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A Crash Course in Data Science

Johns Hopkins University via Coursera

Overview

By now you have definitely heard about data science and big data. In this one-week class, we will provide a crash course in what these terms mean and how they play a role in successful organizations. This class is for anyone who wants to learn what all the data science action is about, including those who will eventually need to manage data scientists. The goal is to get you up to speed as quickly as possible on data science without all the fluff. We've designed this course to be as convenient as possible without sacrificing any of the essentials.

This is a focused course designed to rapidly get you up to speed on the field of data science. Our goal was to make this as convenient as possible for you without sacrificing any essential content. We've left the technical information aside so that you can focus on managing your team and moving it forward.

After completing this course you will know.

1. How to describe the role data science plays in various contexts
2. How statistics, machine learning, and software engineering play a role in data science
3. How to describe the structure of a data science project
4. Know the key terms and tools used by data scientists
5. How to identify a successful and an unsuccessful data science project
3. The role of a data science manager


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Syllabus

A Crash Course in Data Science
-This one-module course constitutes the first "week" of the Executive Data Science Specialization. This is an intensive introduction to what you need to know about data science itself. You'll learn important terminology and how successful organizations use data science.

Taught by

Jeff Leek, Brian Caffo and Roger Peng

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3.4 rating, based on 20 reviews

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  • Gregory completed this course.

    A Crash Course in Data Science is a succinct, one-week overview of the field of data science produced by the same team from John Hopkins University that produced Coursera’s data science specialization. It is the first course in the “Executive Data Science”...
  • Dissipate completed this course.

    This course provides a peek into what data science is like, but only gives a general picture in relation to some aspects. The topics were fine, but the quality of lecturing is bad with the lecturers being unclear with vague phrases. I would probably have learnt more spending the time reading an introductory book to data science.

  • Andrew P.

    Andrew completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.

    Good high level overview -- lame that the quizzes are locked, there is essentially nothing to give you a sense of accomplishing anything unless you pay.

    Did whole course in one sitting. Will review whole specialization.
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