Whether you're working in IT or simply have an interest in entering the exciting field, this learning path will support you in developing a career in data science. Learn about the fundamental stages of data science work, from Statistics and Systems Engineering to Data Mining and Machine Learning.
Build a solid foundational understanding of statistics, which is necessary for any data science-related field.
Discover the many categories of job specialization within Data Science.
Learn how to source, explore, and communicate with data through graphs and statistics.
Bracketology Club: Using March Madness to Learn Data Science with Brian Tonsoni
Meet the members of Delphi Bracketology—a high school club that uses data science to generate highly-accurate March Madness brackets. In this short film, see how these young sports fans went from amateurs to formidable bracketologists—gaining some key skills along the way.
12m 7s • COURSE
Data Science & Analytics Career Paths & Certifications: First Steps with Jungwoo Ryoo
Learn about the jobs and most valuable certifications available in big data, data analytics, and data science.
1h 12m • COURSE
Data Science Foundations: Fundamentals with Barton Poulson
Get a comprehensive introduction to the careers, tools, and techniques of modern data science, including big data, programming, and statistics.
3h 6m • COURSE
Statistics Foundations: 1 with Eddie Davila
All types of jobs use statistics. Learn the most common statistics, including mean, median, standard deviation, probability and more, in these beginner-level statistics lessons.
2h 6m • COURSE
Learning Data Governance with Jonathan Reichental
Learn how to put a data governance program in place at your organization, to help ensure the consistent quality, availability, integrity, and usability of your data.
41m 4s • COURSE
Data Science Foundations: Data Mining with Barton Poulson
Get started in data mining. This introduction covers data mining techniques such as data reduction, clustering, association analysis, and more, with data mining tools like R and Python.
4h 40m • COURSE
Excel 2016: Managing and Analyzing Data with Dennis Taylor
Learn easy-to-use commands, features, and functions for managing and analyzing large amounts of data in Excel 2016.
3h • COURSE
Data Visualization: Storytelling with Bill Shander
Learn the keys to telling a story with data from data visualization expert Bill Shander.
1h 37m • COURSE
You'll learn data science with these experts
Brian Tonsoni is a social studies teacher and coach at Delphi Community High School.
Brian has been involved in social studies classrooms for over 20 years. In his classroom, he aims to create an environment where all students can learn, and special attempts are made each day to build positive, lasting relationships. His emphasis on project-based learning—and passion for sports—led him to found Delphi Bracketology, a high school club that meets to talk basketball—and also happens to be 2016 Bracket Matrix champions.
Jungwoo Ryoo teaches IT, cyber security, and risk analysis at Penn State.
Jungwoo Ryoo is a professor of information sciences and technology (IST) at the Pennsylvania State University (Altoona College). He is also a graduate and affiliated faculty member of the College of Information Sciences and Technology at Penn State, and a tenured faculty member of the B.S. degree program in security and risk analysis at Penn State Altoona.
Barton Poulson is a professor, designer, and data analytics expert.
Barton has bridged the analytic and aesthetic for most of his life, with a background in industrial design, a Ph.D. in social and personality psychology, and a deep love for data analysis and data visualization as well as the visual and performing arts. Bart is an associate professor of psychology at Utah Valley University and has studied at Brigham Young University, the University of Utah, and the City University of New York. In his role as a teacher of research and analysis, he has conducted hundreds of studies with his students on topics from social identity and aspirations to implicit preferences for poetry and architecture. Bart and his wife, Jacque Lynn Bell, a modern dance choreographer, live with their three children in beautiful Salt Lake City.
Eddie Davila is the associate chair for the Supply Chain Management program at Arizona State University.In addition to serving as associate chair, Eddie is a principal lecturer for the highly ranked Supply Chain Management program in the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. Eddie has taught over 30,000 students in person and millions more online via videos and digital textbooks. His digital content is used by both top-ranked universities and Fortune 500 companies around the world. He has also provided consulting services for companies in the energy, publishing, retail, technology, global health, and agriculture industries. Eddie likes to spend his spare time on a yoga mat.
Dr. Jonathan Reichental is an award-winning technology leader.
In 2013, he was recognized as one of the 25 doers, dreamers, and drivers in government in America. His innovative work in government has also been recognized by the White House. Dr. Reichental works with his teams to apply technology innovation in organizations to create new value and to enable work to be more meaningful and fun. He is a popular writer, recently coauthoring The Apps Challenge Playbook, and he is a frequent public speaker on a wide range of technology and business-related topics. He teaches classes at University of California, Berkeley, and at the University of San Francisco.
Excel expert Dennis Taylor has 25+ years experience in spreadsheet authoring and training.
Dennis Taylor has over 25 years of experience working with spreadsheet programs as an author, speaker, seminar leader, and facilitator. Since the mid-90s, he has been the author/presenter of numerous Excel video and online courses and has traveled throughout the US and Canada presenting over 300 seminars and classes. He has authored or co-authored multiple books on spreadsheet software and has presented over 500 Excel webinars to a diversity of audiences. Dennis has worked with hundreds of different corporations and governmental agencies as well as colleges and universities. He lives in Boulder, Colorado.
Bill Shander is CEO and founder of Beehive Media, an information design and data visualization agency.
Beehive's clients include knowledge-driven organizations such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, the World Economic Forum, Booz & Company, and Harvard University. Beehive helps their clients convert abstract concepts into tangible and understandable experiences via smart information design and data visualization.
Shander speaks at conferences and gives workshops for clients on data visualization, covering topics such as why data visualization is essential in today's marketing world (especially for firms that use thought leadership as a platform) and how to think visually and interactively.