Harvard Professional Certificate in Data Science

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Harvard Data Science certificate can be a great way to enter the field of data science.

Most data science courses teach their content in Python. But this course is taught in “R programming”. So, if you like R programming, go for this course.

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1. Build a foundation in R and learn how to wrangle, analyze, and visualize data.
2. Learn basic data visualization principles and how to apply them using ggplot2.
3. Learn probability theory — essential for a data scientist — using a case study on the financial crisis of 2007-2008.
4. Learn inference and modeling, two of the most widely used statistical tools in data analysis.
5. Keep your projects organized and produce reproducible reports using GitHub, git, Unix/Linux, and RStudio.
6. Learn to process and convert raw data into formats needed for analysis.
7. Learn how to use R to implement linear regression, one of the most common statistical modeling approaches in data science.
8. Build a movie recommendation system and learn the science behind one of the most popular and successful data science techniques.
9. Capstone: This final project will test your skills in data visualization, probability, inference and modeling, data wrangling, data organization, regression, and machine learning.

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  1. Sarat Sarngadharan

    I am really excited to complete the Harvard – Data Science Professional Certificate Program. This is an extensive 6 month program consisting of 9 different courses that teach in-depth data science concepts through real-world case studies.


    Courses progressed from basic data programming and visualization to advance courses to implement machine learning algorithms

    • Data Science: R Basics
    • Data Science: Visualization
    • Data Science: Probability
    • Data Science: Inference and Modeling
    • Data Science: Productivity Tools
    • Data Science: Wrangling
    • Data Science: Linear Regression
    • Data Science: Machine Learning
    • Data Science: Capstone

    During the initial months, there were multiple instances where I considered quitting due to the learning curve / continuous weekly commitment that was required. Glad that I was able to pursue the journey and complete this.
    Would highly recommend this course to anyone interested in Data Science #ContinousLearning
    #datascience #machinelearning

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  2. Sarah Oyebo

    After nearly a year and 9 intense courses later, it is with great relief I can say that I reached another milestone: Finally completing and earning my Professional Certificate in Data Science from HarvardX 🙂 #datascience #AI #machinelearning

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  3. Noura Ouhbi

    Hard work always pays off. I had a great time studying for the Professional Certificate in Data Science through the online program from Harvard University. This certificate contains 9 courses, covering several aspects of data science (Machine Learning, Data wrangling, Probability, Vizualisation, Linear regression, etc.), as well as two projects of Data Science applied to the real world where I got to work on recommender system prediction techniques as well as Human activity recognition through smartphones. It was indeed an interesting journey. Very thankful to Harvard University for this program, and looking forward to learning more in Data Science.
    #datascience #data #science #hardwork #analysis #learning #datascientist #digital #engineering #code #harvard #harvarduniversity #professionalcertificate #certificate

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  4. Maxime Lamagat

    It is always rewarding when you complete a long e-learning course (especially with 100% grade on your project). Professional Certificate in Data Science on an HarvardX course: done!
    https://lnkd.in/f7qzS6J #datascience #certificate #elearning #harvard

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  5. Anjali Rai

    Completed and earned certificates with passing grade, all the 9 courses under Data Science Professional Certificate conducted by Harvard Extension School. #datasciencecourse

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    • The lectures are as short and to the point.
    • Teaches some awesome visualization techniques with ggplot.
    • If you didn’t already know R, this would be a great way to learn.
    • Because the instructor is a statistician, he delves into lots of statistics which really provides a solid foundation.
    • Taught in R programming language (Not Python). Python is considered most popular language in ML & AI.
    • Courses on edX are not intense and only teach you the basics.
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