Big data is a term for data sets so large that traditional data processing applications can’t be used to perform meaningful analysis. However, data itself is not significant – it’s the measuring of data trends, patterns and associations that’s important, and demand for these unique analytical skills has continued to rise.
The Certificate of Big Data is an online course that will introduce you to the fundamentals of big data from a historical perspective and in the context of emerging technologies.
In this IT course, you will learn about the challenges it presents, and explore the legal, security, marketing, sales and operational perspectives surrounding Big Data.
You will also study some of the theoretical aspects of Big Data, including the Apache software foundation, NoSQL databases, the design principles of Hadoop and the Big Data Stack.
On completion of this course, you will have a firm grasp of some of the challenges businesses face as a result of its usage and be able to leverage the power and exponential growth of Big Data into the 21st century.
Unit 1 - Big Data teams and projects
Analytics and business team members
Solutions and cluster team members
Big Data impacting IT
Big Data projects
DIY super computing
Hadoop in the clouds
Big Data and RDBMS
Data centre projects
Big Data use cases
Big Data engines
Common analytics use cases
Impacting the globe
Unit 2 - Opportunities and challenges
Global increasing digital volume
Opportunities and challenges
Planning for Big Data
Big Data impacting business
Unit 3 – Perspectives
The legal perspective
Privacy concerns and protecting data
Laws, ethics and regulations
Responsibility with predictions
Monetising Big Data
Data collection and transparency
Ignoring social media
The corporate leadership perspective
Big Data products and skills
Impacting human resources
Big Data in perspective
The engineering perspective
Big Data needs and risks
Building cloud infrastructures and on-site infrastructures
Building Big Data teams
Using data analytics effectively
Unit 4 - Hadoop in detail
Design principles of Hadoop
Functional view of Hadoop
HDFS in action
Yarn in action
MapReduce in action
Unit 5 - Securing big data streams
Streaming data security
Distributed processing security risks
Data mining and analytics privacy flaws
End-point device tampering risks
Secure data streams and data in motion
End-point input validation and filtering
Secure data at rest with symmetric ciphers
Unit 6 - Marketing and sales perspective
The mobile effect
The path to purchase
Marketing research methods
Datafied consumer behaviour
Split testing and cross-channel marketing
The sales perspective
Big Data awareness
Algorithms and software
The internet of things
Barriers to adoptions
The strategic planning perspective
Measuring data value
Leadership concerns and challenges
Integrating data sources
Unit 7 - Orchestrating in Big Data operations
Trends in system orchestrations
Integrating Big Data and business
Big Data and ETL
Unit 8 - Testing Big Data
Data warehousing vs Big Data testing
ETL and warehouse testing principles
Testing data loads
Testing tools with Hadoop ecosystems
Unit 9 - Big Data Fundamentals
Characteristics and benefits
Data source types
Big Data by market sector
Big Data and security
Phases of the data life cycle
Unit 10 - Interpreting Big Data
Data analysis process
Data storage, management, cleaning and mining tools
Data analysis, visualisation and integration tools
Unit 11 - Additional topics
Defining Big Data
The key contributors
The Apache software foundation
Open source projects
Big Data stack
Big Data components
New generation, bigger data
Monitoring Big Data operations
Big Data repositories
Understanding Big Data metrics
Concepts and monitoring performance
Today’s challenges with Big Data
Challenges businesses face today
Prevention and preserving
When you study with Australian Online Courses, you will be assessed using a competency-based training method.
Competency-based training focuses on the achievement of skills and knowledge against set criteria to ensure your competency is industry relevant. You will not be benchmarked against other students.
If you do not achieve a competency result on your first attempt, you have two more attempts to pass your assessment. So, you have three attempts in total to obtain a competency result.
In this way, you can complete your course in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
In this course, you will be assessed via multiple-choice questions to determine your mastery of details and specific knowledge gained during your studies to achieve a ‘competent’ or ‘not yet competent’ result.
Benefits of Multiple-Choice Assessments
Appropriate for assessing students’ mastery of details and specific knowledge.
Can be used to assess both simple knowledge and complex concepts.
Questions can be answered quickly to accurately assess a students’ mastery of many topics relatively quickly.
Assessment can be quickly and reliably scored to achieve a ‘competent’ or ‘not yet competent’ result.
As the answers are visible, multiple-choice questions offer the opportunity for the continuation of the learning process, offering educational value.
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
No entry requirements;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support;
Easy to understand course content;
We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 50 hours. We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
While printed materials are not available for purchase, transcripts of video lectures and other learning resources are available for printing via our elearning system.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
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Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.