Model Building and Validation

Online Course

Model Building and Validation

What is the course about?

Model Building and Validation
The course Model Building and Validation is an online class provided by Udacity. The skill level of the course is Advanced. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.

This course will teach you how to start from scratch in answering questions about the real world using data. Machine learning happens to be a small part of this process. The model building process involves setting up ways of collecting data, understanding and paying attention to what is important in the data to answer the questions you are asking, finding a statistical, mathematical or a simulation model to gain understanding and make predictions.

Course description
  • Model Building and Validation
  • 8 weeks
  • Advanced Techniques for Analyzing Data
  • All of these things are equally important and model building is a crucial skill to acquire in every field of science. The process stays true to the scientific method, making what you learn through your models useful for gaining an understanding of whatever you are investigating as well as make predictions that hold true to test.
  • We will take you on a journey through building various models. This process involves asking questions, gathering and manipulating data, building models, and ultimately testing and evaluating them.
  • Introduction to the QMV Process
  • Question Phase
  • Modeling Phase
  • Validation Phase
  • Identify Hacking Attempts from Network Flow Logs
  • Learn about the Question, Modeling, and Validation (QMV) process of data analysis.
  • Understand the basics behind each step.
  • Apply the QMV process to analyze on how Udacity employees choose candies!
  • Learn how to turn a vague question into a statistical one that can be analyzed with statistics and machine learning.
  • Analyze a Twitter dataset and try to predict when a person will tweet next!
  • Build rigorous mathematical, statistical, and machine learning models to make accurate predictions.
  • Look through the recently released U.S. medicare dataset for anomalous transactions.
  • Learn fundamental metrics to grade the performance of your models.
  • Analyze the AT&T connected cars data set.
  • See if you can tell the drivers apart by analyzing their driving patterns.
  • Create a program that examines log data and scores the likelihood that a brute force attack is taking place on a server.
  • This is an advanced course, and the ideal students for this class are prepared individuals who have:
  • See the Technology Requirements for using Udacity.
  • Many of you may have already taken a course in machine learning or data science or are familiar with machine learning models.
  • In this course we will take a more general approach, walking through the questioning, modeling and validation steps of the model building process.
  • The goal is to get you to practice thinking in depth about a problem and coming up with your own solutions. Many examples we will attempt may not have one correct answer but will require you to work through the problems applying the methods we hope to illustrate throughout this class.

Prerequisites & Facts

Model Building and Validation

Course Topic

Computer Science, Programming

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Place of class

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



Degree & Cost

Model Building and Validation

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