Category Archives: MOOC

Learn Apache Spark this Summer with edX

edX has just announced a new series of Big Data courses. The series consists of 2 courses focused around Apache Spark. If you are not familiar with Spark, it is a very fast engine for large-scale data processing. It claims to perform up to 100 times faster than hadoop. Here are the 2 courses:

  1. Introduction to Big Data with Apache Spark
  2. Scalable Machine Learning

The first course starts June 1, 2015, and lasts four weeks. The second course starts in late June and lasts five weeks.

The courses are free but verifiable certificates can be purchased for $50 per course.

If you have been hoping to learn Spark, this might be just the opportunity your were waiting for.

Process Mining Course via Coursera

Process mining is a bridge between data mining and business process modeling. Process Mining can be used to study event and log files to extract meaning.

The Coursera course, Process Mining: Data science in Action, starts November 12, 2014.

Foundations of Data Analysis on EdX

EdX will be offering Foundations of Data Analysis via the University of Texas at Austin. The course starts November 4, 2014. Here is a list of topics:

  • Tutorials on using R
  • Descriptive Statistics
  • Statistical Models (Regression)
  • Inferential Stats