Computing for Data Analysis

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Please note that the verified certificate option for this course is limited to 250 learners. The verified certificate option will close when this limit is reached.

The modern data analysis pipeline involves collection, preprocessing, storage, analysis, and interactive visualization of data.

The goal of this course, part of the Analytics: Essential Tools and Methods MicroMasters program, is for you to learn how to build these components and connect them using modern tools and techniques.

In the course, you’ll see how computing and mathematics come together. For instance, “under the hood” of modern data analysis lies  numerical linear algebra, numerical optimization, and elementary data processing algorithms and data structures. Together, they form the foundations of numerical and data-intensive computing.

The hands-on component of this course will develop your proficiency with modern analytical tools. You will learn h...

Please note that the verified certificate option for this course is limited to 250 learners. The verified certificate option will close when this limit is reached.

The modern data analysis pipeline involves collection, preprocessing, storage, analysis, and interactive visualization of data.

The goal of this course, part of the Analytics: Essential Tools and Methods MicroMasters program, is for you to learn how to build these components and connect them using modern tools and techniques.

In the course, you’ll see how computing and mathematics come together. For instance, “under the hood” of modern data analysis lies  numerical linear algebra, numerical optimization, and elementary data processing algorithms and data structures. Together, they form the foundations of numerical and data-intensive computing.

The hands-on component of this course will develop your proficiency with modern analytical tools. You will learn how to mash up Python, R, and SQL through Jupyter notebooks, among other tools. Furthermore, you will apply these tools to a variety of real-world datasets, thereby strengthening your ability to translate principles into practice.

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1/10 starsTaking Now
1 year, 6 months ago
Course materials are very so-so and even loosely connected. What's the deal with learning association rules mining without learning even all the different rules? There's no application of those things to a real-world examples, the course only goes through the coding part. Complete the coding and that's it. How do we even justify 500 bucks for this? Plus, the lack of communication from staffs to students is really demoralizing. Bugs in notebooks are reported in forum for days and still no replies or fixes from staffs. Audit learners can't even get access to exams despite being informed that there is exam at the beginning of the course. Seriously, make sure the quality is MicroMaster-level before charging 500 for it. The Supply Chain MIT courses are only 150 - 200 and contents / organizations are much much better than this.
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1/10 starsTaking Now
1 year, 6 months ago
This course was unorganized, unfocused, and buggy. The price tag was very high for what it offered. The professor refers to his students as children, which I found insulting from day 1 (I am sure he didn't mean that to be so). I was very excited about the program and had been telling my co workers about it, but after experiencing this class I am certain it isn't the right choice for me. I'll still finish this class, but the big take away for me is why? You are paying money to a school for stuff you are just going to have to google and teach yourself. No value ad from the University itself. Really cool group of people taking the class and the slack channel was great.
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10/10 starsDropped
1 year, 6 months ago
I dropped out of this course after four weeks, for personal reasons (travel, work). The course was very demanding, but interesting. However, course support was not sufficient. Recitations with tutors were offered, but suitable only for American time zones. Although a second recitation time slot was announced, in the beginning, this was not accessible for edX students (both verified and audit learners). As I found the course very interesting, I will probably give it another try in the future; but I hope the support for edX students will be better.
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1/10 starsTaking Now
1 year, 7 months ago
Even verified learners didn't get any notification for exam. Despite paying a ton of money for the certificate, there was zero notification for mid-term, hence missing a big chunk of the grade. On top of that, sometimes verified learners cannot see notebook. Please amend the course quality before charging a very expensive price tag.
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1/10 starsDropped
1 year, 7 months ago
Course exam submissions didn't work. The lame thing is that the dummy exam is supposed to replace the actual exams to help audit learners complete their portion. Yet guess what? It's not possible to get the dummy exam graded as well. It's very innovative to come up with a dummy exam. It's even more innovative to not allow people to submit it. It's sort of like rubbing salt in the wound.
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1/10 starsTaking Now
1 year, 7 months ago
Before unenrolling from this course, and all the other courses in this OMS Analytics, I just wanna say that back-pedaling and breaking your promises to audit learners never helped your reputation, no matter how few or how insignificant (in monetary terms) the audit learners are. It's not classy to promise exams at the beginning (in black and white in the syllabus), then tell audit learners they can't take them after they have committed for 2 months. Classy!
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1/10 starsDropped
1 year, 7 months ago
Sorry to post a negative review. But just to compare this MicroMaster with other MicroMasters. This is the only MicroMasters that don't provide assessments to audit learners. What's there to protect? Other MMs are charging for the proctoring and the credit. These GTx courses charge for everything. They may as well do a online degree with Coursera. It's misleading to tell audit learners that they'll have exam to do, only to back-pedal in week 8 WITHOUT ANY PRIOR COMMUNICATION. Well, reality is, audit learners are properly not valuable in monetary terms to GTx, so they don't really care.
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1/10 starsTaking Now
1 year, 7 months ago
So so course, not advisable for audit learners. You won't get any help or assessments (mid terms and final exams). GTx should go to Coursera instead. Course has better mechanisms and proper methods to lock down assessments. I wonder why GT don't do so for these classes. They already have courses on Coursera.
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1/10 starsTaking Now
1 year, 7 months ago
Even though the course contents are good and the use of Vocareum to host Jupyter notebook assignment is convenient, the course is very bad in terms of communication. Audit learners were supposed to have access to exams as stated by the syllabus. Yet, in the middle, after 7 - 8 weeks or so, the policy changed and then audit learners aren't able to do exams anymore. It's like throwing a middle finger at audit learners for having committed for 7 - 8 weeks. Good job GT!
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1/10 starsDropped
1 year, 7 months ago
Course says in the syllabus that audit learners will also have access to exams. In the middle of the course, they backed out and changed the policy. Instead, they provided a dummy exam that didn't work. This is a good example of "how to ruin your reputation in 1 day". It seems like those courses from GT are only meant for the 250+ Verified Cert learners.
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