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We are delighted to note that IBM’s BigDataUniversity.com 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
 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


 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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