Meet David F. McCoy, one of the first to have earned the title “CCP: Data Scientist” from Cloudera University.
Big Data success requires professionals who can prove their mastery with the tools and techniques of the Hadoop stack. However, experts predict a major shortage of advanced analytics skills over the next few years. At Cloudera, we’re drawing on our industry leadership and early corpus of real-world experience to address the Big Data talent gap with the Cloudera Certified Professional (CCP) program.
In this installment of “Meet the Instructor”, our interview subject is Bruce Martin.
What is your role at Cloudera?
I am a Senior Instructor at Cloudera. I teach all of our courses. I most often teach our Data Science, Developer, and Data Analyst courses, all of which make up the Developer Learning Path.
The Cloudera QuickStart VM is an important platform for learning any Hadoop-related curriculum.
In the Fall 2013 semester, more than 30 NYU graduate students completed the Real-time and Big Data Analytics course at the NYU Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, for which I served as instructor.
In this introductory analytics course, students learn the architectures of the Apache Hadoop storage and compute systems (HDFS and MapReduce respectively).
We at Cloudera University have been busy lately, building and expanding our courses to help data professionals succeed. We’ve expanded the Hadoop Administrator course and created a new Data Analyst course. Now we’ve updated and relaunched our course on Apache HBase to help more organizations adopt Hadoop’s real-time Big Data store as a competitive advantage.
The course is designed to make sure developers and administrators with an HBase use case can start realizing value from day one.
I’ve always held a strong bias that education is most effective when the student learns by doing. As a developer of technical curricula, my goal is to have training participants engage with real and relevant problems as much as possible through hands-on exercises. The high rate at which Apache Hadoop is changing, both as a technology and as an ecosystem, makes developing Cloudera training courses not only demanding but also seriously fun and rewarding.
I recently undertook the challenge of upgrading the Cloudera Administrator Training for Apache Hadoop.