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Course Details

 Course Code: DS0101EN

 Audience: Anyone

 Course Level: Beginner

 Time to Complete: 3 hours

 Language: English

About the Course

Find out the truth about what Data Science is. Hear from real practitioners telling real stories about what it means to work in data science. This course was formerly named Data Science 101.

Course Syllabus

  • What is data science?
  • There are many paths to data science
  • Any advice for a new data scientist?
  • What is the cloud?
  • "Data Science: The Sexiest Job in the 21st Century"
  • A day in the life of a data science person
  • R versus Python?
  • Data science tools and technology
  • "Regression"
  • How should companies get started in data science?
  • Tips for recruiting data science people
  • "The Final Deliverable"
  • Applications for data science
  • "The Report Structure"
  • Things data science people say
  • "What Makes Someone a Data Scientist?"

General Information

  • Self-paced
  • Flexible enrolment
  • Audit multiple times

Recommended Existing Skills

  • None


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Course Staff


Fireside Analytics Inc

Shingai Manjengwa (@Tjido) is the CEO of Fireside Analytics Inc., an ed-tech start-up that develops customized online and in-person courses on digital literacy, data science, data visualization and coding to high school students, policymakers, senior executives, small business owners and working professionals. The Data Science courses by Fireside Analytics have over 300,000 registered learners on platforms like IBMs and Coursera.

An IBM Influencer and Author, Shingai has a Master’s in Business Analytics from NYU Stern. Shingai is the founder of Fireside Analytics Academy, a registered private high school (BSID: 886528) that teaches students to solve problems with data.