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EdX is an online learning platform trusted by over 12 million users offering the Big Data Fundamentals Program in collaboration with University of Adelaide - AdelaideX.  Learn how big data is driving organisational change and essential analytical tools and techniques, including data mining and PageRank algorithms.

About

Organizations now have access to massive amounts of data and it’s influencing the way they operate. They are realizing in order to be successful they must leverage their data to make effective business decisions.

The programme

In this Big Data Fundamentals course, part of the Big Data MicroMasters Program from University of Adelaide - AdelaideX you will learn how big data is driving organisational change and the key challenges organizations face when trying to analyse massive data sets.

You will learn fundamental techniques, such as data mining and stream processing. You will also learn how to design and implement PageRank algorithms using MapReduce, a programming paradigm that allows for massive scalability across hundreds or thousands of servers in a Hadoop cluster. You will learn how big data has improved web search and how online advertising systems work.

By the end of this course, you will have a better understanding of the various applications of big data methods in industry and research.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 70 days
    • Intensity 8 hrs/week
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
    • Duration description
      10 weeks; 8 to 10 hours per week
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

What you'll learn:

  • Knowledge and application of MapReduce
  • Understanding the rate of occurrences of events in big data
  • How to design algorithms for stream processing and counting of frequent elements in Big Data
  • Understand and design PageRank algorithms
  • Understand underlying random walk algorithms

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

General Requirements

Candidates interested in pursuing the MicroMasters program in Big Data are advised to complete Programming for Data Science and Computational Thinking and Big Data before undertaking this course.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    150 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 150 USD for the full programme and a duration of 70 days.
  • National

    150 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 150 USD for the full programme and a duration of 70 days.
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Funding

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