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Predictive Modeling Fundamentals I

The Predictive Modelling Fundamentals I course where students can take this course many times as they wish and is totally free. After the students completed the course, they will be to print their online certificate of achievement. Labs are available for download only for Free trial of IBM SPSS Modeler.





  • English


  • BDU

Estimated Effort

  • 6 hours
About This course

About This Course

Predictive Analytics brings together advanced analytics capabilities spanning ad-hoc statistical analysis, predictive modeling, data mining, text analytics, entity analytics, optimization, real-time scoring, machine learning and more. IBM SPSS Modeler puts these capabilities into the hands of business users, data scientists, and developers. In this course in the Big Data University you will learn the basics to get started with Predictive Modeling.

Course Syllabus

After completing this course, you should be able to:

- Describe what Predictive Modeling is all about and know why you would want to use it
- Understand the CRISP-DM methodology and the IBM SPSS Modeler Workbench
- Understand Common Modeling Techniques
- Use IBM SPSS Modeler to solve a Kaggle competition
- Explore, Prepare, Model and Evaluate your data using IBM SPSS Modeler



Recommended skills prior to taking this course

Basic knowledge of business statistics (recommended but not required)

Grading Scheme

The minimum passing mark for the course is 60%, where the final test is worth 100% of the course mark. You have 3 attempts to take the test

About your instructors

Mikhail Lakirovich

Mikhail Lakirovich is an Advisory Data Scientist, Strategy Consulting at IBM. He joined IBM in 2014 and worked as a Technical Product Marketing Manager. Prior to his work at IBM, Mikhail worked as a marketing manager at Baxter International Inc.

Armand Ruiz

Armand Ruiz is the product manager of Advanced Analytics at IBM. He joined IBM in 2011 and has worked as a Product Engineer, Research Developer for Smarter Cities, Developer Advocated for IBM Data Science, and Technical Product Manager for SPSS Programmability and Extensibility. Prior to IBM, Armand worked as a Data Scientist at Vodafone.

Greg Filla

Greg Filla is a Product manager intern - SPSS at IBM. He is a Masters Candidate - Predictive Analytics at DePaul University. Prior to this work, Greg was a ACA HR Analyst at LaSalle Network, and a Retirement Plan Specialist at RPS Benefits.