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Hours to complete

Approx. 5 hours to complete

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

English

Subtitles: English, Arabic
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Flexible deadlines

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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 5 hours to complete

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

English

Subtitles: English, Arabic

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Defining Data Science and What Data Scientists Do

In this module, you will go over the course syllabus to learn what will be taught in this course. Also, you will hear from data science professionals to learn what data science is, what data scientists do, and what tools and algorithms data scientists use on a daily basis. Finally, you will be required to complete a reading assignment to learn why data science is considered the sexiest job in the 21st century....
Reading
6 videos (Total 20 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
Video6 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
Reading3 readings
Course Syllabus10m
Data Science: The Sexiest Job in the 21st Century20m
What Makes Someone a Data Scientist?20m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Data Science: The Sexiest Job in the 21st Century10m
What Makes Someone a Data Scientist?10m
Week
2
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Data Science Topics

In this module, you will hear from Norman White, the Faculty Director of the Stern Centre for Research Computing, at New York University, as he talks about data science and what skills are required for anyone interested in pursuing a career in this field and as he gives advice to those who are looking to start a career in data science. Finally, you will be required to complete reading assignments to learn about the process of mining a given dataset and about regression analysis....
Reading
7 videos (Total 37 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
Video7 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
Reading2 readings
Data Mining10m
Regression20m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Data Mining10m
Regression10m
Week
3
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Data Science in Business

In this module, you will learn about what companies need to do in order to start with data science. You will also learn about some of the qualities that differentiate data scientists from other professionals. In addition, you will learn about analytics and what important role data scientists play in this process, and about story-telling and the importance of an effective final deliverable. Finally, you will be required to apply what you learned about data science by answering open-ended questions. ...
Reading
3 videos (Total 17 min), 2 readings, 3 quizzes
Video3 videos
Recruiting for Data Science7m
Applications of Data Science6m
Reading2 readings
The Final Deliverable20m
The Report Structure20m
Quiz2 practice exercises
The Final Deliverable10m
The Report Structure10m
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Top Reviews

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).

By RBNov 7th 2018

Its a very basic course on Data Science. It is for someone who is just getting started with data science. It will give an over all picture of what data science is all about and how to go about it.

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....

About the IBM Data Science Professional Certificate Specialization

Data Science has been ranked as one of the hottest professions and the demand for data practitioners is booming. This Professional Certificate from IBM is intended for anyone interested in developing skills and experience to pursue a career in Data Science or Machine Learning. This program consists of 9 courses providing you with latest job-ready skills and techniques covering a wide array of data science topics including: open source tools and libraries, methodologies, Python, databases, SQL, data visualization, data analysis, and machine learning. You will practice hands-on in the IBM Cloud using real data science tools and real-world data sets. It is a myth that to become a data scientist you need a Ph.D. This Professional Certificate is suitable for anyone who has some computer skills and a passion for self-learning. No prior computer science or programming knowledge is necessary. We start small, re-enforce applied learning, and build up to more complex topics. Upon successfully completing these courses you will have done several hands-on assignments and built a portfolio of data science projects to provide you with the confidence to plunge into an exciting profession in Data Science. In addition to earning a Professional Certificate from Coursera, you will also receive a digital Badge from IBM recognizing your proficiency in Data Science. LIMITED TIME OFFER: Subscription is only $39 USD per month for access to graded materials and a certificate....
IBM Data Science Professional Certificate

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