Category Archives: Training

NYU, Analytics, and Cloudera’s QuickStart VM

Categories: Hadoop QuickStart VM Training

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).

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HBase Training: Demystifying Real-Time Big Data Storage

Categories: HBase Training

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.

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Hadoop Administrator Training Gets Hands-On

Categories: Cloudera Manager Hadoop Training

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.

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Get Hired as a Certified Data Scientist

Categories: Data Science Training

To paraphrase Nate Silver: “There is lots of data coming. Who will speak for all this data?”

Nearly every day, I read new articles about how Big Data is “changing everything.” Data scientists are unlocking new approaches that help researchers find the cure for cancer, banks fight fraud, the police fight drug-related crimes, and fantasy sports leaguers fight each other.

It seems like all I need is an analytics platform like Apache Hadoop and a big pile of data,

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Meet the Instructor: Nathan Neff

Categories: Training

In this installment of “Meet the Instructor,” we speak to St. Louis-based Nathan Neff, the Training Lead for Cloudera’s new Data Analyst course. 

What is your role at Cloudera?

I’m an instructor teaching almost all of Cloudera’s curricula: Developer, Administrator, Data Analyst, HBase, and Hadoop Essentials. I’m currently gearing up to start delivering Cloudera’s Introduction to Data Science training,

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