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Empower yourself with a pathway to an in-demand career in Data Science

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Empower yourself with a pathway to an in-demand career in Data Science

Data science is one of the hottest professions of the decade, and the demand for data scientists who can analyze data and communicate results to inform data driven decisions has never been greater.

It’s a myth that to become a data scientist you need a Ph.D. Anyone with a passion for learning can take this Professional Certificate – no prior knowledge of computer science or programming languages required – and develop the skills, tools, and portfolio to showcase your new talents in the job market as an entry level data scientist.

Learn from industry leaders

Take courses designed by IBM

Learn the job-relevant skills you’ll need to launch your career in data science.

Boost your portfolio

Showcase your new skills with portfolio projects that solve real-world problems.

Earn a career credential from IBM

Get an industry-recognized certificate to enhance your resume.

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Create connections and get your career-transition questions answered in an online forum.

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Program description

Develop foundational Data Science skills required for an entry-level role.

Skills you will gain

  • Data Science
  • Python Programming
  • Data Analysis
  • Pandas
  • Numpy
  • Ipython
  • Cloud Databases
  • Relational Database Management System (RDBMS)
  • SQL
  • Predictive Modelling
  • Data Visualization (DataViz)
  • Model Selection
  • Data Virtualization
  • Matplotlib


The program consists of 9 online courses that will provide you with the latest job-ready tools and skills, including open source tools and libraries, Python, databases, SQL, data visualization, data analysis, statistical analysis, predictive modeling, and machine learning algorithms. You’ll learn data science through hands-on practice in the IBM Cloud using real data science tools and real-world data sets.

Upon successfully completing these courses, you will have 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'll also receive a digital badge from IBM recognizing your proficiency in data science.

There are 10 Courses in this Professional Certificate


Course 1

What is Data Science?

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Course 2

Tools for Data Science

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3,285 reviews

Course 3

Data Science Methodology

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Course 4

Python for Data Science, AI & Development

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