About this Specialization

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Assemble the right team, ask the right questions, and avoid the mistakes that derail data science projects. In four intensive courses, you will learn what you need to know to begin assembling and leading a data science enterprise, even if you have never worked in data science before. You’ll get a crash course in data science so that you’ll be conversant in the field and understand your role as a leader. You’ll also learn how to recruit, assemble, evaluate, and develop a team with complementary skill sets and roles. You’ll learn the structure of the data science pipeline, the goals of each stage, and how to keep your team on target throughout. Finally, you’ll learn some down-to-earth practical skills that will help you overcome the common challenges that frequently derail data science projects.

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Beginner Level

Approx. 2 months to complete

Suggested 4 hours/week

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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. 2 months to complete

Suggested 4 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Chinese (Traditional), Arabic, Russian, Turkish, Hindi, Japanese, Indonesian, Spanish...

How the Specialization Works

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Hands-on Project

Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you'll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.

Earn a Certificate

When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.

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There are 5 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

A Crash Course in Data Science

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5,524 ratings
1,047 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Building a Data Science Team

4.5
stars
2,670 ratings
355 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Managing Data Analysis

4.6
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2,348 ratings
309 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Data Science in Real Life

4.4
stars
1,700 ratings
191 reviews

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About Johns Hopkins University

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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 Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. 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.

  • 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.

  • Time to completion can vary based on your schedule, but most learners are able to complete the Specialization in 2 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.

  • A basic understanding of how data can be used in an industry, academic, or government environment.

  • We recommend that you take the courses in the following order: Crash Course in Data Science, Building a Data Science Team, Managing Data Analysis, Data Science in Real Life

  • 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.

  • Upon completion, you will be qualified to lead a team of data scientists. You will know how to ask the right questions, recruit the right people, and manage the full team as you work through the entire data science pipeline. The skills you learn in this specialization will prepare you to harness the potential of the data scientists in your organization and deliver world-class analyses to your clients and stakeholders.

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