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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 10, 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 28, 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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Jan 12, 2019

Some hands on would have been really appreciated in this course.

By Ali A

Feb 03, 2018

Very generic.

I think it will be very good for absolute beginner.


Apr 17, 2020

Good high level course to understand the basics of Data Science

By Siddhartha S

Mar 31, 2017

A good crash course eliciting the basic nuances of Data science

By Christine L

Sep 21, 2015

Great for an overview of the different aspects of data science.

By Clifton d L

Nov 20, 2017

Great intro, especially if you have no knowledge in the field.

By Murat K K

Oct 22, 2017

As an economics student, this one week course helped me a lot.

By Erika R

Oct 26, 2020

Muy buen curso , la información esta muy completa y resumida.


Jul 31, 2020

Very good course to understand the entry step in Data Science

By David S R P

Jun 11, 2020

Excellent option for whom are new into the Data Science field

By Nur A E B N A

Jun 24, 2020

a very basic and deep understanding into data science course


Jan 03, 2016

A nice starting for those wanted to understand data science.

By John S

Jan 17, 2016

Provides a quick overview on what constitutes Data Science.

By Manan G

Apr 04, 2017

Good high level introduction to the field of data science.

By 17R01A04J7

May 02, 2020

Assignments are way to concerned on details of the topic.

By Joe L

Oct 06, 2015

A good course to start to learn data analytic vocabulary.


Nov 27, 2017

There were too many questions based on interpretation :/

By Jordan C

Mar 16, 2017

Good overview of Data Science but lacking a bit of meat.

By vraj c

Nov 02, 2015

It's really a nice introductory course for Data Science!

By Damo V

Oct 16, 2015

need to get a bit more specific about the tools required

By Sekhar M

Oct 06, 2015

Overall a compact course, illustrations could be better.

By Raju K

Aug 30, 2020

good course.. i tested my knowledge by giving quizes...

By Peter E

Apr 07, 2018

Good introduction to the terminology and basic concepts

By Dharmil S

Nov 08, 2016

A good course to learn all the basics of DATA SCIENCE !

By Orr M

Aug 12, 2017

A great intro to DS.

I hoped for some actual exercises.