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Data Science Foundations

IBM via edX Professional Certificate


Data science and machine learning skills continue to be in highest demand across industries, and the need for data practitioners is booming. Upon completing this Professional Certificate program, you will be armed with the basics to jump start your career in data science and machine learning.

It is a myth that to become a data scientist you need a Ph.D. This Professional Certificate is suitable for anyone who has some computer skills and a passion for self-learning. No prior computer science or programming knowledge is necessary. Anyone with some computer skills and a passion for self-learning can succeed as we start small and build up to more complex problems and topics.

When you are ready you can build up to more complex topics in our full 9-course Data Science Professional Certificate program which covers a wide array of data science topics including: open source tools and libraries, methodologies, Python, databases, SQL, data visualization, data analysis, machine learning, and a capstone project.

With the tremendous need for data science and data analyst professionals in the market today, this program will kick-start your path in data science and arm you with the fundamentals of Data Science so that you have the confidence to take the plunge and start your data science career today.


Courses under this program:
Course 1: Introduction to Data Science

Learn about the world of data science first-hand from real data scientists.

Course 2: Data Science Tools

Learn about the most popular data science tools, including how to use them and what their features are.

Course 3: The Data Science Method

Learn about the methodology, practices and requirements behind data science to better understand how to problem solve with data and ensure data is relevant and properly manipulated to address a variety of real-world projects and business scenarios.

Course 4: SQL for Data Science

Learn how to use and apply the powerful language of SQL to better communicate and extract data from databases - a must for anyone working in the data science field.


Taught by

Maureen McElaney, Rav Ahuja, Alex Aklson, Romeo Kienzler and Svetlana Levitan


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