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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.\n\nGreat Job!

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By Hassan A L H A

Nov 14, 2017

A very good introductory course for data science

By Peter v O

Oct 27, 2015

Great course as an introduction to data science.

By Diego B

Mar 3, 2021

Great introductory course to data science world

By Aeron Z

Nov 28, 2020

This was an excellent overview to data science.

By Rituraj B

Feb 26, 2018

Very easy to understand and insightful! Thanks.

By Laurie J P

Jan 25, 2017

Great lecturers who make it easy to understand.

By Akira M

Nov 7, 2020

I could get a basic knowledge of Data Science.


Nov 1, 2020

Excellent course and it really helped me a lot

By Komgrid K

Apr 10, 2020

Great!! I'm Student from Thailand Love this :)

By Priyanshu K

Apr 10, 2020

Well maintained course will done coursera team

By Md N A

Dec 7, 2015

Fantastic short introductory course. loved it.

By Kirk L

Oct 7, 2020

Great course, well taught, relevant examples!

By Paula F

Jul 27, 2020

Adorei!, pretendo continuar estudando na área


Apr 7, 2018

Concise overview of the data science process.

By Guang C

Oct 1, 2017

It is good for starting to learn data science

By Terry L

Oct 24, 2016

Excellent high level overview of data science

By Miguel

Dec 6, 2015

good introduction on the lingo and bird's eye

By Poon L L

Nov 18, 2020

nice, easy to understand the concept behind.


Aug 26, 2020

An excellent introduction into data science.

By TerryTang

Dec 23, 2017

so nice~i get much knowledge from this class

By Ravjyot S

Dec 7, 2017

It was a good icebreaker course. Recommended

By Hugo R

Sep 16, 2020

Fantastic course, looking forward for more!

By Muhammad T R

Aug 3, 2020

This course gave me some important insights

By John R

Sep 3, 2019

Solid introduction to get everyone started.

By Sergey V

Feb 12, 2018

Very basic information, exactly what I need