Top 5 Data Science Courses at Udemy for Beginners

“Data Science is the sexiest job of the 21st century” is something that you heard many people said nowadays. A data scientist is a job title for an employee who excels at analyzing data, particularly large amounts of data (also called Big Data), to help a business gain a competitive edge. Normally, data scientist possesses a combination of analytic, machine learning, data mining and statistical skills as well as experience with algorithms and coding. Below are some recommendation of courses which you can take to kick start your career as data scientist. The suggested online courses are recommended for beginners and have received good ratings and also great feedbacks from many of their participants. It is offered by Udemy, the world’s online learning marketplace, where 6 million+ students are taking courses in everything from programming to yoga to photography–and much more. The courses is taught by an expert instructor, and is available on-demand, so students can learn at their own pace, on their own time, and on any device.

1. Want to be a Data Scientist?

Learn what Data Science is all about, if you are a good fit for that domain and how to become one.

Over 18 lectures and 3 hours of content.
Appreciate what Data Science is all about.
Understand how a typical data science project gets done.
Decide if this job is a right fit for you.
Learn the skills required to be a data scientist and how to acquire them.

2. Applied Data Science with Python

Learn how to execute an end-to-end data science project and deliver business results.

Over 43 lectures and 8.5 hours of content!
Appreciate what Data Science really is
Understand the Data Science Life Cycle
Learn to use Python for executing Data Science Projects
Master the application of Analytics and Machine Learning techniques

3. Applied Data Science with R

Learn how to execute an end-to-end data science project and deliver business result.

Over 54 lectures and 11 hours of content!
Appreciate what Data Science really is
Understand the Data Science Life Cycle
Learn to use R for executing Data Science Projects
Master the application of Analytics and Machine Learning techniques
Gain insight into how Data Science works through end-to-end use cases.

4. Learn Hadoop, MapReduce and BigData from Scratch

A Complete Guide to Learn and Master the Popular Big Data Technology.

Over 74 lectures and 15.5 hours of content!
Become literate in Big Data terminology and Hadoop.
Understand the Distributed File Systems architecture and any implementation such as Hadoop Distributed File System or Google File System
Use the HDFS shell
Use the Cloudera, Hortonworks and Apache Bigtop virtual machines for Hadoop code development and testing
Configure, execute and monitor a Hadoop Job

5. Become a Certified Hadoop Developer | Training | Tutorial

Learn Hadoop from an expert, get certified & bag one of the highest paying IT jobs in current times.

Over 49 lectures and 5 hours of content!
Code of all the programs discussed.
Builds strong MapReduce and Hadoop fundamentals.
200+ highly relevant questions to prepare for certification exams like Cloudera and Hortonworks.
Massive Q&A repository.

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Top 10 Data Mining Algorithm Resources 2013

Below are Top 10 search results based on keyword “Algorithms” using our customized data mining search engine powered by Google CSE:

The Two Most Important Algorithms in Predictive Modeling Today …

Wouldn’t it be great if there were just use two algorithms which could handle most of your predictive modeling needs? It turns out that actually this is the case.
Why More Data and Simple Algorithms Beat Complex Analytics … analytics-models/

Aug 7, 2013 … More data and simple algorithms are better than complex analytics models because having more data allows the “data to speak for itself,” …
On Algorithm Wars and Predictive Apps – Datanami…/on_algorithm_wars_and_predictive_apps.html

May 15, 2013 … Predictive apps are going to be one the next major disruptions in technology as enterprises begin to take advantage of the combined power of …
rxDTree(): a new type of tree algorithm for big data…/rxdtree-a-new-type-of-tree-algorithm.html
Jul 11, 2013 … by Joseph Rickert The rxDTree() function included in the RevoScaleR package distributed with Revolution R Enterprise is an an example of a …
Data Mining with an Ant Colony Optimization Algorithm – SCI2S
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Abstract – This work proposes an algorithm for data mining called Ant-Miner (Ant … with CN2, a well-known data mining algorithm for classification, in six public …
Big Graph Mining: Algorithms and Discoveries…/V14-02-04-Kang.pdf

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primitive that Pegasus uses for its algorithms to analyze structures of large … tributed algorithm, and it handles all the details of data dis- tribution, replication …
StreamKM++: A Clustering Algorithm for Data Streams∗…/alx10_016_ackermannm.pdf
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We develop a new k-means clustering algorithm for data streams, which we … the problem on the sample using the k-means++ algorithm. [1]. To compute the …
A Good Business Objective Beats a Good Algorithm « Predictive ……/a-good-business-objective-beats-a- good-algorithm/
Nov 5, 2013 … Predictive Modeling competitions, once the arena for a few data mining conferences, has now become big business. Kaggle ( is …
A novel evolutionary data mining algorithm with applications to …

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Many algorithms have been developed to mine large data sets for classification models … propose a new algorithm, called data mining by evolutionary learning …
Random Forests Algorithm – Data Science Central…/6448529%3ABlogPost%3A106993

Sep 24, 2013 … One of the most popular methods or frameworks used by data scientists at the Rose Data Science Professional Practice Group is Random …

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Data Miner Survey Summary Report 2013

Here are some highlights from the 2013 Data Miner Survey:
SURVEY & PARTICIPANTS: 68-item survey conducted online in 2013. Participants: 1,259 analytic professionals from 75 countries. This is the 6th Data Miner Survey.
FOCUS ON CRM: In the past few years, there has been an increase among data miners in the already substantial area of customer-focused analytics. Respondents are looking for a better understanding of customers and seeking to improve the customer experience. This can be seen in their goals, analyses, big data endeavors, and in the focus of their text mining.
BIG DATA: Many in the field are talking about the phenomena of Big Data. There are clearly some areas in which the volume and sources of data have grown. However it is unclear how much Big Data has impacted the typical data miner. While data miners believe that the size of their datasets have increased over the past year, data from previous surveys indicate that the size of datasets have been fairly consistent over time.
THE ASCENDANCE OF R: The proportion of data miners using R is rapidly growing, and since 2010, R has been the most-used data mining tool. While R is frequently used along with other tools, an increasing number of data miners also select R as their primary tool.
CHALLENGES IN THE USE OF ANALYTICS: Data miners continue to report challenges at each level of the analytic process. Companies often are not using analytics to their fullest and have continuing issues in the areas of deployment and performance measurement.
ENGAGEMENT & JOB SATISFACTION: The Data Miners in our survey are highly engaged with the analytic community: consuming and producing content, entering competitions and searching for education and growth within their jobs. All of these activities lead to high job satisfaction, which has been increasing over time.
ANALYTIC SOFTWARE: Data miners are a diverse group who are looking for different things from their data mining tools. Ease-of-use and cost are two distinguishing dimensions. Software packages vary in their strengths and features. STATISTICA, KNIME, SAS JMP and IBM SPSS Modeler all receive high satisfaction ratings.
OTHER FINDINGS include the labels analytic professionals use to describe themselves (Data Scientist is #1), the algorithms being used (regression, decision trees, and cluster analysis continue to be the triad of core algorithms), and computing environments (cloud computing is increasing).

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Data Scientist Resources 2013

Big Data is still a hot talk for business intelligence and data mining people in 2013. In my previous post, i have researched about big data search trends in 2012. FYI, data scientist is a practitioner of data science. Below are top 10 resources to kick start becoming a data scientist by exploring big data online resources:

Data Science Central – the industry’s online resource for big data practitioners, including information about the latest in technology, tools and trends.
How to be a Data Scientist – article in Smart Data Collective describing set of skills you should have if you want to do data science.
Free Big Data Education – article in Big Data Republic that listed free online courses (MOOC) which you can take toward obtaining the requisite background for becoming a data scientist.
Data Science Tutorials – list of tutorials by Kaggle to perform data analysis using data scientist’s toolkit.
Data Science News in Social Media – compilation of latest news about data science.
Data Science Wikibooks – open book with a very basic introduction to data science.
CODATA – the International Council for Science (ICSU), which works to improve the quality, reliability, management and accessibility of data. Also resource for Data Science Journal.
GigaOM Big Data – latest big data tech stories.
5 Big Data Predictions for 2013 – some of the key big data themes to dominate 2013.
Top 5 Data Science Bloggers – article that listed top 5 data science blogs.

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