Online Courses (MOOCS)

Data Science Specialization by Johns Hopkins University from Coursera

This is one of the bests and oldest Data science course from Coursera offered by John Hopkins University. Consist of total 9 courses Specialization. These courses provides basic idea on Data science with every week quizzes and assignments and in the final a Capstone Project. A must do course for a beginner.                                    If you don’t want to complete all the courses, these four courses are must do to start: R Programming, Getting and Cleaning Data,Statistical Inference and Regression Models.


Analytics Edge from Edx.org

Analytics Edge is offered by edx.org a 10 week course consist of almost 20 case studies. In this course you will get to learn Regression both linear and logistic, Decision Trees, Text analytics, clustering, Recommendation systems and many more also a Kaggle Competition. I will recommend this course to them who have basic knowledge on R programming, R packages. If you are familiar with R programming you can directly jump into this course.


Excel to MySQL: Analytic Techniques for Business Specialization by Coursera

Latest course offered by Coursera for Business Analytics Specialization. You’ll get to learn from Excel to Tableau to MySQL(Basics). A recommended course for beginners and No prior experience required. 


Statistical Learning by Stanford University

Statistical Learning is offered by Stanford University professors Trevor Hastie and Rob Tibshirani. This course became popular among Data Scientists as it was offered earlier. Very course to learn Machine Learning methods using R programming. If you have knowing of basic statistics and R programming you can directly take this course starting on Jan 12th 2016 and if you don’t have knowledge of R programming till then you can take courses on R programming and Statistics before taking this course. You can start here Introduction to R programming by edx.


Business Analytics Specialization by Coursera

Recently added to Coursera focused more on Business side than tools as this is also necessary to have theoretical business knowledge for business analytics professionals. In this no prior analytics experience is required. With course in Analytics and a Capstone project good learning opportunity for beginners in more business prospective.


Predictive Analytics by edx

Predictive Analytics is offered by IIM-Bangalore, the name is enough. This course a high level idea of Regression both Linear and Logistic regression, Decision Trees and Time series Analysis. They’ll be using SPSS for the entire course. A course consist of multiple case studies and graded quizzes.


Machine Learning By Coursera

Machine Learning course is offered by coursera and the instructor is none other than Andrew Ng Associate Professor, Stanford University; Chief Scientist, Baidu; Chairman and Co-founder, Coursera. About this course Machine learning is the science of getting computers to act without being explicitly programmed. In the past decade, machine learning has given us self-driving cars, practical speech recognition, effective web search, and a vastly improved understanding of the human genome. Machine learning is so pervasive today that you probably use it dozens of times a day without knowing it. Many researchers also think it is the best way to make progress towards human-level AI.


A developer’s guide to the Internet of Things (IoT)

This is the latest course in Coursera provided by IBM. A great to course start and learn about IoT.