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19 big data certifications that will pay off

Thor Olavsrud | Oct. 26, 2017
Data scientists, data analysts and data engineers are in high demand. Here are the certifications that will give your career an edge.

The Data Mining and Applications Graduate Certificate certifies the ability to:

  • Use statistical methods to extract meaning from large datasets
  • Develop and use predictive models and analytics
  • Understand and use strategic decision-making applications

Geared at strategy managers, scientific researchers, social sciences researchers, data analysts and consultants, and advertising and marketing executives, the certificate requires candidates complete three courses, starting with either Data Mining and Analysis or Introduction to Statistical Learning. The first course must be completed with a B+ or better and the other courses must be completed with a B or better to earn the certificate award. It takes an average of one to two years to complete the certificate.

Organization: Stanford Center for Professional Development

Price: $11,340 - $12,600 (9-10 units)

How to prepare: To pursue the graduate certificate, candidates must have taken introductory courses in statistics or probability, linear algebra, and computer programming. The candidate also requires a conferred Bachelor's degree with an undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or better.

 

 

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