Data Science Essentials

Provided by Microsoft
$99 USD

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Explore data visualization and exploration concepts with experts from MIT and Microsoft, and get an introduction to machine learning.

Course Format:Instructor-Led
Start Date:Mar 23, 2019

What you will learn

  • Explore the data science process
  • Probability and statistics in data science
  • Data exploration and visualization
  • Data ingestion, cleansing, and transformation
  • Introduction to machine learning
  • The hands-on elements of this course leverage a combination of R, Python, and Microsoft Azure Machine Learning


This course is part of the Microsoft Professional Program Certificate in Data Science and Microsoft Professional Program in Artificial Intelligence.

Demand for data science talent is exploding. Develop your career as a data scientist, as you explore essential skills and principles with experts from Duke University and Microsoft.

In this data science course, you will learn key concepts in data acquisition, preparation, exploration, and visualization taught alongside practical application oriented examples such as how to build a cloud data science solution using Microsoft Azure Machine Learning platform, or with R, and Python on Azure stack.

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Before you start

  • Familiarity with basic mathematics
  • Introductory level knowledge of either R or Python
  • Instructor-Led: course contains assignments and exams that have specific due dates, and you complete the course within a defined time period.
  • Course ends: Mar 23, 2019

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