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Data Science Essentials

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6 weeks
1,391 USD
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6 weeks
1,391 USD
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Virtual Classroom
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Course description

Data Science Essentials

Earn an official certificate of professional achievement from University of California, Berkeley

Big data has transformed, and continues to transform, the global business environment, with data scientists and analysts becoming prized assets within organizations. There’s now a need for managers and working professionals to understand the principles and value of data science, and use this to inform business decisions, and recruit and retain the right talent to drive change.1

With insights from the UC Berkeley School of Information (I School), the Data Science Essentials online short course aims to equip you with the fundamentals of data science and the requirements for learning from big data. You’ll learn the foundations of data science for business, allowing you to articulate the value this implementation can bring, and apply it for success.

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  • Virtual Classroom
  • Online
  • English

Who should attend?

Is this course for you?

While most data science courses focus on the technical skills of becoming a data scientist, the primary focus of this course is the non-technical skills required to understand and make informed decisions on the impact data science can have on your business.

ParThe course is aimed at business leaders who are eager to understand how the field of data science can be harnessed to drive organizational value. Professionals leading a team of analysts or data scientists will benefit from the foundational principles. Senior managers and executives will gain the technical acumen needed to be more effective in strengthening the data science capabilities of their business. For leaders intent on driving a greater data science awareness in business and team collaborations, the iterative nature of the course material will support this application.

Training content

Programme curriculum

Learn to be the bridge between data and business objectives as you work through the weekly modules of this online short course.

Orientation module

Welcome to your Online Campus

Module 1

Principles of data science

Module 2

Data science processes, impact, and functions

Module 3

Modern applications of data science

Module 4

Building a data science team

Module 5

Measuring the success of data science projects

Module 6

Digital transformation strategies

Course delivery details


  • 6 weeks Excluding orientation
  • 8–10 hours per week Self-paced learning online

Certification / Credits

About the certificate

Get recognized for your knowledge on the elements of data science when you earn an official certificate of completion from the UC Berkeley School of Information.

Assessment is continuous and based on a series of practical assignments completed online. In order to be issued with a certificate, you’ll need to meet the requirements outlined in the course handbook. The handbook will be made available to you as soon as you begin the course.

What will set you apart

On completion of this course, you’ll walk away with:

  • The knowledge to make informed decisions regarding data science and its impact on your business.
  • The ability to establish a team capable of delivering results through data science analytics.
  • An understanding of how complex data can be harnessed to grow and scale an organization, and the skills to tackle the challenges associated with leading a data science project.

Why choose GetSmarter?

  • Data-driven course selection
  • Outcomes-based design
  • People-mediated delivery
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