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How does one earn a certificate?

Although this is a free course, learners sometimes choose to pay to upgrade. You may do so at https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/data-science/2/upgrade Upgrading entitles you to extra benefits including the following:

  • Unlimited access to the course- Go at your own pace with unlimited access to the course for as long as it exists on FutureLearn.
  • A certificate of achievement- To help you demonstrate your learning, we’ll send you a certificate of achievement when you become eligible.

Some would like to show future employers that they have gained a skill, and the certificate is evidence of that. There are a number of other reasons that learners opt for a certificate. You are not obligated to earn a certificate, but if you decide to do so then you must do the following:

  • Mark a minimum of 90% of the steps in this course complete. You can do this on your own. You decide when you are finished with a step and can mark it complete by clicking on the circle. Steps include text, videos, quizzes, and class discussions.

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Introduction to R for Data Science

Purdue University