Data exploration, preparation and cleaning
Supervised machine learning techniques
Unsupervised machine learning techniques
Model performance improvement
Machine learning uses computers to run predictive models that learn from existing data in order to forecast future behaviors, outcomes, and trends.
In this data science course, you will be given clear explanations of machine learning theory combined with practical scenarios and hands-on experience building, validating, and deploying machine learning models. You will learn how to build and derive insights from these models using Python, and Azure Notebooks.
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Introduction to Machine Learning
Data Preparation and Cleaning
Getting Started with Supervised Learning
Improving Model Performance
Machine Learning Algorithms
Note: This syllabus is preliminary and subject to change.
To complete this course successfully, you should have:
A basic knowledge of math
Some programming experience - Python is preferred.
A willingness to learn through self-paced study.
Q: The prerequisites include Python Programming?
A: Python is used extensively in the machine learning and artificial intelligence fields. The practical elements of this course involve writing code in Python. For the most part, you'll be given the code you need to complete the exercises; but a basic knowledge of Python syntax will improve your understanding of what's going on in the labs and demonstrations. Consider taking course DAT208x: Introduction to Python for Data Science before taking this class.
Q: What hardware and software do I need to complete this class?
A: You will need a computer running Windows, Mac OSX, or Linux and a web browser. Optionally, you can install Python 3.x - but you will be able to complete the labs using a free online environment, so this is not required.
Q: Will I need a Microsoft Azure subscription to complete this class?
A: No. You will be able to complete the labs using a local Python installation or the Microsoft Azure Notebooks service, which is a free service that does not require an Azure subscription.