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Master Machine Learning Classification—Fast

The Metis Short Immersive Course for Machine Learning (ML) Classification will equip you with in-demand skills so you can leverage classification methods to solve real-world problems.  

Machine Learning Online Course Overview


Unit 1

Classification Basics

We’ll start with the basics. Unit one of this ML online course is about getting acquainted with classification models and metrics. We’ll also cover feature engineering for classification problems.

Unit 2

Classification Advanced

In unit two, we’ll dive deeper into classification models and how to work with imbalanced data sets. At the end of the course, you’ll present a final project.


Apply your new skills by choosing a realistic classification problem to solve using a real world dataset. You’ll do this by using algorithms such as logistic regression, decision trees, random forest, gradient boosting, KNN, and more. Dive deeper into techniques for supervised machine learning, address the difficulties of class imbalance, and determine the proper metrics for your modeling problem.

What's Covered

  • How to explain the theoretical underpinnings of common classification algorithms, including their assumptions and limitations
  • The merits of each classification algorithm in terms of predictive performance, interpretability, and complexity
  • Calculating key metrics used to evaluate classification models
  • Identifying appropriate use cases for each classification metric
  • Ensembling, hyperparameter tuning, and class imbalance strategies to improve classification performance
  • Applying classification concepts to real-world business problems


We recommend that you have a basic understanding of:

  • Pandas, Python, and basic visualization libraries, and the ways these tools are used to explore, analyze, and visualize tabular datasets
  • Mathematics fundamentals of machine learning including linear algebra, probability, calculus, and statistics
  • Linear regression theory and its applications
  • Basic concepts in machine learning, including regularization, supervised learning terminology, gradient descent, bias/variance trade-off, and evaluation and model selection techniques

An Engaging Online Experience

Online Flex

Experience what a lecture is like and how you’ll participate during class.

Go to class whenever it’s convenient for you.

Stay engaged and follow along as your instructor shares a presentation.

Be held accountable by assignment deadlines, and stay on track with structured subject modules.

Join the conversation on video, in the chat, and with the polling feature.

Take your learning further with assessments designed by Metis’s in-house team.

We simulate the in-person learning experience with a digital whiteboard.

Connect with other students in the online platform, and schedule 1:1 time with your instructor.

You’ll collaborate with your classmates during project work and pair-programming.

Tune in to live speaker presentations, attend social events, and more.

Keep up with your teachers and classmates in your dedicated Slack channel.


Our Online Flex format will have you on the fast track to upskilling in Machine Learning Classification.


Study on your own with on-demand lessons, and get added support with 1:1 time from your instructor. Deadlines help keep you on track.



Weekly Time Commitment




Office Hours

Project Presentations

Social Activities

Payment Options


Online Flex: $2,500


Coming soon! Finance your tuition through our lending partner: Ascent.


Find out if your employer will cover the cost of tuition to support your development.

Learn From Elite Data Scientists

Our Machine Learning Classification Course is led by experts in the field with superior online teaching experience. Read up on a few of our industry-seasoned instructors now.
  • Rita Biagioli

    Data Scientist

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are the prerequisites for the Machine Learning Classification short immersive course?

    The Machine Learning Classification short immersive is an advanced course, and while anyone can enroll, we strongly recommend students only enroll if the following applies to them:

    • - Comfort with the mathematics fundamentals of machine learning including statistics, calculus, probability, and linear algebra.
    • - Proficiency in general pandas, Python, and basic visualization libraries and an ability to use these tools in order to explore, analyze, and visualize tabular datasets.
    • - Familiarity with the theory and applications of linear regression.
    • - Understanding of foundational concepts in machine learning, including supervised learning terminology, regularization, bias/variance trade-off, gradient descent, and model selection and evaluation techniques such as cross validation and testing.
    • - Comfort with web scraping or obtaining data through application programming interfaces (APIs) is a definite plus for expanding the range of possible projects a student can complete, but is not strictly necessary to succeed in the course.
    • - Lastly, students will need a Github account. It’s free and easy to sign up. 
  • How do I enroll in this course?

    Click here to enroll in the Machine Learning Classification short immersive course. Enrollment will close at 8pm ET on the Friday before the class start date to guarantee students receive the information they need to start class on the first day.

  • How much does this course cost, and are there payment options?

    Tuition is $2,500. Students can pay for the course in full or consider one of our financing options. We partner with Ascent to offer monthly repayment options for our students. Learn more by visiting Ascent.

  • What kind of time commitment does the Machine Learning Classification course require?

    The Online Flex format is a 15-to-20 hours a week commitment for four weeks. Students watch on-demand lectures and engage with instructors and teaching assistants live online during 1:1 sessions weekly.

  • If I enroll in this course, do I get access to Metis career support?

    No, we do not offer career support for our short immersive course students. 

  • Who teaches the Machine Learning Classification course?

    Metis short course Instructors are the same ones who teach our bootcamps. Their expertise spans engineering, physics, healthcare, business, neuroscience, and more.



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