Wolfram U

Introduction to Probability

  • Interactive Course
  • 3 h 30 min
  • Beginner
  • 2 Certifications

Estimated Time: 3 h 30 min

Course Level: Beginner

Requirements: This course requires basic working knowledge of Mathematica or Wolfram Language. Prerequisites for probability include Algebra I (elementary algebra) and Algebra II (intermediate algebra).

Certification Levels: CompletionLevel 1


Probability is the branch of mathematics that deals with random phenomena. Using real-world examples, this comprehensive introduction to probability and statistics can help prepare you for coursework and research in natural science, engineering, finance, medicine, data science and other fields. The course starts with a discussion of basic probability concepts, followed by the study of random variables as well as common probability distributions and their applications. These topics are typically found in basic probability courses and serve as great preparation for statistics, data science and the professional examination Exam P from the Society of Actuaries.

Featured Products & Technologies: Wolfram Cloud, Wolfram Language

You'll Learn To

  • Use random variables to simulate probabilities
  • Identify discrete, continuous and derived distributions
  • Perform probability computations on different distributions
  • Apply the principles of probability to real-world data

Certifications Available

  • Completion Certificate

    Certify your completion of this course by watching course videos and passing the auto-graded quizzes.

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  • Level 1 Certification

    Pass the auto-graded quizzes and final exam to certify your proficiency in probability.

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About This Interactive Course

It's free and easy to get started with open interactive courses using the Wolfram Cloud—sign in with your Wolfram ID or create one. No plan is required. This interactive course includes video lessons, exercises, quizzes, practice and final exams, and a scratch notebook, all in an easy-to-use interface. From the interactive course, click Track My Progress to chart your certification progress as you go. Recommended best practice for completing this interactive course is to start with Lesson 1 and progress through the video lessons and exercises, taking each quiz in the order it appears in the table of contents.