Big Data Certification and Training Options on the Rise

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Higher-Education Big Data Certifications and Training

A bewildering array of approaches to Big Data-oriented training is available in higher education. Though some are available online to students anywhere, others will require at least some physical attendance. Prominent programs that may be of more interest to IT professionals already established in their careers include:

University of Maryland University College Data Analytics graduate certificates and Master's degree: The school currently offers two 15-credit certificate programs. Once completed, those credits can also be applied to the Master's degree in data analytics. The programs also accept several prominent IT certifications in lieu of GMAT or GRE scores in the application process.

When Spiceworks surveyed IT professionals recently about their attitudes toward certifications, one of the most interesting data points was that about half of the respondents will be paying for their continuing IT education themselves this year. Only 56 percent said that their employers would pay for training in 2014. But half of the IT pros said they think that certifications are very valuable or extremely valuable to their careers. And 80 percent of them said they plan to complete some training or certification this year. Since having to pay for continuing education yourself often really means you'll need to find some free or lower-cost training, let's take a look at a range of vendor-specific, higher education, online and free online training resources. We'll begin with one of the hottest IT skill sets for 2014: Big Data, aka analytics and/or business intelligence.

 

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