Data Science related courses:

Free Data Science Online Courses – edX, All below courses are free to try, fee applies only when credential required.

“The Big Data” – MicroMasters from AdelaideX
“Data Science” – MicroMasters from The University of California, San Diego
“Microsoft Professional Program Certificate in Data Science” – from Microsoft
“Programming for Data Science” – from  AdelaideX
“Data Science Orientation” – from Microsoft
“Data Science Essentials” – from  Microsoft
“Big Data Analytics” – from  AdelaideX
“Big Data Fundamentals” – from  AdelaideX
“Genomics Data Analysis” – from HarvardX
“Python for Data Science” – from UC San DiegoX
“Data Science for Executives” – from  Columbia University
“Foundations of Data Structures” – from IITBombayX
“Implementation of Data Structures” –  from IITBombayX
“High-Dimensional Data Analysis” – from HarvardX
“Data Cleansing with Data Quality Services (DQS)” – from Microsoft
“Orchestrating Big Data with Azure Data Factory” – from Microsoft
“Processing Big Data with Azure Data Lake Analytics” – from Microsoft
“Data Mining: Theories and Algorithms for Tackling Big Data” – from TsinghuaX
“Instructional Design Data Mining” – from USMx UMUC
“Big Data and Education” – from PennX
“Statistical Thinking for Data Science and Analytics” – from ColumbiaX
“Data Visualization for All” – from TrinityX
“Data, Analytics and Learning” – from UTArlingtonX
“Machine Learning for Data Science and Analytics” – from ColumbiaX
“Data Analytics in Business” – from GTx
“Computing for Data Analysis” – from  GTx
“Introduction to R for Data Science” – from Microsoft
“Programming with R for Data Science” – from Microsoft
“Machine Learning for Data Science” – from UC San DiegoX
“Introduction to Python for Data Science” – from Microsoft
“Computational Thinking and Big Data” – from AdelaideX
“Data Analysis: Visualization and Dashboard Design” – from DelftX
“Creating a Master Data Solution with SQL Server Master Data Services” – Microsoft
“Data Science and Engineering with Apache® Spark™” – from UC BerkeleyX
“Programming with Python for Data Science” – from Microsoft
“Big Data Analytics Using Spark” – from UC San DiegoX
“Delivering a Relational Data Warehouse” – from Microsoft
“Business and Data Analysis Skills” – from FullbridgeX
“Statistics: Unlocking the World of Data” – from EdinburghX
“Big Data Analysis with Apache Spark” – from  UC BerkeleyX
“Learning From Data (Introductory Machine Learning)” – from CaltechX
“Processing Big Data with Hadoop in Azure HDInsight” – from Microsoft
“Analyzing Big Data with Microsoft R Server” – from  Microsoft
“Delivering a Data Warehouse in the Cloud” – from Microsoft

Data Science specializations available on Coursera.


Data Mining
Data Science
Data Structures and Algorithms
Cloud Computing
Genomic Data Science
Data Analysis and Interpretation
Data Science at Scale
Mastering Software Development in R
Executive Data Science
Methods and Statistics in Social Sciences
Big Data
Functional Programming in Scala
Machine Learning
Data Analysis and Interpretation
Survey Data Collection and Analytics
Business Statistics and Analysis
Statistics with R
Python for Everybody


Current data science-related courses from Coursera:


Introduction to Data Science in Python – University of Michigan
The Data Scientist’s Toolbox –  Johns Hopkins University
R Programming – Johns Hopkins University
Getting and Cleaning Data – Johns Hopkins University
Exploratory Data Analysis –  Johns Hopkins University
Reproducible Research – Johns Hopkins University
Statistical Inference – Johns Hopkins University
Regression Models – Johns Hopkins University
Practical Machine Learning – Johns Hopkins University
Developing Data Products – Johns Hopkins University
Introduction to Genomic Technologies – Johns Hopkins University
Genomic Data Science with Galaxy – Johns Hopkins University
Python for Genomic Data Science – Johns Hopkins University
Command Line Tools for Genomic Data Science – Johns Hopkins University
Algorithms for DNA Sequencing – Johns Hopkins University
Bioconductor for Genomic Data Science – Johns Hopkins University
Statistics for Genomic Data Science – Johns Hopkins University
Machine Learning Foundations: A Case Study Approach – University of Washington
Regression – University of Washington
Classification – University of Washington
Clustering & Retrieval – University of Washington
Communicating Data Science Results – University of Washington
Practical Predictive Analytics: Models and Methods – University of Washington
Data Manipulation at Scale: Systems and Algorithms – University of Washington
Introduction to Probability and Data – Duke University
Inferential Statistics – Duke University
Linear Regression and Modelings – Duke University
Bayesian Statistics – Duke University
Introduction to Big Data – University of California
Big Data Modeling and Management Systems – University of California
Big Data Integration and Processing – University of California
Machine Learning with Big Data – University of California
Graph Analytics for Big Data – University of California
Genomic Data Science and Clustering – University of California
Data Visualization – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Text Retrieval and Search Engines – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Text Mining and Analytics – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Pattern Discovery in Data Mining – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Cluster Analysis in Data Mining – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Data Management and Visualization – Wesleyan University
Data Analysis Tools – Wesleyan University
Regression Modeling in Practice – Wesleyan University
Machine Learning for Data Analysis – Wesleyan University
Introduction to Recommender Systems: Non-Personalized and Content-Based – University of Minnesota
Nearest Neighbor Collaborative Filtering – University of Minnesota
Recommender Systems: Evaluation and Metrics – University of Minnesota
Matrix Factorization and Advanced Techniques – University of Minnesota
Process Mining: Data science in Action – Eindhoven University of Technology


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Data Science from Scratch: First Principles with Python

Data science libraries, frameworks, modules, and toolkits are great for doing data science, but they’re also a good way to dive into the discipline without actually understanding data science. In this book, you’ll learn how many of the most fundamental data science tools and algorithms work by implementing them from scratch.

If you have an aptitude for mathematics and some programming skills, author Joel Grus will help you get comfortable with the math and statistics at the core of data science, and with hacking skills you need to get started as a data scientist. Today’s messy glut of data holds answers to questions no one’s even thought to ask. This book provides you with the know-how to dig those answers out.

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Practical Statistics for Data Scientists: 50 Essential Concepts

Statistical methods are a key part of of data science, yet very few data scientists have any formal statistics training. Courses and books on basic statistics rarely cover the topic from a data science perspective. This practical guide explains how to apply various statistical methods to data science, tells you how to avoid their misuse, and gives you advice on what's important and what's not.

Many data science resources incorporate statistical methods but lack a deeper statistical perspective. If you’re familiar with the R programming language, and have some exposure to statistics, this quick reference bridges the gap in an accessible, readable format.

With this book, you’ll learn:

Why exploratory data analysis is a key preliminary step in data science
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How to use regression to estimate outcomes and detect anomalies
Key classification techniques for predicting which categories a record belongs to
Statistical machine learning methods that “learn” from data
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Doing Data Science: Straight Talk from the Frontline

Now that people are aware that data can make the difference in an election or a business model, data science as an occupation is gaining ground. But how can you get started working in a wide-ranging, interdisciplinary field that’s so clouded in hype? This insightful book, based on Columbia University’s Introduction to Data Science class, tells you what you need to know.

In many of these chapter-long lectures, data scientists from companies such as Google, Microsoft, and eBay share new algorithms, methods, and models by presenting case studies and the code they use. If you’re familiar with linear algebra, probability, and statistics, and have programming experience, this book is an ideal introduction to data science.

Topics include:

Statistical inference, exploratory data analysis, and the data science process
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Logistic regression
Financial modeling
Recommendation engines and causality
Data visualization
Social networks and data journalism
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The Data Science Handbook: Advice and Insights from 25 Amazing Data Scientists

The Data Science Handbook contains interviews with 25 of the world s best data scientists. We sat down with them, had in-depth conversations about their careers, personal stories, perspectives on data science and life advice. In The Data Science Handbook, you will find war stories from DJ Patil, US Chief Data Officer and one of the founders of the field. You ll learn industry veterans such as Kevin Novak and Riley Newman, who head the data science teams at Uber and Airbnb respectively. You ll also read about rising data scientists such as Clare Corthell, who crafted her own open source data science masters program. This book is perfect for aspiring or current data scientists to learn from the best. It s a reference book packed full of strategies, suggestions and recipes to launch and grow your own data science career.
Introduction to Machine Learning with Python: A Guide for Data Scientists

Machine learning has become an integral part of many commercial applications and research projects, but this field is not exclusive to large companies with extensive research teams. If you use Python, even as a beginner, this book will teach you practical ways to build your own machine learning solutions. With all the data available today, machine learning applications are limited only by your imagination.

You’ll learn the steps necessary to create a successful machine-learning application with Python and the scikit-learn library. Authors Andreas Müller and Sarah Guido focus on the practical aspects of using machine learning algorithms, rather than the math behind them. Familiarity with the NumPy and matplotlib libraries will help you get even more from this book.

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Fundamental concepts and applications of machine learning
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