Sep 18, 2018

Yes. It is exactly what you can expect from a "A Crash Course in Data Science".


By Matthew B

Apr 21, 2016

Good overview course. Better for managerial folks than data engineers/scientists.

By Sitalakshmi I

Apr 20, 2020

A good way to get introduced to the field of Data science and its broad spectrum

By Dr. A V

Apr 14, 2020

Small and sweet this only I can say for the course. Nice and productive content.

By Chloe H Y

Jun 8, 2017

provides fair understanding of the basics of data science at learner's own pace

By Ansuman A

Nov 7, 2016

some of the content and videos were too wordy and had more theory v/s examples.

By Han J I

Sep 28, 2020

The materials provided in this course are quite useful and easy to understand.

By Rudy d P

Jul 10, 2017

Information in this crash course is relevant and a good overview on the topic.

By Ronak S

Feb 20, 2017

Gives good overview of data science. Maybe one example would have been better.

By franco g

Oct 24, 2016

The material is of a good level, it is a good first introduction to the field.


Jul 5, 2020

Good introduction to basic concepts. I look forward to the remianing courses.

By Pranjal S

May 28, 2020

The course is amazing for beginners and gives a clear idea about data science

By Bertrand H G G

Mar 29, 2020

Good overview of data science field with some meaningful and well-Illustrated

By Pallav K

Oct 22, 2019

It's a good course when you have a beginner level experience in data science.

By Steve E

Mar 23, 2017

A good course. Very basic, but that's to be expected for an overview course.

By Lam Y S

Jul 20, 2020

Great learning information for everyone who wants to delve into data science

By Miko C

Nov 26, 2017

good start for the program. hoping to be more engaged in the next sessions.