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Learner Reviews & Feedback for What is Data Science? by IBM Skills Network

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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.


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.


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By Ng. Q K

Apr 17, 2020

Basic knowledge a bout data science is what you need if you intend to study data science.

By candi r

Jan 21, 2020

Course contents need be updated to include the process of last few years in data science.

By Utkarsh D

Jan 16, 2020

best material provide and dont get borred this course .this course is provide so much fun

By M M A

Jul 8, 2019

Need to give more insight about skills required to acquire for becoming a data scientist.

By Daniel A M

May 27, 2022

The course is comprehensive and provides the fundamental information about data science.

By Issiakou W W

May 4, 2022

It is a very good course to understand all the concepts and business around data science

By Raghavendra B

Nov 23, 2021

Good for overall understanding of the field. Most are direct opinion by Data scientists.

By hobson j

Aug 1, 2020

It's a good one to provide me a basic and general understanding of what data science is.

By Leonardo F

May 29, 2020

Good general knowledge about data science and clarification of general concepts about ds

By Melissa M

Jan 23, 2020

Gives a good overview of what data science (and scientists) is. Very introductory level.

By Firas I

Dec 28, 2019

The course is clear and informative, but i think there is a room for more... lots more!!

By Ken S

Nov 30, 2019

Provides a surface level introduction to data science with easy to understand references

By Srividya B

Jun 21, 2019

Good to understand the basics. Good for someone who doesn't know much about data science

By VenkataMadhan M S

Oct 8, 2018

A good point to know about Data Science, but felt the content was too generic in nature.

By Ashutosh G

Oct 10, 2022

cCourse and the teaching was good and understanding .The flow of the program was best .

By Usman j

Jan 26, 2022

Exams should be more professional and test knowledge and not the names of who said what

By Pat P

Sep 28, 2020

This was a very informative introduction to the history and the basics of Data Science.

By Adolfo D V

May 13, 2020

Interesting content and practical approach. Perhaps a bit too repetitive in some parts.

By Justin O

May 5, 2020

Very good overview. The time requirements vastly overstate the time needed to complete.

By Kainat S

Feb 22, 2020

It is the amazing work... And lots of things to do to learn... M very glad to do it....

By Gabija K

Dec 15, 2019

The material was interesting, although I expected something a little bit more than that

By Friscian V C

Oct 23, 2019

The course as very informative, even for those like me that are beginners in the topic.

By Oluwayomi O (

Aug 25, 2019

This course has been very helpful in introducing me to data science and what it entails

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.