Practical Data Science with Amazon SageMaker

General info 

This is a one-day training course. Select the desired start date at the top right of the screen for practical information regarding the training (location, price, registration, etc.).

Course overview

In this intermediate-level course, you will learn how to solve a real-world use case with Machine Learning (ML) and produce actionable results using Amazon SageMaker. This course walks through the stages of a typical data science process for Machine Learning from analyzing and visualizing a dataset to preparing the data, and feature engineering. Individuals will also learn practical aspects of model building, training, tuning, and deployment with Amazon SageMaker. Real life use case includes customer retention analysis to inform customer loyalty programs.

Who should attend this training

This course is intended for:

  • Developers
  • Data Scientists

Course Objectives

In this course, you will learn how to:

  • Prepare a dataset for training
  • Train and evaluate a Machine Learning model
  • Automatically tune a Machine Learning model
  • Prepare a Machine Learning model for production
  • Think critically about Machine Learning model results


We recommend participants to have the following prerequisites:

  • Familiarity with Python programming language
  • Basic understanding of Machine Learning

Course Content

Module 1: Introduction to Machine Learning

  • Types of ML
  • Job Roles in ML
  • Steps in the ML pipeline
Module 2: Introduction to Data Prep and SageMaker
  • Training and Test dataset defined
  • Introduction to SageMaker
  • Demo: SageMaker console
  • Demo: Launching a Jupyter notebook
Module 3: Problem formulation and Dataset Preparation
  • Business Challenge: Customer churn
  • Review Customer churn dataset
Module 4: Data Analysis and Visualization
  • Demonstration: Loading and Visualizing your dataset
  • Exercise 1: Relating features to target variables
  • Exercise 2: Relationships between attributes
  • Demo: Cleaning the data
Module 5: Training and Evaluating a Model
  • Types of Algorithms
  • XGBoost and SageMaker
  • Demonstration: Training the data
  • Exercise 3: Finishing the estimator definition
  • Exercise 4: Setting hyper parameters
  • Exercise 5: Deploying the model
  • Demonstration: Hyper parameter tuning with SageMaker
  • Demonstration: Evaluating Model Performance
Module 6: Automatically Tune a Model
  • Automatic hyper parameter tuning with SageMaker
  • Exercises 6-9: Tuning Jobs
Module 7: Deployment / Production Readiness
  • Deploying a model to an endpoint
  • A/B deployment for testing
  • Auto Scaling
  • Demonstration: Configure and Test Auto Scaling
  • Demonstration: Check hyper parameter tuning job
  • Demonstration: AWS Auto Scaling
  • Exercise 10-11: Set up AWS Autoscaling
  • Cost of various error types
  • Demo: Binary Classification cutoff
Module 8: Relative cost of errors
  • Cost of various error types
  • Demo: Binary classification cutoff
Module 9: Amazon SageMaker architecture and features
  • Accessing Amazon SageMaker notebooks in a VPC
  • Amazon SageMaker batch transforms
  • Amazon SageMaker Ground Truth
  • Amazon SageMaker Neo

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This training will be held in English.


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