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Cloudera and Udacity partner to deliver Hadoop and Data Science training

Cloudera and Udacity partner to deliver Hadoop and Data Science training

Data education giants Cloudera and Udacity have formed a strategic partnership to address the shortage of big data skills by offering easily accessible online training for everyone. The partnership will offer open Hadoop and MapReduce Courses tailored to equip students with technical and analytical skills to have a great career in the emerging data market.

In the present scenario, as the amount of structured and unstructured data being generated and stored around the globe in various sectors has shot up considerably, there has been a significant rise in the enterprise demand for skilled and qualified workers.

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Recently we read about Udacity introducing paid big data courses to bridge this widening gap of demand and supply, today we learn that Cloudera, a Apache Hadoop-powered market leader in enterprise analytic data management has partnered with Udacity, the online higher education provider, to deliver training on Hadoop and Data Science to anyone using Udacity’s easy to access online educational portal.

The course curriculum, which has be designed and developed by expert faculty at Cloudera University in collaboration with Udacity will equip the interested students with all the fundamental technical and analytical skills. The course is basically an introduction for Hadoop and MapReduce, understanding of which will help students kick start their careers in the every growing big data economy.

The course has been basically created to work as a support system for the shortage of skilled data professionals in the economy. With the course, Cloudera and Udacity are making available an open, state-of-the-art big data training within the reach of almost anyone who has access to the Internet and is passionate about learning the basics of Hadoop and MapReduce.

On completing this accessible course, students will have an opportunity to enroll in Cloudera University’s live professional training courses to earn certification for their professional training.

Via: MarketWired

11/22/20131 commentRead More
To bridge market needs Udacity introduces paid big data courses

To bridge market needs Udacity introduces paid big data courses

Data analysts and data scientists are already in big demand. According to various surveys there will be an exponential requirement of big data experts around the globe in next three years, with 190,000 data science experts needed in US alone. Given this demand, data science courses are a good career option. In addition to various free online courses, Udacity has introduced paid courses to impart more refined and superior education. 

Choosing to launch full time experience in data science courses, Udacity recently announced two new initiatives for students. These include Data Science and Big Data Track and Paid Course Enrollment. The idea behind paid courses is to improve the focus on the free online courses that are otherwise very unprofessional.

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For the new courses, Udacity will make available both a new track and a new personal coach for students who register and enroll for the course by paying a monthly pre-determined fee. The courses comprise of lectures, project and auto-graded exercises in addition to the online content (which is available for free).

Significance of Udacity’s paid course

When asked about the importance of paid course, Udacity informed that enrolling in a paid course is like going to a great class, in contrast to a free online course which is like reading through a book aimlessly.

According to Udacity, the paid enrollment course will begin from January 2014. The charges under the scheme will be charged per month/per course. The good thing about the courses will be that these will continue without any rigid schedule. There will be no fixed start and end dates, so the students will have the flexibility to take as long as they desire to finish a particular course.

The real advantage that students will have with Udacity courses is that during the period of enrollment, students will have access to a personal coach who will assist them through the projects and guide them with advice and feedback. Students will also benefit with verified certificates, which will be presented for the accomplishment at the completion of the final project and exit interview.

Project work

Udacity’s paid enrollment scheme will lay extreme emphasis on project work. This is because a good job takes more than a good resume. Udacity course will thus require lot of project work, which will help students show off their projects as portfolio to their employers. This will increase their opportunity to get employment and enhance their practical knowledge.

Paid enrollment scheme – cost structure

Presently, Udacity has only released information about a few courses. Students who are enrolling in advance are being offered 30% discount. The discount in enrollment is available for four courses which are part of Data Science and Big Data Track. For entry level course the cost is $150 per month (discount available now) and for intermediate courses like Data Wrangling with MongoDB, which will be two month course, the cost is $200 per month (discount available now). In January a couple of more beginner level courses will be added.

Via: I-Programmer