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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 21, 2019

Excellent quality content! It's a great introductory course that really gets you interested in Data Science. I would highly recommend it to anyone curious in learning about what Data Science is about.


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 Dr. S R

Jun 16, 2020

Good session to know about organizing how to store the data science and preserve for further use.

By Adam H

Jun 20, 2019

Great introduction. Really set the scene for data science and its application by data scientists.

By Kirill S

May 2, 2019

Interesting. Now I have more clear view on Data Science. but this is not as useful as I expected.

By Richard H

Feb 10, 2019

Enjoyed the wide variety of perspectives from various practitioners in the field of data science.

By Alex S

Sep 7, 2018

Good Introduction and overview although limited technical content. Put together well, the quizzes

By Maryam A

Apr 3, 2022

It is a great course, but sometimes i found it very difficult to understand the reading section.

By Arjuna H

Jun 13, 2020

Great Intro. But wonder whetehr some of the content is slightly oudated and if it can be updated

By Mark A B

May 5, 2020

Overall great. But faced some issues like inconsistencies with some videos and their transcript.

By Chinmay P

Mar 7, 2020

Good Introductory Class for Individuals trying to understand what Data Science Field consists of

By Julius M

Jan 26, 2020

This course help me in understanding the general concepts about data science and data scientist.

By Yitao M

Aug 16, 2019

Offering very insightful yet general understanding of data science. An introducing level course.

By Derick B

Jun 26, 2019

Great overview of Data Science from different perspectives. Looking forward to the next course.

By atal s

Mar 3, 2019

A good insight into the data-science world. Would recommend it for beginners to start with this.

By Harshit M

Aug 14, 2022

good course explain everything in very simple way and tell information by their own experiences

By Trung L D

Jan 10, 2022

Ce cours nous donne la vue globale de Data Science et l'opportunité de travail avec ce secteur.

By Keira S

May 13, 2021

Good overview and introduction into the field of data science from knowledgeable professionals.

By Biswa B

Apr 8, 2021

outstanding course. very helpful. I am pretty sure it will help me to achieve my goals. Thanks.

By Ta-Liang L

Apr 5, 2020

The content is well-written and anticipate that there could be more learning materials covered.

By Aditya A

Jul 24, 2019

The faculties are very good in explaining stuff about data science, and the quiz are also good.

By Noble P

May 29, 2019

Could have given more examples and insights into the professionalism involved at the workplace.

By Joseph G A M

Sep 23, 2022

Good introductory course with well explained material and very good insights from the videos.

By Dom R

Sep 11, 2022

It was fun and the exam at the end is a really cool thing to sum up and close this course :)

By jatin

Jun 23, 2020

Very good for begineer who is new in data science field and wants to explore data science more

By Ayşe G Ö

May 9, 2020

The course is great but some English subtitles have nothing to do with the professor's speech.

By Bhanu G

Mar 29, 2020

This course helped to understand the Data Scientis Roles and responsibilities in a better ways