Cognitive Class / Fireside Analytics Inc.

Introduction to Data Science

Data Science is the hottest field of the century. Learn more about why data science, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are revolutionizing the way people do business and research around the world. In this course, we will meet some data science practitioners and we will get an overview of what data science is today.

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About This Course

Find out the truth about what Data Science is. Hear from real practitioners telling real stories about what it means to work in data science. This course was formerly named Data Science 101.

Course Syllabus

Module 1 - Defining Data Science

  • What is data science?
  • There are many paths to data science
  • Any advice for a new data scientist?
  • What is the cloud?
  • "Data Science: The Sexiest Job in the 21st Century"

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?
  • Tips for recruiting data science people
  • "The Final Deliverable"

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?"

General Information

  • This course is free.
  • It is self-paced.
  • It can be taken at any time.
  • It can be audited as many times as you wish.

Recommended skills prior to taking this course

  • None

Requirements

  • None

Course Staff

Fireside Analytics Inc.

Shingai Manjengwa (@Tjido) is the Director of Insights and Analytics at Fireside Analytics Inc. An NYU Stern alum, she graduated from the Stern Business Analytics Masters program in 2014 and founded Fireside Analytics the following year. Fireside Analytics is a data analytics consulting company that makes data analytics and data science skills accessible to private sector companies, non-profits and education institutions. Fireside Analytics works with clients to build their data science capabilities and train their staff and stakeholders using customized case studies. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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