How It Works

Made up of three units and a final project, the Microsoft Professional Program Certificate in Data Science provides a comprehensive program of study in data science. Learners can choose from different courses within each unit of study. For example, in Unit 1 - Fundamentals you can choose between Analyzing and Visualizing Data with Excel or Analyzing and Visualizing Data with Power BI to satisfy the requirement.

Data Science Professional Program - Unit Overview

Unit 1 - Fundamentals

Learn data science basics. Explore topics like data queries, data analysis, data visualization and how statistics informs data science practices. Please choose from Course 2a or Course 2b to complete the unit.

Unit 2 - Core Data Science

Learn essential programming languages to manipulate date and discover the fundamentals of machine learning. You can choose between Course 6a & Course 6b and between Course 7a and course 7b to complete the unit.

Unit 3 - Applied Data Science

Dive deeper into data science programming languages and start leveraging data to develop intelligent solutions. Choose from Course 8a or Course 8b. Please continue with the programming language you selected in Unit 2. Select from one of Course 9a or 9b to complete the unit. Select one course from 10a, 10b, and 10c.

Unit 4 - Capstone Project

Showcase your data science knowledge and skills, and solve a real-world data science problem in Microsoft Professional Capstone : Data Science. The project takes the form of a challenge in which you will explore a dataset and develop a machine learning solution that is tested and scored to determine your grade.