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HKUSTx: Foundations of Data Analytics

Learn the fundamental techniques for data analytics and to be prepared for learning and applying more advanced big data technologies.

Foundations of Data Analytics
8 weeks
6–10 hours per week
Progress at your own speed
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Starts Feb 20
Ends Apr 1

About this course

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Foundations of Data Analytics: This course will provide fundamental techniques for data analytics, including data collection, data extraction, data integration, data cleansing, and basic machine learning techniques. The learners will learn how to manage and optimize the analytics value chain, including collecting and extracting the suitable values, selecting the right data processing, integrating the data from various resources, with programming tools such as Python. This course will also introduce data security and privacy.

At a glance

  • Institution: HKUSTx
  • Subject: Computer Science
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Prerequisites:
    • Basic linear algebra
    • Basic statistics
  • Language: English
  • Video Transcript: English
  • Associated programs:
  • Associated skills:Data Processing, Data Cleansing, Machine Learning, Data Analysis, Programming Tools, Python (Programming Language), Big Data, Data Security, Data Extraction, Data Integration

What you'll learn

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  • Basic statistical analysis
  • The essentials of data preprocessing
  • Basic machine learning techniques
  • Understanding data integration
  • An introduction to data security and privacy
  • Python programming
  • Python libraries for data preprocessing and analysis

Who can take this course?

Unfortunately, learners residing in one or more of the following countries or regions will not be able to register for this course: Iran, Cuba and the Crimea region of Ukraine. While edX has sought licenses from the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) to offer our courses to learners in these countries and regions, the licenses we have received are not broad enough to allow us to offer this course in all locations. edX truly regrets that U.S. sanctions prevent us from offering all of our courses to everyone, no matter where they live.

This course is part ofBig Data Technology MicroMasters Program

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9 months
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