About this Specialization

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Ask the right questions, manipulate data sets, and create visualizations to communicate results. This Specialization covers the concepts and tools you'll need throughout the entire data science pipeline, from asking the right kinds of questions to making inferences and publishing results. In the final Capstone Project, you’ll apply the skills learned by building a data product using real-world data. At completion, students will have a portfolio demonstrating their mastery of the material.
Learner Career Outcomes
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Started a new career after completing this specialization.
19%
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Beginner Level

Approx. 11 months to complete

Suggested 7 hours/week

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Learner Career Outcomes
43%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
19%
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. 11 months to complete

Suggested 7 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Korean, Arabic, French, Chinese (Simplified), Portuguese (Brazilian), Vietnamese, Spanish, Japanese, Russian...

There are 10 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

The Data Scientist’s Toolbox

4.6
stars
25,065 ratings
5,168 reviews
Course2

Course 2

R Programming

4.6
stars
17,327 ratings
3,629 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Getting and Cleaning Data

4.6
stars
7,035 ratings
1,107 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Exploratory Data Analysis

4.7
stars
5,287 ratings
751 reviews

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  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free. If you cannot afford the fee, you can apply for financial aid.

  • 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.

  • Time to completion can vary based on your schedule, but most learners are able to complete the Specialization in 3-6 months.

  • Each course in the Specialization is offered monthly.

  • Some programming experience (in any language) is recommended. We also suggest a working knowledge of mathematics up to algebra (neither calculus or linear algebra are required).

  • Begin by taking The Data Scientist's Toolbox and Introduction to R Programming, in order. The other courses may be taken in any order, and in parallel if desired.

  • 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’ll have a foundational understanding of the field and be prepared to continue studying data science.

  • Yes, you can access the course for free via www.coursera.org/jhu. This will allow you to explore the course, watch lectures, and participate in discussions for free. To be eligible to earn a certificate, you must either pay for enrollment or qualify for financial aid.

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