Data Science & Machine Learning Fundamentals course overview
Data science is about using statistics to draw insights from data to drive action and improve business performance.
This course will guide you through the world of data science and machine learning, using applied examples to demonstrate real-world applications. Whether you’re an aspiring data scientist or a c-level exec, this course will bring you up to speed on everything data science. You’ll be introduced to machine learning, classification, exploratory data analysis, feature selection, and feature engineering—what they mean and how they are relevant to your business.
We’ll start by defining the skills, tools, and roles behind data science that work together to create insights. We’ll then walk through regression and classification—the most common predictive and statistical techniques.
Finally, you will understand why having a basic understanding of data science outputs is essential to all business stakeholders and how we can use those outputs to make business decisions.
Data Science & Machine Learning Fundamentals learning objectives
Upon completing this course, you will be able to:
- Distinguish data science from business intelligence
- Outline the data science and machine learning process
- Describe basic data science terms, roles, skills, and applications
- Distinguish popular models used for data science and machine learning
- Identify common data preparation steps to better understand your data, better structure your data, and remove errors
- Evaluate model results
Data Science & Machine Learning Fundamentals is a prep course of CFI’s BIDA™ program
The Business Intelligence & Data Analyst (BIDA)™ program will take you on a highly interactive and hands-on journey through the world of data science and business intelligence.
From theory and interactive questions to applied Python workbooks, data science models, and interactive dashboards in Tableau, our instructors will walk you through countless real-world scenarios and exercises.
The program is ideal for students who want to learn how to analyze data more effectively, save time with automation, or be a general data pro at work. With a well-rounded knowledge of both BI and data science, learners are well-equipped to take on roles in Business Intelligence, Data Science, Data Analysis, Quantitative Analysis, and other data careers.
Who should take this course?
Whether you are a business leader or an aspiring analyst exploring data science, this Data Science & Machine Learning Fundamentals course will serve as your comprehensive introduction to this fascinating subject.
You’ll learn all the key terminology to allow you to talk data science with your teams, begin implementing analysis, and understand how data science can help your business.