Concordia University


Course Code: CEBD 1150
You're interested in Big Data software systems and technology, clearly, or you wouldn't be reading this. But if you're more interested in harnessing those tools to achieve specific business objectives, this course is for you. It will start with an overview of the most and least successful big data projects in all industries, helping you understand the dos and don’ts that make a data science project successful. You'll also have the chance to imagine and design your own project. In the second part of the course, you'll learn how to identify, collect, and transform data from internal and external sources. This is the first of three courses that will lead to your certificate in Big Data Business Analytics and Visualization. So, are you in?

Your take-away

This course is a great way to help you:
• Understand the business issues solved by Big Data;
• Build a data pipeline to help you feed your Big Data project;
• Understand the Dos and Don'ts that make a data science project successful;
• Imagine and design your own data science project;
• Work on structured and unstructured data from social networks using an ETL tool.

Our approach

In this course, you'll gain real-world knowledge, experience and insights through lectures from experienced pros who'll show you the ropes. More excitingly, you'll learn through hands-on projects using the most powerful equipment and the very latest software like data transformation tools, NoSQL and Hadoop, Data Visualization and Data Storytelling tools. You can't get skills like this on YouTube.

Who benefits the most?

• Anyone who wants to learn the fundamentals of Big Data.
• Students who want to work in Big Data / Data Science for a large- or medium-sized company.
• Students who want to create their own startup in Data Science / Big Data.
• Employees in the business-intelligence field who want to upgrade their skills or broaden their horizons.
• Employees or students who want to become Data Scientists.

Alumni discount

Concordia University Undergraduate and Graduate Alumni, based on the information maintained by the Office of the Registrar, are waived from paying registration and late registration fees when enrolling for courses at Concordia Continuing Education. In addition, Concordia University Undergraduate and Graduate Alumni will receive a 10% reduction on their tuition fees. The Alumni discount is automatically calculated when students enroll on-line.

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