Important update: Effective January 31, 2021, all Cloudera software will require a valid subscription and only be accessible via the paywall. The sandbox can still be downloaded, but the full install requires a Cloudera subscription to get access to the yum repository.
In this course you will learn Big Data using the Hadoop Ecosystem. Why Hadoop? It is one of the most sought after skills in the IT industry. The average salary in the US is $112,000 per year, up to an average of $160,000 in San Fransisco (source: Indeed).
The course is aimed at Software Engineers, Database Administrators, and System Administrators that want to learn about Big Data. Other IT professionals can also take this course, but might have to do some extra research to understand some of the concepts.
You will learn how to use the most popular software in the Big Data industry at moment, using batch processing as well as realtime processing. This course will give you enough background to be able to talk about real problems and solutions with experts in the industry. Updating your LinkedIn profile with these technologies will make recruiters want you to get interviews at the most prestigious companies in the world.
The course is very practical, with more than 6 hours of lectures. You want to try out everything yourself, adding multiple hours of learning. If you get stuck with the technology while trying, there is support available. I will answer your messages on the message boards and we have a Facebook group where you can post questions.