• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 56 days
    Duration
EdX is an online learning platform trusted by over 12 million users offering the Data Science - Productivity Tools Certificate in collaboration with Harvard University - HarvardX. Keep your projects organized and produce reproducible reports using GitHub, git, Unix/Linux, and RStudio.

About

A typical data analysis project may involve several parts, each including several data files and different scripts with code. Keeping all this organized can be challenging. 

The programme

In this Data Science - Productivity Tools Certificate, which is part of Data Science Professional Certificate from EdX in partnership with Harvard University - HarvardX, you will learn how to use Unix/Linux as a tool for managing files and directories on your computer system and how to keep the file system organized. You will be introduced to the version control systems git which is a powerful tool for keeping track of changes in your scripts and reports. We also introduce you to GitHub and demonstrate how you can use this service to keep your work in a repository that facilitates collaborations. 

Finally, you will learn to write reports in R markdown which permits you to incorporate text and code into a document. We'll put it all together using the powerful integrated desktop environment RStudio.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 56 days
    • Intensity 1 hrs/week
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
    • Duration description
      • Length: 8 weeks 
      • Effort: 1 to 2 hours per week
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

What you'll learn

  • How to use Unix/Linux to manage your file system
  • How to perform version control with git
  • How to start a repository on GitHub
  • How to leverage the many useful features provided by RStudio

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    49 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 49 USD for the full programme and a duration of 56 days.
  • National

    49 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 49 USD for the full programme and a duration of 56 days.
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Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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