Ashton College’s AWS Academy Data Analytics course is a series of lab exercises that teach students how to conduct Big Data analysis with practical, real-world examples. Students will learn how to analyze extremely large data sets, and to create visual representations of that data, using a case-study approach. The labs and learning resources are designed to supplement an institution’s existing Big Data and data analytics courses and provide students with hands-on experience working with data at scale. Geared toward students interested in pursuing careers in data analysis, AWS Academy Data Analytics requires a strong foundation in IT concepts and skills, and it contains seven-and-a-half hours of content.
AWS Academy Data Analytics requires a strong foundation in IT concepts and skills, such as those that students gain through the AWS Academy Cloud Foundations course. Students may benefit from completing the free AWS Data Analytics Fundamentals online training. Before taking this intermediate course, students should be able to:
Students are not expected to have programming experience.
Upon completion of this course, the successful student will have reliably demonstrated the ability to:
Lab 1: Ingesting Data in Amazon S3
Lab 2: Querying Amazon S3 Data Using Amazon Athena
Lab 3: Transforming Data Using Amazon S3, AWS Glue, and Amazon Athena
Lab 4: Loading the Amazon Redshift Cluster with Data and Querying
Lab 5: Delivering Insights using Amazon QuickSight
Lab 6: Setting Up and Executing a Data Pipeline Job to Load Data into Amazon S3
Lab 7: Streaming Data with AWS Kinesis Firehose, Amazon Elasticsearch, and Kibana
Lab 8: Using AWS IoT Analytics for Data Ingestion and Analysis
Registration fee for this course is $225.
Live Online Students
Ashton College uses web conferencing tools for conducting online classes and online learning management systems for managing resources, assignments, and grades. These tools help instructors and students connect live online as well as asynchronously. The basic requirements for online learning include a computer, webcam, speakers, and a microphone or a headset and headphones, along with a reliable internet connection. Though online learning can be pursued using smartphones and tablets, the use of laptops or desktop computers is encouraged for an enhanced learning experience.
This course does not require approval by the Private Training Institutions Branch of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training. As such, it was not reviewed.