Free Online Course on Analytics in Python

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Columbia University is offering free online course on Analytics in Python. The goal of this course is to introduce learners to the basics of programming in Python and to give a working knowledge of how to use programs to deal with data.

In this course, applicants will learn the fundamental of programming in Python and develop the ability to analyze data and make data-driven decisions. The course will start on May 22, 2017.

Course At A Glance

Length: 12 weeks
Effort:  8-10 hours pw
Subject: Business & Management
Institution: Columbia University and edx
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes, Add a Verified Certificate for $375
Session: Course Starts on May 22, 2017

Providers’ Details

Columbia University is one of the world’s most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis.

About This Course

Data is the lifeblood of an organization. Competency in programming is an essential skill for successfully extracting information and knowledge from data.

The goal of this course is to introduce learners to the basics of programming in Python and to give a working knowledge of how to use programs to deal with data.

Why Take This Course?

In this course, University will first cover the basics of programming and then focus on using Python on the entire data management process from data acquisition to analysis of data big data and small data. This is an intensive hands-on course that will equip and reward learners with proficiency in data management skills.

Learning Outcomes

  • Become familiar with working with relational databases, using SQL based languages such as MySql, dealing with formatted data (XML, JSON, etc.)
  • Use Python to work with and analyze data from databases as well as from the web
  • Use Big Data processing frameworks like Hadoop and MapReduce

Instructors

Hardeep Johar

Hardeep has a Ph.D. in Information Systems from the Stern School of Business, New York University, is a Fellow of the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, and has an M.A. in Economics from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science in Pilani, India.

Requirements

Prior exposure to some programming language is helpful but not necessary.

How To Join This Course

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