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Course Code: CEBD 1260
Get ready to delve into the core concepts and implementation of Big Data analytics. What does that mean exactly? Well, based on practical examples from well-known systems like Netflix, YouTube or Twitter, your instructor will describe some fascinating Big Data problems, introduce the standard algorithms used to address them, and present libraries used to implement those algorithms. You'll cover topics like mining of frequent item sets, clustering, stream analysis, similarity search, machine learning and recommendation systems. This course will take you two thirds of the way to earning your Big Data certificate. And that's a very big deal.

Your take-away

This course is a great way to help you:
• Understand the broad classes of methods used to address big data challenges;
• Learn the main algorithms to implement those methods;
• Apply those algorithms on realistic problems using existing software libraries.

Our approach

This course employs project-based learning that's focused on the acquisition of practical, real-world skills and not just theory. You'll be taught in our computer labs by an industry pro using state-of-the-art technologies, software and equipment.

Who benefits the most?

• Students who completed CEBD 1160 and want to continue their studies.
• Individuals who want to improve the performance of their organization by better harnessing Big Data.
• Professionals who want to leverage data for better decision-making.
• Entrepreneurs with projects that could benefit from data analytics.
• Students in fields like geography, biology, psychology, humanities or any other field with big data.
• IT professionals who want to transition to Big Data from more traditional sectors.

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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