A course offered by IBM’s Cognitive Class, explaining Data Science from the basics to hands-on data analysis with the best open-source tools available, on to the methodology and language that are most useful for aspiring data scientists.
This free learning path currently consists of one course that introduces you to Data Science from a practitioner point of view, to courses that discuss topics such as data compilation, preparation and modeling throughout the life-cycle of data science from basic concepts and methodologies to advanced algorithms. It also discusses how to get some practical knowledge with open source tools, and introduces you to one of the most popular programming languages used by data scientists: R.
In most courses (with few exceptions), review questions are worth 40% of the mark, and the final one-hour exam is worth 60%. Successfully passing the exam gets you an IBM-recognized badge. The course passing grade is 60%.
Data Science 101
Data Science Methodology
Beginners; aspiring data scientists
Cognitive Class (formerly known as Big Data University) is an IBM community initiative. Its content is free, access to tool sets used within the courses is free, and courses can be accessed at your pace based on your priorities.
Cognitive Class awards IBM recognized IBM Open Digital Badges that can be displayed on your LinkedIn profile, your site, other social media sites, or even in your email signature.
Cognitice Class has developed several sites for their worldwide audience: