Data science is one of today’s most in-demand functions — and Python is an essential skill in any data scientist’s toolbox. In this program, you will master the ability to analyze and visualize data in meaningful ways using Python to help solve complex business problems. Working with tools such as Jupyter Notebooks, NumPy, and Pandas, you will have the opportunity to analyze real-world datasets to identify patterns and relationships in data. You will gain experience using both built-in and custom-built data types to create expressive and computationally robust data science projects. Finally, you will build predictive machine learning models using Python and scikit-learn.
To be successful in this program you should have prior programming experience with a procedural language. Our Python Programming certificate program is a great option if you have less experience. The amount of time you spend in these courses will depend on your prior experience. These courses are designed to be taken in order as the concepts build upon each other throughout the program.
Python is one of today’s most popular and fast-growing programming languages, with applications in data science, software development, machine learning, and AI.
This certificate program follows a rigorous, user-centric approach to software engineering with Python. Its goal is not simply to teach you how to use Python, but rather to understand the core principles of Python and develop the ability to become a proficient Python programmer and software developer. You will design, code, test, visualize, analyze, and debug Python functions and programs. You will also be provided a robust set of tools to assist you in your coursework.
Additionally, the program includes two project-based courses that provide the opportunity to take the concepts you learn in programming and apply them by designing Python-based solutions to real-world business problems.
Ultimately, you’ll come away with not only the technical skills to grow in the field of computer science, but the problem-solving ability and creativity that companies are increasingly looking for.
There’s an abundance of textual information in the world, and more is being created each day. Working with this vast amount of text is a significant challenge for humans, as it would be impossible for individuals to read millions of web search queries, product descriptions, emails, and articles. The answer is natural language processing (NLP). NLP solutions continue to expand, with more and more applications in machine learning and beyond being discovered every day. Organizations employ NLP for textual analysis and classification as well as more advanced tasks such as writing, coding, and reasoning.
In this certificate program, you’ll cover the fundamentals of NLP, including how to teach a computer where a word starts and ends, as well as more advanced skills like how to program a computer to determine what sentences mean. Throughout the courses, you’ll have the opportunity to implement numerous string and text processing techniques, work with machine learning algorithms to determine how similar documents are to one another, and train machine learning models to optimize the extraction of meaningful data from documents. While gaining valuable practice with Python functions and expressions, you will also master the ability to process text using NLP-specific packages, including Natural Language Tool Kit (NLTK), Gensim, spaCy, regex, and SentenceTransformers, that can be used to extend Python’s power. By the end of the program, you will have the theoretical basis and technical expertise to apply NLP in the workplace, to your innovations, and beyond.