Big Data Analytics in the simplest of terms refers to the tools, processes, and procedures used to create, manipulate, and manage very large data sets and storage facilities. The process of sifting through sheer quantities of data proves to be a demanding process for manual processing, hence, technologies are required to process the information and to drill for insights. Big Data Analytics is a course that encompasses information technology, science, mathematics, and other areas of STEAM. This course will focus on the conceptual understanding and the application theory behind Big Data Analytics rather than explicit formulas and technical jargon. The main objectives of this course are to create “awareness”, "exposures", "applications", and to be exposed to the realm of big data and the hidden dangers it might bring. This course will include some hands-on experience utilizing big data analytics to solve some practical real-life projects. Upon completion, you will be more aware of this big data phenomenon.
Duration: 1 Semester
Prerequisite: Algebra 2