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Data ModelBig DataData ModelingData Management

Learner Career Outcomes

45%

started a new career after completing these courses

37%

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Shareable Certificate
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100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Course 2 of 6 in the
Flexible deadlines
Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Approx. 13 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English, Korean

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Introduction to Big Data Modeling and Management

3 hours to complete
14 videos (Total 63 min), 8 readings
14 videos
Why is this a New Course in the Big Data Specialization?41s
Summary of Introduction to Big Data (Part 1)5m
Summary of Introduction to Big Data (Part 2)5m
Summary of Introduction to Big Data (Part 3)5m
Big Data Management "Must-Ask Questions"1m
Data Ingestion4m
Data Storage3m
Data Quality2m
Data Operations3m
Data Scalability and Security2m
Energy Data Management Challenges at ConEd4m
Gaming Industry Data Management: Q&A with Apmetrix CTO Mark Caldwell7m
Flight Data Management at FlightStats: A Lecture by CTO Chad Berkley13m
8 readings
Slides: Summary of Introduction to Big Data10m
Slides: Big Data Management10m
Reading on Storage Systems10m
Slides: Energy Data Management Challenges at ConEd10m
Slides: Flight Data Management at FlightStats10m
Downloading and Installing the Cloudera VM Instructions (Windows)10m
Downloading and Installing the Cloudera VM Instructions (Mac)10m
Instructions for Downloading Hands On Datasets10m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Big Data Modeling

3 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 52 min), 8 readings, 1 quiz
11 videos
Data Model Structures2m
Data Model Operations4m
Data Model Constraints4m
Introduction to CSV Data4m
What is a Relational Data Model?10m
What is a Semistructured Data Model?6m
Exploring the Relational Data Model of CSV Files4m
Exploring the Semistructured Data Model of JSON data3m
Exploring the Array Data Model of an Image3m
Exploring Sensor Data4m
8 readings
Slides: What Is A Data Model?10m
Introduction to CSV Data10m
Slides: What Is A Relational Data Model?10m
Slides: What is a Semistructured Data Model?10m
Exploring the Relational Data Model of Comma Separated Values (CSV)10m
Exploring the Semistructured Data Model of JSON data10m
Exploring the Array Data Model of an Image10m
Exploring Sensor Data10m
1 practice exercise
Practical Quiz for Week 2 Hands-On Lectures18m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Big Data Modeling (Part 2)

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 31 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
Graph Data Model7m
Other Data Models4m
Exploring the Lucene Search Engine's Vector Data Model4m
Exploring Graph Data Models with Gephi3m
5 readings
Slides: Vector Space Model10m
Slides: Graph Data Model10m
Slides: Other Data Models10m
Exploring Vector Data Models with Lucene10m
Exploring Graph Data Models with Gephi10m
1 practice exercise
Data Models Quiz18m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Working With Data Models

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 29 min), 7 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
What is a Data Stream?5m
Why is Streaming Data different?7m
Understanding Data Lakes5m
Exploring Streaming Sensor Data4m
Exploring Streaming Twitter Data (Optional)4m
7 readings
Slides: Data Model vs. Data Format10m
Slides: What is a Data Stream?10m
Slides: Why is Streaming Data Different?10m
Slides: Understanding Data Lakes10m
Exploring Streaming Sensor Data10m
Instructions for Creating a Twitter App (Optional)10m
Exploring Streaming Twitter Data (Optional)10m
1 practice exercise
Data Formats and Streaming Data Quiz18m

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About the Big Data Specialization

Drive better business decisions with an overview of how big data is organized, analyzed, and interpreted. Apply your insights to real-world problems and questions. ********* Do you need to understand big data and how it will impact your business? This Specialization is for you. You will gain an understanding of what insights big data can provide through hands-on experience with the tools and systems used by big data scientists and engineers. Previous programming experience is not required! You will be guided through the basics of using Hadoop with MapReduce, Spark, Pig and Hive. By following along with provided code, you will experience how one can perform predictive modeling and leverage graph analytics to model problems. This specialization will prepare you to ask the right questions about data, communicate effectively with data scientists, and do basic exploration of large, complex datasets. In the final Capstone Project, developed in partnership with data software company Splunk, you’ll apply the skills you learned to do basic analyses of big data....
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