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Must-Have Skills for Big Data Practitioners

Duration: Three Day Workshop

Prerequisite: None

Course Outline

Big data gets much attention for the changes that it brings to the field of data analytics. We must also realize that it changes the game for data management practitioners. Data architects, data engineers, and data analysts—nearly anyone who works with data—need to learn new skills to succeed in the age of big data.

Big data is an important topic for modern analytics, yet it is continuously evolving. Achieving good return on your big data investment requires strategy that focuses on purpose, people, and process before exploring data and technologies. Strategy drives planning and architecture to ensure that big data complements and does not disrupt the existing BI and analytics environment. There are many technologies to leverage the power of big data, but data and technologies alone don’t create insight and value. The real question is how to engage in the big data journey and develop a viable big data strategy. This requires a roadmap to plan, build, and execute.

With strategy in place the right technologies become the path to value. Data management and business insights both depend on technology. Machine learning and deep learning technology is at the leading edge of big data analytics. Hadoop is the widely accepted open source technology that establishes the baseline for big data management.

The Must-Have Skills for Big Data Practitioners workshop will cover essential techniques and best practices for leveraging the power of big data over three days of in-depth, interactive training.

Your Team Will Learn

  • Key characteristics of big data and why “big” is not among the top five
  • The hidden structures of unstructured data and the common types of big data sources
  • Value opportunities and common applications for big data
  • How to define, refine, and apply a big data roadmap
  • The opportunities, technologies, and techniques of machine learning and deep learning
  • Key considerations for implementing machine learning
  • Hadoop components and architecture
  • Hadoop configuration, administration, and management
  • How to use common Hadoop tools

Geared To

  • Business and data analysts
  • Data engineers with big data responsibilities
  • Analytics program and project managers
  • BI and analytics architects, designers, and developers
  • Anyone with a role in analytics or big data
  • Anyone with an interest in Hadoop, ranging from “Hadoop curious” to those who are actively involved in implementation

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Yvonne Baho

Yvonne M. Baho Director, Enterprise Learning
Phone: 978.582.7105


"The instructor was very responsive to input from the class and adapted to meet the needs specific to our context. I especially appreciated the many case studies and focus on assessment."

S. Bessias UNC Healthcare

"Very good overall view of DW concepts and provided valuable insight for such a varied audience."

Jerry Bundt Nestle Purina

"This was the best training class I’ve had in my 20 year career."

Tim Grieb Seattle Children’s Hospital

"The instructor did an excellent job and demonstrated an understanding of real world applications."

Sean Dewulf Con-way Freight


Yvonne Baho Yvonne M. Baho
Director, Enterprise Learning
Phone: 978.582.7105
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