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A Crash Course in Data Science

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Johns Hopkins University
Jeff Leek
Brian Caffo
Roger D. Peng

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This course is #1 of 5 in the Executive Data Science Specialization from Johns Hopkins University.

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“By now you have definitely heard about data science and big data. In this one-week class, we will provide a crash course in what these terms mean and how they play a role in successful organizations. This class is for anyone who wants to learn what all the data science action is about, including those who will eventually need to manage data scientists. The goal is to get you up to speed as quickly as possible on data science without all the fluff. We’ve designed this course to be as convenient as possible without sacrificing any of the essentials.

This is a focused course designed to rapidly get you up to speed on the field of data science. Our goal was to make this as convenient as possible for you without sacrificing any essential content. We’ve left the technical information aside so that you can focus on managing your team and moving it forward.

After completing this course you will know.

  1. How to describe the role data science plays in various contexts
  2. How statistics, machine learning, and software engineering play a role in data science
  3. How to describe the structure of a data science project
  4. Know the key terms and tools used by data scientists
  5. How to identify a successful and an unsuccessful data science project
  6. The role of a data science manager”

Recommended Prerequisites: Requires "a basic understanding of how data can be used in an industry, academic, or government environment."

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