NoSQL, Big Data and Spark Fundamentals, Certificate | Part time online | edX - online learning platform | United States
4 months
247 USD/full
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EdX is an online learning platform trusted by over 12 million users offering the NoSQL, Big Data and Spark Fundamentals Certificate in collaboration with IBMx.

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Data engineers and Big Data professionals are in overwhelming demand. NoSQL and Big Data technology skills such as Apache Spark are a must-have for modern day data-driven decision-making. This three-course Professional Certificate from IBM opens the door for data engineering and big data careers.

Starting with NoSQL Database Basics, this course introduces you to NoSQL fundamentals, including the four key non-relational database categories. By the end of the course, you will have hands-on skills working with MongoDB, Cassandra, and IBM Cloudant NoSQL databases.

This NoSQL, Big Data and Spark Fundamentals Professional Certificate in collaboration with IBMx does not require any prior programming or data science skills; however, prior basic data literacy and SQL skills will prove valuable in completing this program.

Job Outlook

  • The Dice Tech Job Report lists Data Engineering as the fastest-growing tech occupation with year-over-year growth of 50%.
  • Data engineering jobs are listed as one of the top 10 jobs in Glassdoor's best jobs in America for 2020.
  • Jefferson Parker lists NoSQL second in its list of the top eight demand Big Data Skills. Multiple sources report expected NoSQL growth of 30% through 2026, with, based on PayScale rankings, with salaries of more than 107K annually.
  • In a Towards Data Science 2020 analysis of major site job listings, Apache Spark appears in half of job listings for data engineers. Spark programming language is the third most requested Big Data technology skill by employers.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • NoSQL Database Basics
  • Big Data, Hadoop, and Spark Basics
  • Apache Spark for Data Engineering and Machine Learning

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 4 months
    • 2 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.




  • Self-paced

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

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Tuition Fee

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