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Taught by
Ilkay Altintas
Chief Data Science Officer
and 12 more instructors

Offered by
University of California San Diego

This specialization includes these 3 courses.

Reddit Posts and Comments

3 posts • 23 mentions • top 11 shown below

r/MachineLearning • post
27 points • [deleted]
Big Data Specialization at Coursera (Starting in 2 days)


r/resumes • post
139 points • RescueRecruiter
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r/learnmachinelearning • post
13 points • brutal_7386
I'm thinking about taking this specialization any suggestions or Reviews? Is there any other better alternatives for learning BigData? (Link to the specialization)
r/BusinessIntelligence • post
8 points • MattW224
Best resources for an introduction to the Hadoop ecosystem?

I have a working understanding of Kimball data modeling, and work with the MS BI stack and a SQL Server enterprise bus matrix at work. What introductory resources exist for big data? How quickly is the industry phasing out SQL Server and similar (for lack of a better word) Kimball-esque technologies for big data?

I noticed the UC San Diego offering on Coursera, and O'Reilly guide on Amazon. I'm leaning toward the latter, because I'd like to move at a faster pace, but would welcome more suggestions. I've also downloaded the Cloudera VM, but haven't done a technical deep dive just yet.

r/BusinessIntelligence • post
8 points • bloocrab
Opinion on classes?

Techie friends... any opinions on the following classes? To give a little background I am a long time enterprise applications guy (dms, crm, sccm, sql server, etc) and want to move more into the BI/data arena which my type of role is evolving into. I spent some time earlier this year studying data warehouses with a friend who is a master but life got in the way and we had to stop. I was looking at coursera for tracks and found the following. All really interest me.

Someone I was talking to thought Big Data would be the best fit for me initially, but I think any of them are natural next steps for me. I'm also taking some other smaller training sessions on the side for stuff like python.

They all start Monday. I just need to decide

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

r/coursera • post
2 points • willygamereviews
Is this Big Data course worth it?
r/dataengineering • comment
3 points • imcguyver

What's a backend engineer?

What's a data engineer?

Interesting that you're leveraging Amazon videos but be aware that Amazon is biased towards AWS.

r/Residency • comment
2 points • liquidcrawler

Are you referring to these?

If you could do one, which one would it be?

r/india • post
6 points • entra_guy
Advice needed on Data Analyst specialization

I want to go for a data analysis specialization on Coursera . Of the few available on Coursera I don't know which one would be relevant for India and for a guy with 0 work ex ( i am a fresher ) .

Also how is the Data Analysis Job scene , what's the skill set required .Thnks for your inputs

Coursera Specializations :

r/bigdata • comment
1 points • sharadov
r/datascience • post
2 points • LearnDataSci
Coursera's Specialization Opinions

Coursera has a ton of specializations within the data science realm. There's Data Science, Genomic Data Science, Big Data, Data Mining, Machine Learning, Data Analysis, and a few more.

What are your opinions about these tracks? If you have taken multiple, how do they compare? If you are currently in one, how do you think it's going? Do you have ideas on how they could be better?