What You Will Learn
- The knowledge and skills needed to work in the data science profession
- How data science is used to solve business problems
- The benefits of using the cross-industry standard process for data mining (CRISP-DM)
Course 1 of 4 in the Data Science Fundamentals Specialization
Data Science: The Field and Profession
Welcome to Module 1, Data Science: The Field and Profession. In this module, we will review data science as a field and explore the concepts of small and big data. We will also survey the skills of successful data scientists and discuss the types of business problems data scientists might be asked to solve in the near future.
Data Science in Business
Welcome to Module 2, Data Science in Business. In this module, we will take a closer look at the applications of data science in a business environment and discuss ethical considerations to keep in mind when working with data.
Data Mining and an Overview of Data Analytics
Welcome to Module 3, Data Mining and an Overview of Data Analytics. In this module we will begin with an explanation of CRISP-DM, a cross-industry standard process for data mining. We will also provide an introduction to descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics.
Solving Problems with Data Science
Welcome to Module 4, Solving Problems with Data Science. In this last module of the course we will explore some real-world applications of data science solutions and take a closer look at the types of tools and programs you might expect to see in a data science toolkit.