Frequently Asked Questions

Who should take this course?

Anybody who wants to learn more about Big Data can take this course, regardless of how much experience they have with Big Data.

Are there language requirements?

Learners should be able to read and write comfortably in English. However, we are currently working on translating this course into different languages.

Is there any age limit?

No, but it’s the best if the learner has completed the middle school education curriculum. 

I am a teacher/instructor and I want to teach this course to my students, how can I instruct my students?

Please fill out the application form on the home page as an instructor and contact us at our email address for further help and instructions.

How much computer knowledge does one need for this course?

Minimal. You don’t need to know any programming language. There will be resources on using Excel to help you organize the dataset for proper input into the analytics cloud-based program. There is also an extensive set of short videos on “How to use Cognos Analytics”.

I have already learned statistics, and know how to interpret data.
Why should I also learn Big Data?

In statistics, the data is generally well-organized and collected for the purpose of the research, while in Big Data, the data is oftentimes disorganized or not entirely related to the purpose of the research. Big Data often times also deals with extremely large amounts of data. As data in real life is usually disorganized and not specifically collected for any purpose, Big Data is more useful and has many more applications in real life compared to statics, so learning Big Data is also important.