I’m so excited and honored to be a Microsoft Certified Big Data Professional! I enjoyed the courses and learned a lot the past seven months. It was super cool to work with Frank La Vigne – co-host of the Data Driven podcast – on the capstone project. (Any time I get to work with Frank, it’s super cool.)
What’s next? I’ve already started taking more courses! I’m currently working on the Processing Real-Time Data Streams in Azure course – which is an elective in the Big Data Professional Program that I did not take. Frank took it, and while Frank and I were working on the capstone project he whipped up an Azure Event Hub demo and… I was hooked. I signed up before we completed the capstone, even!
One note – and this is just my opinion – I think the Big Data program is misnamed. It should be called the Data Engineering program. So much of what I do day in and day out to integrate (or engineer) data is included in the training. If you’re working with SSIS today and want to learn other data integration / engineering platforms, this is the program for you.