Big Data

Certificate in Big Data


Earn Your Certificate in Big Data

Big Data. It describes the tremendous volumes of data being generated at record velocity in our increasingly data-driven world—and the exciting career opportunities that are being created in the field. Get a handle on Big Data by earning a Certificate in Big Data from the San José State University School of Information.

Courses in the 100% online Certificate in Big Data program focus on data processing, retrieval and management technology tools, data visualization and analysis, and large-scale data mining. The nine-unit online certificate program can be completed in as quickly as two semesters.

Program Benefits

Flexible Online Program
Fit course work around your schedule and study whenever and wherever works best for you.

Accredited University
San José State University accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Expert Faculty
Our faculty members are handling real-world Big Data issues for Fortune 100 companies and bring a wealth of applicable knowledge to their online courses.

First-rate Talent
Silicon Valley companies employ more graduates from San José State University than from any other university in the nation.

Excellent Value
Fees for the Certificate in Big Data program are just $500 per unit, for a total cost of $4,500 (9 units).

Unlimited Career Opportunities
The Certificate in Big Data program focuses on core skills to prepare you for success in a wide range of career paths and industries—from data science and information technology to manufacturing, finance, or retail.

As Easy as 1-2-3!

With just three courses, you can earn your certificate in as little as two semesters and be ready for the job market!

  1. INFO 208: Big Data Technologies

  2. INFO 209: Web and Data Mining

  3. INFO 246: Information Visualization

Exciting Career Opportunities

Big Data is hot! Our certificate program gives you the skills you need to compete in one of today’s fastest-growing job markets.

100% Online = 100% Convenient

The Certificate in Big Data program is 100% online. All courses are delivered conveniently online using the Canvas Learning Management system.

With no mandatory in-person class meeting times, you can complete course assignments whenever and wherever works best for you—whether that’s during your lunch hour, after work, or on the weekends.

The SJSU iSchool is a recognized leader in online education, and students can feel confident they will receive the highest caliber of instruction.

Get the Skills You Need for the Job You Want

Is Big Data Right for You?

Consider the Certificate in Big Data program if you:

  • Have studied computer science, computer engineering or information science
  • Would like to build your data management and analysis skills
  • Have a job that involves software development, database management, algorithm design, or programming languages

Whether you want to enter to the data science field or already work in the industry and just want to stay abreast of new technologies, the Certificate in Big Data program can help you achieve your goals.

You’ll gain the sought-after emerging technology skills needed to tackle Big Data issues and understand how these varied and growing data sources can be managed, stored, queried, analyzed, visualized, and ultimately presented to inform smart decisions.

Read All About It!

Don’t just take our word for it! Learn more about the exciting job opportunities in Big Data by clicking on the links below:



Visit the Admissions page to enroll in the SJSU iSchool Certificate in Big Data program. For more information, check out our FAQ page or contact Dr. Michelle Chen, Certificate in Big Data program coordinator.

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