About the certification


Big data is high-volume, high-velocity and high-variety information assets that demand cost-effective, innovative forms of information processing that enable enhanced insight, decision making, and process automation. Big data is becoming one of the most important technology trends that has the potential for dramatically changing the way organizations use information to enhance the customer experience and transform their business models. The Big Data Foundation is an entry-level certification intended for IT professionals seeking to validate their knowledge of Big Data.

This exam includes topics such as Fundamentals of Big Data, Big Data Technologies, Big Data Characteristics (Volume, Velocity, Variety, Veracity and Value), Big Data Analytics, Different Types of Data (Structured Data, Unstructured Data and Semi-structured Data), Cloud Computing, Relational Databases, NoSQL Databases (Key-Value Pair Databases, Document Databases, Columnar Databases and Graph Databases), Hadoop Ecosystem, Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS), MapReduce, Big Data Processing, Big Data Storage, Big Data Analysis, Data Mining, Statistical Analysis, Data Visualization, Descriptive Analytics, Predictive Analytics, Prescriptive Analytics, Text Analytics, Machine Learning, Data Governance, and Security.

O exame da certificação Big Data Foundation® baseia-se nas técnicas e ferramentas largamente utilizadas em Big Data e abrange conceitos de Data Science, Analytics, Machine Learning, Repositório de Dados, Ecosistema de Big Data, Hadoop, HDFS, Map Reduce, NoSQL, coleta de dados, armazenamento e processamento de dados, mineração e análise de dados, análises descritivas e preditivas, análise estatística, qualidade de dados, segurança e governança de dados.

The Big Data Foundation certification exam is an online, closed-book, and remotely-proctored exam. It includes 40 multiple-choice questions and the passing score is 70%. You will have 60 minutes to complete the exam. Validate your knowledge of Big Data and advance your career. Register for your online exam now!

Exam details


Exam code

ITC-014

Launch date

March 17, 2017

Exam description

The Big Data Foundation exam tests the candidate knowledge in Big Data.

Current version

1.3

Exam format

Multiple choice; computer-based; closed book

Number of questions

40 questions

Passing score

70% (28 out of 40)

Exam duration

60 minutes

Level

Entry-level

Languages

English and Portuguese (Brazilian)

Exam description

Fundamentals of Big Data, Big Data Technologies, Big Data Characteristics (Volume, Velocity, Variety, Veracity and Value), Big Data Analytics, Different Types of Data (Structured Data, Unstructured Data and Semi-structured Data), Cloud Computing, Relational Databases, NoSQL Databases (Key-Value Pair Databases, Document Databases, Columnar Databases and Graph Databases), Hadoop Ecosystem, Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS), MapReduce, Big Data Processing, Big Data Storage, Big Data Analysis, Data Mining, Statistical Analysis, Data Visualization, Descriptive Analytics, Predictive Analytics, Prescriptive Analytics, Text Analytics, Machine Learning, Data Governance, and Security.

RECOMMENDED HOURS OF STUDY

16 hours

Recommended reading

Big Data For Dummies - by Judith S. Hurwitz, Alan Nugent, Fern Halper, and Marcia Kaufman

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this certification

Recommended experience

Six months of work experience in Big Data

Validity period

Lifetime

Cost

USD 150

How to get certified


1

Browse our certification programs and choose your certification.

2

Discover the exam objectives and prepare for your exam.

3

Register for your online proctored exam.

4

Take your online proctored exam in the comfort of your home or office.

5

Congratulations! You are certified!

Stackable Certifications


Earn 4 certifications and receive an integrator certification (designation).

Big Data Foundation

Data Science Essentials

Data Governance Foundation

Cloud Essentials

Big Data Analyst

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