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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


May 11, 2020

Very learning experience, I am a beginner in DS, but the instructors in this course simplified the contents that made me I could easily understand, tools and materials were very helpful to start with.


Sep 17, 2020

very useful. i liked and enjoyed the journey of learning in these five weeks. the instructor is very clear and taught very interestingly. Thanks to her. she looked poised and cheerful and professional

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By Saman S

Nov 14, 2019

This course introduces Data Science. It has some readings from a book and interviews with well known Data Science experts.

By Devaashish S

Jul 8, 2019

It's important to not skip any part of the course. I would like to maintain my pace and momentum in the online curriculum.

By Andrew B

Jan 5, 2019

Very introductory covering of what Data Science is. Really only for people who have never looked into data science before.

By Shahzaib R

Feb 4, 2023

great course , motivated and effective to explain what is data science and the roles you can land on as a data scientist.

By Deepak T

Jul 22, 2022

The course is very informative I have enjoy learning the course and think it will be very beneficial for me in the future


Aug 22, 2021

It was a nice brief introduction.

After taking the course, I feel more confident to become a data scientist.

Thanks a lot.

By Karthik M

Apr 24, 2021

Gave a good overview of all facets of data science. Would have been good to know a little more about recent developments.

By Deepak N

Nov 10, 2020

The course is very informative and must for all beginners who want to understand how to approach into Data Science field.

By Nicola Z

Mar 30, 2019

The english language is a bit too difficult for foreign students, especially to answer these questions with high accuracy

By Sebastian M

Oct 25, 2018

It's a very good first impression of what Data Science is. For people with some background it could feel la little short.

By Raymond S

Apr 10, 2022

Very interesting and educational. I enjoyed the professors. Just a pity I couldn't get the code to try out IBM's Watson.

By Burhanudin B

Mar 28, 2022

This course very interesting and give insight about what is data science activities and how to prepare to data scinetist

By 周舍夫

Jul 17, 2021

The questions asked are too tedious. Like who say what, about which year. Those are not important. Otherwise, it's good.

By Timothy B

Apr 9, 2020

A good introduction with a lot of terms you don't need to worry if they aren't explained, they will be in later modules.

By Aditya C

Mar 15, 2019

The course gave a good intro to how data science is perceived. Expect more hands on in the specialisation as I progress.

By tushar n

Feb 18, 2019

This course really introduces Data science is a very open way and makes me more curious to continue for the next courses

By Eri L L

Dec 23, 2022

Buen curso introductorio al mundo de la ciencia de datos, recomiendo tomarlo en conjunto con la especialización de IBM.

By Gianluca

Apr 13, 2022

It is just fine, just to have a little taste on what data science is. I hope I will learn much more in the next modules

By Rohit P

Dec 5, 2019

Great introduction to the topic of data science and explaining what data data science is and also what it comprises of!

By Carnage Y

Aug 2, 2019

The setting up of IBM cloud account part needs to be fixed. The steps doesnt apply now as the website has been updated.

By Stefan S

Nov 22, 2018

Nice little overview in general. Relatively boring learning though - could be a bit more interactive. But goes the job!

By Ojaswi .

Aug 4, 2022

Helps to get an introduction to the ever evolving world of data science without discussing the topics in greater depth


Jun 18, 2022

Had a great learning experience with these module and got to know a detail view on introductory part of data science.

By ahmed h

Sep 26, 2020

the course is very trivial, I enjoyed the part of questions the most and the process of peer review was of high value.

By Sheneka W

May 26, 2020

Good introductory course. I was kind of disappointed in the final. The answer wasn't quite clear for the lat question.