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Approx. 7 hours to complete

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Learner Career Outcomes

41%

started a new career after completing these courses

40%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Beginner Level

Approx. 7 hours to complete

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

English

Subtitles: English, Russian, Arabic

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Defining Data Science and What Data Scientists Do

2 hours to complete
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

Week 2

1 hour to complete

Data Science Topics

1 hour to complete
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

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Data Science in Business

3 hours to complete
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 KKFeb 24th 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.\n\nKrishna

By SBSep 10th 2019

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.

Instructors

Instructor rating4.65/5 (3,693 Ratings)Info
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Alex Aklson 

Ph.D., Data Scientist
IBM Developer Skills Network
193,068 Learners
7 Courses
Image of instructor, Polong Lin

Polong Lin 

Data Scientist
IBM Developer Skills Network
179,728 Learners
3 Courses

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