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Certificate in Big Data Technologies

Design and Build Big Data Platforms

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Program Details

  • Location: Online
  • Duration: 8 months
  • Times: Evenings
  • Cost: $4,437

Next start date:

October 2022

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About this Program


In today’s job market, big data is hot — and so are data engineers, the professionals who have the knowledge and skills to tame it. Organizations have a growing need for specialists who know how to design and build platforms that can handle the gigantic amount of data available today.

In this three-course certificate program, we’ll explore distributed computing and the practical tools used to store and process data before it can be analyzed. You’ll work with typical data stacks and gain experience with the kinds of data flow situations commonly used to inform key business decisions. Complete this program and engineer your career in the world of big data technologies.

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Designed for

Professionals with programming, database and system administration experience who are looking to expand their careers into big data.

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Certificate in Big Data Technologies

Instructor David Patton of the Certificate in Big Data Technologies discusses the program and the high demand for professionals with these kinds of skills and knowledge.

Duration: 01:01

What You'll Learn

  • The fundamentals of big data stacks, their uses, advantages and limitations
  • Key background in distributed systems, cloud computing, relational databases and key-value stores
  • The foundations of the Hadoop big data ecosystem and beyond (MapReduce, Hive, Spark, SQL, non-relational processing)
  • The pros and cons of batch processing versus in-memory processing
  • The uses and limitations of NoSQL stores (HBase, Redis, Elasticsearch, Cassandra, etc.)

Get Hands-on Experience

  • Write code for big data processing
  • Configure and deploy frameworks and libraries to run big data software

Program Overview

Complete the courses listed below to earn the certificate. You may be able to take individual courses without enrolling in the certificate program; check the course pages for details.

Learning Format

Online With Real-Time Meetings

Combine the convenience of online learning with the immediacy of real-time interaction. You’ll stream courses online and interact with your instructors and fellow students via chat, web conferencing or phone, all in real time. Learn More »

Program Sessions

Online With Real-Time Meetings

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