Introduction to Big Data - University of California, San DiegoCoursera
What you'll learn on the course
What’s the “hype” surrounding the Big Data phenomenon? Who are these mysterious data scientists everyone is talking about? What kinds of problem-solving skills and knowledge should they have? What kinds of problems can be solved by Big Data technology? After this short introductory course you will have answers to all these questions. Additionally, you will start to become proficient with the key technical terms and big data tools and applications to prepare you for a deep dive into the rest of the courses in the Big Data specialization. Each day, our society creates 2.5 quintillion bytes of data (that’s 2.5 followed by 18 zeros). With this flood of data the need to unlock actionable value becomes more acute, rapidly increasing demand for Big Data skills and qualified data scientists. Hands-On Assignment Hardware and Software Requirements Software Windows 7+, Mac OS X 10.10+, Ubuntu 14.04+ or CentOS 6+ VirtualBox 5+ Hardware Quad Core Processor (VT-x or AMD-V support recommended), 64-bit 8 GB Ram 20 GB disk free How to find your hardware information: Windows: Open System by clicking the Start button, right-clicking Computer, and then clicking Properties Mac: Open Overview by clicking on the Apple menu and clicking “About This Mac” Most computers with 8 GB RAM purchased in the last 3 years will meet the minimum requirements. Internet connection Access to broadband connection to download the 4 GB Cloudera QuickStart VM from: http://www.cloudera.com/content/www/en-us/downloads/quickstart_vms/5-4.html?src=CourseraOnline learning plays a key role in lifelong learning. In fact, a recent report by the United States Department of Education found that "the courses that include online education (either completely virtual or blended learning) produce, on average, much stronger learning outcomes for students courses They are conducted exclusively in person. Based on an approach developed by educational psychologist Benjamin Bloom, the mastery learning helps students to fully understand a subject before moving on to a more advanced. In Coursera, usually we give an answer immediately to the concepts that the student does not understand feedback. In many cases, we offer random versions of assessments for the student to return to school and retrying until mastered the concept.