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Getting Started with Python for Data Science

Work hands-on with real datasets while learning Python for data science.

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  • Skill level

    Beginner
  • Time to complete

    Approx. 5 hours
  • Certificate of completion

    Included with paid plans
  • Prerequisites

    None

About this course

Ready to start your journey into Data Science? This course covers everything you need to build a solid foundation in best practices and workflows. You’ll get hands-on practice with real datasets while learning to program and analyze data in Python. Throughout the course, you’ll be working in Jupyter Notebook, an industry standard platform for interactively developing data analytics.

Skills you'll gain

  • Explore and summarize real datasets

  • Sort and filter datasets to find relevant data to answer real data questions

  • Transform raw data into analytics-ready datasets

Syllabus

3 lessons • 3 projects • 3 quizzes
The platform

Hands-on learning

Don’t just watch or read about someone else coding — write your own code live in our online, interactive platform. You’ll even get AI-driven recommendations on what you need to review to help keep you on track.
Animated demonstration of running code in Codecademy's learning environment
Meet the creator of the course
Ada Morse
Data Science Instructional Designer at Codecademy
Ada is a Data Science Instructional Designer at Codecademy. Her background is in mathematics, with a Ph.D. focused on the design of self-assembling DNA nanostructures. Ada has worked on courses across our Data Science catalog, covering topics including Python, Excel, and Data Engineering.

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Practice projects

Guided projects that help you solidify the skills and concepts you're learning.

Assessments

Auto-graded quizzes and immediate feedback help you reinforce your skills as you learn.

Certificate of completion

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