About this Specialization

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In this Specialization learners will develop foundational Data Science skills to prepare them for a career or further learning that involves more advanced topics in Data Science. The specialization entails understanding what is Data Science and the various kinds of activities that a Data Scientist performs. It will familiarize learners with various open source tools, like Jupyter notebooks, used by Data Scientists. It will teach you about methodology involved in tackling data science problems. The specialization also provides knowledge of relational database concepts and the use of SQL to query databases. Learners will complete hands-on labs and projects to apply their newly acquired skills and knowledge. Upon receiving the certificate for completion of the specialization, you will also receive an IBM Badge as a Specialist in Data Science Foundations. LIMITED TIME OFFER: Subscription is only $39 USD per month and gives you access to graded materials and a certificate.
Learner Career Outcomes
46%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
19%
Got a pay increase or promotion.

Shareable Certificate

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100% online courses

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Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Approx. 4 months to complete

Suggested 3 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Persian, Korean, Arabic
Learner Career Outcomes
46%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
19%
Got a pay increase or promotion.

Shareable Certificate

Earn a Certificate upon completion

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Approx. 4 months to complete

Suggested 3 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Persian, Korean, Arabic

There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

What is Data Science?

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stars
33,342 ratings
6,072 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Tools for Data Science

4.6
stars
17,229 ratings
2,483 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Data Science Methodology

4.6
stars
13,292 ratings
1,489 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Databases and SQL for Data Science

4.7
stars
10,553 ratings
1,130 reviews

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  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free. If you cannot afford the fee, you can apply for financial aid.

  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • The specialization consists of 4 courses. Suggested time to complete each course is 3-4 weeks. If you follow recommended timelines it would take 3 to 4 months to complete the entire specialization.

  • This specialization is intended for learners wanting to build foundational skills in Data Science. No prior background in data science or programming is required.

  • In order to get the most out of this specialization, it is recommended to take the courses in the order they are listed.

  • No University credit will be earned.

  • In this Specialization learners will develop foundational Data Science skills to prepare them for a career or further learning that involves more advanced topics in Data Science.

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