Data Science 101, now online

September 14, 2016

(This article was first published on eKonometrics, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

We are delighted to note that IBM’s has launched the quintessential introductory course on data science aptly named Data Science 101.

The target audience for the course is the uninitiated cohort that is curious about data science and would like to take the baby steps to a career in data and analytics. Needless to say, the course is for absolute beginners.

To get a taste of the course, watch the following video “What is Data Science?

Here is the curriculum:

  • Module 1 – Defining Data Science
    • What is data science?
    • There are many paths to data science
    • Any advice for a new data scientist?
    • What is the cloud?
    • “Data Science: The Sexiest Job in the 21st Century”
  • Module 2 – What do data science people do?
    • A day in the life of a data science person
    • R versus Python?
    • Data science tools and technology
    • “Regression”
  • Module 3 – Data Science in Business
    • How should companies get started in data science?
    • R versus Python
    • Tips for recruiting data science people
    • “The Final Deliverable”
  • Module 4 – Use Cases for Data Science
    • Applications for data science
    • “The Report Structure”
  • Module 5 -Data Science People
    • Things data science people say
    • “What Makes Someone a Data Scientist?”

Want to learn more about IBM’s Big Data University, Click HERE.

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