Design, build, verify, and test predictive data models.
Our Specialized Certificate in Data Mining for Advanced Analytics provides you with the skills to design, build, verify, and test predictive data models to make data-driven decisions in any industry.
Modern databases can contain massive amounts of data. Within this data lies important information that can only be effectively analyzed using data mining. Data mining tools and techniques can predict future trends and behaviors, allowing individuals and organizations to make proactive, knowledge-driven decisions.
Newly updated with additional data sets, a robust practicum course, a survey of popular data mining tools, and additional algorithms, in this program you will use real-life data sets from various industries to complete data mining projects. You will learn to plan and execute all the steps of data preparation, analysis, learning and modeling, and identifying the predictive/descriptive model that produces the best evaluation scores. Targeted elective courses allow you to learn further in-demand techniques, tools, and languages.
For more information about this program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be a $95 fee upon acceptance into the program
Knowledge of statistics and probability theory is required. A foundation in a programming language and advanced mathematics such as linear algebra is recommended.
You may enroll in the certificate program at any time. However, it is recommended that you enroll as soon as possible. The program curriculum may be updated at any time; if certificate requirements change, you must adhere to the curriculum at the time of your enrollment into the certificate.
From the 'Apply Now' button, login to your student account, complete the online application, and pay the application fee if applicable.
It is preferable that you create an account before proceeding if you have not already done so.
Candidates are encouraged to apply in the certificate program as early as possible to take advantage of program benefits.
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Although programs are open to all adult learners, UC San Diego Extension programs are designed to best serve college-prepared working professionals. Where program capacity is limited, applicants with this profile will receive preference for admission.
Co-Founder and Chief Data Scientist
Vice President, Data Science Solutions
KAR Auction Services, Inc.
Sr. Data Scientist
San Diego Regional Data Library
Chief Analytics and Science Officer
Partner, Head of Quantitative Insights
CTO/CPO – Cloud and Open Platforms
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
UC San Diego
Executive Committee Member
Founder, President and CEO
Data Insight Discovery, Inc.
Principal Data Scientist
Knowledge of statistics is required prior to beginning required program courses. This prerequisite can be fulfilled by taking Statistics for Data Analytics, which is designed specifically to prepare students for this program. We also recommend that you have knowledge of probability theory and linear algebra, but this is not required.
Students who are working with statistics, probability theory, and/or linear algebra in the course of their current employment or who have completed a similar course previously may waive the Statistics for Data Analytics prerequisite, and begin the program directly with Fundamentals of Data Mining. If you are unsure if you have the necessary statistics skills, there is a short self-assessment quiz attached at the end of the program FAQ document (under "Related Documents" on the righ side of the top of this page) to help you gauge whether or not you should forego the prerequisite.
Most students complete the program in approximately a year and a half by taking one course per quarter for six consecutive quarters. You have up to five years to complete all requirements for the certificate.
The program costs approximately $4,690 including the certificate fee, course fees, and required textbooks. This is an estimate of the full cost of the program. This estimate may vary based on a variety of factors. All estimated costs are subject to change. Program fees are paid on a per-course basis, when you enroll in a course, and current fees and textbooks are listed on the individual course pages.
Yes! This program is designed for you to take it online in the convenience of your own home or office. Some courses may also have in-class options, but all program requirements can be completed online. For online courses, all assignments, tests, and quizzes can be completed online and submitted through Blackboard, our online learning platform.
If you have taken a course from an accredited university covering the learning objectives of a program course, you may be able to transfer your previous coursework to Extension. If you have not taken a course elsewhere, but already have the skills covered in a course, you may be able to substitute an alternate Extension course in its place. Please contact the program representative at firstname.lastname@example.org or (858) 534-9152 for more information.
Yes, the program is open to non-California residents, including non-US residents. The tuition is the same for all students. If you have questions about how enrolling in courses may or may not affect your visa status, please contact our International Department at email@example.com or (858) 534-6784.
You will find a downloadable program flyer and program FAQs under "Related Documents" on the right side of the top of this page. If you need further information, please contact the program representative at (858) 534-9152 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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