2017-2018 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
Applied Big Data Analytics, AAS
Total Credits: 60
Major Number: 5897
CIP Code: 11.0301
As technology advances, our culture continues to generate more and more data. This phenomenon has been called “Big Data” and analysts are needed to convert Big Data into usable information that helps people make decisions. People trained in Big Data analytics are able to do this important work. Students completing the Applied Big Data Analytics AAS curriculum will develop highly marketable skills and knowledge that prepare them to enter today’s Big Data industry in the public and private sector such as retail, manufacturing, and government. In particular, graduates can perform searches and create reports based on business analytics, internal operations, or security operations from given datasets; they can install, configure, operate, and maintain Hadoop; they can use Splunk to generate security alerts, interactive dashboards, visualizations, and other business intelligence; and they can address security and privacy issues.
Assessment score placement in MATH 0070 or above, or completion of MATH 0030 or MATH 0060 with a grade of C or higher, assessment score placement in ENGL 1021 , or completion of ENGL 0090 with a grade of C or higher, and assessment score placement in RDNG 1000 , or completion of RDNG 0900 or RDNG 0950 with a grade of C or higher, and successful completion of ECT 1001 with a grade of “C” or higher or proof of current A+ certification or demonstrated, relevant work experience or instructor consent.
Career/Occupational Elective Requirements
MnTC/General Education Requirements
Goal 2: Critical Thinking
Fulfilled when all MnTC goals for this degree are complete.
Goal 3 and/or 4: Natural Sciences/Math/Logical Reasoning
Goal 5: History/Social/Behavioral Sciences
Minimum of 3 credits.
Goal 6: Humanities/Fine Arts
Minimum of 3 credits.
Goals 7-10: Theme Goals
Three credits in one Goal area selected from Goals 7, 8, 9 or 10 are required. Many courses from Goals 1-6 also meet Goals 7-10. One course may fulfill a maximum of two Goals. Credits count only once.
Goal 8: Global Perspectives
Goal 9: Ethical and Civic Responsibility
Goal 10: People and the Environment
MnTC Elective Requirements
Additional Elective Requirements
General Requirements for Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates
See Century College Policy 188.8.131.52
Transfer, Articulation Agreements, and Partnerships
See the Century College website for information regarding transfer.
This program is intended primarily for employment preparation rather than transfer to a four-year institution. Some courses may not transfer to a number of four-year colleges. If you are considering the possibility of transfer, you may wish to talk with your advisor, counselor, or program instructor before registering to discuss your goals, look at programs designed for transfer, and develop a plan.
Program Learning Outcomes
At the end of this program students will be able to:
- describe Big Data architecture
- explain Big Data assets and map threats to Big Data assets.
- install, configure and manage Hadoop platform.
- create reports and charts with Big Data analytics platform.
- implement analytics and data science projects using Splunk’s statistics capability
- perform searches and reports based on business analytics
- use Splunk’s statistical functions to perform calculations on field values with conditional statements to generate security alerts
- use Splunk’s built-in and custom visualization capability to generate business intelligence
- use Splunk’s Big Data to create interactive, real-time business dashboards that inform key business decisions.
- perform analysis using Splunk’s statistical functions such as min, max, mean, median and standard deviation.
- use Splunk to deliver contextual security analytics in the form of interactive dashboards.
- use DB Connect to explore configured SQL database schema with Big Data technology.
- use Advanced Lookups to build a baseline lookup table and reference the baseline values in alert.
Program Contact Information
Israel Alade 651.773.1787 Room 1743 East
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