About this Specialization

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Discrete Mathematics is the language of Computer Science. One needs to be fluent in it to work in many fields including data science, machine learning, and software engineering (it is not a coincidence that math puzzles are often used for interviews). We introduce you to this language through a fun try-this-before-we-explain-everything approach: first you solve many interactive puzzles that are carefully designed specifically for this online specialization, and then we explain how to solve the puzzles, and introduce important ideas along the way. We believe that this way, you will get a deeper understanding and will better appreciate the beauty of the underlying ideas (not to mention the self confidence that you gain if you invent these ideas on your own!). To bring your experience closer to IT-applications, we incorporate programming examples, problems, and projects in the specialization.
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Beginner Level
Approx. 6 months to complete
Suggested 5 hours/week
English
Learner Career Outcomes
50%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
40%
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.
Beginner Level
Approx. 6 months to complete
Suggested 5 hours/week
English

There are 5 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Mathematical Thinking in Computer Science

4.4
stars
1,604 ratings
380 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Combinatorics and Probability

4.6
stars
662 ratings
145 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Introduction to Graph Theory

4.5
stars
720 ratings
152 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Number Theory and Cryptography

4.6
stars
442 ratings
89 reviews

Offered by

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University of California San Diego

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National Research University Higher School of Economics

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