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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

Research firm IDC predicts big data spending will reach $48.6 billion by 2019 with large tech enterprises such as Oracle, IBM, Microsoft, SAP, EMC, HP and Dell continuing to invest in big data and large-scale data analytics.

And with data growth in manufacturing, healthcare, education, IoT and the government sector, the demand for data scientists, big data specialists and data miners in general should continue to grow over the next few years.

We've listed some UK courses you can apply for specialising in data, big data, and data science.

The courses listed vary from university and Masters places to free online courses.

1. Big Data University

Big data courses: Big Data University

IBM's Big Data University in partnership with Tata Consulting, Trans Neuron Technologies and Cognizant (to name a few) has over 400,000 people registered as 'students' with access to its free online learning resource.

The big data university offers courses on data science, asset management, big data, cloud computing, programming, machine learning and database technologies. What's more, data journalism, NoSQL, data engineering and data science for social good will be 'coming soon' to 
the online learning resource.

More information here.

2. AWS 'big data on AWS'

Big data courses: AWS 'big data on AWS'

This AWS certified course focuses on AWS solutions and their relationship with big data ecosystems, using Apache Hadoop, in-memory analytics with Spark and Spark SQL on Amazon EMR, visualisation software and big data workflows using AWS Data Pipeline.

Experience level: Comfortable with Apache Hadoop, MapReduce, HDFS, and SQL/NoSQL querying

Type: Instructor-led training and hands-on labs
Where: London and attend from anywhere (AFA) via a virtual classroom
Price: £1,450
Course length: Three days 

Register here.

3. Udemy

Big data courses: Udemy

Udemy offers a range of courses on most aspects of technology with most costing between £10- £30 and some costing nothing at all. All Udemy courses mentioned below are 'attend from anywhere' classes based on video tutorials.

Big Data and Apache Hadoop for Developers

This course addresses what big data is and how to use big data analytics within the Hadoop ecosystem, specifically focusing on data warehouses, data architecture and real-time case studies.

Skill level: Intermediate
Type: Video tutorials
Price: £17
Course length: 9 mini lectures

Data Analytics using Hadoop ecosystem

This course looks at NYSE data, top-down analysis of stock data and general practices for gaining meaningful data insights.

Skill level: Intermediate
Type: Video tutorials
Price: Free
Course length: 11 mini lectures


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