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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

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Beginner Level

Approx. 6 hours to complete

Suggested: 3 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English, Arabic

Learners taking this Professional Certificate are

  • Data Analysts
  • Process Analysts
  • Risk Managers
  • Business Analysts
  • Data Scientists

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

Defining Data Science and What Data Scientists Do

6 videos (Total 20 min), 5 readings, 2 quizzes
6 videos
The Many Paths to Data Science3m
Advice for New Data Scientists2m
A day in the Life of a Data Scientist3m
Data Science Topics and Algorithms3m
What is the cloud?3m
5 readings
Course Syllabus10m
Data Science: The Sexiest Job in the 21st Century20m
What Makes Someone a Data Scientist?20m
Exercise: Identifying objects in images with IBM Watson5m
Exercise: Upload and classify your images!30m
2 practice exercises
Data Science: The Sexiest Job in the 21st Century10m
What Makes Someone a Data Scientist?10m
Week
2
1 hour to complete

Data Science Topics

7 videos (Total 37 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
7 videos
Data Scientists at New York University4m
What is Hadoop?6m
Neural Networks and Deep Learning6m
How Can Someone Become a Data Scientist?5m
High School Students and Data Science Careers4m
Applications of Machine Learning4m
2 readings
Data Mining10m
Regression20m
2 practice exercises
Data Mining10m
Regression10m
Week
3
3 hours to complete

Data Science in Business

3 videos (Total 17 min), 2 readings, 3 quizzes
3 videos
Recruiting for Data Science7m
Applications of Data Science6m
2 readings
The Final Deliverable20m
The Report Structure20m
2 practice exercises
The Final Deliverable10m
The Report Structure10m
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Top reviews from What is Data Science?

By BBFeb 22nd 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.

By PDJul 19th 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).

Instructors

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Alex Aklson

Ph.D., Data Scientist
IBM Developer Skills Network
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Polong Lin

Data Scientist
IBM Developer Skills Network

About IBM

IBM offers a wide range of technology and consulting services; a broad portfolio of middleware for collaboration, predictive analytics, software development and systems management; and the world's most advanced servers and supercomputers. Utilizing its business consulting, technology and R&D expertise, IBM helps clients become "smarter" as the planet becomes more digitally interconnected. IBM invests more than $6 billion a year in R&D, just completing its 21st year of patent leadership. IBM Research has received recognition beyond any commercial technology research organization and is home to 5 Nobel Laureates, 9 US National Medals of Technology, 5 US National Medals of Science, 6 Turing Awards, and 10 Inductees in US Inventors Hall of Fame....

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Certificate, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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