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Skill Set Required for a Big Data Professional

What Kind of Degree Will I Need?

For entry-level jobs need a bachelor’s degree in math, statistics, computer science, information management, finance or economics.

A Big Data professional should possess analytical, technical and soft skills, irrespective of the specialization.

Skill Set Required for a Big Data Professional

Technical Skills

  • Introductory knowledge of programming skills in Python, R, Java, Ruby, Matlab, Pig, or SQL
  • Understanding of Hadoop, Hive, and MapReduce
  • Knowledge of natural language processing
  • Knowledge of machine learning
  • Knowledge of conceptual and predictive modeling
  • Knowledge of statistical analysis
  • Knowledge of hypothesis testing

Presenting insights/ analytical outputs using visualization tools such asTableau/Qlik

Soft Skill

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to query databases and perform statistical analysis
  • Ability to develop or program databases
  • Ability to advise senior management
  • Should have a basic understanding of how a business works

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