This Principles of Machine Learning R Edition course will give you hands-on experience building and deriving insights from machine learning models using R and Azure Notebooks.
This course is part of the Microsoft Professional Program – Data Science track.
About this course
Machine learning uses computers to run predictive models that learn from existing data in order to forecast future behaviors, outcomes, and trends.
In this data science course, you will be given clear explanations of machine learning theory combined with practical scenarios and hands-on experience building, validating, and deploying machine learning models. You will learn how to build and derive insights from these models using R, and Azure Notebooks.
What you’ll learn
After completing this course, you will be familiar with the following concepts and techniques:
- Data exploration, preparation and cleaning
- Supervised machine learning techniques
- Unsupervised machine learning techniques
- Model performance improvement
To complete this course successfully, you should have:
- A basic knowledge of math
- Some programming experience – R is preferred.
- A willingness to learn through self-paced study.
- Introduction to Machine Learning
- Exploring Data
- Data Preparation and Cleaning
- Getting Started with Supervised Learning
- Improving Model Performance
- Machine Learning Algorithms
- Unsupervised Learning
Note: This syllabus is preliminary and subject to change.
Meet the instructors
Senior Content Developer
Microsoft Learning Experiences
Graeme has been a trainer, consultant, and author for longer than he cares to remember, specializing in SQL Server and the Microsoft data platform. He is a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert for the SQL Server Data Platform and Business Intelligence. After years of working with Microsoft as a partner and vendor, he now works in the Microsoft Learning Experiences team as a senior content developer, where he plans and creates content for developers and data professionals who want to get the best out of Microsoft technologies.
Dr. Steve Elston
Quantia Analytics, LLC
Steve is a big data geek and data scientist, with over two decades of experience using R and S/SPLUS for predictive analytics and machine learning. He holds a PhD degree in Geophysics from Princeton University, and has led multi-national data science teams across various companies
MIT and Duke
Cynthia leads the Prediction Analysis Lab at MIT, and is associated with the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and the Sloan School of Management. She holds a PhD in applied and computational mathematics from Princeton University, and was previously, an associate research scientist at the Center for Computational Learning Systems at Columbia U.
Senior Content Developer
Jonathan works as a content developer and project manager for Microsoft focusing in Data and Analytics online training. He has worked with trainings for developer and IT pro audiences, from Microsoft Dynamics NAV to Windows Active Directory.
Before coming to Microsoft, Jonathan worked as a consultant for a Microsoft partner, implementing Microsoft Dynamics NAV solutions.
Start learning Principles of Machine Learning R Edition
You can enroll now for the Principles of Machine Learning R Edition course at our DataChangers Academy! Do you want to learn more? Then check out our other Microsoft Professional Program – Data Science track courses.
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