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About the Course

Do you want to know why Data Science has been labelled as the sexiest profession of the 21st century? After taking this course you will be able to answer this question, and get a thorough understanding of what is Data Science, what data scientists do, and learn about career paths in the field. The art of uncovering the insights and trends in data has been around since ancient times. The ancient Egyptians used census data to increase efficiency in tax collection and they accurately predicted the flooding of the Nile river every year. Since then, people using data to derive insights and predict outcomes have carved out a unique and distinct field for the work they do. This field is data science. In today's world, we use Data Science to find patterns in data, and make meaningful, data driven conclusions and predictions. This course is for everyone, and teaches concepts like Machine Learning, Deep Learning, and Neural Networks and how companies apply data science in business. You will meet several data scientists, who will share their insights and experiences in Data Science. By taking this introductory course, you will begin your journey into the thriving field that is Data Science!...

Top reviews


Feb 23, 2020

Terrific introduction to the Data Science course. Never expected but was extremely excited with the quality of content, speakers and a very honest attempt to making this course interesting.



Jul 18, 2018

I thought this course introduced the topic of data science very well. I think I have a much better idea how to describe data science and common terms associated with the field (like machine learning).

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By Parooj P

Nov 8, 2021

The program is concise, practical & valuable with great interviewees.

By Jangale P J

Oct 12, 2021

Very good course for beginners who just started to learn data science

By Human R D

Jun 16, 2021

A great introduction to the topic, and a wonderful workflow to learn.

By frank g

Apr 19, 2021

Basico pero suficiente para lo que es, deseando seguir a los proximos

By Luis A R N

Dec 21, 2020

Very basic but powerful to introduce you in the world of data science

By Sanjoy C

Oct 25, 2020

Simple and very effective step towards the vast area of Data Science.

By Ajay P

Oct 12, 2020

Best data science course for aspiring data scientists beginning 😍😊.

By Jose-Felix V

Aug 29, 2020

Well Structured, nice examples and interviews.

Thank you very much!!!

By Simon Z

Aug 8, 2020

Very good overview of the field with relevant videos of practitionar.

By Mohamad S O

Jul 24, 2020

Professional course, professional certificate and easy for beginners.

By Saurabh M

Jul 16, 2020

It was really nice to learn from scratch what is data science exactly

By Michael E

Jul 15, 2020

The course provides you with a useful introduction into data science.

By Priyotosh b

Jun 27, 2020

fully experienced lectures and data scientist explaination is awesome

By Sahana K

Jun 7, 2020

It was an amazing experiance and gain a lot of new things and idea.

By Ines B

May 18, 2020

The course was amazing! will definitely recommend others to take it.

By Sumit N

Apr 6, 2020

Very well formulated course to introduce data science to fresh minds.

By Aditya K

Apr 5, 2020

The course is very good at giving a newbie insight into data science.

By Lwakhe

Mar 3, 2020

I learnt a lot from the course and appreciate the opportunity by IBM.

By Pankaj S

Feb 26, 2020

very good for begineers, who have no prior knowledge to data science.

By Fatima G

Feb 5, 2020

It was clear and straight to the point, easy to understand and study.

By Ronald T

Jan 21, 2020

Great Introduction to what is to be thought in the following courses.


Jan 18, 2020

I learn more on Data Science which increases my knowledge on Datasets

By Ahmad A

Jan 11, 2020

A very good introduction, diverse opinions and different backgrounds.

By Christian R

Jan 3, 2020

Loved it, would like some updates from the 2015 job prospects though.

By Johnsi J A

Dec 22, 2019

Excellent. Learned what is data science and data scientist in detail.