Introduction to Data Science

You're keen to learn what Data Science is all about and master some vital skills when it comes to data management, analysis and insights? Look no further, this course meets all those needs, and more!

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Introduction to Data Science DIGITAL SKILL

From "What is Data Science?" through to Prediction Models in the workplace, we've got all your questions covered. This high-level, comprehensive walk through the world of Data Science will leave you eager to learn more, and apply your knowledge in whatever it is that you do!

What is Data Science?

  • Data science: past, present, and future

    Understand the history, misconceptions, roles, and potential of data science in society.

  • Solving problems with data

    Learn the EGAD framework and tools required for solving problems in a data driven manner

Summary Statistics and Data Processing in Spreadsheets

  • Data types and storage

    Know about fundamental data types and options for their storage.

  • Cleaning data

    Process stored data to gain meaningful insights

Data Visualisation in Power BI

  • Guiding principles for effective visualisations

    Understand how to create effective dashboards for data driven communication in the workplace

  • Crafting dashboards in Power BI

    Build an appealing and impactful problem-related dashboard using Power BI

Predictive Factors and Predictive Modelling

  • Preparing your data for modeling

    Determine predictive factors from data and establish essential preprocessing steps to enable their use in downstream modelling tasks

  • Prediction models in the workplace

    Interpret and comprehend results from an array of predictive models and their relevance to business decisions and operation.

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Engaging, interactive and entertaining learning

At EXPLORE we firmly believe that learning can be fun, even when the content is complex. Our highly experienced course designers are able to share their insights and wisdom through our innovative learning platform and video-first approach. Take a look at what you can expect when joining us:

  • GSheets

    Using widely available analytics tools in innovative ways opens the door to more advanced theories techniques, let our scientists show you how...

  • Power BI

    Bring your data to life using beautiful dashboarding techniques

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  • EXPLOREs approach to skills development is cutting edge and progressive. My educational background is not in one of the STEM fields and yet I've found the skills I have learnt relevant for the job market and extremely valuable for myself as an individual seeking a competitive advantage in a data driven era. The combination of the hard and soft skills I've picked up has accelerated my career prospects in many ways.

    Jake Ruele


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.

  • Trevor Senyane

    Trevor is a Data Science, Machine learning and Artificial intelligence enthusiast.He has a Bsc degree majoring in Physics and Mathematics. He is a dynamic problem solver who recognizes that problems have to be approached at a 3rd dimensional point of view.Trevor is an omnivert and adventurist who enjoys exploring parts of the world.

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