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Specialization

Data Science

Discover the Hidden Patterns

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Data Science—Discover the hidden patterns

Develop an understanding of data science by learning how to find, organize, manage, and process large volumes of real-world data. In this streamlined package of introductory data science courses, you’ll perform data manipulation and analysis using Python.

By leveraging your mathematical and statistical skills to find patterns, value, and insights, you’ll gain valuable insights and gain expertise in creating stunning visualizations and statistical models using R.

Learning outcomes

Students completing this program should be able to:

  • Develop complex functions and scripts to perform complicated calculations to solve engineering, financial, mathematical, and scientific problems and visualize the results of these calculations.
  • Install and configure Python and essential Python development tools and write programs to perform data analysis, statistical analysis, learning, and AI techniques.
  • Manage and manipulate data, perform data type conversions, merge datasets, deal with missing values, and extract, delete, or transform subsets of data based on logical criteria.
  • Discuss the importance of data analysis for data science, data visualization, and exploration.

Courses

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You can learn more in this field in the Data Engineering specialization or the more in-depth Data Science and Data Analysis certificate program.


   

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Program Overview

Estimated Cost: $2,920 (You pay only for courses you enroll in.)
Program Requirements: 3 courses (9 quarter units)
Minimum Hours of Instruction: 90
Estimated Duration: 6 – 9 months
Special Programs: None

Courses

1. Required Course(s): You must successfully complete the three courses below.

Quarter Units: 3.0
Start / End Date
Cost
Instructor
Location
Section ID

06-26-2024 to 08-28-2024
$980.00
DBDA.X419.(13)
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Quarter Units: 3.0
Start / End Date
Cost
Instructor
Location
Section ID

06-20-2024 to 08-29-2024
$960.00
DBDA.X404.(39)
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Quarter Units: 3.0
Start / End Date
Cost
Instructor
Location
Section ID

04-06-2024 to 06-15-2024
$980.00
DBDA.X420.(27)
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07-09-2024 to 09-10-2024
$980.00
DBDA.X420.(28)
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2. Completion Review

Start / End Date
Cost
Instructor
Location
Section ID
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Meet Our Instructors

Chinnu Pittapally
Machine Learning & Natural Language Processing Research Engineer, Raytheon
Hinkmond Wong
Principal Software Engineer
Marilson B Campos
Senior Staff Engineer - ML Platform, Apixio
Michelle C Rosenaur
Technology Trainer
Mohammad Naveed
Senior Director of Engineering, Reltio
Oswald A Campesato
Founder, iQuarkt and AI Adjunct Professor
Parthasarathy M Padmanabhan
Data Engineering Lead, New Relic | Program Chair
Parthasarathy M Padmanabhan
Data Engineering Lead, New Relic | Program Chair
Raghav Vinjamuri
Independent Computer Software Professional | Linux Program Chair
Ruth A Arthur-Asmah
Sr. Manager, Digital Health, Nordic Global
Sara Saatchi
Professor
Sara Saatchi
Professor
Satyen Kansara
Head of Data and Visualization, Illumio
Shashidhar Sathyanarayana
Founder and CEO, Numeric Insight | Machine Learning Specialist
Sivakumar Mallari
Principle Data Architect, Infoblox
Xi "Bill" Chen
Senior Software Engineer, Meta

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Establish Candidacy

Who should establish candidacy?

  • People who are pursuing a certificate (and have enrolled in a course in the program).
  • People who want to lock in the current requirements of a certificate or specialization.
4 Simple Steps to a Certificate or Specialization
  1. Complete a course in your selected program.
  2. Establish candidacy. Click on the Establish Candidacy button on your program page.
  3. Take all required courses for certificate completion.
  4. Once your grades are posted on your final course, enroll in the certificate review fee.
A Benefit of Establishing Candidacy

Program requirements may change. Once you commit to a program by establish your candidacy, you will not have to change your plans to meet new requirements. They are locked in for you. Timeline: 4 years to get it done (or 3 for a specialization) You must complete all the necessary units in a certificate within a four-year window. The clock begins on the first day of your first course in the certificate program. For example, if you started a course on Sept. 5, 2023, you would have to finish by Sept. 4, 2027.

Note: Establishing candidacy does not trigger the beginning of the four-year window. It begins the first day of the first course in your chosen certificate program. The Certificate Completion Review process does not have to occur within the four-year timeframe.

Exceptions to the four-year requirement
  • If you Established candidacy prior to Jan. 1, 2024, you will have five years to complete a program.
  • Students participating in a special program, such as workforce, international, or our curriculum partner programs, such as the Legal Studies courses (CLS by Barbri) and sales and business courses (Ziplines Education) have shorter completion requirements.

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