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Course Introduction

The course is part of these learning paths

Introduction to Machine Learning on AWS
course-steps 4 certification 1 lab-steps 3
Big Data – Specialty Certification Preparation for AWS
course-steps 14 lab-steps 5 quiz-steps 3


Working with Data Sources
Data Manipulation Within Amazon Machine Learning
Working with Machine Learning Models
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Duration2h 12m


When we saw how incredibly popular our blog post on Amazon Machine Learning was, we asked data and code guru James Counts to create this fantastic in-depth introduction to the principles and practice of Amazon Machine Learning so we could completely satisfy the demand for ML guidance. If you've got a real-world need to apply predictive analysis to large data sources - for fraud detection or customer churn analysis, perhaps - then this course has everything you'll need to know to get you going.
James has got the subject completely covered:

  • What, exactly, Machine Learning can do
  • Why and when you should use it
  • Working with data sources
  • Manipulating data within Amazon Machine Learning to ensure a successful model
  • Working with Machine learning models
  • Generating accurate predictions

About the Author


James is most happy when creating or fixing code. He tries to learn more and stay up to date with recent industry developments.

James recently completed his Master’s Degree in Computer Science and enjoys attending or speaking at community events like CodeCamps or user groups.

He is also a regular contributor to the open source projects, and is the author of the C++ and Perl ports of that library.