Watson Analytics


Want to become a Data Scientist, but hate programming, then this is for you. In this Nanodegree we will teach you, how to do all aspects of data science without using programming.

IBM Watson is the famous Super Computer made by IBM, which for the first time in Human History beat Humans in the famous US Quiz Show Jeopardy. Watson has humongous processing powers which far outstrips human capabilities, and the good news is now Watson’s analytical capabilities can be used to the analytics work of the modern day organization. IBM Watson™ Analytics helps you to discover new insights about your business or organization.

Course Syllabus

Foundations of Data Science Using Watson Analytics

The course starts with an introduction to the main tools and ideas in the data scientist's toolbox. The course gives an overview of the data, questions, and tools that data analysts and data scientists work with. After covering the basics of data science, we will move on to Watson Analytics, and how Watson can be utilized effectively to do a modern organization’s Analytics at scale.

Exploratory Data Analysis & Visualizations Using Watson Analytics

In this course, we will learn how to use Watson Analytics inbuilt capabilities to clean the data, do exploratory data analysis on data and finally make compelling visualizations to share the findings. Practical aspects of data i.e what is the difference between tidy and untidy data will be discussed in detail along with the statistics of Exploratory Data Analysis.

Predictive Analytics Using Watson Analytics

In this course, students will be given a comprehensive introduction to predictive analytics. Students will be exposed to both supervised and unsupervised machine learning algorithms. After the introductions to these techniques, students will be taught to do predictive analytics using Watson Analytics.

Watson Analytics Industry Applications

In this course, students will be exposed to how to apply their newly acquired knowledge in the Industry. We will start with Marketing Analytics i.e. how to use Watson Analytics for improving the marketing of a business, then we will move on to Human Resource Analytics and Financial Analytics. We will also do demos of how Watson Analytics can be employed by the Banking Industry, Supermarkets, call centers et all.

Final Project

After mastering all aspects of working with Watson Analytics, a final project will be completed by all the students in which they will apply what they learned to make a real world application.

Academic Partners

UMT is the First Pakistani University to partner with IBM to get Watson Analytics Campus Access. The trainer of this Nanodegree is on IBM Academic initiative and IBM Watson Analytics Academic Program.