About this Professional Certificate
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100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Approx. 3 months to complete

Suggested 12 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Arabic, Korean, German, Turkish

Skills you will gain

Data ScienceMachine LearningPython ProgrammingData AnalysisData Visualization (DataViz)

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Approx. 3 months to complete

Suggested 12 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Arabic, Korean, German, Turkish

Learners taking this Professional Certificate are

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

What is a Professional Certificate?

Build the Skills to Get Job Ready

Whether you’re looking to start a new career, or change your current one, Professional Certificates on Coursera help you become job ready. Learn at your own pace, whenever and wherever it’s most convenient for you. Enroll today and explore a new career path with a 7 day free trial. You can pause your learning or end your subscription at any time.

Hands-On Projects

Apply your skills with hands-on projects and build a portfolio that showcases your job readiness to potential employers. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to earn your Certificate.

Earn a Career Credential

When you complete all of the courses in the program, you'll earn a Certificate to share with your professional network as well as unlock access to career support resources to help you kickstart your new career. Many Professional Certificates have hiring partners that recognize the Professional Certificate credential and others can help prepare you for a certification exam. You can find more information on individual Professional Certificate pages where it applies.

how it works

There are 9 Courses in this Professional Certificate

Course1

What is Data Science?

4.7
16,083 ratings
2,571 reviews
Course2

Open Source tools for Data Science

4.6
9,381 ratings
1,133 reviews
Course3

Data Science Methodology

4.6
7,274 ratings
704 reviews
Course4

Python for Data Science and AI

4.6
7,821 ratings
1,062 reviews

Instructors

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Joseph Santarcangelo

Ph.D., Data Scientist at IBM
IBM Developer Skills Network
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Alex Aklson

Ph.D., Data Scientist
IBM Developer Skills Network
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Rav Ahuja

AI and Data Science Program Director
IBM
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SAEED AGHABOZORGI

Ph.D., Sr. 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

  • Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Certificate, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Certificate. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.

  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • The certificate requires completion of 9 courses. Each course typically contains 3-6 modules with an average effort of 2 to 4 hours per module. If learning part-time (e.g. 1 module per week), it would take 6 to 12 months to complete the entire certificate. If learning full-time (e.g. 1 module per day) the certificate can be completed in 2 to 3 months.

  • This certificate is open for anyone with any job and academic background. No prior computer programming experience is necessary, but is an asset. Familiarity working with computers, high school math, communication and presentation skills. For the last few courses knowledge of Calculus and Linear Algebra is an asset but not an absolute requirement.

  • Yes, it is highly recommended to take the courses in the order they are listed, as they progressively build on concepts taught in previous courses. For example the Data Visualization, Python and Machine Learning courses require knowledge of Python.

  • No, there is no University credits involved with taking these courses.

  • Become job ready for a career in Data Science. Develop practical skills using hands-on labs in Cloud environments, projects and captsones.

  • If you have already completed some of the courses in this Professional Certificate, either individually or as part of another specialization, they will be marked as "Complete". So you do not have to take those courses again and will be able to finish the Professional Certificate faster. You will only need to complete the courses that you have not yet completed.

  • Yes, absolutely. Any courses that you have already completed as part of that Specialization will be marked as "Complete". So you do not have to take those courses again and will be able to finish the Professional Certificate faster.

  • This Professional Certificate consists of 9 courses. The "Introduction to Data Science" Specialization has 4 courses, all of which are also included in this Professional Certificate.

    If you are unsure about your ability to commit to the level of effort and time required to complete this Professional Certificate, we recommend starting with the Introduction to Data Science Specialization, which has fewer courses. And if after earning the specialization certificate you are still determined to continue building your Data Science skills, you can then enroll for this Professional Certificate and then just complete the courses that are not in the specialization.

  • Yes, absolutely. Any courses that you have already completed as part of that Specialization will be marked as "Complete". So you do not have to take those courses again and will be able to finish this Professional Certificate faster.

  • As a Coursera learner who completes the Data Science Professional certificate, you will have special access to join IBM’s Talent Network. Our Talent Network members receive all of the tools you need to land a dream job with IBM - sent directly to your inbox! You will get job opportunities as soon as they are posted, recommendations to apply matched directly to your skills and interests, and tips and tricks to help you stand apart from the crowd.

  • As a Coursera learner who completes this Professional Certificate, you will have special access to join IBM’s Talent Network. Our Talent Network members receive all of the tools you need to land a dream job with IBM - sent directly to your inbox! You will get job opportunities as soon as they are posted, recommendations to apply matched directly to your skills and interests, and tips and tricks to help you stand apart from the crowd.

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