The Forecasting and Predictive Analytics Certificate will teach you fundamental techniques used for predictive analytics: regression, classification, clustering, optimisation, and simulation. Beginning with basic models for revealing and establishing relationships, you will learn to apply increasingly sophisticated modeling techniques for practical data analysis, as well as commonly encountered problems so you can determine the fit and usefulness for prediction of your models, and apply them to typical business problems.
As you develop your understanding of applied predictive analytics, you will learn how to perform basic forecasting using time-based data to predict future values from a model. You will also learn how to model and calculate scenarios based on distance and space. You will get practice with classification, including naive Bayesian classification; create basic decision trees; and use various techniques for clustering and linear optimisation to solve common business problems; as well as learn techniques for assessing the effectiveness of your solutions.
These outcomes are achieved through the discussion of the following topics:
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