BDSCP Module 1:
Fundamental Big Data

This foundational course provides a high-level overview of essential Big Data topic areas. A basic understanding of Big Data from business and technology perspectives is provided, along with an overview of common benefits, challenges, and adoption issues. The course content is divided into a series of modular sections, each of which is accompanied by one or more hands-on exercises.

The following primary topics are covered:
– Understanding Big Data
– Fundamental Terminology & Concepts
– Big Data Business & Technology Drivers
– Traditional Enterprise & Technologies Related to Big Data
– Characteristics of Data in Big Data Environments
– Dataset Types in Big Data Environments
– Fundamental Analysis and Analytics
– Machine Learning Types
– Business Intelligence & Big Data
– Data Visualization & Big Data
– Big Data Adoption & Planning Considerations

Duration: 1 Day

Taking the Course at a Workshop

This course can be taken as part of instructor-led workshops taught by Arcitura Certified Trainers. These workshops can be open for public registration or delivered privately for a specific organization. Certified Trainers can teach workshops in-person at a specific location or virtually using a video-enabled remote system, such as WebEx. Visit the Workshop Calendar page to view the current calendar of public workshops or visit the Private Training page to learn more about Arcitura’s worldwide private workshop delivery options.

Below are the base materials provided to public and private workshop participants.

Note that as a workshop participant, you may be eligible for discounts on the purchase of the Study Kit and Pearson VUE exam voucher for this course.

Taking the Course using a Study Kit

This course can be completed via self-study by purchasing a Study Kit, which includes the base course materials as well as additional supplements and resources designed specifically for self-paced study and exam preparation.

Visit the BDSCP Module 1 Study Kit page for pricing information and for details. Also, visit the Study Kits Overview page for information regarding discounted Certification Study Kit Bundles for individual certification tracks.

The following materials are provided in the Study Kit for this course:

Note that this Study Kit can be purchased with or without a discounted Pearson VUE voucher for Exam B90.01.

Study Kits and Study Bundles can be purchased using the online store. By purchasing and registering this Study Kit, you may be eligible for discounts on the registration of this course as part of a public workshop.

Taking the Online Video Course

This BDSCP module is available as an Online Video Course, which provides complete topic coverage via on-demand video chapters, interactive exercises and the following electronic supplemental materials:

Visit the BDSCP Module 1 Online Video Course page for pricing information and details.

About the Text Book

This BDSCP course module covers a range of in-depth topics that are described in the course booklet and further elaborated by more detailed coverage in the associated Big Data Fundamentals: Concepts, Drivers & Techniques text book from the acclaimed Prentice Hall Service Technology Series from Thomas Erl. This text book is included in paperback format as part of the Study Kit and may be provided in paperback or electronic format as part of workshops.


This course corresponds to Exam B90.01, which is required for the following certification(s):
Certified Big Data Professional
Certified Big Data Science Professional
Certified Big Data Scientist
Certified Big Data Consultant
Certified Big Data Engineer
Certified Big Data Architect
Certified Big Data Governance Specialist

Vendor-Neutral Topic Overview

Note that all BDSCP course modules are focused on vendor-neutral topics and therefore do not provide detailed coverage of any vendor-specific platforms or technologies. BDSCP courses are intentionally authored this way so as to provide an unambiguous and objective understanding of practices and technology that can be further complemented with product-specific training.

Fact Sheet

Download a printable PDF document with information about this course module and its corresponding Study Kit.