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Gear Up for the Big Data Era with these MOOCs

KEEP - 16 May 2018

Our lives are surrounded by data in this digital age. When businesses rely heavily on data to make decisions and plans, there are plenty of opportunities for data specialists in the job market. These jobs require skills ranging from statistical analysis to computer techniques like data management and data visualization, and to more advanced skills like data mining.

While these professionals are sought-after in the market, universities and tech giants are offering online courses for those who are interested to pick up or reinforce knowledge in data science. Take a look at our selections below and gear yourself up for new opportunities in the big data era!

Basic data management

Learn how to prepare and organize your data.


Getting and Cleaning Data - Johns Hopkins University (Coursera)

Introduction to Data Analysis using Excel - Microsoft (edX)

Databases and SQL for Data Science - IBM (Coursera)


Tools and Programming Skills for Data Analysis

Employ software and programming to make data handling more efficient.


Excel/VBA for Creative Problem Solving, Part 1 - University of Colorado Boulder (Coursera)

The Data Scientist’s Toolbox - Johns Hopkins University (Coursera)

Introduction to Data Science in Python - University of Michigan (Coursera)

Statistical Analysis

Discover information from data with statistical theories and methods.


Introduction to R for Data Science - Microsoft (edX)

Statistical Inference - Johns Hopkins University (Coursera)


Data Visualization

Present your data in a way that facilitates understanding and decision making.


Data Visualization - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Coursera)

Data Visualization with Advanced Excel - PwC (Coursera)

Data Visualization with Python - IBM (Coursera)


Advanced Skills

Discover even more knowledge hidden in your data with advanced techniques.


Pattern Discovery in Data Mining - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Coursera)

Big Data Analytics - University of Adelaide (edX)

Machine Learning - Stanford University (Coursera)


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