Grade Achieved: 94.5% / Licence Number : J6EEFWX5H3KZ

Completed by Odysseas Tigas on September 22, 2015

3 weeks of study, 5-6 hours/week

Natasha Balac

University of California, San Diego

Course Description 

What’s the “hype” surrounding the Big Data phenomenon? Who are these mysterious data scientists everyone is talking about? What kinds of problem-solving skills and knowledge should they have? What kinds of problems can be solved by Big Data technology? After this short introductory course you will have answers to all these questions. Additionally, you will start to become proficient with the key technical terms and big data tools and applications to prepare you for a deep dive into the rest of the courses in the Big Data specialization. Each day, our society creates 2.5 quintillion bytes of data (that’s 2.5 followed by 18 zeros). With this flood of data the need to unlock actionable value becomes more acute, rapidly increasing demand for Big Data skills and qualified data scientists.

Hands-On Assignment Hardware and Software Requirements :

Software : Windows 7+, Mac OS X 10.10+, Ubuntu 14.04+ or CentOS 6+ VirtualBox 5+

Hardware : Quad Core Processor (VT-x or AMD-V support recommended), 64-bit 8 GB Ram 20 GB disk free.

Internet connection :  Access to broadband connection

Course Syllabus

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