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edX: Introduction to Analytics Modeling

 with  Joel Sokol

Analytical models are key to understanding data, generating predictions, and making business decisions. Without models it’s nearly impossible to gain insights from data. In modeling, it’s essential to understand how to choose the right data sets, algorithms, techniques and formats to solve a particular business problem.

In this course, part of the Analytics: Essential Tools and Methods MicroMasters program, you’ll gain an intuitive understanding of fundamental models and methods of analytics and practice how to implement them using common industry tools like R.

You’ll learn about analytics modeling and how to choose the right approach from among the wide range of options in your toolbox.

You will learn how to use statistical models and machine learning as well as models for:

  • classification;
  • clustering;
  • change detection;
  • data smoothing;
  • validation;
  • prediction;
  • optimization;
  • experimentation;
  • decision making.
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Cost Free Online Course
Subject Data Science
Provider edX
Language English
Certificates $500 Certificate Available
Hours 8-10 hours a week
Calendar 15 weeks long

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3 reviews for edX's Introduction to Analytics Modeling

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2 months ago
Kshitij Jhamb partially completed this course, spending 10 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be hard.
I am about to complete the course as a verified learner, i found the course content to be very good and very well spread out. Thumb's up- ->The details covered are very structured and well articulated,sometimes even some small tips from Prof Joel within the videos are very valuable to say the least. ->TA's associa Read More
I am about to complete the course as a verified learner, i found the course content to be very good and very well spread out.

Thumb's up-

->The details covered are very structured and well articulated,sometimes even some small tips from Prof Joel within the videos are very valuable to say the least.

->TA's associated with the program are very responsive and are more than willing to answer your doubts , i learned a lot from them .

-> Assignments and tests are usually very hard ,so its fun to look back and see the steep climb you made over the weeks

Thumbs down-

-> Video content for some weeks was very limited to only scratching the surface which caused a lot of alternate reading to get the concepts sometimes

-> The course assumes you have a decent knowledge of stats and R, (although a good effort is made by the teaching staff to upload help materials to bring people upto speed as a separate add-on part of the course)

Overall i would recommend this course to anyone who wants to build a solid foundation in analytics.

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6 months ago
Spalthoff Daniel completed this course, spending 20 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very hard.
I just finished this course as a verified learner. The content is excellent (5 stars), but for two reasons my overall evaluation of the course is a 4 stars: This is the first time this course is offered via edX, and there were many technical glitches. But course staff was very responsive, and I assume that these probl Read More
I just finished this course as a verified learner. The content is excellent (5 stars), but for two reasons my overall evaluation of the course is a 4 stars:

This is the first time this course is offered via edX, and there were many technical glitches. But course staff was very responsive, and I assume that these problems will be fixed in future versions of the course.

The course announcement wasn't clear about required knowledge and skills to take the course. Most homework requires proficiency in R.

A positive point was the very active Slack group of students, which helped a lot. (The edX forum, on the other hand, was difficult to use.)

Bottom line is, this course is extremely interesting, one of the best I have ever taken, very ambitious with the topics covered. You will enjoy the course if you have basic proficiency in R.
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6 months ago
Leo Steeghs audited this course, spending 10 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be hard.
Very interesting for somebody new to statistics and R programmering like me. Nice teaching, homework is quite tough.. overall very good experience!
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