Big Data Essentials Online (90 Days) Training Course

Big data's rise in prominence has led to a huge business focus on exploring how companies can harness Big Data to gain a competitive advantage

No Exam
90 Days Access
£189 (Excl. VAT)€207 (Excl. VAT)$230 (Excl. VAT)


Big data. It's a deceptively simple term that describes a massively complex problem. Our ability to generate data is light-years ahead of our ability to analyse it, let alone turn that analysis into actionable information.

This course will teach you how to successfully harness Big Data and the key components to it:

  • Understand data
  • Managing information
  • Big Data analytics
  • Implementing Big Data
  • Big Data Management
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Payment Details

Full payment is required before your elearning order can be processed. Once payment has been confirmed, the elearning order will be passed to our administration department for set-up and processing.

Access to Your E-Learning

A personal login for our Learning Management System will be created for you and you will receive an email containing details of the URL, username and password.

Please Note

* Depending on when the initial order is taken, it may take up to 48 hours to process.
* Your course access time will only trigger and commence when you first log in.

Course Outline

This modular E-Learning course comprises a number of modules:

  • All about Data
  • Getting started with Big Data
  • Elements of Big Data
  • Analytics and Big Data
  • Implementing Big Data Part 1
  • Implementing Big Data Part 2
  • Big Data Management
  • Big Data in the real world


The Big Data course will give you an insight into what Big Data is, Big Data analytics, techniques & technologies, and implementing Big Data initiatives.

The course uses practical example from a number of small and large organisations to clearly explain the use of Big Data and how it can be used to solve problem and address opportunities.

About the Course

Big Data is the sum of all the information about everything and anything that is being captured by your organisation, every second of every day. This is valuable Data and needs to be managed.

These datasets can grow so large they become difficult to work with using traditional tools and processing methods. Big Data aims to integrate both structured and unstructured data while addressing scalability, speed, mobility, security, stability, and flexibility.

This Big Data course provides you with information on how to get started with Big Data, Big Data Analysis, Big Data concepts, implementation, and management techniques.

Who Should Attend

This course will be of interest to those responsible for turning data analysis into actionable information.

The audience for this training course includes:

  • IT managers looking to improve data analysis
  • Businesses looking to organize and analyse large amounts of vital data in order to improve business insights
  • Managers wanting to reach business goals and improve agility
  • IT professionals looking to implement new data analysis tools.
  • This course would also be beneficial to recent graduates looking to get a foothold in the IT Industry The course will validate your acquired knowledge of specific Big Data methods, models, techniques and tools.

Materials Provided

You will have full access to our on-line course materials

  • Multimedia presentations
  • Downloadable resources
  • End of module review questions to assess your content knowledge

Organisational Benefits

Organisations that manage to solve the Big Data puzzle will reap enormous rewards in many areas including:

  • Increased operational efficiencies
  • More rigorous governance
  • Improved industry insight
  • Ultimately market leadership

Individual Benefits

This course is essential to modern professionals in order to be aware of the latest data trends, and to add to their Big Data knowledge.

Technical Requirements


  • Screen Resolution: 1020 x 768 or above
  • Network/Internet Connection: 4Mb (megabits) or above
  • Windows XP or higher
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6+
  • Firefox 3+
  • Safari 4+


  • Screen resolution: 1020 x 768 or above
  • Network/Internet connection: 4Mb (megabits) or above
  • Mac OS X 10 or higher
  • Firefox 3+
  • Safari 4+

Adobe Flash Player 10+

Compatible speakers/headphones.

We suggest the use of the Firefox web browser for the best educational experience.

To take your web based exam, you will need a computer with a webcam, a microphone and a reliable internet connection.

You will also need administrator rights to install the software that will be used to monitor the exam session.

You will also need photo identification (passport, government ID or equivalent). If your exam includes a document to be printed (for example ITIL Managing Across the Lifecycle case study), the printer will need to be in the room where you take the exam.

Please note, in addition to your webcam, some examination institutes will require you to have a small mirror or reflective surface. The proctor will ask you to hold this up to show that there is nothing attached to the webcam or laptop itself.

For a successful exam, you will need:

Web Camera 640×480 resolution 1280×720 resolution
PC Users Windows XP Windows 7
Mac Users Mac OS X or higher Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
Internet Download Speed .768 Mbps 1.5Mbps
Internet Upload Speed .384 Mbps 1.5Mbps
RAM 1024MB 2GB

Acceptable browsers are:

Google Chrome
Mozilla Firefox
Internet Explorer 7, 8, 9, 10
Adobe Flash Player and Shockwave must also be installed before you begin the exam.


There are no pre-requisites for this course.


There is no pre-reading.

Exam Overview

This course is not currently examinable. Each module ends with a short quiz to test that you have absorbed the key learning objectives of each module

Exam Type

No Exam

Professional Development Units - PDU's

Not applicable.


There is currently no exam with this course, but you will have gained a thorough understanding of the subject

Next Steps

There is currently no advanced course module for Big Data, so if you are looking to expand your knowledge and increase your career prospects can we suggest looking at our extensive course offerings including Service Management and Project Management, most available as classroom or E-Learning based training.


This on-line introduction to Bid Data will have given you a thorough insight into how Big Data is managed within progressive organisations and enable you to understand and initiate a Big Data project within your own organisation.