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
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.
Very cool and educative
I am really enjoying this course
Bright Selorm Avedzi
Robin Tsungai Mavhunduke
This course trys really well, in my view to cover and simply many concepts in Data science and Machine Learning
Ibrahim Dare Adebayo
It clarifies complex ML concepts.
It clarifies complex ML concepts.
great learning experience
very interesting but challenging course, had to go over the course multiple times
Wowoow. This course is absolutely awesome and relevant to the current Job market. I am impressed by the skills I got from this course and the way it is delivered.Kudos to CFI team
Aro Monday Oluwagbenro
Bastante detalhado, objectivo e didáctico. Obrigado, CFI Team!
a great experience
Great stepping stone
I've always been baffled by what data science is exactly and this course unlocked my understanding and curiosity in a simple and easy format.
Thubelihle Lindani Dlamini
Informative coverage of Data Science Process and ML fundamentals
Clearly distinguishes the Data Science Process and how these steps are referenced in the Machine Learning world and the types of ML in a nutshell. This course introduces one to concepts and what you need to know to dig deeper into Data Science and ML.
Linda Etuhole Nakasole
Mahmoud Ali Sulieman Mustafa
I encourage students to take fundamentals for Data science with CFI
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Can I download the Excel files and financial modeling templates for the course?
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