The Complete Python Course for Machine Learning Engineers
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Welcome to The Complete Course for Machine Learning Engineers.
This series of courses is the only real world path to attaining a job as a machine learning engineer. Machine learning engineers don’t build models every day.
If you want to work in the real world then focus on learning Python. That’s what this course is… Python!!!
This is the first course in a series of courses designed to prepare you for a real-world career as a machine learning engineer.
I’ll keep this updated and list only the courses that are live. Here is a list of the courses that can be taken right now. Please take them in order. The knowledge builds from course to course.
- The Complete Python Course for Machine Learning Engineers (This one)
- Data Wrangling in Pandas for Machine Learning Engineers
- Data Visualization in Python for Machine Learning Engineers
- SciKit-Learn in Python for Machine Learning Engineers (NEW)
In this course we are going to learn Python using a lab integrated approach. Programming is something you have to do in order to master it. You can’t read about Python and expect to learn it.
If you take this course from start to finish you’ll know the core foundations of Python, you’ll understand the very basics of data cleansing and lastly you’ll build a traditional machine learning model and a deep learning model.
While the course is centered on learning the basics of Python you’ll get to see how data cleansing is applied to a data set and how a traditional machine learning model and a deep learning model are built.
This course is an applied course on machine learning. Here’ are a few items you’ll learn:
- Python basics from A-Z
- Lab integrated. Please don’t just watch. Learning is an interactive event. Go over every lab in detail.
- Real world Interviews Questions
- Data Wrangling overview. What is it? Pay attention to the basics, it’s what you’ll be doing most of your time.
- Build a basic model build in SciKit-Learn. We call these traditional models to distinguish them from deep learning models.
- Build a basic Keras model. Keras is becoming the go to Python library for building deep learning models.
If you’re new to programming or machine learning you might ask, why would I want to learn Python? Python has become the gold standard for building machine learning models in the applied space. The term “applied” simply means the real world.
Machine learning is a type of artificial intelligence (AI) that allows software applications to become more accurate in predicting outcomes without being explicitly programmed. The key part of that definition is “without being explicitly programmed.”
If you’re interested in working as a machine learning engineer, data engineer or data scientist then you’ll have to know Python. The good news is that Python is a high level language. That means it was designed with ease of learning in mind. It’s very user friendly and has a lot of applications outside of the ones we are interested in.
In The Complete Course for Machine Learning Engineers we are going to start with the basics. You’ll learn how to install Python all the way through building a simple deep learning model using the skills you’ve learned.
As you learn Python you’ll be completing labs that will build on what you’ve learned in the previous lesson so please don’t skip any.
*Five Reasons to take this Course.*
1) You Want to be a Machine Learning Engineer
It’s one of the most sought after careers in the world. The growth potential career wise is second to none. You want the freedom to move anywhere you’d like. You want to be compensated for your efforts. You want to be able to work remotely. The list of benefits goes on. Without a solid understanding of Python you’ll have a hard time of securing a position as a machine learning engineer.
2) The Google Certified Data Engineer
Google is always ahead of the game. If you were to look back at a timeline of their accomplishments in the data space you might believe they have a crystal ball. They’ve been a decade ahead of everyone. Now, they are the first and the only cloud vendor to have a data engineering certification. With their track record I’ll go with Google. You can’t become a data engineer without learning Python.
3) The Growth of Data is Insane
Ninety percent of all the world’s data has been created in the last two years. Business around the world generate approximately 450 billion transactions a day. The amount of data collected by all organizations is approximately 2.5 exabytes a day. That number doubles every month. Almost all real world machine learning is supervised. That means you point your machine learning models at clean tabular data. Python has libraries that are specific to data cleansing.
4) Machine Learning in Plain English
Machine learning is one of the hottest careers on the planet and understanding the basics is required to attaining a job as a data engineer. Google expects data engineers and their machine learning engineers to be able to build machine learning models. In this course, you’ll learn enough Python to be able to build a deep learning model.
5) You want to be ahead of the Curve
The data engineer and machine learning engineer roles are fairly new. While you’re learning, building your skills and becoming certified you are also the first to be part of this burgeoning field. You know that the first to be certified means the first to be hired and first to receive the top compensation package.
Thanks for interest in The Complete Python Course for Machine Learning Engineers
See you in the course!!
This is the course into.
What's the course about?
Do you need to learn Python?
If you want to be a machine learning engineer, data scientist or data engineer then this course is for you.
Why learn Python?
In this lesson let's learn why most applied machine learning is Python.
In this lecture let's install Python on our Windows computer.
Let's install Python on a Windows laptop the easy way.
Let's connect to our web IDE.
Let's learn how to navigate the menu bar on our Jupyter notebooks.
Let's learn the most frequently used icon... called our toolbar.
Markup is text like HTML.
Let's learn how to use it in our Notebooks.
Variables and Operators
Let's learn how to document our code with a simple comment.
We use variable all the time.
What are they?
Let's learn a commonly used naming convention for your variables.
Let's complete our lab on variables.
It looks like an equals sign but not in Python.
Let's learn what it is in this lesson.
What is an operator and how do we use them?
Let's learn about operators in this short lesson.
What's a data type and how many core data types exist in Python?
Let's format some data in this lesson.
Sometimes we need int and sometimes we need strings and sometimes we need to go between the two of them.
Let's learn how in this lesson.
How to we change int to strings in Python?
Let's get some hands on with casting data types.
Advanced Data Types
What's a list and why is it so common? Let's find out.
How do we speed up the retrieval of our Lists?
How do we access our lists?
Let's manipulate some items in our lists.
What does slicing mean and why is it so useful?
Lit's modify some lists.
How do we remove items from out lists? Let's learn how in this short lesson.
Let's get our hands dirty with lists.
What's the difference between Tulpes and lists? It's important so let's find out.
What's a dictionary in Python?
How do we access items in our dictionaries? Let's find out in this lesson.
Let's learn about some great functions for our dictionaries.
We need to modify dictionaries just like we need to modify lists.
Let's learn how in this lesson.
Hands on with Dictionaries. Don't skip these labs.
Let's learn what conditional statement are.
The most famous of all control statements.
Let's learn about them in this brief lesson.
In this short lab let's get our hands dirty with the If statement.
Another famous conditional statement is the for loop.
Let's learn about it in this lesson.
Let's loop over a dictionary.
Time to get our hands dirty with the loop.
The while loop is used often but has a small caveat.
Let's find out what that is.
Let's stop a for loop in it's track.
Let's move on after a break in our conditional statement.
Can't get enough of those loops in this course.
Functions and Modules
Functions are a major part of Python.
Let's define them in this lesson.
In Python we can create our own functions.
Let's learn how in this lesson.
Let's do a lab on functions.
Variables have different scope inside function.
Let's learn about local and global scope in this lesson.
We can have default parameters in functions.
Let's learn how to use them.
Long name but easy to understand.
Let's learn about variable length argument lists.
Core to understand and working with Python.
It's very simple so let's understand what they do.
Working with Files
Let's open and read an existing text file in this lesson.
Let's read through our text file using a for loop.
Let's specify the size of memory we want our code to use.
Let's walk through a quick lab on working with text files.
Basic Object Oriented Programming
Let's define what OOP is pictorially.
We need to understand the class in OOP.
Let's create our own class in Python.
Let's talk about the fundamentals of OOP.
What is encapsulation?
Let's define inheritance.
Data wrangling is what machine learning engineers spend most of their time doing.
Let's define what that is.
Let's define pandas in the lecture.
Let's load out data set in Pandas.
What data types are there in pandas?
Let's find out.
Let's massage our tabular data set.
Let's work through our lab in Pandas.