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Introduction to Big Data (Online Academy)

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Course Overview

The rise in data volumes is often an untapped opportunity for organizations. Despite the increase in volume of data, over 65% of organizations globally are struggling to extract value from their data. The ability to harness the power of big data and analytics requires a deep rooted conceptual understanding to generate actionable insights.

Big data is often a poorly understood and ill-defined term, often ascribed to the volume alone, while the veracity, variety, velocity and value are often forgotten. This online workshop looks at the fundamentals of Big Data. Taking a step-back and building a foundation which can leveraged across the business.

Online Academy

Delivery: On-demand

PRICE: £200


Why Choose This Course?

Course Benefits

  • Empowers participants to understand data insights
  • Learn the fundamentals of Big Data and develop strategies to overcome challenges       
  • Study the technological landscape of Big Data and different phases
  • Critically evaluate Big Data to a case scenario
  • Develop a deeper understanding of data and how it supports innovation, programme design, problem-solving and strategy development    

Who is it for?

  • Data Analysts
  • Commercial Directors
  • CRM Specialists
  • CIO

Programme Modules

  • What is Big Data & interesting versus actionable data
  • Big Data & Business Intelligence
  • Big Data landscape
  • Identification and moving between the phases of analytics in the context of Big Data
  • Barriers and challenges
  • Framework to build the business case

Learning Outcomes

Benefits for the Individual

  • A granular understanding of what is meant by data;
  • Understand the difference between interesting and actionable data;
  • Defining Big Data, what is Big Data, and what it is not;
  • Difference between business intelligence and big data;
  • Understanding the nature of big data;
  • Understanding the big data landscape: Conceptual and Technological
  • Who is the data scientist, and what does this person do?
  • Identification and moving between the phases of analytics in the context of Big Data,
  • Commonly used big data techniques and how to ensure the correct analytic technique is used
  • Common Barriers and challenges in the application of big data analytics

Benefits of Online Academy

  • Boost your resume — with self-paced learning and advance your career with specialist technical skills
  • Convenience and flexibility — Learn whenever you want – from the comfort of your home or office
  • Enabled for mobile – make use of downtime with easy bite sized chunks of learning
  • Learn and apply right now – immediately implement what you learn during the course
  • Become part of a professional learning community — discuss any problems with students and the Course Instructor
  • Cost effective — save on travel expenses, reduce unproductive down time and no crowded airports
  • Grow as a team — with multiple licenses your team can access the course and learn together, no matter where they are in the world

Programme Details

Module 1

What is Big Data & Interesting versus Actionable Data

Module 2

Big Data & Business Intelligence

Module 3

Big Data Landscape

Module 4

Identification and moving between the phases of Analytics in the contest of Big Data

Module 5

Barriers and Challenges

Module 6

Framework to Build the Business Case