Certificate of Achievement

Muhammad Kamran

has completed the following course:

Big Data: from Data to Decisions

Queensland University of Technology

This short online course introduced big data and analytics. Participants discussed applications of big data and the process used to inform decision making. They also explored tools and methods used for storing, managing and interacting with large datasets.

3 weeks, 2 hours per week


Tomasz Bednarz

Associate Professor

Queensland University of Technology

Kerrie Mengersen

Deputy Director, ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers (ACEMS), Professor

Queensland University of Technology


Learning outcomes

  • Identify big data application areas
  • Explore big data frameworks
  • Demonstrate an integrated approach to big data
  • Develop an awareness of how to participate effectively in a team working with big data experts


  • Introduction to big data, its applications and the job roles involved
  • Types of data and its sources
  • The big data lifecycle
  • The role of analysis and how big data is used to inform decision making
  • Common issues in big data analytics
  • Methods for collecting, storing, managing and processing big data
  • The big data ecosystem, its common tools, frameworks and platforms including Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS), MapReduce, Apache Pig and Apache Spark

Issued on 22nd July 2017

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Free online course:

Big Data: from Data to Decisions

Queensland University of Technology