Skill Path

Data and Programming Foundations for AI

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

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

  • 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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