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    Key Highlights

    Designed for Working Professionals
    Designed for Working Professionals
    5+ Case Studies & Projects
    5+ Case Studies & Projects
    Practical hands-on Workshops
    Practical hands-on Workshops
    BITS Pilani Alumni Status
    BITS Pilani Alumni Status
    Job Assistance with Top Firms
    Job Assistance with Top Firms

    It is a one-stop solution for professionals looking to upskill in Big Data. If you are looking to step up the ladder, then this is the right choice for you!



    Best-in-class content by leading faculty & industry experts in the form of videos, industry projects, assignments & live sessions

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    Post Graduate Certificate Program from BITS Pilani
    Complete all the courses successfully to obtain this prestigious recognition by BITS Pilani
    Post Graduate Certificate Program from BITS Pilani
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    • Connect with a global network of accomplished BITS Alumni
    • Widely recognised and valued Post Certificate Graduate Program in Big Data
    • Network with Big Data professionals across all industries

    Top Skills you will learn

    Data Processing, MapReduce, Data Warehousing, Big Data Analyview more

    Job Opportunities

    Big Data Engineer, Big Data Devloper, Big Data Admin, Big Daview more

    Who is this course for?

    IT & Technology Professionals, Project Leads & Managers in Iview more

    Minimum Eligibility

    Bachelors Degree with min. of 6 months of work experience (iview more

    Empowering learners of tomorrow

    Over 2,300 students have completed this course and started working at their dream job, whats stopping you?

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    Opening the doors to the best in the industry


    World Class Faculties & Industry Experts


    Best in-class content by leading faculty and industry leaders in the form of videos, cases and projects, assignments and live sessions.
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    Content Hours Available
    Case Study & Projects
    Live Learning Sessions

    Preparatory Content

    3 Week
    1 Assignment
    • Introduction to Programming
    • OOP
      9hr 30min
    • Data structures and algorithms
    • RDBMS and SQL
      6hr 27min
    • Java Crash Course
    • Diagnostic Test
      1hr 30min
    • Course Assignment
    • Introduction to Big Data
      3hr 15min

    The Hadoop Framework

    6 Weeks
    1 Assignments
    • Introduction to Hadoop: Distributed Computing Env.
      9hr 27min
    • Data and Distributed Storage (HDFS)
      9hr 9min
    • MapReduce Programming
      22hr 27min
    • Course Project - MapReduce (Saavn)
    • Pig

    ETL & Batch Processing with Hadoop

    7 Weeks
    1 Projects
    • ETL and Data Warehousing
    • Data Ingestion using Sqoop and Flume
    • Hive
    • HBase
    • Oozie: Workflow Schedular for Hadoop
    • Course Project - RDS + Sqoop + Hive

    Big Data Analytics with Spark

    10 Weeks
    1 Projects
    • Introduction to Spark
    • Analytics using SparkSQL
    • Data preprocessing for ML
    • Regression using SparkML
    • Classification using SparkML
    • Clustering using SparkML
    • Course Project - Spark ML (Saavn)

    Capstone Project

    3 Weeks
    0 Projects
    • Industry Capstone Project

    Industry Projects

    • Real-life industry sponsored Big Data Projects
    • Get valuable hands-on experience and develop a portfolio of projects
    • Access to $100 worth of free AWS Cloud to deploy your projects

    The upGrad Advantage

    Strong hand-holding with dedicated support to help you master Big Data

    Regular 1-on-1 interaction with Industry Experts

    Regular 1-on-1 interaction with Industry Experts
    • Discussions on career growth and industry expectations
    • Feedback on project work and assignments

    Dedicated Student Success Mentors

    Dedicated Student Success Mentors
    • Help in learning plans ensuring consistent progress
    • Resolve non-academic queries for smooth learning experience

    Doubt Resolution on Q&A Forums & WhatsApp Groups

    Doubt Resolution on Q&A Forums & WhatsApp Groups
    • Timely doubt resolution by qualified teachers
    • Regular live Q&A sessions with experts

    Networking with Industry Experts & Peers

    Networking with Industry Experts & Peers
    • Live sessions by industry experts on relevant topics
    • Interaction with experts and peers in online and offline events translating into new job opportunities

    Job Placement Assistance

    Job Placement Assistance
    • Personalised resume building exercise
    • Mock interviews with our hiring experts
    • Job Interviews with 250+ hiring partners