Applied Data Science Specialization
Get hands-on skills for a career in data science. Learn Python, analyze and visualize data. Apply your skills to data science and machine learning.
Skills you will gain
About this Specialization
Applied Learning Project
Build your data science portfolio as you gain practical experience from producing artifacts in the interactive labs and projects throughout this program. These courses include real-world projects using principal data science tools to apply your newfound skills. Projects:
Extract and graph financial data with the Pandas Python library.
Wrangle data, graph plots, and create regression models to predict housing prices with Python libraries, including NumPy, and Sklearn.
Create visualizations and a dynamic Python dashboard with treemaps and line plots using libraries such as Matplotlib, Seaborn, and Plotly Dash to monitor, report, and improve US domestic flight reliability.
In the final capstone course, apply what you’ve learned from previous courses into one comprehensive project. You will train and compare machine learning models, including support vector machines, classification trees, and logistic regression, to predict if a SpaceX launch can reuse the first stage of a rocket.
No prior experience required.
No prior experience required.
How the Specialization Works
A Coursera Specialization is a series of courses that helps you master a skill. To begin, enroll in the Specialization directly, or review its courses and choose the one you'd like to start with. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. It’s okay to complete just one course — you can pause your learning or end your subscription at any time. Visit your learner dashboard to track your course enrollments and your progress.
Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you'll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.
Earn a Certificate
When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.
IBM Skills Network
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