Data Science Foundations, Certificate | Part time online | edX - online learning platform | United States
6 months
356 USD/full
356 USD/full
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Data science and machine learning skills continue to be in highest demand across industries, and the need for data practitioners is booming. Upon completing this Professional Certificate program, you will be armed with the basics to jump start your career in data science and machine learning.

It is a myth that to become a data scientist you need a Ph.D. This Data Science Foundations Professional Certificate from IBMx is suitable for anyone who has some computer skills and a passion for self-learning. 

No prior computer science or programming knowledge is necessary. Anyone with some computer skills and a passion for self-learning can succeed as we start small and build up to more complex problems and topics.

What you will learn

  • Learn about various tools used by Data Scientists and become experienced in using some of them like Jupyter notebooks.
  • Develop an understanding of the key steps involved in tackling a data science problem.
  • Learn to follow a methodology to think and work like a Data Scientist.
  • Write SQL to query databases and explore relational database concepts.
  • Complete hands-on labs and projects to apply their newly acquired skills and knowledge.

Job Outlook

  • Over 2.5 million jobs in data science and related professions (Burning Glass)
  • Python most popular language for data science (KDnuggets)
  • Data Science and Analytics professionals have average starting salary of over $80,000 in the US.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Data Science
  • Data Science Tools
  • The Data Science Method
  • SQL for Data Science

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 6 months
    • 3 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.




  • Self-paced

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Tuition Fee

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