Data is comprised of bits and bytes, and as humans we are immersed in data in our every-day lives. The value that data holds can only be understood when we can start to identify patterns and trends within the data that then trigger questions to better understand the impact of our actions. This learning path is designed move participants from an initial understanding of Big Data terms and concepts to working with tool sets to dig into the data itself and start identifying the patterns and trends that would otherwise go unnoticed. Come along and start your journey to receiving the following badges: Big Data Foundations.



Big Data Enthusiasts, Data Engineers, Data Scientists





Big Data Fundamentals Courses

Big Data 101

Big Data 101

About the course
How big is big and why does big matter and what does Apache Hadoop have to do with it? In this course you will see the Big Data big picture and you will learn the terminology used in Big Data discussions.
Hadoop 101

Hadoop 101

About the course
Like Hobbes is to Calvin, Hadoop is to Big Data. Come on this journey to play with large data sets and see Hadoop’s method of distributed processing and see what you can get up to.
Spark Fundamentals I

Spark Fundamentals I

About the course
Ignite your interest in Spark with an introduction to the core concepts that make this general processor an essential tool set for working with Big Data.

Complete Big Data Fundamentals Learning path

BADGE: Big Data Foundations – Level 2

Our learning paths are designed to build on the content learned in the first course and then build upon the concepts in courses that follow. We recommend that they are completed in the order outlined in this learning path to ensure you get the most out of your investment of time. If you like what you see here, come and discover other learning paths and browse our course catalog.

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  • Step 1: Enrol in every course above.
  • Step 2: Successfully pass and receive a certificate for each of the courses.
  • Step 3: Return here and click the button below to request your badge.
  • Step 4: Visit your email to accept your badge.

Big Data Foundations - Level 2

This badge earner understands the big data ecosystem and hadoop commands and operations to work with big data. The earner also has foundational knowledge around Spark and its operations including RDDs, DataFrames, and the various libraries associated with the Spark Core (MLlib, Spark SQL, Spark Streaming, GraphX).