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University of Colorado Boulder

Vital Skills for Data Science

University of Colorado Boulder via Coursera Specialization


Vital Skills for Data Science introduces students to several areas that every data scientist should be familiar with. Each of the topics is a field in itself. This specialization provides a "taste" of each of these areas which will allow the student to determine if any of these areas is something they want to explore further. In this specialization, students will learn about different applications of data science and how to apply the steps in a data science process to real life data. They will be introduced to the ethical questions every data scientist should be aware of when doing an analysis. The field of cybersecurity makes the data scientist aware of how to protect their data from loss. This specialization can be taken for academic credit as part of CU Boulder’s Master of Science in Data Science (MS-DS) degree offered on the Coursera platform. The MS-DS is an interdisciplinary degree that brings together faculty from CU Boulder’s departments of Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Information Science, and others. With performance-based admissions and no application process, the MS-DS is ideal for individuals with a broad range of undergraduate education and/or professional experience in computer science, information science, mathematics, and statistics. Learn more about the MS-DS program at Logo image by JJ Ying on Unsplash


Course 1: Data Science as a Field
- Offered by University of Colorado Boulder. This course provides a general introduction to the field of Data Science. It has been designed ... Enroll for free.

Course 2: Ethical Issues in Data Science
- Offered by University of Colorado Boulder. Computing applications involving large amounts of data – the domain of data science – impact the ... Enroll for free.

Course 3: Cybersecurity for Data Science
- Offered by University of Colorado Boulder. This course aims to help anyone interested in data science understand the cybersecurity risks and ... Enroll for free.

Course 4: Fundamentals of Data Visualization
- Offered by University of Colorado Boulder. Data is everywhere. Charts, graphs, and other types of information visualizations help people to ... Enroll for free.


Taught by

Al Pisano, Bobby Schnabel, Danielle Szafir, Jane Wall and Leá Norcross


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