Skill Path

Build a Recommender System

Learn everything you need to build a recommender system from scratch.

Includes Recommender Systems, Naive Bayes, SVMs, scikit-learn, Machine Learning, Python, and more.

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  • Time to complete

    1 month
  • Certificate of completion

  • Prerequisites


About this skill path

Recommender systems are algorithms that use our past behavior to make recommendations, like what to watch or listen to next. Whether you want to build your own recommender system or just understand how these algorithms work, this Skill Path will take you from complete beginner to understanding and coding your own recommender algorithms in Python.

Skills you'll gain

  • Code in Python for data analysis
  • Use regression and classification models
  • Build recommender systems


6 units • 20 lessons • 17 projects • 18 quizzes
  • 1

    Introduction to Recommender Systems

    Introduction to Recommender Systems!

  • 2

    Python Fundamentals for Recommender Systems

    Welcome to Python Fundamentals for Recommender Systems!

  • 3

    Pandas for Recommender Systems

    Pandas for Recommender Systems

  • 4

    Data Analysis for Recommender Systems

    Data Analysis for Recommenders

  • 5

    Supervised Machine Learning for Recommenders

    Supervised Machine Learning for Recommenders

  • 6

    Build your First Recommender System

    Build your First Recommender System!

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.
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