Big Data Fundamentals

Provided by University of Adelaide (AdelaideX)
$150 USD
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Intermediate
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Learn how big data is driving organisational change and essential analytical tools and techniques, including data mining and PageRank algorithms.

MicroMasters® ProgramBig Data
Course Format:Instructor-Led
Start Date:Oct 24, 2017

What you will learn

  • Knowledge and application of MapReduce
  • Understanding the rate of occurrences of events in big data
  • How to design algorithms for stream processing and counting of frequent elements in Big Data
  • Understand and design PageRank algorithms
  • Understand underlying random walk algorithms

Overview

Organizations now have access to massive amounts of data and it’s influencing the way they operate. They are realizing in order to be successful they must leverage their data to make effective business decisions.

In this course, part of the Big Data MicroMasters program, you will learn how big data is driving organisational change and the key challenges organizations face when trying to analyse massive data sets.

You will learn fundamental techniques, such as data mining and stream processing. You will also learn how to design and implement PageRank algorithms using MapReduce, a programming paradigm that allows for massive scalability across hundreds or thousands of servers in a Hadoop cluster. You will learn how big data has improved web search and how online advertising systems work.

By the end of this course, you will have a better understanding of the various applications of big data methods in industry and research.

Before you start

Candidates interested in pursuing the MicroMasters program in Big Data are advised to complete Programming for Data Science and Computational Thinking and Big Data before undertaking this course.
  • Instructor-Led: course contains assignments and exams that have specific due dates, and you complete the course within a defined time period.
  • Course ends: Jan 22, 2019

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Frequently Asked Questions

Question: This course is self-paced, but is there a course end date? 
Answer: Yes. The first course release started on May 15, 2017 and ends on December 1, 2018. 
The new release of the course starts on December 1, 2018 and ends on December 1, 2020. 

Who can take this course?

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