Skill Path

Learn Python for Data Science

Get started with Python for Data Science in this beginner-friendly skill path.

Includes Python, pandas, and more.

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4,217 learners enrolled
  • Skill level

    Beginner
  • Time to complete

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

    Yes
  • Prerequisites

    None

About this skill path

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

Skills you'll gain

  • Write code in Python and pandas
  • Clean, transform, and explore real data
  • Summarize data with groupby and pivots
  • Use Jupyter Notebook for data analysis

Syllabus

5 units • 7 lessons • 6 projects • 6 quizzes
  • 1

    Welcome to the Learn Python for Data Science Skill Path

    Get started with the Learn Python for Data Science Skill Path.

  • 2

    Intro to Python for Data Science

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

  • 3

    Python for Data Science: Working with Data

    Learn loops, control flow, and functions while working hands-on to merge, aggregate, and analyze real-world datasets.

  • 4

    Python for Data Science: Portfolio Project

    Complete a project for your portfolio that demonstrates your data science skills.

  • 5

    Learn Python for Data Science Next Steps

    What comes next?

  • Certificate of completion available with Plus or Pro

    Earn a certificate of completion and showcase your accomplishment on your resume or LinkedIn.

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