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Science is fascinating, but solving business challenges with Big Data pays the bills, big time. In this program, you'll learn how to design a Big Data science project of your own using data from social networks, sensors, weblogs and more. By the time you've finished the program, you'll be ready to take your place as a fully qualified member of a Big Data team. And as if that weren't enough, remember the Harvard Business Review called Data Scientist "the sexiest job of the 21st century." 

Your take-away

This program is a great way to help you:

  • Discover and understand business cases from Big Data projects in diverse industries;
  • Identify potential data to analyze from internal and external sources;
  • Collect and transform data from social networks;
  • Learn how to clean and transform data with an ETL tool;
  • Learn the fundamentals of NoSQL and Hadoop;
  • Analyze data through a visual process;
  • Visualize data with best-in-class data visualization tools;
  • Learn graphical grammar;
  • Create stories to share your insights.

Our approach

In this program, 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 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.

Program courses

To get this certificate, students must complete the 3 courses listed below.  
*Click the blue links to get information about each course.

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