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Approx. 16 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English, Persian

Skills you will gain

Bayes' TheoremNormal DistributionProbabilityConditional Probability

Learner Career Outcomes

25%

started a new career after completing these courses

22%

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Shareable Certificate
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100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
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Beginner Level
Approx. 16 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English, Persian

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

4 hours to complete

Probability

4 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 63 min), 1 reading, 7 quizzes
7 videos
Introduction5m
Definition and Rules12m
A First Look at Statistical Independence10m
Subjective Probabilities9m
Empirical Probabilities: Benford's Law11m
Exercise7m
1 reading
Script: Part 12h
7 practice exercises
Introductory Quiz2m
1.14m
1.26m
1.34m
1.44m
1.54m
1.64m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Conditional Probability

3 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 54 min), 1 reading, 6 quizzes
6 videos
Definition7m
Multiplication Rules10m
Probability Tables9m
Bayes Rule10m
Exercise6m
1 reading
Script: Part 22h
6 practice exercises
2.14m
2.24m
2.34m
2.44m
2.54m
2.64m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Application

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 80 min)
6 videos
The Monty Hall Problem11m
Structuring Risks: Part 113m
Structuring Risks: Part 28m
The Prosecutor's Fallacy15m
The Sad Story of Sally Clark16m
6 practice exercises
3.14m
3.22m
3.3.16m
3.3.24m
3.46m
3.56m
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Discrete Random Variables

4 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 80 min), 1 reading, 8 quizzes
8 videos
Expected Value12m
Measures of Dispersion8m
Application: Financial Model5m
Binomial Distribution17m
Application: Airline Overbooking11m
Exercise 16m
Exercise 25m
1 reading
Script: Part 42h
8 practice exercises
4.14m
4.24m
4.34m
4.44m
4.52m
4.64m
4.76m
4.84m

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