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What is Data Science?

This course is a part of Introduction to Data Science, a 4-course Specialization series from Coursera.

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 accurately predicted the flooding of the Nile river every year. Since then, people working in data science have carved out a unique and distinct field for the work they do. This field is data science. In this course, we will meet some data science practitioners and we will get an overview of what data science is today. LIMITED TIME OFFER: Subscription is only $39 USD per month for access to graded materials and a certificate.
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Rating 4.5 based on 1,302 ratings
Length 4 weeks
Effort 3 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week
Starts Jun 17 (3 days ago)
Cost $38
From IBM, Google Cloud via Coursera
Instructors Alex Aklson, Google Cloud Training, Polong Lin
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Language English
Subjects Data Science IT & Networking
Tags Data Science Data Analysis Cloud Computing Security Information Technology

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easy to understand in 13 reviews

Easy to understand for a newbie like me.

bit too low level Easy to understand and not boring.

Lots of information and easy to understand It was really an eye opening course towards journey of Data Science.

this is very useful course Very thorough and easy to understand even for a newbie like myself.

Excellent content; easy to understand even for beginners; the videos are very pertinent and helpful in overall understanding... very well designed !

This course is great and easy to understand.

Its very easy to understand.

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looking forward in 11 reviews

Looking forward for week 2 It is a good introduction to Data Science, but in my opinion did not have to be an individual course.

I am looking forward to learn more from the rest of the courses under this specialization.

Looking forward to take the next course.

I really enjoyed this introductory course on Data Analysis and am looking forward to the next courses in this specialization.

I like coursera Should include more about data science methodology It's a good course that gives you a practical insights about the data science and data scientists.Looking forward for other courses in this series Easy to navigate and understand.

Intriguing content, looking forward to next courses in this certification.

looking forward to the rest of this series.

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get started in 9 reviews

Informative course to get started in data science.

This course really help me to get started in the field of Data Science.

Providing me with all i need to know to get started!

I really love it Very good Excellent.. Too much basic to get started with data science Concepts taught in very easy manner.

Great way to get started in Data Science, and to help others with their learning.

SO far so good, It was really good course to get started with Data Science.

Nice course to get started for Data Science Great course so far but it was confusing at the end when it was unclear what was being tested...it appeared that the test pertained to a different lesson.

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machine learning in 8 reviews

This course will make you understand more about hyped terms like big data, data science, machine learning, etc.

Very informative course, It offers a gentle introduction to machine learning.

In fact, some of its information is helpful for ones learning or have learned the basic machine learning (algorithms).

Good introductory course A very good course to start with my path to machine learning.

I was energized to learn that I will be able to develop the skills and experience necessary to pursue a career in Data Science or Machine Learning and am eager to get started on the next course required to earn my Professional Certificate.

Machine Learning, Neural Networks, Data Mining and Big Data.

this course is awesome .i really enjoyed it, thanks IBM and thanks Coursera .in the first week you will answer to these questionswhat is data science ?what data scientists do ?how to become a data scientist in the second week you will know about data science's topics such as big data, data mining , machine learning and neural networks in the third week you will things about data science in the business It gave me pretty much what I would ask for in an introductory course to a field I know very little about.

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well structured in 8 reviews

I did not know going in that the program would be so well structured.

Very well structured.

lm loving this course well structured and organised The course was very gentle in terms of imparting knowledge and stays true to its 'Beginner level ' tagline.

The presentations are well structured and interesting.The instructor provides a sound recommendation for writing a final report that aligns with general academic guidelines at the graduate level.

Course was very well structured with interviews and inclusion of perspectives from different kinds of people.

The course was very well structured and delivered in easy language without using too much jargon.

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high level in 7 reviews

Not only does it give a great high level introduction from leaders in the field, but also invokes the person's interest to learn more about Data Science.

It gives a good high level understanding of what data science is all about and who can be a data scientist.

Excellent intro and high level explanation of the field of Data Science.

This course helps in gaining a high level understanding of what is data science.

Quite high level introduction Great introduction to Data Science.

I absolutely recommend it For someone with an interest in data science, this is a perfect high level introduction to what to expect as a data scientist.

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Careers

An overview of related careers and their average salaries in the US. Bars indicate income percentile.

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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Rating 4.5 based on 1,302 ratings
Length 4 weeks
Effort 3 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week
Starts Jun 17 (3 days ago)
Cost $38
From IBM, Google Cloud via Coursera
Instructors Alex Aklson, Google Cloud Training, Polong Lin
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Data Science IT & Networking
Tags Data Science Data Analysis Cloud Computing Security Information Technology

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