Time Series Analysis & Forecasting

4 November, 2024Virtual

4 days
Data and AI
Data Science

From financial data to resource planning, and website visitors to measurement monitoring, time-series data surrounds us. But how can you know what the future holds? This two-day course empowers you to go beyond merely “spotting trends” to making data-driven business forecasts.

When this course is delivered virtually, it is split into half-days (4h) instead of the usual full days (8h).

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4 days


09:00 – 13:00









What will you learn?

After the training, you will be able to:

Extract insights from time series data, including trends and patterns.

Interpret and model seasonality in time series data.

Build forecasting models to make predictions about the future.

Forecast at scale with Prophet.


  • Effectively deal with timestamps and formatting with Pandas
  • Master fundamental time series analysis techniques with aggregations
  • Easily identify trends in the data with rolling averages and various smoothing techniques
  • Decompose time series data into trends, seasonality, non-cyclical components, and residuals
  • Extrapolate current dynamics into the future with a scikit-learn forecasting model
  • Explicitly model trends, seasonalities, outliers and holiday effects with Prophet

This training is for you if:

You work with time series data or are likely to in the future.

You have (some) experience with data wrangling with Pandas and machine learning with scikit-learn.

You want to extract insights from your time series data more easily.

You want to build forecasting models you can trust.

This training is not for you if:

You have no data wrangling and analysis experience with Pandas (check out our Python for Data Analysis training instead)

You have never built a model before with scikit-learn (check out our Certified Data Science with Python course instead).

Why should I do this training

Learn how to extract insights from your time-series data.

Learn how to create state-of-the-art forecasting models for business data.

And gain a strong understanding of how they work.

What else
should I know?

After registering for this training, you will receive a confirmation email with practical information. A week before the training we will ask you about any dietary requirements and share literature if there’s a need to prepare. See you soon!


The training requires a laptop. The hands-on labs are run in an online environment, eliminating the need to install software.

After registering for this course, you will receive a confirmation email with practical information.

Literature and a nice lunch are included in the price.

Travel & accommodation expenses are not included

Meet the trainer

James Hayward

Meet James Hayward, a data science trainer at Xebia Academy. Get to know him here.

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