Analytics for Data Science

Online Certificate

10 courses, 4 weeks each
$5,000

Analytics for Data Science Online Certificate

Are you a ...

  • Business or Data Analyst needing to add data mining to your skill set to interface with vendors or programmers
  • Manager reponsible for analytics teams or vendors
  • Data Scientist, Software Engineer, or IT professional seeking a deeper dive into analytics (but see our "Programming for Data Science" certificate if you need to learn the programming tools for this)

Learn how to:

  • Choose and fit time-series forecasting models
  • Construct predictive models using a variety of statistical and machine learning algorithms, and assess their performance
  • Identify customer segments and generate purchase recommendations
  • Use interactive graphical techniques to visualize and analyze data
  • Solve constrained optimization problems using linear programming and other techniques
  • Describe, visualize and analyze social network data
  • Conduct Monte Carlo simulation to account for risk
  • Specify and solve queuing problems
  • Analyze location and other spatial data (elective)
  • Apply the key concepts in natural language processing (elective)

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The Analytics for Data Science Certificate Program consists of ten, 4-week online courses at Statistics.com. There are 8 required courses and 2 electives.  The workload for the entire program is the equivalent of 28 credits in the U.S. academic system which are transferable via the American Council on Education.  

 

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In this certificate program, there are '8' required courses + you choose '2' electives

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Required Courses (8)

  • Forecasting Analytics
    This course will teach you how to choose an appropriate time series model, fit the model, to conduct diagnostics, and use the model for forecasting. Tuition: $499 (5.0 CEUs) Next three dates:
    March 24, 2017 to April 21, 2017July 28, 2017 to August 25, 2017November 24, 2017 to December 22, 2017March 23, 2018 to April 20, 2018July 27, 2018 to August 24, 2018November 23, 2018 to December 21, 2018
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  • Interactive Data Visualization
    This course covers the principles of the visual display of data, both for presentation and analysis. Tuition: $499 (5.0 CEUs) Next three dates:
    February 10, 2017 to March 10, 2017June 09, 2017 to July 07, 2017October 27, 2017 to November 24, 2017February 09, 2018 to March 09, 2018June 08, 2018 to July 06, 2018October 26, 2018 to November 30, 2018
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  • Introduction to Social Network Analysis (SNA)
    This course will teach a mix of quantitative and qualitative methods for describing, measuring and analyzing social networks. Tuition: $469 (5.0 CEUs) Next three dates:
    February 24, 2017 to March 24, 2017August 11, 2017 to September 08, 2017February 23, 2018 to March 23, 2018August 10, 2018 to September 07, 2018
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  • Optimization - Linear Programming
    The course introduces the use of mathematical models for managerial decision making and covers how to formulate linear programming models for decision problems where multiple decisions need to be made in the best possible way while simultaneously satisfying a number of logical conditions (or constraints). You will learn how to use spreadsheet software to implement and solve these linear programming problems. Tuition: $499 (5.0 CEUs) Next three dates:
    January 06, 2017 to February 03, 2017August 18, 2017 to September 15, 2017January 05, 2018 to February 02, 2018August 17, 2018 to September 14, 2018
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  • Predictive Analytics 1 - Machine Learning Tools
    This course covers the two core paradigms that account for most business applications of predictive modeling: classification and prediction. The course includes hands-on work with XLMiner, a data-mining add-in for Excel. Tuition: $469 (5.0 CEUs) Next three dates:
    January 20, 2017 to February 17, 2017May 26, 2017 to June 23, 2017September 29, 2017 to October 27, 2017January 19, 2018 to February 16, 2018May 25, 2018 to June 22, 2018September 28, 2018 to October 26, 2018
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  • Predictive Analytics 2 - Neural Nets and Regression
    This course covers the two core paradigms that account for most business applications of predictive modeling: classification and prediction. The course includes hands-on work with XLMiner, a data-mining add-in for Excel. Tuition: $469 (5.0 CEUs) Next three dates:
    February 24, 2017 to March 24, 2017June 30, 2017 to July 28, 2017October 27, 2017 to November 24, 2017February 23, 2018 to March 23, 2018June 29, 2018 to July 27, 2018October 26, 2018 to November 23, 2018
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  • Predictive Analytics 3: Dimension Reduction, Clustering and Association Rules
    This course covers key unsupervised learning techniques - association rules, principal components analysis, and clustering. The course will include an integration of supervised and unsupervised learning techniques. Tuition: $499 (5.0 CEUs) Next three dates:
    January 13, 2017 to February 10, 2017April 14, 2017 to May 12, 2017August 04, 2017 to September 01, 2017January 05, 2018 to February 02, 2018April 13, 2018 to May 11, 2018August 03, 2018 to August 31, 2018
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  • Risk Simulation and Queuing
    This course covers modeling technique making decisions in the presence of risk or uncertainty.  Specific topics include risk analysis using Monte Carlo simulation for risk simulation, queuing theory for problems involving waiting lines, and decision trees for analyzing problems with multiple discrete decision alternatives.
     
    Tuition: $499 (5.0 CEUs) Next three dates:
    May 05, 2017 to June 02, 2017November 17, 2017 to December 15, 2017May 04, 2018 to June 01, 2018November 16, 2018 to December 14, 2018
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Elective Courses (2 required)

  • Cluster Analysis
    In this online course, “Cluster Analysis,” you will learn how to use various cluster analysis methods to identify possible clusters in multivariate data. Methods discussed include hierarchical clustering, k-means clustering, two-step clustering, and normal mixture models for continuous variables. Tuition: $499 (5.0 CEUs) Next three dates:
    June 02, 2017 to June 30, 2017June 01, 2018 to June 29, 2018
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  • Financial Risk Modeling
    This course teaches participants how to model financial events that have uncertainties associated with them. Tuition: $499 (5.0 CEUs) Next three dates:
    June 16, 2017 to July 14, 2017June 15, 2018 to July 13, 2018
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  • Geospatial Data Mapping with QGIS
    Tuition: (5.0 CEUs) Next three dates:
    February 24, 2017 to March 24, 2017February 23, 2018 to March 23, 2018February 22, 2019 to March 22, 2019
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  • Integer & Nonlinear Programming and Network Flow
    This course covers a number of advanced topics in optimization.  You will learn: 1) how to formulate and solve network flow problems, 2) how to model and solve optimization problems where some or all of the decision variables must be integers, 3) how to deal with multiple objectives in optimization problems, and 4) techniques for handling optimization problems where the objective function or constraints are not linear functions of the decision variables. Tuition: $499 (5.0 CEUs) Next three dates:
    September 22, 2017 to October 20, 2017September 21, 2018 to October 19, 2018
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  • Logistic Regression
    Logistic regression extends ordinary least squares (OLS) methods to model data with binary (yes/no, success/failure) outcomes. Rather than directly estimating the value of the outcome, logistic regression allows you to estimate the probability of a success or failure. Tuition: $509 (5.0 CEUs) Next three dates:
    March 10, 2017 to April 07, 2017September 01, 2017 to September 29, 2017March 02, 2018 to March 30, 2018August 31, 2018 to September 28, 2018
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  • Natural Language Processing
    This course is designed to give you an introduction to the algorithms, techniques and software used in natural language processing (NLP). Tuition: $469 (5.0 CEUs) Next three dates:
    March 03, 2017 to March 31, 2017July 14, 2017 to August 11, 2017March 02, 2018 to March 30, 2018July 13, 2018 to August 10, 2018
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  • Persuasion Analytics and Targeting
    This course will teach you how to apply predictive modeling methods to identify persuadable individuals, and to target voters in political campaigns. Tuition: $499 (5.0 CEUs) Next three dates:
    March 03, 2017 to March 31, 2017August 25, 2017 to September 22, 2017March 02, 2018 to March 30, 2018August 24, 2018 to September 21, 2018
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  • Spatial Statistics with Geographic Information Systems
    Spatial statistical analysis uses methods adapted from conventional statistics to address problems in which spatial location is the most important explanatory variable. This course will explain and give examples of the analysis that can be conducted in a geographic information system such as ArcGIS or Mapinfo. Tuition: $499 (5.0 CEUs) Next three dates:
    April 07, 2017 to May 05, 2017October 27, 2017 to November 24, 2017April 06, 2018 to May 04, 2018November 02, 2018 to November 30, 2018
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  • Survival Analysis
    The course describes the various methods used for modeling and evaluating survival data, or time-to event data. Tuition: $499 (5.0 CEUs) Next three dates:
    March 10, 2017 to April 07, 2017September 15, 2017 to October 13, 2017March 09, 2018 to April 06, 2018September 14, 2018 to October 12, 2018
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Tuition and Fees:  $5000  

The above estimate includes the program registration fee, and individual course fees.  It reflects considerable savings that are available if you pay the program cost upon enrollment.  You also have the option of paying in monthly installments, or on a course-by-course basis:

  • Pay for your program upon enrollment:  $5000
  • Pay in 18 monthly installments:  $290/month
  • Pay as you go: $5,876

 

Detailed Fees Description

Job seekers:  

We encourage you to check out our job market in data analytics page, conduct some job searches, find jobs that interest you, and see what skills are needed.  Statistics.com can help you acquire most of the analytics skills you need.

Is there an application deadline?

Applications are accepted year round on a rolling basis and courses begin every month.The timeline tool in the "Program" tab shows you the recommended sequence of courses so you can choose your starting date.

Are there admission requirements?

We'd like you to have a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

Also, you should have recently had introductory statistics, equivalent to Statistics.com's Statistics 1 and Statistics 2. If you haven't, or if you'd like to go over that ground again, no worries. We'll put you in Statistics 1 and 2 at no charge once we accept your application! Statistics 1 starts at the beginning of each month.

What are the fees?

The application fee is $75, which you can pay here. The enrollment fee is $495, which includes free enrollment in Statistics.com's Statistics 1 and Statistics 2 courses if needed. Once you are enrolled, you register and pay for each course as you go at a discounted rate. The required text that you need to purchase are listed on this Amazon Wish List.

Is there any particular way I should schedule my courses?

Scheduling is  flexible with courses offered throughout the year. The format does not require you to be online at any specific time.  Most certificate students take one course at a time and we encourage you to plan your program with the courses that fit into your schedule.

Can I get credit for courses I have already taken at Statistics.com?

Ideally, you will have one course from us already to make sure that our format works for you. We will transfer up to three courses to your program, provided you got adequate marks.

If I have already mastered a topic from my work or prior academic experience, do I need to repeat it?

We do not want to waste your time. Just share with us how you covered the topic and we'll swap out that course for something else.

The courses in the certificate don't exactly match what I need. Can I craft a custom program?

Tell us what you have in mind.  We can work together to create a program that makes sense! 

How long do I have to complete the certificate?

If you take one course at a time, most programs can be completed in 12-15 months.  We know that sometimes life takes unexpected turns, so you have 3 years to complete the certificate.

Are the certificate programs accredited?

  • The American Council on Education (ACE) has recommended academic credit for all the required courses in the Analytics for Data Science Certificate Program, so they can be easily transfered to another educational institution that accepts ACE CREDIT.
  • The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) chose Statistics.com as a Recognized Analytics Education Provider that supports the Certified Analytics Professional (CAP®) program.
  • Each course has C.E.U.'s granted, based on the length of the course.  (Typically 5.0 CEUs for 4 week courses.)
  • The Institute for Statistics Education itself is not an accredited academic institution, but is

    certified to operate by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV).

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