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Designed to assess readiness in three domains of knowledge, DS 101x is open to all with varying degrees of experience. The specific domains tested are: calculus, linear algebra, and programming.

About this course

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Are you interested in pursuing a degree in Data Science, but unsure whether you have the necessary Math and Programming skills? This assessment will help you identify your current readiness in three core areas required for the study of Data Science; Calculus, Linear Algebra, and Programming.

You can take this assessment at your own pace and receive a private score report that identifies your readiness in each specific area. We will also provide, when necessary, recommendations for additional free online study.

This assessment is free, unproctored, and not offered for credit; it is designed for enrichment and self-assessment for anyone interested in pursuing data science as a career.​

What you'll learn

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  • Your current familiarity with Calculus, Linear Algebra and Programming
  • Specific areas in Calculus, Linear Algebra, and Programming, in need of development 

Meet your instructors

Nitesh Chawla
Frank Freimann Professor of Computer Science & Engineering
University of Notre Dame
Alison Cheng
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology
University of Notre Dame
Patrick J. Flynn
Duda Family Professor of Engineering, Department of Computer Science & Engineering
University of Notre Dame
Alan Huebner
Assistant Teaching Professor & Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics
University of Notre Dame

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