MIT Reveals Two Additional Versions of Online X Professional Course

MIT Professional Education is going to launch two new additions for the professional online course “Tackling the Challenges of Big Data.” The course will be available for the international students which will begin from 4 November 2014, and 3 February 2015. Last time when they offered their first course it attracted 3,500 professionals across 88 countries and lured around 2000 organizations globally. The extensive online course was preference learning based and it benefitted the participators who dreamt off accessing MIT’s world-class educational resources.

Executive Director of MIT Professional Education also expressed his views and said that they were happy with the success of the first course on Big Data and that is why they are offering this course with new additions once again. Moreover, he also mentioned that several enhancements are being integrated with the new versions after receiving the feedback from the first version.

This 6-week online X professional course is targeting executives and technical experts for getting enrolled in it. Apart from addressing the real world applications the various topics that will be covered include data collection and storage and processing to analytics and visualization. The faculties who will lead the courses are 12 record holder experts from MIT’s CSAIL. They have also integrated the enhanced features and platform, the duration of the course is also extended and the facility of accessing the archived video session is also given to the participants.


MIT Professional Education is the part of the MIT that has already earned its name worldwide for providing cutting-edge education to the experts belonging to Science, Technology and Engineering fields. For launching worldwide, the Online X Programs MIT Professional Education has joined hands with edX-open source online learning platform.  In comparison to the traditional courses, the program has the immense engaging ability to provide MIT-based education and training to the leading organizations and companies in the industrial topics. The fee of the course is $545 and after successfully completing the course the participants will be awarded with the MIT Professional Education Certificate, continuing education credits of MIT. Additionally the participants will also gain access to MIT’s invaluable network of the global professional alumni.

Andrew- director of CSAIL, Daniela Rus-Professor of EECS and Erna Viterbi –online courses’ co-director, have also enunciated that the course “Tackling the Challenges of Big Data” provides an extensive knowledge on the technologies of the big data. The course has been woven very clearly and the information outside the big data is also included. The experts who participated in our first offering have gained a profound insight and the rational knowledge for the real world cases which they are now utilizing in their work.

MIT Office of Digital Learning Director Sanjay Sharma has also exclaimed that they have received overwhelming feedback from the first Online X professional course. The much-valued course content and training is utilized by the professionals in a significant way by implementing it in their industrial work.

For those who want to seek admission in the course can get all the details here. The participants from various industries can join the class individually or in groups from the same organization.

About MIT Professional Education

MIT Professional Education is a leading education and training provider since 65 years for the professionals held in the Science, Engineering and Technology fields globally. The education programs are based on the research and expertise of the MIT and are specially made for the working experts across the world.


Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory is a world-class center where the research based on the information technology is performed.


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