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Professional Certificate in
Data Science Fundamentals

What you will learn

  • Use Microsoft Excel to explore data
  • Create data models and visualize data using Excel or Power BI
  • Apply statistical methods to data
  • How to apply storytelling principles to your analytics work

Please note on June 30, 2020, this program will be retiring and no longer available on edX. If you are interested in earning the Professional Certificate you must be complete the program by June 30, 2020, in order to earn the certificate.

Accelerate your career in one of the hottest fields – data science. Learn data science fundamentals, including data queries, data analysis, data visualization and how statistics informs data science practices.

Built in collaboration with leading universities and employers, this Professional Certificate program will develop the analytical skills you need to take advantage of the 1.5 million career opportunities available now in data science.

Expert instruction
4 skill-building courses
Progress at your own speed
6 months
2 - 4 hours per week
For the full program experience

Courses in this program

  1. Microsoft's Data Science Fundamentals Professional Certificate

  2. 2–4 hours per week, for 6 weeks

    Learn Power BI, a powerful cloud-based service that helps data scientists visualize and share insights from their data.

  3. 2–4 hours per week, for 6 weeks

    Get started on your Data Science journey.

  4. 2–4 hours per week, for 6 weeks

    Learn the art and science of data storytelling and achieve greater analytics impact.

  5. 2–3 hours per week, for 6 weeks

    Analytics and AI are powerful tools that have real-word outcomes. Learn how to apply practical, ethical, and legal constructs and scenarios so that you can be an effective analytics professional.

    • Employment of all computer and information research scientists is expected to rise 19 percent by the year 2026, which is deemed much faster than the average for all professions (source: United States of Labor Statistics)
    • As demand for new and improved technology increases in the data science field, the demand for qualified data scientists will rise. (source: United States of Labor Statistics)
    • Average pay for data scientists is about $91,000 per year, with the top 10 percent earning more than $120,000 (Source: Payscale)

Meet your instructors

from Microsoft
Mario Juarez
Founder of StoryCo
Jonathan Sanito
Senior Content Developer
Kim Manis
Program Manager
Miguel Llopis
Senior Program Manager
Liberty J. Munson
Principal Psychometrician and Quality Lead
Geneva Lasprogata
Endowed Chair in Business
Seattle University
Nathan Colaner
Instructor of Management and Philosophy
Seattle University
Graeme Malcolm
Senior Content Developer
Microsoft Learning Experiences
Ben Olsen
Sr. Content Developer
Will Thompson
Program Manager, Power BI
Gulrez Khan
Senior Data Scientist

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