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Data Scientist: Machine Learning Specialist

Machine Learning Data Scientists solve problems at scale, make predictions, find patterns, and more! They use Python, SQL, and algorithms.

Includes Python 3, SQL, pandas, scikit-learn, Matplotlib, TensorFlow, 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
    95 hours
  • Professional certification

    Yes
  • Prerequisites

    None

About this career path

Companies are looking for data-driven decision makers, and this Career Path will teach you the skills you need to become just that. You’ll learn to analyze data, communicate your findings, draw predictions with machine learning, and even build neural networks. Along the way, you’ll build portfolio-worthy projects that will help you get job-ready.

Average Salary (US)
$125,000

Syllabus

27 units • 81 lessons • 59 projects • 58 quizzes
  • 1

    Welcome to the Data Scientist: Machine Learning Specialist Career Path

    Discover what you will learn on your journey to becoming a Data Scientist: Machine Learning Specialist!

  • 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.

  • Professional certification available with Pro

    Pass all exams to prove your expertise and earn a professional certification.

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Prove your expertise to yourself — and prospective employers by passing all certification exams in this career path. Easily share your certifications with your network — and prospective employers.
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