Skill Path

Data Science Foundations

Learn to clean, analyze, and visualize data with Python and SQL.

Includes Python 3, SQL, Pandas, Matplotlib, Data Visualization, Data Cleaning, and more.

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  • Skill level

    Beginner
  • Time to complete

    Average based on combined completion rates — individual pacing in lessons, projects, and quizzes may vary
    56 hours
  • Certificate of completion

    Yes
  • Prerequisites

    None

About this skill path

Data Science is one of the most in-demand skillsets that companies are constantly hiring for. This Skill Path will teach you the basics of cleaning, analyzing, and visualizing data. You will learn industry-standard languages and libraries including Python, pandas, and SQL. Along the way, you will create real-world projects to practice and demonstrate your analytics skills.

Skills you'll gain

  • Analyze data with Python and statistics
  • Read and write databases with SQL
  • Create meaningful data visualizations
  • Build a Data Science portfolio

Syllabus

15 units • 49 lessons • 34 projects • 35 quizzes
  • 1

    Welcome to Data Science Foundations

    Preview what lies ahead on your Data Science journey.

  • 2

    Principles of Data Literacy

    Discover the world of data in this fully conceptual course where you will learn how to think about, visualize, and analyze data.

  • 3

    Learn SQL

    Learn SQL — a popular language that’s used for communicating with databases and working with data.

  • 4

    Python Fundamentals for Data Science (Part I)

    Build a foundation in programming with Python with a focus on Data Science!

  • 5

    Python Fundamentals for Data Science (Part II)

    Continue building your Python Skills while applying them to real data science challenges including finding and working with real data.

  • 6

    Portfolio Project: U.S. Medical Insurance

    Use your understanding of Python syntax to sort and analyze data about U.S. medical insurance costs!

  • 7

    Python Pandas for Data Science

    Learn how to use the Python pandas library and lambda functions for Data Science.

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  • Practice Projects

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