My Journey into the Microsoft Professional Program in Big Data

Big Data with Sam Lester


Exploring Big Data with the Microsoft Professional Program

After the introduction of a very successful online education curriculum focusing on Data Science, Microsoft recently announced its next Microsoft Professional Program (MPP) in Big Data. I absolutely loved the Data Science program and have decided to start on the Big Data courses this week. During this blog series, I will be writing up my notes on each course I complete, why I selected it, how much time I spent, the aspects that I enjoyed the most, and any tips/suggestions for getting through the course successfully to move on through completion of the program.


Big Data with Sam Lester


As there are a few different course options, I’m currently planning on taking the following 10 courses and will link these to my blog articles once I complete the course and write up my experience:

Course #1 - Microsoft Professional Orientation: Big Data

Course #2 - Analyzing and Visualizing Data with Power BI

Course #3 - Introduction to NoSQL Data Solutions

Course #4 - Querying Data with Transact-SQL

Course #5 - Delivering a Data Warehouse in the Cloud

Course #6 - Processing Big Data with Hadoop in Azure HDInsight

Course #7 - Implementing Real-Time Analytics with Azure HDInsight

Course #8 - Orchestrating Big Data with Azure Data Factory

Course #9 - Analyzing Big Data with Microsoft R Server

Course #10 - Microsoft Professional Capstone: Big Data

If you are going through the Big Data MPP program, please leave a comment and share your experience. It’s a lot of fun to discuss these courses with others who are going through them.

Sam Lester (MSFT)

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