Yes, you may repeat a course as many times as you wish.Each offering of a course is assessed independently. If you had paid for the verified certificate track in your previous session and you did not pass or wish to try again for the certificate, you will need to pay a new verified enrollment fee.This may help you decide on how you would like to structure your schedule! Each ed X learner should have a single ed X ID (username and email account) that must be used in the four MITx Micro Masters program credential in Statistics and Data Science courses and also in the final comprehensive exam.
In order for a course to count toward the Micro Masters Program Credential, the passing course must be taken as an I. The fee only applies to the session it was paid in, and helps ed X and the course team with the course production and hosting costs.
Verification fees are not transferable across courses.6.431x (Probability - The Science of Uncertainty and Data) is an introduction to probabilistic models, including random processes and the basic elements of statistical inference, and covers the foundations of data science.14.310x (Data Analysis in Social Science) covers the methods for harnessing and analyzing data to answer questions of cultural, social, economic, and policy interest.18.6501x (Fundamentals of Statistics) helps learners to develop a deep understanding of the principles that underpin statistical inference: estimation, hypothesis testing, and prediction.6.86x (Machine Learning with Python) is an in-depth introduction to the field of machine learning, from linear models to deep learning and reinforcement learning, with hands-on Python projects.
To succeed in the program, learners are strongly recommended to complete coursework from Introduction to Computer Science and Programming in Python (6.0001) or if possible: Introduction to Computational Thinking and Data Science (6.0002).6.431x is not a prerequisite for 14.310x.
You should be okay for 14.310x if you are familiar with all the topics (the syllabus may help for you to determine this) and are willing to work hard and catch up.
Besides R and Python, learners will need to download extra packages such as pytorch for machine learning course, and a software for virtual proctoring for the capstone exam.
For example Python is almost every OS such as Windows, Linux/UNIX, Mac OS X, etc:https:// will be used in 6.86x (Machine Learning with Python), and R is covered in 14.310x (Data Analysis in Social Science).
Given that these are graduate-level quantitative courses, we suggest you have a grasp of single and multi-variable calculus and linear algebra, as well as being comfortable with mathematical reasoning and Python programming.
In order to complete the credential, you do need to enroll as a verified learner in each of the courses and the capstone exam. Yes, the courses will be running in the future, in order to provide learners flexibility and opportunities to complete and schedule their coursework.
Here are some future run dates for the courses that may help you decide how you would like to structure your course schedule: The next run of each course are also listed in the MITx Micro Masters program dashboard.
Each course in the MITx Micro Masters program credential in Statistics and Data Science runs for between 13 and 16 weeks.