About this Professional Certificate
 

Data Science has been ranked as one of the hottest professions and the demand for data practitioners is booming. This Professional Certificate from Cognitive Class is intended for anyone interested in developing skills and experience to pursue a career in Data Science or Machine Learning.

This program consists of 6 courses providing you with the latest job-ready skills and techniques covering a wide array of data science topics including: open source tools and libraries, methodologies, Python, data visualization, data analysis, and machine learning. You will practice hands-on in the IBM Cloud using real data science tools and real-world data sets.

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. We start small, re-enforce applied learning, and build up to more complex topics.

Upon successfully completing these courses you will have done several hands-on assignments and built a portfolio of data science projects to provide you with the confidence to plunge into an exciting profession in Data Science. In addition to earning a Professional Certificate from Cognitive Class, you will also receive a digital Badge recognizing your proficiency in Data Science.

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Data Science 101

Data Science 101

About the course
The art of uncovering the insights and trends in data has been around since ancient times. The ancient Egyptians used census data to increase efficiency in tax collection and they accurately predicted the flooding of the Nile river every year. Since then, people working in data science have carved out a unique and distinct field for the work they do, this field is data science. In this course, we will meet some data science practitioners and we will get an overview of what data science is today.
Data Science Hands-On with Open Source Tools

Data Science Hands-On with Open Source Tools

About the course
What tools do data scientists use? In this course, you'll learn how to use the most popular data science tools, including Jupyter Notebooks, RStudio IDE, Apache Zeppelin, and more!
Data Science Methodology

Data Science Methodology

About the course
Grab you lab coat, beakers, and pocket calculator…wait what? wrong path! Fast forward and get in line with emerging data science methodologies that are in use and are making waves or rather predicting and determining which wave is coming and which one has just passed.
Python for Data Science

Python for Data Science

About the course
This beginner-friendly Python course will take you from zero to programming in Python in a matter of hours. You'll be able to write your own Python scripts and perform basic hands-on data analysis using our Jupyter-based lab environment.
Data Analysis with Python

Data Analysis with Python

About the course
Learn how to analyze data using Python. From the basics of data manipulation in Python to exploring many different types of data with the pandas package, you will learn how to prepare data for analysis, perform simple statistical analyses, create meaningful data visualizations, predict future trends from data, and more!
Data Visualization with Python

Data Visualization with Python

About the course
Data visualization is the graphical representation of data in order to interactively and efficiently convey insights to clients, customers, and stakeholders in general. It is a way to summarize your findings and display it in a form that facilitates interpretation and can help in identifying patterns or trends. In this Data Visualization with Python course, you'll learn how to create interesting graphics and charts and customize them to make them more effective and more pleasing to your audience.
Machine Learning with Python

Machine Learning with Python

About the course
Machine Learning can be an incredibly beneficial tool to uncover hidden insights and predict future trends. This free Machine Learning with Python course will give you all the tools you need to get started with supervised and unsupervised learning.