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EdX is an online learning platform trusted by over 12 million users offering the Data Science - Machine Learning Certificate in collaboration with Harvard University - HarvardX. Build a movie recommendation system and learn the science behind one of the most popular and successful data science techniques.

About

Perhaps the most popular data science methodologies come from machine learning. What distinguishes machine learning from other computer guided decision processes is that it builds prediction algorithms using data. Some of the most popular products that use machine learning include the handwriting readers implemented by the postal service, speech recognition, movie recommendation systems, and spam detectors.

In this Data Science - Machine Learning Certificate, which is part of Data Science Professional Certificate from EdX in partnership with Harvard University - HarvardX, you will learn popular machine learning algorithms, principal component analysis, and regularization by building a movie recommendation system.

You will learn about training data, a set of data used to discover potentially predictive relationships and how the data can come in the form of the outcome we want to predict and features that we will use to predict this outcome. As you build the movie recommendation system, you will learn how to train algorithms using training data so you can predict the outcome for future datasets. You will also learn about overtraining and techniques to avoid it such as cross-validation. All of these skills are fundamental to machine learning.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 56 days
    • Intensity 4 hrs/week
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
    • Duration description
      Length: 8 weeks Effort: 2 to 4 hours per week
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

What you'll learn

  • The basics of machine learning
  • How to perform cross-validation to avoid overtraining
  • Several popular machine learning algorithms
  • How to build a recommendation system
  • What is regularization and why it is useful?

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

This course is part of our Professional Certificate Program in Data Science and we recommend the preceeding courses in the series as prerequisites.

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

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