Hadoop and the Amazon Cloud – v1 (OLD version)

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Hadoop and the Amazon Cloud - v1 (OLD version)

with Keith McDonald, Akmal B. Chaudhri, Leon Katsnelson, Bradley Steinfeld, Raul F. Chong

Hadoop and Amazon Cloud Beginners

Time to complete:
4 hours

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Learn the basics of Hadoop,Cloud Computing and what Amazon Web Services(AWS) has to offer. You will learn how virtual machines are created on the cloud using AWS EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud) and  understand various storage options. You will also learn how to get your data in and out of the cloud, and about RightScale, a  cloud management platform. Finally, you will be learn about building your Hadoop cluster on AWS.

Course Syllabus

  • Introducing Hadoop
  • Introducing Cloud Computing
  • Introducing the Amazon Cloud
  • Introducing Rightscale
  • Building your Hadoop cluster on Amazon

General Information

  • This course is free.
  • It is self-paced.
  • It can be taken at any time.
  • It can be taken as many times as you wish.
  • Labs can be performed on the Amazon Cloud; however, you will need to pay Amazon for using their cloud.
  • Students passing the course (by passing the final exam) will have immediate access to printing their online certificate of achievement. Your name in the certificate will appear exactly as entered in your profile in BigDataUniversity.com.
  • If you did not pass the course, you can take it again at any time.


  • None

Recommended skills prior to taking this course

Grading Scheme

  • The minimum passing mark for the course is 60%, where the final test is worth 100% of the course mark.
  • You have 3 attempts to take the test.