Course

Data Scientist Specialization (self-paced)


If you already have experience with machine learning, this advanced, five-segment specialization gets you ready for the higher-level data scientist jobs by taking what you know and building on it. You’ll master skills necessary to become a successful data scientist by working on projects designed by industry experts. Learn to run data pipelines, design experiments, build recommendation systems, and deploy solutions to the cloud.

Key assignments include writing a data science blog post identifying questions about a dataset and analyzing to get your answers. We’ll review essential software engineering skills, such as creating unit tests and building classes; build disaster response pipelines with Figure Eight; and design a recommendation engine with IBM. The specialization culminates with a capstone project incorporating what you’ve learned into a job-ready portfolio piece.

Takeaways

  • Use Python and SQL to access and analyze data from several different data sources
  • Use principles of statistics and probability to design and execute A/B tests
  • Use recommendation engines to assist businesses in making data-automated decisions
  • Deploy a data science solution to a basic flask app
  • Manipulate and analyze distributed datasets using Apache Spark
  • Communicate results effectively to stakeholders

Format

This specialization, estimated to take four months, is taught in a self-paced, online curriculum format.


Month-by-Month Subscription at $399 per month

The model allows you to pay in full upfront or on a month-by-month basis. Learn more about the subscription model in our FAQ section.

Prerequisites:

  • Python
  • SQL
  • Statistics

Sections Open for Enrollment:

Open Sections and Schedule
Start / End Date Units Location Cost Instructor
10-01-2020 to 10-31-2020 None ONLINE $399

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Schedule

Date: Start Time: End Time: Meeting Type: Location:
Thu, 10-01-2020 12:01 a.m. 12:02 a.m. Online Custom ONLINE
Sat, 10-31-2020 11:58 p.m. 11:59 p.m. Online Custom ONLINE
Open Sections and Schedule
Start / End Date Units Location Cost Instructor
11-01-2020 to 11-30-2020 None ONLINE $399

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Schedule

Date: Start Time: End Time: Meeting Type: Location:
Sun, 11-01-2020 12:01 a.m. 12:02 a.m. Online Custom ONLINE
Mon, 11-30-2020 11:58 p.m. 11:59 p.m. Online Custom ONLINE
Open Sections and Schedule
Start / End Date Units Location Cost Instructor
12-01-2020 to 12-31-2020 None ONLINE $399

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Schedule

Date: Start Time: End Time: Meeting Type: Location:
Tue, 12-01-2020 12:01 a.m. 12:02 a.m. Online Custom ONLINE
Thu, 12-31-2020 11:58 p.m. 11:59 p.m. Online Custom ONLINE
Open Sections and Schedule
Start / End Date Units Location Cost Instructor
01-01-2021 to 01-31-2021 None ONLINE $399

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Schedule

Date: Start Time: End Time: Meeting Type: Location:
Fri, 01-01-2021 12:01 a.m. 12:02 a.m. Online Custom ONLINE
Sun, 01-31-2021 11:58 p.m. 11:59 p.m. Online Custom ONLINE
Open Sections and Schedule
Start / End Date Units Location Cost Instructor
02-01-2021 to 02-28-2021 None ONLINE $399

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Schedule

Date: Start Time: End Time: Meeting Type: Location:
Mon, 02-01-2021 12:01 a.m. 12:02 a.m. Online Custom ONLINE
Sun, 02-28-2021 11:58 p.m. 11:59 p.m. Online Custom ONLINE
Open Sections and Schedule
Start / End Date Units Location Cost Instructor
03-01-2021 to 03-31-2021 None ONLINE $399

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Date: Start Time: End Time: Meeting Type: Location:
Mon, 03-01-2021 12:01 a.m. 12:02 a.m. Online Custom ONLINE
Wed, 03-31-2021 11:58 p.m. 11:59 p.m. Online Custom ONLINE
Open Sections and Schedule
Start / End Date Units Location Cost Instructor
04-01-2021 to 04-30-2021 None ONLINE $399

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Date: Start Time: End Time: Meeting Type: Location:
Thu, 04-01-2021 12:01 a.m. 12:02 a.m. Online Custom ONLINE
Fri, 04-30-2021 11:58 p.m. 11:59 p.m. Online Custom ONLINE
Open Sections and Schedule
Start / End Date Units Location Cost Instructor
05-01-2021 to 05-31-2021 None ONLINE $399

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Date: Start Time: End Time: Meeting Type: Location:
Sat, 05-01-2021 12:01 a.m. 12:02 a.m. Online Custom ONLINE
Mon, 05-31-2021 11:58 p.m. 11:59 p.m. Online Custom ONLINE
Open Sections and Schedule
Start / End Date Units Location Cost Instructor
06-01-2021 to 06-30-2021 None ONLINE $399

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Schedule

Date: Start Time: End Time: Meeting Type: Location:
Tue, 06-01-2021 12:01 a.m. 12:02 a.m. Online Custom ONLINE
Wed, 06-30-2021 11:58 p.m. 11:59 p.m. Online Custom ONLINE
Open Sections and Schedule
Start / End Date Units Location Cost Instructor
07-01-2021 to 07-31-2021 None ONLINE $399

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Schedule

Date: Start Time: End Time: Meeting Type: Location:
Thu, 07-01-2021 12:01 a.m. 12:02 a.m. Online Custom ONLINE
Sat, 07-31-2021 11:58 p.m. 11:59 p.m. Online Custom ONLINE
Open Sections and Schedule
Start / End Date Units Location Cost Instructor
08-01-2021 to 08-31-2021 None ONLINE $399

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Schedule

Date: Start Time: End Time: Meeting Type: Location:
Sun, 08-01-2021 12:01 a.m. 12:02 a.m. Online Custom ONLINE
Tue, 08-31-2021 11:58 p.m. 11:59 p.m. Online Custom ONLINE

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