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Principles of Machine Learning: Python Edition

Microsoft via edX

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Machine learning uses computers to run predictive models that learn from existing data in order to forecast future behaviors, outcomes, and trends.

In this data science course, you will be given clear explanations of machine learning theory combined with practical scenarios and hands-on experience building, validating, and deploying machine learning models. You will learn how to build and derive insights from these models using Python, and Azure Notebooks.

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Note : These courses will retire in June. Please enroll only if you are able to finish your coursework in time.


  • Introduction to Machine Learning
  • Exploring Data
  • Data Preparation and Cleaning
  • Getting Started with Supervised Learning
  • Improving Model Performance
  • Machine Learning Algorithms
  • Unsupervised Learning

Note: This syllabus is preliminary and subject to change.

Taught by

Graeme Malcolm, Steve Elston, Cynthia Rudin and Jonathan Sanito


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  • Anonymous
    This is THE core course before you do the "graduation" capstone, which is required to earn Microsoft's Professional Program Certificate. I confess: I literally crawled thru it last summer 1019 after having barely passed the Intro to Python for Data…

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