Introduction to Machine Learning

This course will give you a basic understanding of the data science concepts behind machine learning. You should emerge from it with an understanding of data science frameworks, how machine learning affects business decision-making, and equipped to discuss machine learning projects with data scientists and business users.

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Overview

Machine learning is a branch of artificial intelligence that mimics human thinking to identify and analyse patterns in data, learning from experience and using analysis to generate predictions. It is employed across a range of industries to maximise profit through efficient use of infrastructure and logistics.

This course introduces you to key concepts and terminology used in machine learning to help you understand how machine learning works and can be applied.

It will walk you through what is required to set up machine learning project pipelines, and introduce you to the skills and methodology used to prepare machine learning algorithms for the internet of things and gaming-related machine learning. You will also examine various examples of virtual and augmented reality gaming.

Who is it for?

Management decision-makers, new data scientists, data analysts, enterprise architects, delivery leaders.

Certificates are awarded on the following basis:

  • Certificate of completion: Cumulative average of 80% in online tests
  • Certificate of participation: Cumulative average of 50%-79% for online tests
  • Certificate of attendance: Cumulative average of less than 50% for online tests

Learning outcomes

You will emerge from this course knowing:

  • The basic terminology and concepts of machine learning;
  • How to find relevant data, clean it and model it;
  • The kinds of data required for different types of machine learning;
  • How data is visualised and used in machine learning algorithms;

And able to:

  • Take a statistical approach to data analysis and interpretation;
  • Handle bias and variances; and
  • Use data practically to make a prediction.

You will cover

Introduction to business applications enabled by machine learning; data and machine learning terms and concepts; different types of data; handling the curse of dimensionality; different types of machine learning models and their uses.

Course prerequisites

  • None

Job opportunities

  • Business data analyst, data scientist, data engineer.

DELIVERY OPTIONS

Overview

The masterclass will introduce you to the fundamentals of machine learning and the key concepts you need to understand in your role as a decision-maker. It will also expose you to current developments and future prospects of the discipline.

Overview

Participants will engage with the course through recorded classes and supporting content online

What you will get 

  • 16 hours of on-demand video
  • Study notes accompanying the video recordings
  • Practical tasks and digital assessments
  • Online access any time for the duration of the course
  • Certification

Course fees
R400.00

Overview

Participants will engage with the course through online sessions with an instructor leading the class twice-weekly

What you will get 

  • 16 hours of online instruction
  • Class recordings you can replay for the duration of the course
  • Study guides accompanying each online session
  • Practical tasks and digital assessments
  • Anytime access online for the duration of the course
  • Certification

Course timetable

Please confirm course timetable before enrolling for a course

Course fees
R400.00

Course Curriculum

Time: 4 weeks
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