What is Time Series Analysis?
‘Time’ is the most important factor which ensures success in a business. It’s difficult to keep up with the pace of time. But, technology has developed some powerful methods using which we can ‘see things’ ahead of time!
Nope, not the time machine, we are talking about the methods of prediction & forecasting. As the name ‘time series forecasting’ suggests, it involves working on time (years, days, hours, minutes) based data, to derive hidden insights to make informed decision making.
Importance of Time Series Analysis
Time series models are very useful models when you have serially correlated data as shown above. Most businesses work on time series data to analyze
Sales numbers for the next year
Website Traffic
Competition Position
Demand of products
Stock Market Analysis
Census Analysis
Budgetary Analysis
This is just the tip of the iceberg and there are numerous prediction problems that involve a time component and concepts of time series analysis come into picture.
Why is Time Series Forecasting Challenging?
But what makes a time series more challenging than say a regular regression problem? There are 2 things:
 Time Dependence of a time series  The basic assumption of a linear regression model that the observations are independent doesn’t hold in this case.
 Seasonality in a time series  Along with an increasing or decreasing trend, most time series have some form of seasonal trends, i.e. variations specific to a particular time frame.
The above challenges motivated us to build a hands on course explaining the implementation of various time series forecasting methods using Python
What do I need to start Time Series Forecasting course?
 A working laptop / desktop with 4 GB RAM
 A working Internet connection
 Basic knowledge of Machine Learning
 Basic knowledge of Python  check out this Course first, if you are new to Python
 Python libraries you need for completing the time series forecasting project: sklearn, pandas, statsmodels
This is all it takes for you to take your first step with Time Series forecasting using Python.
What are you waiting for?
What will you learn from Time Series Forecasting using Python Course?
This course is designed for people who want to solve problems related to Time Series Forecasting. By the end of the course, you will learn to apply the following necessary skills and techniques required to solve Time Series problems:

ARIMA Model

Tuning Parameters for ARIMA

Handling Seasonality using ARIMA

Moving Average

Machine Learning for Time Series forecasting

Exponential Smoothing Methods

Framework to evaluate Time Series Models
Course curriculum

1
Introduction to Time Series
 Introduction to the Course
 Introduction to Time Series
 Components of a Time Series

2
Understanding Problem Statements and Data Sets
 Problem Statement
 Table of Contents
 Hypothesis Generation
 Getting the system ready and loading data
 Dataset Structure and Content

3
Exploration and Preprocessing
 Feature Extraction
 Exploratory Analysis
 Exercise 1

4
Modelling Techniques and Evaluation
 Splitting the data into training and validation part
 Modeling Techniques
 Holt's Linear trend model on daily time series
 Holt Winter's model on daily time series
 Introduction to ARIMA model
 Parameter tuning for ARIMA model
 SARIMAX model on daily time series
 Exercise 2
 Important Links
 Your Feedback
Project: Time Series Forecasting
What do you get as a part of the Time Series Forecasting using Python course?
This course is divided into 3 sections:
 Understanding Time Series Analysis
 Data Exploration for Time Series
 Time Series Forecasting using different methods
These sections are supplemented with theory, coding examples and exercises. Additionally, you will be provided with the below resources:
 Time Series Datasets Dataset from a reallife industry time series use case

Jupyter Notebooks Fully functioning Python codes for understanding the data and later building models for performing time series forecasting
Instructor(s)

Analytics Vidhya
Analytics Vidhya provides a community based knowledge portal for Analytics and Data Science professionals. The aim of the platform is to become a complete portal serving all knowledge and career needs of Data Science Professionals.
Here's what our students have to say about our Creating Time Series Forecast using Python course

very good course!
yuchen xiao
This is a very good course for beginners on time series analysis. Very approachable, with a good balance between concept and real applications
This is a very good course for beginners on time series analysis. Very approachable, with a good balance between concept and real applications
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Surya Rasp
I tried many courses, but this one just addresses required minimum basics( no more formula over loading) with practical example, little data preparation like...
Read MoreI tried many courses, but this one just addresses required minimum basics( no more formula over loading) with practical example, little data preparation like normalisation , taking example of Non stationary and converting to stationary might covered all steps
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Frequently Asked Questions
Customer Questions about Time Series Forecasting

Who should take this course?
This course is meant for people looking to explore Time Series Forecasting in Python.

Do I need to install any software before starting the course?
You will need to download and install python.

What is the refund policy?
The course is free of charge.

Do I need to take the modules in a specific order?
We would highly recommend taking the course in the order in which it has been designed to gain the maximum knowledge from it.

Do I get certificate upon completion of the course?
This is a free course and therefore there is no certificate involved.

What is the fee for this course?
The course is free of charge.

How long I can access the course?
You will have access to the course for a duration of 6 months.

Is there any placement support
This is an introductory course and this does not include any placement support. Once you have worked on a few data science projects and hackathons, you can always apply to jobs on Analytics Vidhya portal