Data and big data analytics are becoming the life's blood of business. Data scientists and data analysts as well as engineers and developers with the skills to work with big data technologies are sought after and well-compensated. For example, there was a 123.60% jump in demand for Information Technology Project Managers with big data expertise, and an 89.8% increase for Computer Systems Analysts who know big data. According to Forbes, The median salary for professionals with big data expertise is $103,000 a year.

If you're looking for a way to get an edge -- whether job hunting, job promotion or just want tangible, third-party proof of your skills – big data certification is a great option. Certifications measure your knowledge and skills against industry- and vendor-specific benchmarks to prove to employers that you have the right skillset.

STEM University’s Certified Big Data Analyst credential is the industry’s most meaningful and credible certification program. Your achievement of the STEM University credential tells the world—including current and prospective employers—that you are serious about big data. Let your résumé show that your in-depth knowledge has been certified by our professors, the industry’s premier provider of Data Sciences, data warehousing (DW), and analytics education. You’ll gain competitive advantage and open up opportunities down the road.

The certificate consists of four courses:

  • CS560    Big Data Fundamental
  • CS502    Advanced Database Systems
  • CS561    Big Data Engineering
  • CS562    Big Data Analytics

Big Data certificate program lasts 4 months through intensive teaching, training and lab exercise. The fee for the whole certificate program can be found at Tuition page.

You certificate can work as part of credit units for the master of science degree in Data Science. By taking 6 more courses and a Capstone project, you can earn your master degree.