Microsoft Professional Program for Big Data

Learn how to build big data solutions for batch and real-time stream processing using Azure managed services and open source systems like Hadoop and Spark. This curriculum will teach you the skills required to capture, process, and analyse data for today’s data-driven world.

10
REQUIRED COURSES
12-30
HOURS PER COURSE
8
SKILLS

Technologies you will use to gain your skills

Azure Data Lake
Hadoop
HDInsight
Spark
Azure data factory
Azure Stream Analytics

Track detail

Each course runs for three months and starts at the beginning of a quarter. January—March, April—June, July—September, and October —December. The capstone runs for four weeks at the beginning of each quarter: January, April, July, October. For exact dates for the current course run, please refer to the course detail page on edX.org.

* Courses can be taken during any course run and in any order. When multiple course options are listed for a skill, only one must be completed to satisfy the requirements for graduation.

  • Option 1
    Analyzing and Visualizing Data with Excel

    Provided by Microsoft

    Explore tools in Excel that enable the analysis of more data than ever before, with improved visualizations and more sophisticated business logic. Learn how to import data from different sources, create mashups between data sources, and prepare data for analysis.

    Course schedule:
    For exact dates for the course, please refer to the course detail page on edX.org.

  • Option 2
    Analyzing and Visualizing Data with Power BI

    Provided by Microsoft

    Learn how to connect and visualize your data with Microsoft Power BI. Find out how to import your data, author reports using Power BI Desktop, and publish those reports to the Power BI service. Create dashboards and share with business users on the web and on mobile devices.

    Course schedule:
    For exact dates for the course, please refer to the course detail page on edX.org.

  • Microsoft Professional Capstone : Big Data

    Provided by Microsoft

    Apply your Big Data skills by completing this capstone project for the Microsoft Professional Program in Big Data.

    Capstone project schedule:
    The capstone runs for four weeks at the beginning of each quarter:
    January, April, July, October.
    For exact dates for the capstone, please refer to the course detail page on edX.org.

Microsoft Professional Program Certificate in Big Data

Build and demonstrate big data solutions.

Each course in the Microsoft Professional Program in big data features hands-on labs so you can practice with the most sought after skills. Assessments that require more than just memorization ensure that you have mastered these new skills.

Learn on your own time

All courses are available online and on demand – so whether you plan to spend a couple of hours per day or a couple of hours per week, you can work on these skills at the pace that is right for you. And since the curriculum consists of massive open online courses (MOOC) on edX, you can watch the videos on your tablet or phone.

Frequently asked questions

Question What is the Microsoft Professional Program?

Answer Recognizing a shortage of qualified individuals to fill the growing need for specific job roles, Microsoft Professional Program is a new way to learn the skills and get the hands-on experience these roles require. After passing all courses in the track and completing a final project, individuals earn a digitally sharable, résumé-worthy credential that confirms mastery of these functional and technical skills.

Question Why should I consider participating?

Answer Technology is creating careers that have never existed before. But to be successful in these new job roles, new skills are required. Microsoft Professional Program helps provide students and professionals with real-world knowledge and hands-on experience to grow their skills in these critical technical fields. Featuring rigorous online courses and hands-on labs, students have flexibility to master these skills at their own pace.

Question How do I sign up?

Answer Sign up on the site using a new or existing Microsoft Account. If you would like to enroll in the Microsoft Professional Program, please also enroll in a specific track (e.g. Data Science).