Course Description

What are the course objectives?

The Data Science Certification with R has been designed to give you in-depth knowledge of the various data analytics techniques that can be performed using R. The data science course is packed with real-life projects and case studies, and includes R CloudLab for practice.

Mastering R language: The data science course provides an in-depth understanding of the R language, R-studio, and R packages. You will learn the various types of apply functions including DPYR, gain an understanding of data structure in R, and perform data visualizations using the various graphics available in R.

Mastering advanced statistical concepts: The data science training course also includes various statistical concepts such as linear and logistic regression, cluster analysis and forecasting. You will also learn hypothesis testing.

As a part of the data science with R training course, you will be required to execute real-life projects using CloudLab. The compulsory projects are spread over four case studies in the domains of healthcare, retail, and Internet. R CloudLab has been provided to ensure you get practical, hands-on experience with your new skills. Four additional projects are also available for further practice.

What skills will you learn?

This data science training course will enable you to:
  • Gain a foundational understanding of business analytics
  • Install R, R-studio, and workspace setup, and learn about the various R packages
  • Master R programming and understand how various statements are executed in R
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of data structure used in R and learn to import/export data in R
  • Define, understand and use the various apply functions and DPLYR functions
  • Understand and use the various graphics in R for data visualization
  • Gain a basic understanding of various statistical concepts
  • Understand and use hypothesis testing method to drive business decisions
  • Understand and use linear, non-linear regression models, and classification techniques for data analysis
  • Learn and use the various association rules and Apriori algorithm
  • Learn and use clustering methods including K-means, DBSCAN, and hierarchical clustering

Who should take this course?

There is an increasing demand for skilled data scientists across all industries, making this data science certification course well-suited for participants at all levels of experience. We recommend this Data Science training particularly for the following professionals:
  • IT professionals looking for a career switch into data science and analytics
  • Software developers looking for a career switch into data science and analytics
  • Professionals working in data and business analytics
  • Graduates looking to build a career in analytics and data science
  • Anyone with a genuine interest in the data science field
  • Experienced professionals who would like to harness data science in their fields
  • Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this data science online training course. If you are new in the field of data science, this is the best course to start with.

What is CloudLab?

CloudLab is a cloud-based R lab offered with this data science course to ensure hassle-free execution of the project work included. With CloudLab, you do not need to install and maintain R on a virtual machine. Instead, you’ll be able to access a preconfigured environment on CloudLab via your browser.

You can access CloudLab from the Simplilearn LMS (Learning Management System) for the duration of the course.

What projects are included in this course?

The data science certification course includes eight real-life, industry-based projects on R CloudLab. Successful evaluation of one of the following four projects is a part of the certification eligibility criteria.

Project 1:
Healthcare: Predictive analytics can be used in healthcare to mediate hospital readmissions. In healthcare and other industries, predictors are most useful when they can be transferred into action. But historical and real-time data alone are worthless without intervention. More importantly, to judge the efficacy and value of forecasting a trend and ultimately changing behavior, both the predictor and the intervention must be integrated back into the same system and workflow where the trend originally occurred.

Project 2:
Insurance: Use of predictive analytics has increased greatly in insurance businesses, especially for the biggest companies, according to the 2013 Insurance Predictive Modeling Survey. While the survey showed an increase in predictive modeling throughout the industry, all respondents from companies that write over $1 billion in personal insurance employ predictive modeling, compared to 69% of companies with less than that amount of premium.

Project 3:
Retail: Analytics is used in optimizing product placements on shelves or optimization of inventory to be kept in the warehouses using industry examples. Through this project, participants learn the daily cycle of product optimization from the shelves to the warehouse. This gives them insights into regular occurrences in the retail sector.

Project 4:
Internet: Internet analytics is the collection, modeling and analysis of user data in large-scale online services such as social networking, e-commerce, search and advertisement. In this class, we explore a number of key functions of such online services that have become ubiquitous over the last couple of years. Specifically, we look at social and information networks, recommender systems, clustering and community detection, dimensionality reduction, stream computing and online ad auctions.

Four additional projects have been provided to help learners master the R language.

Project 5:
Music Industry: Details of listener preferences are recorded online. This data is not only used for recommending music that the listener is likely to enjoy but also to drive a focused marketing strategy that sends out advertisements for music that a listener may wish to buy. Using the demographic data, predict the music preferences of the user for targeted advertising.

Project 6:
Finance: You’ll predict whether someone will default or not default on a loan based on user demographic data. You’ll perform logistic regression by considering the loan’s features and the characteristics of the borrower as explanatory variables.

Project 7:
Unemployment: Analyze the monthly, seasonally-adjusted unemployment rates for U.S. employment data of all 50 states, covering the period from January 1976 through August 2010. The requirement is to cluster the states into groups that are alike using a feature vector.

Project 8:
Airline: Flight delays are frequently experienced when flying from the Washington DC area to the New York City area. By using logistical regression, you’ll identify flights that are likely to be delayed. The provided data set helps with a number of variables including airports and flight times.

Why Should I Learn Data Science with R from Simplilearn?

  • This course forms an ideal package for aspiring data analysts aspiring to build a successful career in analytics/data science. By the end of this training, participants will acquire a 360-degree overview of business analytics and R by mastering concepts like data exploration, data visualization, predictive analytics, etc
  • According to, the advanced analytics market will be worth $29.53 Billion by 2019
  • points to a report by Glassdoor that the average salary of a data scientist is $118,709
  • Randstad reports that pay hikes in the analytics industry are 50% higher than IT