Data Engineering, Big Data, and Machine Learning on GCP Specialization
Data Engineering on Google Cloud Platform. Launch your career in Data Engineering. Deliver business value with big data and machine learning.
About this Specialization
Applied Learning Project
This Specialization incorporates hands-on labs using our Qwiklabs platform.
These hands on components will let you apply the skills you learn in the video lectures. Projects will incorporate topics such as Google BigQuery, which are used and configured within Qwiklabs. You can expect to gain practical hands-on experience with the concepts explained throughout the modules.
Some related experience required.
Some related experience required.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the refund policy?
If you subscribed, you get a 7-day free trial during which you can cancel at no penalty. After that, we don’t give refunds, but you can cancel your subscription at any time. See our full refund policy.
Can I just enroll in a single course?
Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.
Is financial aid available?
Yes, Coursera provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by clicking on the Financial Aid link beneath the "Enroll" button on the left. You'll be prompted to complete an application and will be notified if you are approved. You'll need to complete this step for each course in the Specialization, including the Capstone Project. Learn more.
Can I take the course for free?
When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free. If you cannot afford the fee, you can apply for financial aid.
Is this course really 100% online? Do I need to attend any classes in person?
This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.
Will I earn university credit for completing the Specialization?
This Specialization doesn't carry university credit, but some universities may choose to accept Specialization Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more.
How long does it take to complete the Specialization?
This accelerated specialization is designed to be completed in only four weeks. Additionally, our Google Cloud Platform free trial ends after 60 days or when your $300 in credits are used up.
What background knowledge is necessary?
One (1) year of experience with one or more of the following:
• A common query language such as SQL
• Extract, transform, load activities
• Data modeling
• Machine learning and/or statistics
• Programming in Python
Do I need to take the courses in a specific order?
We strongly recommend you take these courses in order, beginning with Big Data and Machine Learning Fundamentals. This is especially important when completing the Qwiklabs projects, as these hands-on labs build upon the work you complete in preceding courses.
What will I be able to do upon completing the Specialization?
Upon completion of this Specialization, you'll have the opportunity to share your information directly with Google and Publicis [more partners coming soon] to be considered for open hiring opportunities. You'll also earn a Specialization Certificate to share with your professional network and potential employers.
Google Cloud Platform is used in a wide variety of environments, all the way from startups to global enterprises. This specialization is designed to help prepare you to implement solutions using Google Cloud Platform in any of these types of environments.
Am I eligible for the Google Cloud Platform free trial?
To be eligible for the free trial, you will need:
- Google account (Google is currently blocked in China)
- Credit card or bank account
- Terms of service
Note: There is a known issue with certain EU countries where individuals are not able to sign up, but you may sign up as "business" status and intend to see a potential economic benefit from the trial. More details at: https://support.google.com/cloud/answer/6090602\n\nMore Google Cloud Platform free trial FAQs are available at: https://cloud.google.com/free-trial/
For more details on how the free trial works, visit our documentation page: https://cloud.google.com/free-trial/docs/
What if I have already used up my Google Cloud Platform free trial?
If your current Google account is no longer eligible for the Google Cloud Platform free trial, you can create another Google account. Your new Google account should be used to sign up for the free trial.
How does the free trial work?
View this page for more details: https://cloud.google.com/free-trial/docs/
Is the certificate received after completing a Coursera course or specialization the same as a Google Cloud certification?
No, the certificate received is a Coursera coursework completion certificate and not an official Google Cloud certification. To receive a Google Cloud certification you need to pass a Google Cloud certification exam which must be taken in-person at an official testing center. More information available here: https://cloud.google.com/certification/
I’ve passed all the Coursera courses for the Data Engineering on Google Cloud Platform Specialization. Will I be able to pass the Google Certified Professional Data Engineer certification exam?
Taking courses is a great way to familiarize yourself with the various components of Google Cloud Platform; however, actual real-world, hands-on experience is the best preparation for certification. Combine these courses and work experience and you are on your way to certification.
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