Data Science for Analysts

Keen to take your analytical skills to the next level? This course is designed specifically for the analyst community. We cover the fundamentals of the Data Scientist toolkit as well as a broad set of machine learning algorithms.

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  • Course Duration:
    7 months

    At 10 hrs/week

  • Course starts:

    July 26, 2021

    Applications Close:

    July 25, 2021

  • PREREQUISITES:
    Basic Analytical Background

Boost your employability with a portfolio of data skills

EXPLORE's comprehensive nano-qualifications are SETA accredited and offer a cluster of data skills which equip learners to tackle specific problems or projects. Skill sets are curated to ensure they can be applied in the workplace from day 1.

You'll learn theory, tools and technology in a fast-paced and fun online environment, supported by wise and generous tech specialists who delight in learning.

Join the ranks of thousands of EXPLORERs who have made waves in the workplace.

Data Science for Analysts

This course will provide analyst students with the knowledge, skills and experience to be an effective Data Scientist It covers a mix of programming and statistical understanding. We cover the fundamentals of the Data Scientist toolkit as well as a broad set of machine learning algorithms.

Fundamentals

  • Python for Data Science

    Logic, boolean and conditional statements
    Working with algorithms
    Building complex functions
    Building models

  • SQL for Data Science

    Basic SQL commands
    Optimising queries for performance
    Database normalisation
    Cleaning, extracting and transforming data

Machine Learning

  • Regression Techniques

    Preparing Data for Modelling
    Steps to build a model
    Regression Algorithms
    Model Optimisation

  • Classification Techniques

    Classification Algorithms
    Natural Language Processing

  • Unsupervised Learning

    Clustering Techniques
    Hard and Hierarchical Clustering
    Soft Clustering
    Recommender Systems
    Dimensionality Reduction
    Dimensionality Reduction

  • Deep Learning

    Neural Networks
    Convolutional Neural Networks
    Recurrent Neural Networks

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  • Machine Learning

    A solid foundation in the theories behind Machine Learning make applying the tools that much easier.

  • Python

    Programming in Python makes using you data simple & easy, get a feel for how you'll master this art

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Meet our EXPLORERS

Description We take teaching seriously. Great teachers inspire us to connect with topics on a profound level. With experience in the field and the classroom, our course designers and instructors are unmatched.
Simply put: students learn from the best.

  • Shaun Dippnall
    Course designer

    Shaun is the CEO of the EXPLORE Group of Companies. These include a Digital Skills Academy that delivers scarce digital skills at scale into South Africa as well as a Utilities and Financial Services products and services business.

  • Jaco Jansen van Rensburg
    Lead facilitator

    Jaco is a Lead Data Scientist in the EXPLORE Data Science Academy. He has spent the bulk of his career on scientific and industrial research and holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering with a focus on mathematical modelling and optimisation.

  • Joanne Moonsamy
    facilitator

    Armed with a business degree, Joanne ventured into the world of media, and then cosmetics, before finding a home in Data Science. She believes in the power of storytelling with data and is passionate about alternative education, and solving problems in under-serviced communities. Joanne is decidedly not a morning person unless primed with a cup of [good] coffee.

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