In order to register in COMP 4254 students must have completed all prerequisites. This is the final course for the Applied Data Analytics Certificate (ADAC) from BCIT Computing. Students are encouraged to take MATH 3060 prior to this course, or concurrently. Building on statistics, data mining, and visualization techniques, students who have completed the core requirements of ADAC will be able to integrate these advanced topics into a data analytics project. Participants are introduced to emerging tools and techniques in data analytics and Big Data. Labs and exercises use Excel, Python and Apache Spark for data mining with a focus on Business Intelligence and Big Data. Discussions also include NoSQL databases, and Hadoop. Students learn to work with a variety of structured and unstructured data sources to model, analyze and visualize data. Upon successful completion, participants will be able to present an advanced data analytics project start-to-finish.
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