We produce more data than ever before. Find out how ‘big data analytics’ can help you make use of it.
In the information age, we value the people who can understand the data:
Big data analytics helps us to understand the huge volume of information our world now generates. We can use analytics to uncover hidden patterns, predict trends, gauge customer opinions and so much more.
On this course, developed by Professor Bela Stantic and Griffith University’s Big Data and Smart Analytics Lab, you’ll learn how to evaluate data from different sources, and how big data is being used in various industries to solve problems and shape our future.
You’ll also consider the challenges that arise from big data analytics, and, ultimately, how all this impacts your life.
What topics will you cover?
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
Who is the course for?
This course would suit anyone interested in learning about the fast-growing field of big data, including those considering a career in the industry. It may be of particular use to social media users, or those interested in seeing how big data may affect their particular industry.
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