Free Online Course on Analyzing Big Data with Microsoft R Server

Microsoft is offering free online course on Analyzing Big Data with Microsoft R Server. This course is part of the Microsoft Professional Program Certificate in Big Data.

In this four-week course, applicants will learn how to use Microsoft R Server to analyze large datasets using R, one of the most powerful programming languages. This course will start on October 1, 2017.

Course At A Glance 

Length: 4 weeks
Effort: 2-4 hours pw
Subject: Data Analysis & Statistics
Institution: Microsoft and edx
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes, Add a Verified Certificate for $99
Session: Course Starts on October 1, 2017

Providers’ Details

We live in a mobile-first and cloud-first world. Computing is ubiquitous, and experiences span devices and exhibit ambient intelligence. Billions of sensors, screens and devices – in conference rooms, living rooms, cities, cars, phones, PCs – are forming a vast network and streams of data that simply disappear into the background of our lives.

About This Course

The open-source programming language R has for a long time been popular (particularly in academia) for data processing and statistical analysis. Among R’s strengths are that it’s a succinct programming language and has an extensive repository of third party libraries for performing all kinds of analyses. Together, these two features make it possible for a data scientist to very quickly go from raw data to summaries, charts, and even full-blown reports.

Why Take This Course?

In this course, we will show you how to use MRS to run an analysis on a large dataset and provide some examples of how to deploy it on a Spark cluster or a SQL Server database. Upon completion, you will know how to use R for big-data problems.

Learning Outcomes

You will learn how to use MRS to read, process, and analyze large datasets including:

  • Read data from flat files into R’s data frame object investigate the structure of the dataset and make corrections, and store prepared datasets for later use
  • Prepare and transform the data
  • Calculate essential summary statistics, do cross tabulation, write your own summary functions, and visualize data with the ggplot2 package
  • Build predictive models, evaluate and compare models, and generate predictions on new data

Instructors

Seth Mottaghinejad

Seth is a data scientist at Microsoft who specializes in training and consulting clients who use Microsoft R Server.

Jonathan Sanito

Jonathan works as a content developer and project manager for Microsoft focusing in Data and Analytics online training.

Requirements

Familiarity with R

DAT204x: Introduction to R for Data Science

DAT209x: Programming in R for Data Science

How To Join This Course

  • Go to the course website link
  • Create an edX account to SignUp
  • Choose “Register Now” to get started.
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