Intro to Data Science

Online Course

Intro to Data Science

What is the course about?

Intro to Data Science
The course Intro to Data Science is an online class provided by Udacity. The skill level of the course is Intermediate. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.

The Introduction to Data Science class will survey the foundational topics in data science, namely:

Course description
  • Intro to Data Science
  • 2 months
  • Learn What It Takes to Become a Data Scientist
  • The class will focus on breadth and present the topics briefly instead of focusing on a single topic in depth. This will give you the opportunity to sample and apply the basic techniques of data science.
  • This course is also a part of our Data Analyst Nanodegree.
  • Introduction to Data Science
  • Data Wrangling
  • Data Analysis
  • Data Visualization
  • MapReduce
  • Pi-Chaun (Data Scientist @ Google): What is Data Science?
  • Gabor (Data Scientist @ Twitter): What is Data Science?
  • Problems solved by data science.
  • What is Data Wrangling?
  • Acquiring data.
  • Common data formats.
  • Statistical rigor.
  • Kurt (Data Scientist @ Twitter) – Why is Stats Useful?
  • Introduction to normal distribution.
  • Effective information visualization.
  • An analysis of Napoleon’s invasion of Russia!
  • Don (Principal Data Scientist @ AT&T): Communicating Findings.
  • Introduction to Big Data and MapReduce.
  • Learn the basics of MapReduce.
  • Mapper.
  • The ideal students for this class are prepared individuals who have:
  • If you need to brush up on your programming, we highly recommend Introduction to Computer Science: Building a Search Engine. If you need a refresher on statistics, enroll in Intro to Descriptive Statistics and Intro to Inferential Statisitics. All three are on Udacity!
  • See the Technology Requirements for using Udacity.
  • You will have an opportunity to work through a data science project end to end, from analyzing a dataset to visualizing and communicating your data analysis.
  • Through working on the class project, you will be exposed to and understand the skills that are needed to become a data scientist yourself.

Prerequisites & Facts

Intro to Data Science

Course Topic

Computer Science, Programming

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Place of class

Online, self-paced (see curriculum for more information)



Degree & Cost

Intro to Data Science

To obtain a verified certificate from Udacity you have to finish this course or the latest version of it, if there is a new edition. The class may be free of charge, but there could be some cost to receive a verified certificate or to access the learning materials. The specifics of the course may have been changed, please consult the provider to get the latest quotes and news.
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Topic: Computer Science, Programming