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IBM Data Science Professional Certificate

Kickstart your career in data science & ML. Build data science skills, learn Python & SQL, analyze & visualize data, build machine learning models. No degree or prior experience required.

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59,660 ratings
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11 Months

Under 4 hours of study a week

English

Beginner Level

No prior experience required.

Earn credits

Credit eligible at 3 universities that offer degrees on Coursera

Build job-ready skills by learning from the best

Get started in the in-demand field of data science with a Professional Certificate from IBM. Learn the foundations of data science and develop hands-on skills using the tools, languages, and libraries used by professional data scientists.

Common job titles: Data Scientist, Business Intelligence Analyst, Data Analyst, Data Architect, Data Engineer, Marketing Analyst, Operations Analyst, Quantitative Analyst

¹Lightcast™ Job Postings Report (median with 0-2 years experience), United States, 9/1/21-9/1/22.
²Based on Cousera learner outcome survey responses, United States, 2021.

$112,400
median entry-level salary¹

26%
of certificate grads started a new career²

68,883
in-demand job openings in data science¹

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Get special access to IBM's Talent Network

¹Lightcast™ Job Postings Report (median with 0-2 years experience), United States, 9/1/21-9/1/22.
²Based on Cousera learner outcome survey responses, United States, 2021.

Skills you will gain

  • Data Science

  • Deep Learning

  • Machine Learning

  • Big Data

  • Data Mining

  • Github

  • Python Programming

  • Jupyter notebooks

  • Rstudio

  • Methodology

  • CRISP-DM

  • Data Analysis

About this Professional Certificate

What you will learn

  • Describe what is data science, the various activities of a data scientist’s job, and methodology to think and work like a data scientist  

  • Develop hands-on skills using the tools, languages, and libraries used by professional data scientists  

  • Import and clean data sets, analyze and visualize data, and build and evaluate machine learning models and pipelines using Python 

  • Apply various data science skills, techniques, and tools to complete a project using a real-world data set and publish a report for stakeholders

What is a Professional Certificate?

Build the Skills to Get Job Ready

Whether you’re looking to start a new career, or change your current one, Professional Certificates on Coursera help you become job ready. Learn at your own pace, whenever and wherever it’s most convenient for you. Enroll today and explore a new career path with a 7 day free trial. You can pause your learning or end your subscription at any time.

Hands-On Projects

Apply your skills with hands-on projects and build a portfolio that showcases your job readiness to potential employers. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to earn your Certificate.

Earn a Career Credential

When you complete all of the courses in the program, you'll earn a Certificate to share with your professional network as well as unlock access to career support resources to help you kickstart your new career. Many Professional Certificates have hiring partners that recognize the Professional Certificate credential and others can help prepare you for a certification exam. You can find more information on individual Professional Certificate pages where it applies.

There are 10 Courses in this Professional Certificate

Course1

Course 1

What is Data Science?

4.7
stars
59,995 ratings
Course2

Course 2

Tools for Data Science

4.5
stars
25,453 ratings
Course3

Course 3

Data Science Methodology

4.6
stars
18,488 ratings
Course4

Course 4

Python for Data Science, AI & Development

4.6
stars
29,957 ratings

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Earn credit towards your degree

Upon completing this certificate, you can earn college credit when you're accepted to one of the following programs:

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