About this Course

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Intermediate Level

Some statistics is recommended and at least 2-years business experience.

Approx. 17 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 2-5 hours/week...

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Subtitles: English

What you will learn

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    Validate and clean a dataset

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    Assess and create datasets to answer your questions

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    Solve problems using SQL

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    Build a simple testing framework to touch on AB Testing

Skills you will gain

A/B TestingQuery StringData AnalysisPredictive AnalyticsSQL

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Intermediate Level

Some statistics is recommended and at least 2-years business experience.

Approx. 17 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 2-5 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
5 hours to complete

Data of Unknown Quality

In this module, you will be able to create trustworthy analysis from a new set of data. You will be able to coalesce some nulls and identify unreliable data and discover reasons why data might be missing. You will also be able to answer ambiguous questions by defining new metrics.

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12 videos (Total 85 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
12 videos
Introduction of Data of Unknown Quality1m
Introduction to the Course Dataset10m
Error Codes (Solution)13m
Flexible Data Formats6m
Flexible Data Formats (Solution)5m
Identifying Unreliable Data + Nulls3m
Unreliable Data - Part 1 (Solution)4m
Unreliable Data -Part 2 (Solution)7m
Unreliable Data - Part 3 (Solution)8m
Answering Ambiguous Questions3m
Users Table (Solution)16m
3 readings
A Note From UC Davis10m
Connecting to Mode Analytics20m
Not Dumb Questions10m
2 practice exercises
Are You Connected to Mode Analytics?5m
Module 1 Quiz30m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

Creating Clean Datasets

In this module, you will be able to name the main the categories of data types. You will be able to explain how the unfiltered data can be manipulated into a table where you can conduct data analysis. You will be able to discuss why a data warehouse is separate from a production database, and you will be able to use the tools you learned to create your own trustworthy tables.

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10 videos (Total 53 min), 4 quizzes
10 videos
Tools of the Trade: Coding Guide with Sublime Text (Optional)3m
Data Types4m
What is a Dependency?5m
Create a View-Item Table2m
Turn a Clean Query Into a Table (Activity/Solution)9m
Hierarchy of Data2m
Create User Info Table3m
Create a User Snapshot Table (Activity/Solution)13m
Partitions in Hive (Optional)5m
4 practice exercises
Data Types (Quiz)10m
Dependencies (Quiz)8m
Turn a Clean Query Into a Table (Quiz)2m
Module 2 Quiz30m
Week
3
3 hours to complete

SQL Problem Solving

In this module, you will be able to map out your joins and be able to highlight the level of detail needed for different kinds of questions. You will be able to practice answering data questions, which should help you feel ready to get asked a whole slough of questions, vague questions, ambiguous questions, or even poorly worded questions. Finally, you will develop a strategy for answering all those questions using data.

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11 videos (Total 64 min), 2 quizzes
11 videos
Map Out Your Joins4m
Test Queries vs Final Queries3m
Example: Create an Aggregate Table with a Rolling Date Period2m
Rolling Orders (Solution)10m
Find Each User's Most Recently Viewed Page for an Email Campaign2m
Review Windowing Functions3m
Find the Difference Between Functions (Solution)11m
Product Analytics4m
Product Analytics (Solution)15m
Coding with Style2m
2 practice exercises
Reorder and Connect Tables10m
Module 3 Quiz30m
Week
4
5 hours to complete

Case Study: AB Testing

In this module, you will be able to use your SQL skills to set up a basic AB testing system. You will be able to apply hypothesis testing to prove or disprove a hypothesis about how user behavior changed. You will be able to test and interpret the results using a metric or metrics that are tied directly to some business metrics. You will be able to test your SQL skills and give you the base experience you need to learn anything more complicated in terms of AB testing in the future.

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10 videos (Total 72 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
10 videos
Statistics Refresher (Optional)8m
Test Assignments8m
Test Assignments (Solution)11m
Create a New Metric5m
Creating a New Metric (Solution)9m
Analyze Results7m
Analyzing Results (Solution)13m
Peer Review Overview3m
Course Summary1m
2 readings
Additional Thoughts for the Final Project5m
Additional Practice and Reading (Optional)10m
1 practice exercise
Prepared for the Final Project?10m

Instructor

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Katrina Glaeser

Data Scientist at Scribd
Continuing and Professional Education

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