Looking to Learn Big Data? Here's a Course in a Nutshell Just for You

By Malavikka

Are you intrigued by the largeness of big data? What is Big Data analytics and why is it so talked about? The basic explanation to this is that amidst the sea of information available on the internet, big data analysis helps in obtaining the relevant information as a statistics for various official purposes. But what more to it and how much will it be useful for your career, a big time? To know the answer for all this, take this online course for free!

Looking to Learn Big Data? Take this Course


Name of the course

Big Data 101


Big Data University and IBM Learning Lab

Key points covered

  • What is big data?
  • How do we use it?
  • Why should we care?
  • What is a big data platform?


There is no eligibility for the course. Anybody who is interested in learning can take it up as it is a beginner level course.

Syllabus for Big Data Course

Module 1 - Big Data - Beyond the Hype

Big Data Skills and Sources of Big Data

Big Data Adoption

Module 2 - What is Big Data ?

Characteristics of Big Data - The Four V's

Understanding Big Data with Examples

Module 3 - The Big Data Platform

Key aspects of a Big Data Platform

Governance for Big Data

Module 4 - Five High Value Big Data Use Cases

Overview of High Value Big Data Use Cases


Module 5 - Technical Details of Big Data Components

Text Analytics and Streams

Cloud and Big Data




Any time of the day. The duration of the course is three hours



Number of seats


How to apply

  • Go to www.bigdatauniversity.com
  • Under the Courses tab, click Our Courses
  • A new page with a list of courses will appear
  • Click on Big Data course
  • On the right top corner, press the button 'Start the Free Course'
  • A registration form appears. Click Sign Up link given below the form
  • Enter your details and get registered
  • You will get notification about the course details and you can start it

Last date of admission




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