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Big Data courses – which one should you choose?
February 28, 2017 News big data Big Data Industry


Big Data skills are in high demand, so what training and certifications will get you the job?

Data analysts, data scientists, developers, engineers and indeed anyone with the skills and experience to work with Big Data are in high demand and can command big salaries. So, if you want to get into this part of the IT industry what are the certifications and training course you need?

Oracle Business Intelligence (OBI) Foundation Suite 11g Essentials

This exam identifies professionals who are skilled in implementing solutions based on Oracle Business Intelligence Suite. The certification covers skills such as: installing OBIEE, building the BI Server metadata repository, building BI dashboards, constructing ad hoc queries, defining security settings and configuring and managing cache files. The qualification is more aimed at members of the Oracle Partner Network who sell and deploy the technology, but anyone can take the exam.

CCP Data Scientist: Cloudera Certified Professional Data Scientist

 Cloudera offers several Big Data-related certifications, but of particular interest is the CCP Data Scientist certification. It is focused on designing and developing solutions for production environments. Three exams must be passed: Descriptive and Inferential Statistics on Big Data, Advanced Analytical Techniques on Big Data, and Machine Learning at Scale.Each exam involves an eight-hour test during which the student must complete a challenge. All exams must be completed within 365 days.

MongoDB NoSQL certification

MongoDB certifications recognise developers and DBAs with the knowledge needed to build and maintain MongoDB applications. This certification programme currently has a couple of associate-level credentials: MongoDB Certified DBA and MongoDB Certified Developer.The firm offers training in the classroom and free online video training through the MongoDB University.

SAS Certified Data Scientist

The certification is designed for people who can operate and gain insights from Big Data with a variety of SAS and open source tools, make business recommendations with complex machine learning models, and then deploy models at scale within the SAS environment.

EMC Data Scientist Associate (EMCDSA)

The EMCDSA certification offers curriculum-based training and certification to provide a hands-on practitioner’s approach to the techniques and tools required for Big Data Analytics.The course centres on technology concepts and principles, which EMC claims is ideal for multi-vendor, multi-technology environments. The curriculum leverages industry best practices and industry-standard terminology and definitions.

HP ASE – Vertica Big Data Solutions Administrator V1

This certification validates that IT professionals can manage the Vertica Analytics Platform. It also validates that candidates can perform advanced administrative tasks such as manual projection design, diagnostics, advanced troubleshooting and database tuning. According to HP, typical candidates are technical specialists with at least six months of experience administering, managing, and operating the Vertica Analytics platform and who understand the purpose and use of the system tables. The certification requires passing an exam with 60 multiple choice questions in one hour and 40 minutes.

Big Data on AWS

This course introduces IT professionals to cloud-based Big Data solutions such as Amazon Elastic MapReduce (EMR), Amazon Redshift, Amazon Kinesis and the rest of the AWS Big Data platform. The course shows candidates how to use Amazon EMR to process data using the broad ecosystem of Hadoop tools like Hive and Hue.

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