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Data analytics courses you can apply for in 2016

Christina Mercer | June 28, 2016
Interested in data science? We've listed some of the top courses you can apply for this year

Master Tableau for Data Science

This course is designed to provide students with a taste of 'real-life' analytics insights on Tableau desktop or Tableau public systems. Students will learn to create static and dynamic sets and create tables, calculations, multiple layers and perform consistent data mining.

Skill level: Intermediate
Type: Video tutorials
Price: £10
Course length: 48 mini lectures

Process Big Data using Apache PIG

This course focuses solely on the data analysis of big data using Apache PIG. PIG creates MapReduce programs that are used with Hadoop. The course will highlight PIG data flows, embedding PIG, operators, and unit testing.

Skill level: Intermediate
Type: Video tutorials
Price: £14
Course length: 49 mini lectures

4. Masters courses

Big data courses: Masters courses

With the prediction of a big data skills shortage, universities are aiming to plug this gap by offering a range of courses that you can apply for this year.

Database systems

This course offers students an Oracle certification and centres on business systems programming, data management and repositories, database languages and database professional practices.

Where: The University of Westminster
Start date: August 2016
Duration: 12 months
Type: Campus
Cost: £9,500

Big Data and Text Analytics

This course focuses on cloud technologies, machine learning, data mining, natural language engineering and text analytics. 

Where: The University of Essex
Start date: October 2016
Duration: 12 months
Type: Campus
Cost: £5,950

Data science

This course looks at machine learning, foundations of data science, cloud application development and the evolution of complexity.

Where: The University of Southampton
Start date: August 2016
Duration: 12 months
Type: Campus
Cost: £9,000

Big Data Technologies

This course focuses on big data challenges, curation, storage, integration, sharing, search, analysis and mining of large distributed unstructured datasets.

Where: Glasgow Caledonian University
Start date: September 2016/January 2017
Duration: 12 months
Type: Campus
Cost: £4,200

More courses here.

5. Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA)

Big data courses: Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA)

Microsoft Virtual Academy is a free online learning resource offering web-based classes in a range of IT disciplines such as app development, business intelligence, devops, cloud management, analytics and of course tutorials for its own software, namely Azure, Dynamics and Office 365.

Building Blocks: Big Data and Machine Learning

This course focuses on machine learning via the Azure platform, data processing procedures, generating scalable data insights and predictive machine learning models.

Where: Online
Duration: 1.25 hours
Level: Intermediate
Cost: Free

Orchestrating data and services with Azure data factory


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