About this Specialization

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Learn scalable data management, evaluate big data technologies, and design effective visualizations. This Specialization covers intermediate topics in data science. You will gain hands-on experience with scalable SQL and NoSQL data management solutions, data mining algorithms, and practical statistical and machine learning concepts. You will also learn to visualize data and communicate results, and you’ll explore legal and ethical issues that arise in working with big data. In the final Capstone Project, developed in partnership with the digital internship platform Coursolve, you’ll apply your new skills to a real-world data science project.
Learner Career Outcomes
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Started a new career after completing this specialization.
33%
Got a pay increase or promotion.

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Intermediate Level

Approx. 5 months to complete

Suggested 3 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Korean
Learner Career Outcomes
67%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
33%
Got a pay increase or promotion.

Shareable Certificate

Earn a Certificate upon completion

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Intermediate Level

Approx. 5 months to complete

Suggested 3 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Korean

There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Data Manipulation at Scale: Systems and Algorithms

4.3
stars
728 ratings
158 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Practical Predictive Analytics: Models and Methods

4.1
stars
293 ratings
55 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Communicating Data Science Results

3.6
stars
130 ratings
36 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Data Science at Scale - Capstone Project

4.1
stars
21 ratings
5 reviews

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  • 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.

  • This Specialization doesn't carry university credit, but some universities may choose to accept Specialization Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more. Online Degrees and Mastertrack™ Certificates on Coursera provide the opportunity to earn university credit.

  • Time to completion can vary based on your schedule, but most learners are able to complete the Specialization in 5 months.

  • Each course in the Specialization is offered on a regular schedule, with sessions starting about once per month. If you don't complete a course on the first try, you can easily transfer to the next session, and your completed work and grades will carry over.

  • We recommend taking the courses in the order presented, as each subsequent course will build on material from previous courses.

  • Coursera courses and certificates don't carry university credit, though some universities may choose to accept Specialization Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more.

  • You will have experience working independently on data science challenges, analyzing real data sources on and off the web, potentially at terabyte-scale. You will be poised to pursue deeper technical study in software systems, scalable algorithms, statistics, machine learning, and visualization.

  • Learners will need intermediate programming experience (roughly equivalent to two college courses) and some familiarity with databases. Programming assignments throughout the Specialization will use a combination of Python, SQL, Scala, R, and Javascript; familiarity with one or more of these languages will be helpful.

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