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Devoting 15 hours/week 7.5 Months
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Hiring Partners300+
Starting at Rs. 3,037/month*EMI Options
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    Programme Overview

    Key Highlights

    Designed for Working Professionals
    Designed for Working Professionals
    250+ Hours of Learning
    250+ Hours of Learning
    No Cost EMI Options available
    No Cost EMI Options available
    Advanced Certificate Programme from IIIT Bangalore
    Advanced Certificate Programme from IIIT Bangalore
    IIIT Bangalore Alumni Status
    IIIT Bangalore Alumni Status
    Showcase your expertise and skills to potential employers using an e-portfolio
    Showcase your expertise and skills to potential employers using an e-portfolio
    Interview Preparation
    Interview Preparation
    Exclusive Job opportunities Portal
    Exclusive Job opportunities Portal
    High Performance Coaching (1:1)
    High Performance Coaching (1:1)
    AI Powered Profile Builder
    AI Powered Profile Builder
    Just-in-Time Interviews
    Just-in-Time Interviews
    Career Mentorship Sessions(1:1) with Big Data Industry Experts
    Career Mentorship Sessions(1:1) with Big Data Industry Experts
    Student Support is available 7 days a week, 24*7 for non-academic queries. You can write to us via studentsupport@upgrad.com Or for urgent queries, use the "Talk to Us" option on the Learn platform.
    Student Support is available 7 days a week, 24*7 for non-academic queries. You can write to us via studentsupport@upgrad.com Or for urgent queries, use the "Talk to Us" option on the Learn platform.

    “We chose it because we deal with huge amounts of data. Besides, it sounds really cool.”

    – Larry Page

    Syllabus

    Experience 250+ hours of best-in-class content developed by leading faculty & industry leaders in the form of videos, case studies & projects

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    Top Subjects you will Learn
    Data Processing with PySpark, MapReduce, Data Warehousing, Rview more
    Who Is This Programme For?
    Entry-to-Mid-Level Technical & IT professionals, engineers, view more
    Job Opportunity
    Big Data Engineer, Big Data Developer, Data Engineer.
    Minimum Eligibility
    Bachelor’s Degree with 50% or equivalent passing marks. Handview more
    Advanced Certificate Programme from IIIT Bangalore
    Complete all the courses successfully to obtain this prestigious recognition from IIIT Bangalore. IIIT Bangalore is a deemed university by UGC, AICTE approved & in the Top 70 Engineering Universities as per NIRF Rankings.
    Advanced Certificate Programme from IIIT Bangalore
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    • Build a strong network for life with opportunities to connect to Big Data Programming industry experts & your experienced fellow learners
    • Gain theoretical knowledge & practical understanding with this cutting-edge curriculum
    • Learn multiple tools & languages to stand apart to gain a foothold in the Big Data Programming industry
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    Learn on an AI-powered & personalised platform with best-in-class content, live sessions & mentoring from leading industry experts.
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    Programming Languages, Tools & Libraries Covered

    Instructors

    Learn from India's leading Big Data Programming faculty and industry leaders.

    Syllabus

    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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    250+
    Hours of Content
    4
    Industry Projects/Assignments
    25+
    Live Sessions

    Pre-Requisites

    2 Weeks
    • Python Programming - I
    • Python Programming - II
    • Internet & Networking Basics(Optional)
    • Programming using Python - I(Optional)
    • Programming using Python - II(Optional)
    • Introduction to MySQL(Optional)

    Big Data Programming Fundamentals and Platforms

    8 Weeks
    • Introduction to Big Data + AWS Setup
    • Relational & Dimensional Data Modelling
    • Distributed Systems and Programming Model
    • Hadoop and MapReduce Programming
    • Large Scale Data Processing with Apache Spark
    • Spark Assignment

    Batch Data Processing

    7 Weeks
    • ETL and Data Ingestion- Sqoop and Flume
    • NoSQL Databases - HBase
    • NoSQL Databases - MongoDB (Optional)
    • Hive & Querying
    • Amazon Redshift
    • Course Project: ETL Project
    • Exam Week

    Real Time Data Processing

    9 Weeks
    • Introduction to Streaming Algorithms
    • Real-Time Data Streaming with Apache Kafka
    • Real-Time Data Processing with Apache Spark Streaming
    • Apache Flink (Optional)
    • Building Automated Data Pipelines with Apache Airflow
    • Design & Deployment - Data Platform
    • Design & Deployment - Streaming Applications
    • Course Project: Retail Data Analysis
    • Exam Week

    Capstone Project

    4 Weeks
    • Capstone Project: Data Platform for Cab Riding Application

    Industry Projects

    Benefits with upGrad

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    Job Opportunities

    Job Opportunities
    upGrad Opportunities
    • upGrad Elevate: Virtual hiring drive giving you the opportunity to interview with upGrad's 300+ hiring partners
    • Job Opportunities Portal: Gain exclusive access to upGrad's Job Opportunities portal which has 100+ openings from upGrad's hiring partners at any given time
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    Career Assistance

    Career Assistance
    Career Mentorship Sessions (1:1)
    • Get mentored by an experienced industry expert and receive personalised feedback to achieve your desired outcome
    High Performance Coaching (1:1)
    • Get a dedicated career coach after the program to help track your career goals, coach you on your profile, and support you during your career transition journey
    AI Powered Profile Builder
    • Obtain specific, AI powered inputs on your resume and Linkedin structure along with content on real time basis
    Interview Preparation
    • Get access to Industry Experts and discuss any queries before your interview
    • Career bootcamps to refresh your technical concepts and improve your soft skills
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    Learning Support

    Learning Support
    Industry Expert Guidance
    • Interactive Live Sessions with leading industry experts covering curriculum + advanced topics
    Student Support
    • Student Support is available 7 days a week, 24*7
    • You can write to us via studentsupport@upgrad.com Or for urgent queries, use the "Talk to Us" option on the Learn platform.
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    Practical Learning & Networking

    Practical Learning & Networking
    Networking & Learning Experience
    • Live Discussion forum for peer to peer doubt resolution monitored by technical experts
    • Peer to peer networking opportunities with a alumni pool of 10000+
    • Lab walkthroughs of industry-driven projects
    • Weekly real-time doubt clearing sessions
    Hands-on Projects
    • 4 industry projects/ assignments

    Placement Support

    • upGrad Elevate: Virtual Hiring Drive with 300+ Hiring Partners

    • Access to Job Opportunities Portal with 100+ openings at any time

    • Career Mentorship Sessions (1:1) with Industry Experts

    • High Performance Coaching (1:1) for tracking career goals & interview prep

    • Profile Building Workshops & 1:1 Resume Review Sessions

    • 3 months Career Support provided post Programme Completion

    • Company Specific Support with pool of resources per company & access to experts & alumni for interview preparation

    Placement Support

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    Top companies from all around the world have recruited upGrad alumni

    Admission Process

    Programme Fee - Indian Residents

    ₹ NaN (incl. taxes)*

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    *Starting at Rs. 3,037/month*. No cost EMI options available.
    The credit facility is provided by a third party credit facility provider and any arrangement with such third party is outside upGrad's purview..

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Programme Details

    What is the Advanced Certificate Programme in Big Data Programming with upGrad?

    This an industry-relevant yet academically-rigorous 7.5-month programme covering Big Data Programming concepts. It is specifically designed for working professionals with Math/Software Engineering/Statistics/Analytics backgrounds to help them gain practical knowledge and to accelerate their entry into Big Data roles. 

    What is this programme intended to do?

    This programme intends to produce extremely well-rounded big data professionals with expertise in relevant tools/languages, and understanding of cutting-edge algorithms and applications.

    What can I expect out of this programme?

    The program is designed for working professionals looking to pick up skills in Big Data Programming. The program covers essential Big Data Programming skills such as Batch Data Processing and Real-Time Data Processing with a pure hands-on approach. The content is driven by industry examples, industry projects and many practice elements to polish your skills.  

    What should I NOT expect from this programme?

    This programme is NOT intended to serve only as an entry point to the field of Big Data Programming. It is aimed at developing professionals who can be absorbed into Senior Big Data Programming roles as well. Our Advanced Certificate Programme in Big Data Programming is aimed at facilitating the transition of professionals to the Big Data field.

    What type of learning should I expect?

    The content will be a mix of asynchronous lectures from industry leaders as well as world-class faculty. Additionally, the programme comprises of some live lectures or hangout sessions dedicated to solving your academic queries and to reinforce learning.

    Is there any certification at the end of the programme?

    Post completion of the programme, an Advanced Certificate Programme in Big Data Programming would be awarded by IIIT Bangalore.

    Support

    How will my doubts/questions be addressed in the online programme?

    All academic doubts would be cleared in the following way:
    • Peer-to-peer discussion forum where you can post your queries and your Peers/Faculty/Teaching Assistants answer your query within a day.
    • Q&A session with the faculty to get clarifications on conceptual doubts.

    Refund Policy/Financials

    Is there any deferral or refund policy for this programme?

    Refund Policy: (Programmes without prep-session component)

    • Student must pay applicable caution money for the enrollment of the course. This will be adjustable against the total course fee payable by the student.
    • You can claim a refund for the amount paid towards the Program at any time, before the Program Start Date, by visiting www.upgrad.com and submitting your refund form via the "My Application" section under your profile. You can request your Admissions Counselor to help you in applying and withdrawing for a refund by sending them an email with reasons listed. There shall be no refund applicable once the programme has started. This is applicable even for those students who could not complete their payment, and could not be enrolled in the batch opted for. However, the student can avail pre-deferral as per the policy defined below for the same.
    • Once the student pays block amount, "any" refund shall be subject to deduction of ₹10,000 processing charges.
    • Student has to pay the full fee within 7 days of payment of caution money or cohort start date, whichever is earlier, otherwise, the admission letter will be rescinded and processing fee of ₹10,000 will be levied.
    • Refund shall be processed to an eligible student within 30 working days from the date of receipt of written application from him/her in this regard.

    Deferral Policy: (Post Programme Commencement)

    • If a student is facing severe issues in dedicating time to the course, we provide the opportunity for the student to defer to another batch.
    • A student can request for deferral only once and from the start date of the initial batch in which the student was originally enrolled for.
    • The student will be required to pay a deferral fees of 10% of the total course amount fee + Taxes if any along with the differential programme fees between the two cohorts.
    • The deferral request will be approved once the deferral fee is paid.
    • Till this is completed, the student will be assumed to be continuing in the same cohort.
    • The student has 7 days (including holidays and weekends) from the date of deferral request to make the payment of the deferral fee post which the deferral request will expire, and the student will continue as part of the current cohort.
    • If the student completes the deferral payment, the student's login will be disabled, the student will leave the deferred cohort and the student will start learning on the new cohort from the point of the last assignment that was graded in the deferred cohort. All grades and progress until that point will be carried forward as it is to the new cohort. For clarification, the grades of the graded assignments will be carried forward, whether or not the student had submitted these grading during the initial stage.
    • The deferral can only be requested during the batch for which the student has enrolled is ongoing. Once the batch has completed, deferral requests shall not be entertained. For clarification, the batch completion here shall mean the "last grace deadline" as communicated by upGrad.

    Deferral Policy: (Pre Programme Commencement)

    • If a student, due to unavoidable circumstances, is unable to commence with the cohort and requests for a deferral before the cohort starts, we provide the opportunity for the student to defer to another cohort.
    • To do so, the student will be required to pay 50% of the total Programme fee amount (inclusive of taxes) before the deferral can be approved. Till this is completed, the student will be assumed to be continuing in the same cohort.
    • A student can request for deferral to any of the cohorts starting in the next 3 months from the start date of the initial batch in which the student was originally enrolled for. For the first deferral request, subject to point no. 2 of the Pre-Programme Deferral Policy, no additional charges shall be levied.
    • If a student wants to defer his enrolment a second time, such student will have to make an additional payment of Rs.10,000 as Deferral fee, and this amount shall be non-refundable under any circumstances. Once this payment is done, students will be eligible to defer to any of the cohort starting in the next 3 months from the current cohort.
    • The student has time till the current cohort launch date to make the payment of the balance 50% Programme fee, post which the deferral request will expire. Once the deferral window expires and if such a student wants to withdraw his or her enrolment from the said Programme, the refund policy will be applicable.
    • The student shall be liable to pay the differential Programme fees between the two cohorts if any.

    No Cost Credit Card EMI FAQ's

    0% EMI with Finance partners /Credit card option availability will vary program wise.

    1. Which banks allow using 0% Credit card EMI or Credit card EMI?
    No cost EMI is available on credit cards from all major banks (American Express, Bank of Baroda, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, Indus Ind Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, RBL Bank, Standard Chartered, Axis Bank, Yes Bank)

    2. Is there any minimum transaction limit ?
    Yes. 50000 is the minimum.

    3. Standard Chartered Bank offers 18 or 24 months No Cost EMI ?
    No. ONLY 12 months is available irrespective of the Program enrolled.

    4. Will I have to pay any extra amount for EMI transaction?
    If you are availing 0% credit card EMI, upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions. Your bank may levy GST or other taxes on the interest component of the EMI.

    5. Are there any fees or down payment?
    Certain banks charge nominal processing fees between INR 99 - 500 on 0% Credit Card EMI transaction. If charged, will be billed in the first repayment installment.

    6. Can I use my International credit card for 0% credit EMI or Credit Card EMI?
    Only the Indian bank credit cards can be used. But you can pay the amount using the Credit card option in one shot / part payments, and later you can convert into EMI from your respective bank. The tenures and interest charged will depend on your bank. upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions, this will be purely between you and your bank.

    7. Are there any charges in case I opt for cancellation/refund from the course after paying balance with no cost EMI ?
    Yes, there will be additional charges to the extent of interest paid by the upGrad to the bank, you will be refunded only Principal amount, i.e. the amount actually deducted/blocked from your card. This deduction will be in addition to the amount mentioned in the refund policy shared with your offer letter.

    8. Can I Pay Using Multiple Credit Cards ?
    Multiple cards can be used to complete the payments using Part payment option make sure to inform the learner, minimum transaction is INR 50000 to opt for 0% CC EMI E.g. Amount to be paid: 150000. I can pay using 2 Credit cards. Yes, Example :
    HDFC Card – Part payment – INR 100000
    ICICI Card – Part payment – INR 50000

    9. How can I opt for Credit card EMI if my bank is not listed in the 0% Credit card EMI or Credit card EMI?
    You can pay the amount using the Credit card option in one shot / part payments, and later you can convert into EMI from your respective bank. The tenures and interest charged will depend on your bank. upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions.

    10. Why is the entire amount blocked on my credit card?
    Initially your bank will block the entire amount from your available purchase limit and from your next billing cycle, you will be charged the EMI amount. As you start paying your EMI, your credit limit will be released accordingly. For example, if you have made a payment of ₹100000 on 6-months EMI and your credit limit is ₹200,000 then initially your bank will block your credit limit by ₹100000. After payment of your first month EMI of Rs.15000, the blocked amount will come down to ₹85000.

    11. Why is interest getting charged on No Cost EMI?
    Your bank will charge you interest. However, this interest charge has been provided to you as an upfront discount at the time of your payment, effectively giving you the benefit of a No cost EMI. The total amount paid during the entire EMI tenure to the bank will be equal to the amount to be paid to upGrad.

    Eg. Amount payable to upGrad: INR 405000
    Let's say Amount deducted at the time of transaction: INR 379850 (Principal amount) Bank charges interest of 12-15% per annum on INR 379850
    [Note: Interest factor is reducing rate and not Flat rate]
    EMI AMOUNT = INR 33750 x 12 = INR 405000
    Effectively, you have taken loan on 379,850 instead of 405,000

    Selection Criteria

    What are the minimum qualifications required to apply for the programme?

    Bachelor’s Degree with 50% or equivalent passing marks. Hands-on knowledge with anyone object-oriented programming language (Python preferred) is required. Fundamental knowledge of Data Structures and Algorithms (DSA) such as arrays, sets, dictionaries, linked lists, etc., as well as sorting and searching algorithms, are required. 

    What is the selection process for this programme?

    Selection Test

    Fill out an application and take a short 20-minute online test with questions


    Review and Shortlisting of Suitable Candidates

    Our faculty will review all applications, consider the educational and professional background of an applicant and review the test scores wherever applicable. Following this, offer letters will be rolled out so you are assured a great peer group to learn and network with.


    Enrollment for Access  to Prep Content

    Make a quick block payment & receive immediate access to the prep content and begin your upGrad journey. (Loan assistance available if required)

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