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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


Jan 15, 2022

I throughly enjoyed the course and the fact that everything was explained thoroughly. I always enjoyed Dr. White's personal experience with Data Science as well as other Data Scientists point of view.


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 vajja p

May 1, 2020

its very essential to every who wants to enter into data science field.

By Shreyash T

Apr 3, 2020

Indeed a great learning experience. Will continue with the next module.

By Dalia S

Oct 28, 2019

I enjoyed this course it was nice introduction but not much methodology

By Yash S

Oct 1, 2019

Good course for starting and knowing about your career in Data Science.

By Abir K

Jun 22, 2019

Its a good course and it really helped me in understanding data science

By Eliezer C A

May 10, 2019

excelente acercamiento a la ciencia de datos.

Ojala y abran más espacios

By Yan S

Apr 16, 2018

I had better understanding about data science after joined this course.

By Shamim A

Jun 19, 2021

Good intro and background without jumping in to the deep end just yet.

By Jacob M J

May 31, 2021

User has a rough idea about what data science is and what it can offer

By Shifa S

Mar 28, 2021

A theoretical course giving insight of what Data Science is all about.

By noviljohnson n

Mar 5, 2021

Thanks to IBM and Coursera.

this is really a great introductory course.

By Kavya S

Mar 3, 2021

Introduction to data science and the job of data scientist was


By abdelrahman k

Nov 17, 2020

A good introduction to data science, important definitions introduced.

By Chetan S

Apr 3, 2020

There should be some live classes on addition to pre-recorded classes.

By Akil

Feb 15, 2020

Very simple and basic. Hope to get more in-depth later down the course


Dec 27, 2019

It would have been better if the content was more than the very basic.

By Sheldon D S

Oct 30, 2019

Liked the honesty of Prof Haider about Data Science and turf blockers.

By Oumarous B

May 27, 2019

A good Beginner level course to start with the world of data science.

By Mohin P

May 20, 2019

This course gave me soft introduction about the Basics of Data Science

By Alejandro B

Nov 23, 2018

Did not discuss applications or methods of data science in any detail.

By Anna L

Sep 21, 2022

Good but not really the meat of data science topic I am looking for.

By Mohammad R

Jun 21, 2022

It was a great start but I have no idea where to continue this course

By Leonardo S

Dec 29, 2021

Useful for Understanding what is Data science and data scientist job.

By Michael C D

Oct 7, 2020

Great warmup to what I hope will be a valuable collection of courses.

By Ayoola O

Jul 14, 2020

The course is at a good pace and there is no pressure while studying.