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.
Time to complete16 Weeks
Certificate of completionYes
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
Syllabus15 units • 49 lessons • 34 projects • 35 quizzes
Welcome to Data Science Foundations
Preview what lies ahead on your Data Science journey.
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.
Learn SQL — a popular language that’s used for communicating with databases and working with data.
Python Fundamentals for Data Science (Part I)
Build a foundation in programming with Python with a focus on Data Science!
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.
Portfolio Project: U.S. Medical Insurance
Use your understanding of Python syntax to sort and analyze data about U.S. medical insurance costs!
Python Pandas for Data Science
Learn how to use the Python pandas library and lambda functions for Data Science.
Hands-on learningDon'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.
Projects in this skill path
Create a TableBuild fluency in SQL manipulation. We're going to practice creating tables in SQL so you can hone your skills and feel confident taking them to the real world.
New York RestaurantsPractice writing the most common types of queries.
Trends in StartupsIn this project, we're going to practice aggregate functions in SQL so you can hone your skills and feel confident taking them to the real world. Using these functions will combine row values together and return a single result.
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