Almost every organization is using data to make decisions, improve processes or drive profitability. While it seems trite to say 'data is the new oil' it is nonetheless the true. More and more organizations therefore expect their workforce or service providers to be at least conversant with how this Big Data oil functions to enhance and improve organizational decision making. They expect this degree of working knowledge of Big Data not only from their IT staff but also their non technical staff especially those persons involved in making and developing organization goals and strategies. This is where this course shines - as a non technical but comprehensive high level overview of the things a career or professional person needs to know about Big Data.
It answers what is Big Data; how is Big Data processed; how is Big Data analysed for insights; how is it managed and finally how to assure its security and privacy. The course is organized into 5 sections with each section covering a main topic that is further broken down into one or more sub-topics delivered in short easy to follow video and or article lectures. There is a quiz and case study assignment for each section. No IT knowledge or background is required. It can be completed with dedicated focus in two days or a week or two if you desire a more leisurely learning pace.