Build an understanding of the key concepts, and potential of Big Data implementation

Module overview

CategoryContent
What is big data?
  • Definition of big data
  • Key stages in the evolution of big data
  • Key characteristics of big data, like: volume, velocity, variety, variability, veracity, value
  • Trends driving the expansion of data, like: online, consumer and organisational activity, IoT
  • Potential of big data for organisations
The big data environment
  • Common big data storage techniques and approaches to big data analysis
  • Common approaches to big data visualisation
Big data in practice
  • Approaches to implementing big data in a variety of sectors
Big data adoption
  • Investment in resources and competences
  • Challenges such as data quality and consistency, system compatibility
  • Potential of providing big data as a service, selling analysis
  • Ethical considerations such as governance, data protection
  • Steps for exploiting big data in a given scenario

Main learning outcomes

The Big Data module consists of e-learning followed by a brief certification test. Together, these components deliver a short, focused professional development solution. On completion, candidates will be able to:

  • understand the term big data and its evolution, and recognise drivers behind its expansion
  • recognise key aspects of big data relating to storage technologies, analysis, and visualisation
  • recognise examples of big data implementation in a range of sectors
  • identify considerations for adoption of big data, including investment, practical challenges, business potential, and ethical issues
  • recognise steps for exploiting big data in a specific scenario or situation

Why certify with ICDL?

  • ICDL certification is internationally recognised by employers and institutions.
  • ICDL Insights modules combine cutting- edge e-learning with a brief certification test to demonstrate your mastery of the relevant concepts and good practice.
  • ICDL Insights modules can be coupled with more comprehensive, skills-focused modules to build a profile of skills, knowledge, and competences that are relevant to your career.
  • ICDL syllabus content is vendor- independent so that skills, knowledge, and competence are transferable.
  • ICDL syllabus content is vendor- independent so that skills, knowledge, and competence are transferable.

The detailed syllabus for the Big Data module is publicly available, so that there is complete clarity about what is covered.

The syllabus document, which sets out the specific skills and knowledge that you will learn and against which you will be certified, can be downloaded here.

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