Skill Path

Machine Learning and AI Fundamentals

Learn the coding, data science, and math you need to get started as a Machine Learning or AI engineer.

Includes Python, Probability, Linear Algebra, Statistics, matplotlib, pandas, and more.

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  • Skill level

    Beginner
  • Time to complete

    2 months
  • Certificate of completion

    Yes
  • Prerequisites

    None

About this skill path

Machine Learning and AI are at the forefront of some of the most exciting modern technologies. From fraud detection systems to dating apps, machine learning engineering is changing the world. Joining this movement and becoming a Machine Learning Engineer requires a solid foundation in data literacy, programming, mathematics, statistics, and visualization. This Skill Path is that foundation.

Skills you'll gain

  • Code in Python
  • Explore and summarize data
  • Know the math behind ML/AI

Syllabus

9 units • 35 lessons • 25 projects • 26 quizzes
  • 1

    Welcome to Machine Learning/AI Engineering Foundations

    See what you will learn in Machine Learning/AI Engineering Foundations!

  • 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

    Python Fundamentals for ML/AI Engineers (Part I)

    Build a foundation in programming with Python!

  • 4

    Python Fundamentals for ML/AI Engineers (Part II)

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

  • 5

    Portfolio Project: U.S. Medical Insurance

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

  • 6

    Python Pandas for ML/AI Engineers

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

  • 7

    Exploratory Data Analysis in Python

    Learn about exploratory data analysis (EDA) techniques for Data Science

The platform

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  • Practice Projects

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

    Auto-graded quizzes and immediate feedback help you reinforce your skills as you learn.
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