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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 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.

By Dean M H I

Oct 22, 2020

Good beginner level course to get initial understanding of data science

By Caio d M B

Jul 27, 2020

Abordagem muito dinâmica, com exemplos práticos e de fácil compreensão.


Apr 2, 2020

Really enjoyed the course and got a rough idea on what data science is.

By Abrar J

Feb 23, 2020

A great place to start data science project. Learnt some basic concepts

By Samhita R

Sep 8, 2019

Great course ! very informative and enjoyable with some great examples.

By Omid F

May 10, 2019

Thank you very much for your excellent course.

Best Regards

Omid Faseli

By Rupert C P

Oct 8, 2017

Very enjoyable, good informative content. Great for executive overview.

By Ning Z L

Mar 28, 2016

Very good course, I can't wait to continue the rest of the certificate.

By Sean B

Sep 17, 2020

Very insightful and helps connect the dots for a non-technical person.


Aug 4, 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 8, 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 8, 2017

Perfect high level information for understanding of data science field

By Khan A G M

Jan 30, 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 2, 2019

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

By Setia B

Nov 23, 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...