Cloud Computing and Big Data

(SQL, Hadoop, Amazon Web Services – AWS, Azure)

Course Overview

This course covers the core concepts and relevant programming skills needed for cloud computing and big data, and introduces the two main cloud providers: Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. Students will also learn the technologies, platforms, and methods involved in data analysis, acquisition, storage, visualization, and management using SQL, Hadoop, and MapReduce. There are no prerequisites for this course.

June 15, 2020

10 weeks, live online instructions

$1,190 / course, reduced from $1,580


Date & Time

June 15 to August 21 (10 weeks)
Mondays, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EST
Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EST

Course Design

This 10-week course will be delivered online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The instructor will present two live lectures each week, and will be accessible online during specified times. Students should also be prepared to spend several hours per week outside of lecture time to learn the materials and complete the assignments. A final exam or project is included in the course. Students must use their own computers to complete all course requirements.

A Proof of Completion will be provided upon completing all course requirements.

Content Overview

  • Week 1: Intro to Cloud Computing
  • Week 2: IaaS, PaaS, SaaS; public, private, hybrid clouds
  • Week 3: Relational & Non-Relational (incl SQL)
  • Week 4: Intro to Big Data: Hadoop, MapReduce
  • Week 5: Intro to Big Data: Spark, etc
  • Mid-Course Examination
  • Week 7: Lab / hands-on: Cloud computing
  • Week 8: Lab / hands-on: Databases, SQL & Big Data
  • Week 9: Student project presentations
  • Week 10: Student project presentations
  • End of Course Examination: Aug 24 – Aug 28
**Instructor reserves the right to make adjustments to the course content and will make every effort to inform the students of the changes in a timely manner.

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