Certificate in Big Data Technologies

Design and Build Big Data Systems

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Program Details

  • Location: Downtown Seattle, Online, Bellevue
  • Duration: 8 months
  • Class Times: Evenings
  • Cost: $3,585

Next start date

October 4, 2017

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About this Program


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 experience who work with large data sets.

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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

  • Essential concepts of big data engineering, including distributed data storage and processing for analytical and streaming applications
  • The application of key data engineering tools and techniques
  • How emerging technologies can be used to solve current data engineering challenges

Get Hands-on Experience

You’ll use industry-standard data tools such as Hadoop, Hive and Spark.

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.

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Learning Formats

Classroom

Attend class in person and engage face to face with your classmates and instructors as part of a highly interactive curriculum. Assignments and other course materials are delivered through Canvas, a web-based learning management system that also serves as a communications hub. You must attend at least 60 percent of your class sessions in person. You may view the remainder online, either as recorded sessions or in real time (limit of two live-streamed sessions per quarter).

Online

Courses are streamed online in real time from the classroom. You interact with your instructors and fellow students via chat, using Adobe Connect web conferencing software. Assignments and other course materials are delivered through Canvas, a web-based learning management system that also serves as a communications hub.

For added flexibility, each quarter you may view recordings of up to 40 percent of your class sessions instead of attending in real time. You also can attend the classroom sessions in person if space is available.

Blended

Our special blended programs combine the convenience of online study with the vibrancy of in-person classes for a unique learning experience.

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