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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 Nicolas G

May 27, 2019

some of the questions on the test were worded in a way that made their purpose unclear.

By David L

May 22, 2019

This is a great introduction to the different thoughts behind what data science covers.

By Pranav E

May 16, 2019

Good high-level overview of data science and skills necessary, both technical and soft.

By Krishna M

May 5, 2019

It does what it intends to do - give you the right perspective on what is data science.

By Catherine M V

Apr 1, 2019

Useful introduction. Really focuses on why data science is something you should pursue.

By Muhammed H N

Aug 2, 2022

Very optimistic and helpfull

Could've been helpfull if had some more clear explanation

By Nikhil R

Apr 24, 2021

It was a great course, I came to know about the lot of information about data science.

By Muhammad Z 1

Sep 3, 2020

this course give us the glimpse of what the data scientist do and what is data science

By Gagan D

Jun 19, 2020

Content looks very old structured. Need for update with new improvements in the field.

By Zachary C

Jan 3, 2020

This class solves many myth and confusion for beginners, but it should go more deeply.

By Orianna G

Jul 21, 2019

Curso basico de que es ciencia de los datos para que asi se puedan adentrarse al mundo

By Koraganji C P

Jul 6, 2019

It is not the Data that these people are sharing, but The Story that comes out of it!!

By Awab A

May 13, 2019

Very good introductory course but I think the material a bit excessive for the subject

By Vitaliy K

Mar 16, 2019

Giving four stars because the tests require you to memorize non-important information.

By Amanzhol K

Jan 16, 2019

I didn't like the formats of the video as they were all different and not standardized


Nov 30, 2022

I have enjoyed throughout the course and learned basic understanding of data science.

By Amir A

Sep 19, 2022

it could have more real life examples about the usage of data science in industries.

By youssef s

Aug 26, 2022

it is a good course but most of the useful material is in text form not in video form

By Yerassyl K

Jan 22, 2022

I think that students need more practice with hard skills: programming and statistics

By Ruchi B

May 17, 2020

good understanding of Data science after learning the course!! Very nicely explained

By Po-Yin C

Jan 17, 2020

Relly showed me what data science is and gave me an outlook of data scientists' workd

By Firat E

Apr 30, 2019

Very interesting, i recommend this course to every people even senior data scientist.

By Gordon A

Aug 31, 2018

Good orientation, can't wait to start learning some real skills over the next course.

By Gabriel P

Sep 3, 2022

The quizes and exams asks some very specifics information that's not that relevant.

By Rehan M

Mar 7, 2022

Really good introductory Data Science course for someone new or with some experience