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Course Description

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This course will equip you with the knowledge and skills on the use of algorithms and their application in different domains. You will discover how to visualize the results of data analysis and present the results in a way that tells a story and explains concepts using non-technical language. The course will be delivered using a variety of hands-on learning activities that provide participants with practice scenarios in data mining and machine learning.

This course is designed for professionals working with data from various sectors in healthcare, finance, insurance and marketing, data science and data analytics professionals.

If you have previous experience coding in R, you may be eligible for advanced standing in the Data Science Certificate program. For additional information about completing a prior learning assessment, please contact the program manager

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Examine cases of descriptive and predictive problems.
  • Apply clustering approaches such as K-means and hierarchical clustering.
  • Investigate data classification using statistical methods such as logistic regression, naïve Bayes.
  • Demonstrate machine learning with Support Vector Machines, decision trees and random forest.
  • Explain the Deep Learning concept and methodologies and apply Neural Network methods to data sets.
  • Describe model evaluation methods.
  • Discover how to visualize the results of data analysis and present results in non-technical language.
  • Program using advanced R language.

Additional Requirements

To be successful in this program, it is recommended that you have an Undergraduate degree or College diploma, a recent statistics course and basic experience or understanding of a programming language.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

Technical Requirements

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*Course details are subject to change.


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Section Title
Data Mining and Machine Learning
January 18, 2021 to March 14, 2021
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Course Fee(s)
Tuition Fee $1,050.00
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Section Notes

Course registration closes Monday, January 24, 2021.

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Section Materials
  • Textbook (Confirmed) (Mandatory) An Introduction to Statistical Learning with Applications in R by James, G., Witten, D., Hastie, T., Tibshirani, R. © 2017 Springer-Verlag, New York 2017 edition ISBN 9781461471370 Springer-Verlag, New York
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