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Microsoft Professional Program: Certificate in Big Data


Varies, self-paced.

Various; distance learning format.

April 2018 – January 2020.

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: analyze and visualize data; work with non-relational data; query relational data, create a data warehouse; process big data at rest; process big data in motion; orchestrate big data solutions; and build big data analysis solutions. 


Instruction is offered online through edX and through other Microsoft partners.  Major topics include: introduction to big data, analyzing and visualizing data with Power BI, analyzing and visualizing data with Excel, introduction to No SQL data solutions, querying relational data with transaction-SQL, delivering a data warehouse in the Cloud, processing big data with Azure Data Lake analytics, processing big data with Azure HDInsight, processing real-time data streams in Azure, processing real-time data with Azure HDInsight, orchestrating big data with Azure Data Factory, developing big data solutions with Azure Machine Learning Studio, analyzing big data with Microsoft R Server, and implementing predictive analytics with Spark in Azure HDInsight. Skills are measured through formative and summative assessments including a comprehensive capstone project. 

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 4 semester hours in Information Technology, Data Science, Data Analytics or as a technical elective (10/18).