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Launch your career in data science

Interested in learning more about data science, but don’t know where to start? This 4-course Specialization from IBM will provide you with the key foundational skills any data scientist needs to prepare you for a career in data science or further advanced learning in the field. This Specialization will introduce you to what data science is and what data scientists do. You’ll discover the applicability of data science across fields, and learn how data analysis can help you make data driven decisions. You’ll find that you can kickstart your career path in the field without prior knowledge of computer science or programming languages: this Specialization will give you the foundation you need for more advanced learning to support your career goals. You’ll grasp concepts like big data, statistical analysis, and relational databases, and gain familiarity with various open source tools and data science programs used by data scientists, like Jupyter Notebooks, RStudio, GitHub, and SQL. You'll complete hands-on labs and projects to learn the methodology involved in tackling data science problems and apply your newly acquired skills and knowledge to real world data sets. In addition to earning a Specialization completion certificate from Coursera, you’ll also receive a digital badge from IBM recognizing you as a specialist in data science foundations. This Specialization can also be applied toward the IBM Data Science Professional Certificate.

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From IBM, Google Cloud via Coursera
Hours 58
Instructors Alex Aklson, Google Cloud Training, Polong Lin, Rav Ahuja, Hima Vasudevan, Sandip Saha Joy, Romeo Kienzler, Svetlana Levitan, Aije Egwaikhide
Language English
Subjects Data Science IT & Networking Programming

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AD, Data Science $47k

Associate Data Science Supervisor $55k

Science writer / data analyst $63k

Genomic Data Science Programmer $75k

Volunteer Director of Data Science $78k

Expert Data Science Supervisor $79k

Supervisor 1 Data Science Supervisor $91k

Guest Director of Data Science $101k

Data Science Architect $105k

Head of Data Science $131k

Assistant Director 1 of Data Science $133k

Owner Director of Data Science $149k

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8

What is Data Science?

The art of uncovering the insights and trends in data has been around since ancient times. The ancient Egyptians used census data to increase efficiency in tax collection and they...

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Mar
8

Tools for Data Science

What are some of the most popular data science tools, how do you use them, and what are their features? In this course, you'll learn about Jupyter Notebooks, RStudio IDE, Apache...

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Mar
8

Data Science Methodology (You were viewing this course)

Despite the recent increase in computing power and access to data over the last couple of decades, our ability to use the data within the decision making process is either lost or...

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Mar
8

Databases and SQL for Data Science with Python

Much of the world's data resides in databases. SQL (or Structured Query Language) is a powerful language which is used for communicating with and extracting data from databases. A...

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IBM, Google Cloud

From IBM, Google Cloud via Coursera
Hours 58
Instructors Alex Aklson, Google Cloud Training, Polong Lin, Rav Ahuja, Hima Vasudevan, Sandip Saha Joy, Romeo Kienzler, Svetlana Levitan, Aije Egwaikhide
Language English
Subjects Data Science IT & Networking Programming

Careers

An overview of related careers and their average salaries in the US. Bars indicate income percentile (33rd - 99th).

AD, Data Science $47k

Associate Data Science Supervisor $55k

Science writer / data analyst $63k

Genomic Data Science Programmer $75k

Volunteer Director of Data Science $78k

Expert Data Science Supervisor $79k

Supervisor 1 Data Science Supervisor $91k

Guest Director of Data Science $101k

Data Science Architect $105k

Head of Data Science $131k

Assistant Director 1 of Data Science $133k

Owner Director of Data Science $149k

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