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TP empowers Singapore students with big data analytics skills
July 19, 2016 News


Temasek Polytechnic (TP), Singapore and Cloudera have teamed on cultivating the next generation of data professionals through the Cloudera Academic Partnership (CAP) program.

Students from Temasek Polytechnic’s School of Informatics & IT (IIT) now have access to the latest Apache Hadoop curriculum, software and skills training for the Hadoop platform.

TP will leverage CAP to integrate the content provided by Cloudera into both its full-time Diploma in Big Data Management & Governance and the part-time Specialist Diploma in Big Data Management.

Temasek Polytechnic’s full-time programme is the first and only full-time programme dedicated to big data skills.

The part-time programme is available to post-secondary students, and is ideal for working professionals who want to further hone their skills in this area.

“Temasek Polytechnic is committed to training students with deep skills in managing big data. Our partnership with Cloudera in implementing the CAP program is already helping our students acquire the necessary skills and experience to respond to the needs of industry for skilled professionals,” said Lee-Lim Sok Keow, deputy principal/Temasek Polytechnic and director/TP School of Informatics & IT.


Industry-standard Hadoop curriculum
CAP enables Cloudera to provide partner institutions with a free, complete, industry-standard Hadoop curriculum that can readily be incorporated into computer science and business analytics courses.

“We are seeing a strong demand for skilled data professionals, especially for workers who are able to deploy and manage big data initiatives on the Hadoop platform,” said Daniel Ng, senior director for APAC, Cloudera. “Cloudera’s CAP program provides institutions with the appropriate resources to streamline and accelerate the adoption of Apache Hadoop, as well as help prepare and certify students for the demands of a changing market and increasingly new big data-related roles across industries.”

Both teaching staff and students of affiliated institutions can access software and discounted training to help accelerate the adoption of the Hadoop platform.

Cloudera recently launched the Cloudera BASE Initiative in Singapore, which Temasek Polytechnic is also a part of.

The Cloudera BASE Initiative brings together partner organisations across the private and public sectors to form an ecosystem that will work collaboratively to empower more data professionals in Singapore.

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