The Complete Python Course for Machine Learning Engineers
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The Complete Python Course for Machine Learning Engineers

The First Course in a Series for Mastering Python for Machine Learning Engineers
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Created by Mike West
Last updated 1/2020
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 43 articles
  • 5 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • You'll learn everything you need to know about Python for authoring basic machine learning models.
  • You'll work through hands on labs that will test the skills you learned in the lessons.
  • You'll learn all the Python vernacular you need to take you skills to the next level.
  • You'll build a basic Deep Neural Network in Python line by line.
  • You'll use Scikit-Learn to Build a Traditional Machine Learning Model
  • You'll understand why Python has become the Gold Standard in the Machine Learning Space.
Course content
Expand all 108 lectures 02:14:56
+ Introduction
12 lectures 18:36

This is the course into. 

What's the course about? 

Preview 01:32

Do you need to learn Python? 

If you want to be a machine learning engineer, data scientist or data engineer then this course is for you. 

Preview 01:06

Why learn Python? 

Preview 01:33

In this lesson let's learn why most applied machine learning is Python. 

Preview 01:49
Python Skills Evaluation
25 questions

In this lecture let's install Python on our Windows computer. 

Installing Python on Windows (Anaconda Distribution)

Let's install Python on a Windows laptop the easy way. 

Lab: Installing Python with Anaconda

Let's connect to our web IDE. 

Lab: Connecting to Python

Let's learn how to navigate the menu bar on our Jupyter notebooks. 

Jupyter Notebook Anatomy - Menu Bar

Let's learn the most frequently used icon... called our toolbar. 

Jupyter Notebook Anatomy - Toolbar

Markup is text like HTML. 

Let's learn how to use it in our Notebooks. 

Lab: Code and Markup
10 questions
Common Interview Questions - Section 1
+ Variables and Operators
14 lectures 21:20

Let's learn how to document our code with a simple comment. 

Preview 00:55

We use variable all the time. 

What are they? 

What's a Variable?

Let's learn a commonly used naming convention for your variables. 

Preview 01:46

Let's complete our lab on variables. 

Lab: Variables in Python

It looks like an equals sign but not in Python. 

Let's learn what it is in this lesson. 

The Assignment Operator

What is an operator and how do we use them? 

Operators in Python

Let's learn about operators in this short lesson. 

Lab: Operators Notebook

What's a data type and how many core data types exist in Python? 

Data Types in Python

Let's format some data in this lesson. 

String Formatting with the % Operator

Sometimes we need int and sometimes we need strings and sometimes we need to go between the two of them. 

Let's learn how in this lesson. 

Preview 02:06

How to we change int to strings in Python? 

Type Casting in Python: Strings

Let's get some hands on with casting data types. 

Lab: Casting Int and Float
10 questions
Common Interview Questions - Section 2
+ Advanced Data Types
15 lectures 18:50

What's a list and why is it so common? Let's find out. 


How do we speed up the retrieval of our Lists? 

How do we access our lists? 

Indexing Lists

Let's manipulate some items in our lists. 

Modifying Items in Lists

What does slicing mean and why is it so useful? 

Slicing Lists

Lit's modify some lists. 

Modifying Lists with Operators

How do we remove items from out lists? Let's learn how in this short lesson. 

Removing an Item from a List

Let's get our hands dirty with lists. 

Lab: Lists

What's the difference between Tulpes and lists? It's important so let's find out. 


What's a dictionary in Python? 


How do we access items in our dictionaries? Let's find out in this lesson. 

Accessing Dictionary Elements

Let's learn about some great functions for our dictionaries. 

Using Functions to Access Elements

We need to modify dictionaries just like we need to modify lists. 

Let's learn how in this lesson. 

Modifying Dictionaries

Hands on with Dictionaries. Don't skip these labs. 

Lab: Dictionaries
10 questions
Common Interview Questions - Section 3
+ Control Flow
12 lectures 13:30

Let's learn what conditional statement are. 

Conditional Statements

The most famous of all control statements. 

Let's learn about them in this brief lesson. 

Else/If Statement

In this short lab let's get our hands dirty with the If statement. 

Lab: If Statement

Another famous conditional statement is the for loop. 

Let's learn about it in this lesson. 

The For Loop

Let's loop over a dictionary. 

Looping and the Dictionary

Time to get our hands dirty with the loop. 

Lab: Looping in Python

The while loop is used often but has a small caveat. 

Let's find out what that is. 

While Loop

Let's stop a for loop in it's track. 

The Break

Let's move on after a break in our conditional statement. 

Continue Statement

Can't get enough of those loops in this course. 

Lab: More Looping
10 questions
Common Interview Questions - Section 4
+ Functions and Modules
9 lectures 11:24

Functions are a major part of Python. 

Let's define them in this lesson. 

What's a Function?

In Python we can create our own functions. 

Let's learn how in this lesson. 

User Defined Functions

Let's do a lab on functions. 

Lab: Working with Functions

Variables have different scope inside function. 

Let's learn about local and global scope in this lesson. 

Variable Scope

We can have default parameters in functions. 

Let's learn how to use them. 

Default Parameter Values

Long name but easy to understand. 

Let's learn about variable length argument lists. 

Variable Length Argument Lists

Core to understand and working with Python. 

It's very simple so let's understand what they do. 

Importing Modules
9 questions
Common Interview Questions - Section 5
+ Working with Files
6 lectures 05:42
Download Simple Text File

Let's open and read an existing text file in this lesson. 

Open and Read Text Files

Let's read through our text file using a for loop. 

Reading Text Files with a For Loop

Let's specify the size of memory we want our code to use. 

Using Buffer Size to Open and Read Text Files

Let's walk through a quick lab on working with text files. 

Lab: Working with Text Files
+ Basic Object Oriented Programming
8 lectures 09:48

Let's define what OOP is pictorially. 

What is Object Oriented Programming?

We need to understand the class in OOP. 

The Class

Let's create our own class in Python. 

Lab: Defining a Class in Python

Let's talk about the fundamentals of OOP. 

Classes, Objects and Instances

What is encapsulation? 


Let's define inheritance. 

10 questions
Common Interview Questions - Section 7
+ Pandas
8 lectures 09:37

Data wrangling is what machine learning engineers spend most of their time doing. 

Let's define what that is. 

Data Wrangling Defined

Let's define pandas in the lecture. 

What is Pandas

Let's load out data set in Pandas. 

Loading our Dataset

What data types are there in pandas? 

Let's find out. 

Data Types

Let's massage our tabular data set. 

Columns, Rows and Cells

Let's work through our lab in Pandas. 

Lab: Massaging Data in Pandas
10 questions
Common Interview Questions - Section 8
+ SciKit-Learn
11 lectures 11:42
Download Raw Titanic Data Set

Let's define this set of libraries. 

What is Sci-kit Learn?

Let's explore our data set via Pandas. 

Data Exploration in Pandas

Let's alter or wrangle our data in Pandas. 

Data Wrangling in Pandas

Let's learn about the X and Y axes. 

The X and y Axis

Let's split our data set up into different sections. 

Train, Test and Split

Classifiers are our models in Sci-Kit Learn. 

Let's learn about them in this lesson. 

Importing our Classifier

Let's fit and predict our model. 

Fit and Predict

Let's work through our lab. 

Lab: SciKit-Learn
5 questions
Common Interview Questions - Section 9
+ Keras
13 lectures 14:23
Installing Keras (Anaconda Distribution for Windows)
Download Cleansed BikeBuyer Data Set

Keras is used for building deep learning models. 

Lets define it in this lesson. 

What is Keras?

Let's import our dataset. 

Import, Create and Load

Let's wrangle or massage our data. 

Data Wrangling

Let's define our target variable. 

Defining the Target Variable and Training Data

Let's define our Keras model. 

Model Definition

Let's compile and fit our model. 

Model Compilation

Let's build our lab. 

Lab: Keras
10 questions
Common Interview Questions - Section 10
Congratulations and Thank You
Bonus Lecture: Data Wrangling in Pandas
  • A basic understanding of programming
  • Desire to learn Python


"I took a few of your courses and you are an amazing teacher. Your courses have brought me up to speed on how to create databases and how to interact and handle Data Engineers and Data Scientists. I will be forever grateful."  -Tony

"By taking this course my perception has changed and now data science for me is more about data wrangling. Thank you, Mike:)"  -Archit

"This is the best hands-on online class I have ever taken. Very clear instructions." - Donato

I have now finished the first one, The complete python course and I have found it extremely structured and clear. I really thank you for your efforts in making these videos. I will now move on to Pandas. I am also looking out for jobs in order to start my career in this exciting field. - Gurukiran A

"I am really thankful to the instructor for creating such a nice and interactive course, thanks again." - Arun

Welcome to The Complete Course for Machine Learning Engineers.

This series of courses is the only real world path to attaining a job as a machine learning engineer.  Machine learning engineers don't build models every day.  

If you want to work in the real world then focus on learning Python. That's what this course is... Python!!!

This is the first course in a series of courses designed to prepare you for a real-world career as a machine learning engineer. 

I'll keep this updated and list only the courses that are live.  Here is a list of the courses that can be taken right now.  Please take them in order.  The knowledge builds from course to course. 

  • The Complete Python Course for Machine Learning Engineers (This one) 

  • Data Wrangling in Pandas for Machine Learning Engineers

  • Data Visualization in Python for Machine Learning Engineers

  • SciKit-Learn in Python for Machine Learning Engineers (NEW)

In this course we are going to learn Python using a lab integrated approach. Programming is something you have to do in order to master it. You can't read about Python and expect to learn it. 

If you take this course from start to finish you'll know the core foundations of Python, you'll understand the very basics of data cleansing and lastly you'll build a traditional machine learning model and a deep learning model. 

While the course is centered on learning the basics of Python you'll get to see how data cleansing is applied to a data set and how a traditional machine learning model and a deep learning model are built. 

This course is an applied course on machine learning. Here' are a few items you'll learn: 

  • Python basics from A-Z

  • Lab integrated. Please don't just watch. Learning is an interactive event.  Go over every lab in detail. 

  • Real world Interviews Questions

  • Data Wrangling overview. What is it? Pay attention to the basics, it's what you'll be doing most of your time. 

  • Build a basic model build in SciKit-Learn. We call these traditional models to distinguish them from deep learning models. 

  • Build a basic Keras model. Keras is becoming the go to Python library for building deep learning models. 

If you're new to programming or machine learning you might ask, why would I want to learn Python? Python has become the gold standard for building machine learning models in the applied space. The term "applied" simply means the real world. 

Machine learning is a type of artificial intelligence (AI) that allows software applications to become more accurate in predicting outcomes without being explicitly programmed. The key part of that definition is “without being explicitly programmed.”

If you're interested in working as a machine learning engineer, data engineer or data scientist then you'll have to know Python. The good news is that Python is a high level language. That means it was designed with ease of learning in mind. It's very user friendly and has a lot of applications outside of the ones we are interested in. 

In The Complete Course for Machine Learning Engineers we are going to start with the basics. You'll learn how to install Python all the way through building a simple deep learning model using the skills you've learned. 

As you learn Python you'll be completing labs that will build on what you've learned in the previous lesson so please don't skip any. 

                                                               *Five Reasons to take this Course.*

1) You Want to be a Machine Learning Engineer

It's one of the most sought after careers in the world. The growth potential career wise is second to none. You want the freedom to move anywhere you'd like. You want to be compensated for your efforts. You want to be able to work remotely. The list of benefits goes on. Without a solid understanding of Python you'll have a hard time of securing a position as a machine learning engineer. 

2) The Google Certified Data Engineer 

Google is always ahead of the game. If you were to look back at a timeline of their accomplishments in the data space you might believe they have a crystal ball. They've been a decade ahead of everyone.  Now, they are the first and the only cloud vendor to have a data engineering certification. With their track record I'll go with Google.  You can't become a data engineer without learning Python. 

3) The Growth of Data is Insane 

Ninety percent of all the world's data has been created in the last two years. Business around the world generate approximately 450 billion transactions a day. The amount of data collected by all organizations is approximately 2.5 exabytes a day. That number doubles every month.  Almost all real world machine learning is supervised. That means you point your machine learning models at clean tabular data. Python has libraries that are specific to data cleansing. 

4) Machine Learning in Plain English

Machine learning is one of the hottest careers on the planet and understanding the basics is required to attaining a job as a data engineer.  Google expects data engineers and their machine learning engineers to be able to build machine learning models. In this course, you'll learn enough Python to be able to build a deep learning model. 

5) You want to be ahead of the Curve 

The data engineer and machine learning engineer roles are fairly new.  While you’re learning, building your skills and becoming certified you are also the first to be part of this burgeoning field.  You know that the first to be certified means the first to be hired and first to receive the top compensation package. 

Thanks for interest in The Complete Python Course for Machine Learning Engineers 

See you in the course!!

Who this course is for:
  • If you want to become a machine learning engineer then this course is for you.
  • If you want to learn the basics of Python then this courses is for.
  • If you want something beyond the typical lecture style course then this course is for you.