Duration 13 Months, 35 hrs/week, Online

Start Date 3 June 2024

Registration Deadline 21 May 2024

Become a Data Scientist

The ALX Data Science programme is developed in partnership with ExploreAI, a world leader in online data science education. It is designed for people with some background in data who are interested in advancing their skills.

The programme kicks off with ALX Foundations, a 2-month module that prepares you to thrive in the digital workforce. You will learn critical communication, leadership, and career-building skills that will help you develop into a well-rounded professional.

You will then start your Data Science specialisation with an introduction to spreadsheets, statistics, and data modelling. Throughout the course, you will also learn database management with SQL, data visualisation with Power BI, and how to program with Python. The last module of the programme is focused on cloud computing, where you can put your data science skills to the test. Upon successful completion of this programme, you will receive a certificate of completion in Data Science.


You’ll learn about

  • Building dashboards to tell compelling stories with data
  • Common data terminology
  • The fundamentals of Python
  • Working with databases and SQL to store, read, and update data sets
  • Preparing data for modelling, and how to build regression prediction models using Python

Skills you’ll walk away with

  • Python
  • Jupyter Notebooks
  • MySQL
  • Power BI

Course Duration & Learning Modalities

Course Duration



Learning Modalities

  • 15%

    Live Learning

  • 10%

    Peer Learning

  • 70%

    Doing Projects

  • 5%

    Taking Quizzes

  • Market Research Future

Top Employers Who Are Hiring Data Scientists

Who This Programme is For

You are new to Data Science or come from a different industry but are looking to future-proof your skillset.

You are looking for a programme that will work around your schedule and you can dedicate up to 35-hours per week to learning.

You are inspired by Big Data, Machine learning, or AI and have a strong desire to learn about how to use data to solve real-world problems.

Become a Data Scientist

This fully-online programme will prepare you for an entry-level role in data science, securing your place in the digital economy.

Prepare for jobs such as

  • Data Scientist
  • Data Engineer
  • BI Analyst
  • Big Data Architect
  • Machine Learning Engineer
  • Artificial Intelligence Engineer
  • Quantitative Analyst

How You’ll Learn

Work through downloadable content and online instructional material at your own pace.

Interact with your peers and mentors online or in-person at our Tech Hubs.

Supplement your learning with interactive content including video lectures and walk-throughs.

Test your knowledge with weekly quizzes and projects based on the latest in tech.

Investigate real-world case studies and learn to apply your skills practically.

Fees & Financing

Our partnerships allow us to offer eligible candidates access to world-class training with programme costs waived. For all successfully accepted learners, ALX charges a one-time administration fee of 17,400 ETB, payable in local currency,to confirm your enrolment in your programme. Sponsored and self-funded placements are available now for early registration.

Programme Requirements

  • 18-34 years old
  • Of African origin
  • Ability to write and speak English proficiently
  • A laptop or desktop computer with access to a stable internet connection


The ALX Data Science programme is suitable for complete beginners as well as those with limited experience with coding or programming. Tech-savvy professionals looking to level up their skill set can also benefit from this programme.

ይህ የኤ.ኤል.ኤክስ ዳታ ሳይንስ ፕሮግራም ለጀማሪዎች ፣ ውስን የኮድና ፕሮግራሚንግ ስራ ልምድ ላላቸው እንዲሁም በቴክኖሎጂ የተካኑ ባለሙያዎች የክህሎታቸውን ደረጃ ለማሳደግ የሚጠቅም ነው።

This programme has no prerequisites or prior experience required in Data Science. However, to be successful we do require you to be able to dedicate up to 35 hours a week for the duration of the programme, you will be required to have access to a steady internet connection and be proficient in written and spoken English.

ይህ ፕሮግራም እንደቅድመ ሁኔታ የዳታ ሳይንስ ልምድ አይጠይቅም። ነገር ግን በዚህ ፕሮግራም ስኬታማ ለመሆን በሳምንት እስከ 35 ሰአታት ለፕሮግራሙ ጊዜ መመደብን ይጠይቃል። በተጨማሪም ቋሚ የኢንተርኔት አገልግሎት እና በጽሁፍ እና በእንግሊዘኛ ቋንቋ ብቁ መሆንን ይጠይቃል።

All ALX learners are invited to join Fellowship community where you will have access to a global network of resources, job opportunities, and ongoing career support.

ፕሮግራማችሁን በተሳካ ሁኔታ ካጠናቀቃችሁ በኋላ የኤ.ኤል.ኤክስ ፌሎውሺፕ ማህበረሰብን እንድትቀላቀሉ ትጋበዛላችሁ። ይህን ማህበረሰብ በመቀላቀል ዓለም አቀፍ የሆኑ መረጃዎችን፣ የስራ እድሎችን እና ቀጣይነት ያለው የሙያ ድጋፍን የሚያገኙበት መዳረሻ ይኖርዎታል።

Please ask LEA our Learning Experience Assistant for more information and answers to any additional questions.

ለተጨማሪ መረጃ እና ጥያቄዎች መልስ ለማግኘት እባክዎ LEA ተብላ የተሰየመችውን የኦንላይን ረዳታችንን ይጠይቁ። በተጨማሪም የኤ.ኤል.ኤክስ ኢትዮጵያን ቡድን በ[email protected] ኢሜል ወይም ልደታ እና ሃያሁለት ማዞሪያ የሚገኙትን የስልጠና ማእከላችንን በመጎብኘት ማግኘት ትችላላችሁ።

Due to training requirements and programme rigour, ALX permits learners to be enrolled in one programme at any given time. If you have applied to or are currently enrolled in a programme, you will not be eligible to apply for another programme.

አንድን ፕሮግራም በስኬት ለመጨረስ እና የስልጠናውን መስፈርቶች ለሟሟላት የሚጠይቀውን አጠቃላይ ግዜ ግንዛቤ ውስጥ በማስገባት፣ ኤ.ኤል.ኤክስ ሰልጣኞችን በማንኛውም ጊዜ ከአንድ ፕሮግራም በላይ እንዳይወስዱ ይመክራል። ለአንዱ ፕሮግራም አመልክተው ወይም በአሁኑ ጊዜ ተመዝግበው ከሆነ፣ ለሌላ ፕሮግራም ማመልከት አይፈቀድም።

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