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A Crash Course in Data Science

Johns Hopkins University via Coursera

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  • Johns Hopkins University via Coursera
  • Learn for FREE, Up-gradable
  • 4 hours of effort required
  • 131,687+ already enrolled!
  • 4.5 ★★★★★ (5,835 Ratings)
  • Skill Level: Mixed
  • Language: English

By now you have definitely heard about data science and big data. In this one-week class, we will provide a crash course in what these terms mean and how they play a role in successful organizations. This class is for anyone who wants to learn what all the data science action is about, including those who will eventually need to manage data scientists.

The goal is to get you up to speed as quickly as possible on data science without all the fluff. We’ve designed this course to be as convenient as possible without sacrificing any of the essentials.

This is a focused course designed to rapidly get you up to speed on the field of data science. Our goal was to make this as convenient as possible for you without sacrificing any essential content. We’ve left the technical information aside so that you can focus on managing your team and moving it forward.

After completing this course you will know:

  • How to describe the role data science plays in various contexts
  • How statistics, machine learning, and software engineering play a role in data science
  • How to describe the structure of a data science project
  • Know the key terms and tools used by data scientists
  • How to identify a successful and unsuccessful data science project
  • The role of a data science manager


WEEK 1: A Crash Course in Data Science

This one-module course constitutes the first “week” of the Executive Data Science Specialization. This is an intensive introduction to what you need to know about data science itself. You’ll learn important terminology and how successful organizations use data science.

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