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AWS Certified Machine Learning Specialty: MLS-C01 Certification Guide

By : Somanath Nanda, Weslley Moura
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AWS Certified Machine Learning Specialty: MLS-C01 Certification Guide

By: Somanath Nanda, Weslley Moura

Overview of this book

The AWS Certified Machine Learning Specialty exam tests your competency to perform machine learning (ML) on AWS infrastructure. This book covers the entire exam syllabus using practical examples to help you with your real-world machine learning projects on AWS. Starting with an introduction to machine learning on AWS, you'll learn the fundamentals of machine learning and explore important AWS services for artificial intelligence (AI). You'll then see how to prepare data for machine learning and discover a wide variety of techniques for data manipulation and transformation for different types of variables. The book also shows you how to handle missing data and outliers and takes you through various machine learning tasks such as classification, regression, clustering, forecasting, anomaly detection, text mining, and image processing, along with the specific ML algorithms you need to know to pass the exam. Finally, you'll explore model evaluation, optimization, and deployment and get to grips with deploying models in a production environment and monitoring them. By the end of this book, you'll have gained knowledge of the key challenges in machine learning and the solutions that AWS has released for each of them, along with the tools, methods, and techniques commonly used in each domain of AWS ML.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)
Section 1: Introduction to Machine Learning
Section 2: Data Engineering and Exploratory Data Analysis
Section 3: Data Modeling

Chapter 3: Data Preparation and Transformation

You have probably heard that data scientists spend most of their time working on data preparation-related activities. It is now time to explain why that happens and which types of activities we are talking about.

In this chapter, you will learn how to deal with categorical and numerical features, as well as applying different techniques to transform your data, such as one-hot encoding, binary encoders, ordinal encoding, binning, and text transformations. You will also learn how to handle missing values and outliers in your data, which are two important tasks you can implement to build good machine learning models.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Identifying types of features
  • Dealing with categorical features
  • Dealing with numerical features
  • Understanding data distributions
  • Handling missing values
  • Dealing with outliers
  • Dealing with unbalanced datasets
  • Dealing with text data...