Programming for Data Science: Python (for novice programmers)

Online Certificate Program

10 courses, 4 weeks each
$5,000

Programming for Data Science Certificate Program: Python

(for novice programmers)

This program is for you if:

  • You are new to programming and want to learn how to harness Python to build predictive models, machine learning algorithms, and statistical methods in your work

Program Content

The Programming in Data Science Certificate Program consists of ten 4-week courses offered completely online at Statistics.com. There are required topics and a selection of electives. The workload for the entire program is the equivalent of roughly 30 credits in the U.S. academic system. At the completion of the program you will have learned how to:

  • Program in Python
  • Use Python for data analytics and data mining
  • Query databases with SQL
  • Extract, clean, prepare, and mine data in a practicum, culminating the prototyping of a predictive model

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In this certificate program, there are '8' required courses + you choose '2' electives

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Required Courses (8)

  • Introduction to Python for Analytics
    In this course you'll learn basic Python skills and data structures, move on to how to load data from different sources, rearrange and aggregate it, and finally how to analyze and visualize it to create high-quality products. Tuition: $469 (5.0 CEUs) Next three dates:
    To be scheduled.
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  • Predictive Analytics 1 - Machine Learning Tools
    This course covers the two core paradigms that account for most business applications of predictive modeling: classification and prediction. The course includes hands-on work with XLMiner, a data-mining add-in for Excel. Tuition: $469 (5.0 CEUs) Next three dates:
    May 22, 2020 to June 21, 2020
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  • Predictive Analytics 2 - Neural Nets and Regression
    This course covers the two core paradigms that account for most business applications of predictive modeling: classification and prediction. The course includes hands-on work with XLMiner, a data-mining add-in for Excel. Tuition: $469 (5.0 CEUs) Next three dates:
    To be scheduled.
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  • Predictive Analytics 3: Dimension Reduction, Clustering and Association Rules
    This course covers key unsupervised learning techniques - association rules, principal components analysis, and clustering. The course will include an integration of supervised and unsupervised learning techniques. Tuition: $499 (5.0 CEUs) Next three dates:
    To be scheduled.
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  • Predictive Analytics Project Capstone
    A predictive modeling practicum Tuition: $499 (5.0 CEUs) Next three dates:
    To be scheduled.
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  • Social Data Mining With Python

    Tuition: $469 (5.0 CEUs) Next three dates:
    To be scheduled.
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  • SQL and R - Introduction to Database Queries
    The purpose of this course is to teach you how to extract data from a relational database using SQL, and merge it into a single file in R, so that you can perform statistical operations. Tuition: $469 (5.0 CEUs) Next three dates:
    To be scheduled.
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  • Text Mining
    This course will introduce the essential techniques of text mining, understood here as the extension of data mining's standard predictive methods to unstructured text. Tuition: $469 (5.0 CEUs) Next three dates:
    To be scheduled.
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Elective Courses (2 required)

  • Anomaly Detection
    Tuition: $469 (5.0 CEUs) Next three dates:
    To be scheduled.
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  • Forecasting Analytics
    This course will teach you how to choose an appropriate time series model, fit the model, to conduct diagnostics, and use the model for forecasting. Tuition: $499 (5.0 CEUs) Next three dates:
    To be scheduled.
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  • Introduction to Python for Analytics
    In this course you'll learn basic Python skills and data structures, move on to how to load data from different sources, rearrange and aggregate it, and finally how to analyze and visualize it to create high-quality products. Tuition: $469 (5.0 CEUs) Next three dates:
    To be scheduled.
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  • Matrix Algebra Review
    This course will provide the basics of vector and matrix algebra and operations necessary to understand multivariate statistical methods, including the notions of the matrix inverse, generalized inverse and eigenvalues and eigenvectors. After successfully completing this course, you will be able to use and understand vector and matrix operations and equations, find and use a matrix inverse, and use and understand the eigenset of a symmetric matrix. Tuition: $469 (5.0 CEUs) Next three dates:
    To be scheduled.
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  • Multivariate Statistics
    This course covers key multivariate procedures such as multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA), principal components, factor analysis and classification. Tuition: $499 (5.0 CEUs) Next three dates:
    To be scheduled.
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Tuition and Fees:  $5000  

The above estimate includes the program registration fee, and individual course fees.  It reflects considerable savings that are available if you pay the program cost upon enrollment.  You also have the option of paying in monthly installments, or on a course-by-course basis:

  • Pay for your program upon enrollment (check or credit card):  $5000
  • Pay for program upon enrollment via training or purchase order, or if needing quote or invoice: $5500
  • Pay in 18 monthly installments:  $290/month
  • Pay as you go: $5,599

 

Detailed Fees Description

Is there an application deadline?

No - applications are accepted and students are enrolled year round on a rolling basis. See the timeline tool in the "Program" tab to see the recommended sequence of courses starting in any given month.

 

Are there admission requirements?

We'd like you to have a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, and some familiarity with programming*.

Also, you should have recently had introductory statistics, equivalent to Statistics.com's Statistics 1 and Statistics 2 . If you haven't, or if you'd like to go over that ground again, no worries. We'll put you in Statistics 1 and 2 at no charge once we accept your application! Statistics 1 starts at the beginning of each month.

*If you have no programming background, we can still help you. Mention on your application that you need to speak to a counselor about this.

 

What are the fees?

The enrollment fee is $495, which includes free enrollment in Statistics.com's Statistics 1 and Statistics 2 courses if needed. Once you are enrolled, you pay course tuition fees "as you go," at the discounted academic rate.

 

Is there any particular way I should schedule my courses?

Not really, no. Scheduling is quite flexible with various courses offered all throughout the year and a class format that does not require you to be online at any specific times. Most PASS students choose to take one course at a time, but we encourage you to plan your program in a way that fits your schedule and helps you personally learn best.

 

Can I get credit for courses I have already taken at Statistics.com?

Yes. You can apply up to three prior courses to your program, provided you got adequate marks.

 

If I have already mastered a topic from my work or prior academic experience, do I need to repeat it?

No. We do not want to waste your time. Just share with us how you covered the topic and we'll swap out that course for something else.

 

The courses in the PASS programs don't exactly match what I need. Can I craft a custom program?

Maybe. Contact us so we can review what you want to do, and work together to create a program that makes sense. A customization fee is charged.

 

How long do I have to complete the PASS certificate?

If you take one course at a time, most programs can be completed in 12-15 months. We know that sometimes life takes unexpected turns, so you have 3 years to complete the certificate.

 

Are the certificate programs accredited?

  • The American Council on Education (ACE) has recommended academic credit for all the required courses in the Analytics for Data Science Certificate Program, so they can be easily transfered to another educational institution that accepts ACE CREDIT.
  • The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) chose Statistics.com as a Recognized Analytics Education Provider that supports the Certified Analytics Professional (CAP®) program.
  • Each course has C.E.U.'s granted, based on the length of the course. (Typically 5.0 CEUs for 4 week courses.)
  • The Institute for Statistics Education itself is not an accredited academic institution, but is

    certified to operate by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV).


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