Hands-on Predictive Analytics with Python

Explore the Python Data Analytics Ecosystem for a Complete Solution, Advanced Algorithms, SciKit Learn, Keras and Much More



3 Days

Course Overview

Predictive analytics is an applied field that employs a variety of quantitative methods using data to make predictions. It involves much more than just throwing data onto a computer to build a model. This course provides practical coverage to help you understand the most important concepts of predictive analytics. Using practical, step-by-step examples, we build predictive analytics solutions while using cutting-edge Python tools and packages.

Hands-on Predictive Analytics with Python is a three-day, hands-on course that guides students through a step-by-step approach to defining problems and identifying relevant data. Students will learn how to perform data preparation, explore and visualize relationships, as well as build models, tune, evaluate, and deploy models.  Each stage has relevant practical examples and efficient Python code. You will work with models such as KNN, Random Forests, and neural networks using the most important libraries in Python's data science stack: NumPy, Pandas, Matplotlib, Seaborn, Keras, Dash, and so on. In addition to hands-on code examples, you will find intuitive explanations of the inner workings of the main techniques and algorithms used in predictive analytics

Course Objectives

This course is approximately 50% hands-on, combining expert lecture, real-world demonstrations and group discussions with machine-based practical labs and exercises.  Our engaging instructors and mentors are highly experienced practitioners who bring years of current "on-the-job" experience into every classroom.  Working in a hands-on learning environment, guided by our expert team, attendees will learn to:

  • Understand the main concepts and principles of predictive analytics
  • Use the Python data analytics ecosystem to implement end-to-end predictive analytics projects
  • Explore advanced predictive modeling algorithms w with an emphasis on theory with intuitive explanations
  • Learn to deploy a predictive model's results as an interactive application
  • Learn about the stages involved in producing complete predictive analytics solutions
  • Understand how to define a problem, propose a solution, and prepare a dataset
  • Use visualizations to explore relationships and gain insights into the dataset
  • Learn to build regression and classification models using scikit-learn
  • Use Keras to build powerful neural network models that produce accurate predictions
  • Learn to serve a model's predictions as a web application

Need different skills or topics?  If your team requires different topics or tools, additional skills or custom approach, this course may be further adjusted to accommodate.  We offer additional python, data science, AI / machine learning and other related topics that may be blended with this course for a track that best suits your needs. Our team will collaborate with you to understand your needs and will target the course to focus on your specific learning objectives and goals.

Course Prerequisites

This course is geared for Python experienced attendees who wish to learn and use basic machine learning algorithms and concepts. Students should have skills at least equivalent to the Python for Data Science courses we offer.

Please see the Related Courses tab for specific Pre-Requisite courses, Related Courses that offer similar skills or topics, and next-step Learning Path recommendations.

Course Agenda

Please note that this list of topics is based on our standard course offering, evolved from typical industry uses and trends. We’ll work with you to tune this course and level of coverage to target the skills you need most.

  1. The Predictive Analytics Process
  • Technical requirements
  • What is predictive analytics?
  • Reviewing important concepts of predictive analytics
  • The predictive analytics process
  • A quick tour of Python's data science stack
  1. Problem Understanding and Data Preparation
  • Technical requirements
  • Understanding the business problem and proposing a solution
  • Practical project – diamond prices
  • Practical project – credit card default
  1. Dataset Understanding – Exploratory Data Analysis
  • Technical requirements
  • What is EDA?
  • Univariate EDA
  • Bivariate EDA
  • Introduction to graphical multivariate EDA
  1. Predicting Numerical Values with Machine Learning
  • Technical requirements
  • Introduction to ML
  • Practical considerations before modeling
  • MLR
  • Lasso regression
  • KNN
  • Training versus testing error
  1. Predicting Categories with Machine Learning
  • Technical requirements
  • Classification tasks
  • Credit card default dataset
  • Logistic regression
  • Classification trees
  • Random forests
  • Training versus testing error
  • Multiclass classification
  • Naive Bayes classifiers
  1. Introducing Neural Nets for Predictive Analytics
  • Technical requirements
  • Introducing neural network models
  • Introducing TensorFlow and Keras
  • Regressing with neural networks
  • Classification with neural networks
  • The dark art of training neural networks
  1. Model Evaluation
  • Technical requirements
  • Evaluation of regression models
  • Evaluation for classification models
  • The k-fold cross-validation
  1. Model Tuning and Improving Performance
  • Technical requirements
  • Hyperparameter tuning
  • Improving performance
  1. Implementing a Model with Dash
  • Technical requirements
  • Model communication and/or deployment phase
  • Introducing Dash
  • Implementing a predictive model as a web application

Course Materials

Course Materials: Each participant will receive a Student Guide with course notes, code samples, software tutorials, step-by-step written lab instructions, diagrams and related reference materials and resource links. Students will also receive the project files (or code, if applicable) and solutions required for the hands-on work.

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